Pledge your support to The Pankhurst Centre

Pledge your support to The Pankhurst Centre

The Pankhurst Centre is in dire need of funding, and this year, during the centenary of Votes for Women, we are determined to change its fortunes. The demand for the museum this year has been overwhelming, yet with lack of funding or sufficient staffing, we are still only able to open to the public once a week, with the addition of two Sunday afternoons a month. We have an exceptional volunteer team and awareness of our need for funding is...

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2018: The Story So Far…

2018: The Story So Far…

The Pankhurst Trust has had quite a remarkable start to 2018, taking its place right at the heart of the nation’s centenary celebrations of the first women achieving the right to vote. As part of this we have put in place an active media campaign to not only mark this historical Vote100 moment, but to also raise awareness of our plans to secure the future of the Pankhurst Centre.  Our vision is to transform our small museum into a place that...

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An incredible year for the Pankhurst Trust!

An incredible year for the Pankhurst Trust!

A festive AGM on 6 December was a fitting way to celebrate a year of achievements for The Pankhurst Centre and Manchester Women’s Aid. PTMWA Chair Louise Sutherland introduced guests Katie Ghose – campaigner, lawyer and Chief Executive of the Women’s Aid Federation of England, and Dr Kate Cook who heads up the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University and is an extensive researcher on the law on...

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Haiku Competition!

Haiku Competition!

The women rise up red roses among the thorns in a wild garden We want your haiku! We’re running a competition to celebrate the finale of The History of Lancashire in 70 Objects project, which featured Sylvia Pankhurst’s typewriter from our collection, and we’re looking for a winning haiku from you. As we’re launching the competition on Lancashire Day, and in honour of our next project here at the Pankhurst Centre – a beautiful...

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Plant a Seed for Gender Equality

Plant a Seed for Gender Equality

Almost 100 years after the first British Women won the right to vote in the UK, how important is the movement for women’s equality today? The Pankhursts were among those who led the march to achieve change in the name of gender equality, the influence of which is still with us today. They are daughters of the radical city of Manchester, which has a rich history of political activism and involvement in the struggle to achieve equality for all....

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Sylvia Pankhurst’s Typewriter

Sylvia Pankhurst’s Typewriter

Sylvia Pankhurst’s Typewriter is currently being featured as part of A History of Lancashire in 70 Objects. You can find it on display in the Pankhurst Museum. Born in Old Trafford, Sylvia Pankhurst was one of Manchester’s most disruptive daughters. Daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British suffragette movement, she was introduced at the age of 14 to the women’s suffrage campaign. Dr Helen Pankhurst,...

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