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2024 Volume Launch and Lecture

18 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST

Dustjacket of Socialism in King’s Lynn and Suffragism in Great Yarmouth

Socialism in Kings Lynn and Suffragism in Great Yarmouth

Our 2024 volume edited by Frank Meeres contains the minutes of the King’s Lynn Socialist and Labour Societies, 1897–1916, and the minutes of the Executive Committee of the Great Yarmouth Women’s Suffrage Society, 1909–1915.

Both sets of minutes are rare survivals nationally, and the only ones known to exist for socialist and suffragist groups within Norfolk.  They provide a uniquely detailed record of grass-roots activity in the battle for social, political and gender equality, and the men and women who fought for it, whether the working people of King’s Lynn or the predominantly middle-class women of Great Yarmouth.

Dustjacket of Socialism in King’s Lynn and Suffragism in Great Yarmouth

You can pre-order a copy of the volume via our online shop


The launch will take place as an in-person at the Norfolk Record Office and online on Thursday 18 July at 7.30pm, with the volume being introduced in a lecture by Dr Jennifer Davey.  The editor will also be in attendance to answer any questions that members may have.


To join the lecture in person please register using the link below by 5 pm on Thursday 11th July.

If you wish to attend online registration will remain open until 30 minutes prior the the start of the lecture.


Click Here to Register



Biographical Details: Dr Jennifer Davey is Director, History of Parliament Trust,  She was formerly Assistant Professor of Modern British History at the University of East Anglia (where she graduated and took her doctorate) and editor-in-chief, History.   She is the author of Mary, Countess of Derby, and the politics of Victorian Britain (Oxford, 2019).


18 July
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
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