Thursday, January 21st at 6:55pm
Meeting ID: 865 4527 6561
Archivist Jocelyn Grant will provide an introduction to the women’s suffrage movement in Scotland, looking primarily at the period before 1918. Drawing on the archives of the National Records of Scotland, Jocelyn will show how this period is represented in criminal case files, government reports, diaries and newspapers. In particular the talk will cover the difference between the suffragists, and the suffragettes; notable individuals involved in the movement such as Lady Francis Balfour, Ethel Moorhead, Fanny Parker; and some of the actions which led to the eventual enfranchisement of some women in 1918.
The idea for this new website arose from casual conversations among some local history enthusiasts in the Cupcake Coffee Box in the town's historic High Street. A project was required to mark the 2024 Golden Anniversary of the founding of Kirkcaldy Civic Society.
The intention was to provide information about 50 distinct objects (or places, or people) in the town, The narratives you will find in the website seek to shed light on past events and place Kirkcaldy's present in the context of its past.
A new object is added to the site every month. The 50 objects countdown to the 2024 celebrations of the society.
Join us on a Kirkcaldy High Street Virtual Walkabout
Another of Kirkcaldy Civic Society's series of virtual heritage walkabout...this one of the High Street......
if you want to skip the first bit which is about Kirkcaldy's mediaeval past...then start at about 15 minutes.
Do you remember when The Mercat Centre
in Kirkcaldy opened its doors in 1973?
If so, Two Rivers Media & BBC Scotland would love to hear from you.