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Cumberland and Westmorland Suffragettes, 1911


On 17 June 1911, suffrage societies joined together in London in a procession of some 40,000 women to demand the vote, with the date chosen as it was…

Sal Madge - a Whitehaven colliery worker and wrestler


Sal Madge worked in Whitehaven's colliery and wrestled men for sport. She usually dressed as shown the photograph, with a man's jacket, shirt and…

Carlisle Women Munitions Workers Football Team, 1917


The photograph shows women dressed as munitions workers, posing with a football that has been inscribed with 'EAST CUMB WMW 1917'. Two of the women…