Welsh Suffragettes, Women's Coronation Procession

General Press Photo Company1911

Museum of London

Museum of London
London, United Kingdom

Welsh Suffragettes in national costume on the Women's Coronation Procession, 17 June 1911.
The Welsh contingent marched between the Scottish and Irish suffragettes in the Imperial Pageant section of the procession.
The Welsh contingent was organised by Edith Mansell-Moulin. A week before the Procession Edith provided an update for the arrangements in the Votes for Women newspaper. In her report she reminds women to attend the last choir practice and asks for volunteers to distribute handbills promoting the event at Welsh Chapel services. She also refers to the donation of a Welsh goat and appeals for a volunteer to meet the goat at Paddington Station and fed and house it until the procession.
The Women's Coronation procession was organised by The Women's Social and Political Union. Held a week before the coronation of George V, it was intended to enlist the support of the new King in getting the Conciliation Bill of 1911 through Parliament.


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