Edwardian Tunbridge Wells

A Ladys Town

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the women residents of Tunbridge Wells out-numbered men by a much higher ratio than the rest of Kent...


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Working Women

Working Class Women

Substantial numbers of single, married and widowed women in Tunbridge Wells were economically active, the majority of whom...


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Women's Suffrage

Suffrage Campaign

From the beginnings of the campaign for the women's franchise, Tunbridge Wells was home to branches of all the major suffrage organisations.....


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Women's War Work

Womens work in WWI

With the outbreak of war, new opportunities began to be opened up for many women as they moved into areas of commercial and industrial life...


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Post-War Social Reform

After the vote

The Representation of the People Act 1918 enfranchised eight and a half million women for the first time and the following year...


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Biographies

Biographies

Many notable women contributed to the economic, political and public life of Tunbridge Wells and West Kent in the first quarter of the....


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