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Stands at Hurst Park Racecourse burned by suffragettes

1913

Museum of London

Museum of London

Stands at Hurst Park Racecourse burned down by the Suffragette Kitty Marion, 9 June 1913. Recreation grounds were a common target for suffragette arsonists. Such attacks, usually carried out at night, achieved maximum publicity without threatening lives.
Kitty Marion arrested for the offence was found guilty of arson on the 3 July 1913, her sentence being three years and 21 days of hard labour in Holloway.

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