Celebrating Women's History in Llanystumdwy

Date: 13/06/2018
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The Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy will be holding an event to celebrate 100 years since some women were given the right to vote. The celebration is supported by Women’s Archive Wales as part of the Century of Hope project.

 

Megan Cynan Corcoran, Gwynedd Council’s Museums and Volunteer Co-ordinator said: “It’s great to be working in partnership with Women’s Archive Wales in order to raise awareness of women’s history in Wales, and to celebrate one hundred years since some women were given the vote.

 

“It’s also fantastic that the museum in Llanystumdwy is part of the celebration because it’s important that the story of Lloyd George is kept alive.”

Llanystumdwy has certainly played its part within the history of women’s suffrage in Wales. Not only was it the place that David Lloyd George grew up in, who was Prime Minister between 1916 and 1922, it was also the scene of some exciting protest action.

 

In September 1912 Lloyd George was in Llanystumdwy opening the Institute – now the Neuadd. But the occasion was disrupted by members of the WSPU (Women’s Social and Political Union) as part of their campaign to secure women’s right to vote. 

 

The day of celebration will include an ‘Archive Roadshow’, where people are encouraged to bring with them photographs, books, diaries, letters, articles, films, memorabilia or anything that documents the history and the lives of women in Wales. A crew of experts will be on hand to record and scan the various items.

 

Also a special temporary exhibition will be held in the Museum by Wales For Peace, which will showcase the role of women in the peace movement over the last century. There will also be talks, interviews and school’s competition.

 

Entry will be free to the Museum to anyone who attends the event in Llanystumdwy Hall (tickets available in the Hall). To close the celebration a re-enactment of the dramatic scenes of 1912 will take place.

 

The event will take place on Saturday, 23 June 2018 in Llanystumdwy Hall between 11am and 3pm.