Women and Protest in Wales

The role of women in protest in Wales through the years: from suffrage and temperance to protests over the Welsh language and the Miner's Strike. Do you have any photos or memories to add to the collection?
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Protestors from Capel Celyn on the streets of Liverpool.
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Protestors from Capel Celyn on the streets of Liverpool.
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Eurgain Prysor Jones, Ty'n y Bont, Capel Celyn, holding a protest poster.
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Protestors from Capel Celyn who travelled to Liverpool to demonstrate against the proposal to drown their village.
  A photograph by Geoff Charles of the first Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg - Welsh Language Society protest. Society members decided to stop the traffic on TrefechanBridgein Aberystwyth to draw attention to their cause.
  A photograph by Geoff Charles of the first Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg - Welsh Language Society protest. Society members decided to stop the traffic on TrefechanBridgein Aberystwyth to draw attention to their cause.
  A photograph by Geoff Charles of the first Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg - Welsh Language Society protest. Society members decided to stop the traffic on TrefechanBridgein Aberystwyth to draw attention to their cause.
  A photograph by Geoff Charles of the first Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg - Welsh Language Society protest. Society members decided to stop the traffic on TrefechanBridgein Aberystwyth to draw attention to their cause.
Photographed by John Thomas, c. 1875. Sarah Jane Rees (Cranogwen, 1839-1916) was born in Llangrannog, the daughter of a ship's captain. She received some instruction in navigation at the local school and later taught navigation and mathematics herself...
Made by Hilary J Davies and her daughters of Penrhyndeudraeth CND(c.1980). The banner was used on anti weapons rallies but actually made for a 'mark the route' protest against the transportation of nuclear waste from a nearby nuclear power station. The...
  Photo of Suffragettes from Pembroke Dock c.1913/1914, front [image 1 of 2]
Collection of badges and a 'Women for Peace' sash. Women's Peace Movement, Greenham.
Crude figure of a Suffragette doll, handmade from brown fabric and wire with a ping-pong ball as its head. This anti-suffragette 'voodoo' doll is an unflattering and grotesque caricature of a suffrage campaigner. The anti-suffrage movement...
Last Pit in the Rhondda In 1984, during the bitter Miners' Strike, women in south Wales and all over the UK organised aid for striking miners. This clip gives a unique insight into this effort seen here at the 'Mardy Strike Centre'.
This badly-damaged but rare photograph shows Mrs Pankhurst, the prominent suffragette, addressing a crowd at the Castle Square, Haverfordwest. It was probably taken in 1908, when Mrs Pankhurst and other leading suffragettes canvassed during the by-election...
Strike poster
Arthur Scargill visits Banwen
Christmas party for Miners’ children, Banwen, Neath Valley
Rhymney Valley Women’s Support Group
This anti-Suffragette doll is handmade from padded brown fabric and wire with a pingpong ball for a head. Rough features, spectacles and hair are painted in black ink on the ball. Her apron is inscribed with "Votes for Women". The doll...
This Suffragette doll is carrying a light-brown handbag with her name in ink - Miss Flora Copper. In her right hand she is holding a flag inscribed with "Votes for Women". Women had been campaigning for the vote since the mid 1860s and...
This shows women with the banner of the Cardiff and District Women's Suffrage Society at the Women's Suffrage Pilgrimage in Cathays Park, Cardiff in 1913. Several women are wearing sashes or other ribbons or decorations in their hats in...
As part of Abergavenny's 900 years celebrations in 1990, the women from the local CND group were invited to make a banner for the '100 years of women's banners' exhibition which was to be held in the Castle Museum.
Poster advertising '100 years of women's banners' exhibition held in Abergavenny Museum.
This shows designs for a t-shirt at Caerwent Peace Camp. 10 day protest at Caerwent US army base - Sept 20-30, 1984. Nationwide, aim was to get 1 million women to show their support for those 10 days by camping outside their nearest US base.
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