Part of the series of Famous Chaddertonians
A reference guide 1866-1928.
Liddington , J and Norris J: One hand tied behind us.
cuttings appertaining to Foxdenton Hall and its
occupants, as well as reports on the Suffrage
The Mayor, Councillor John Battye, with the Mayoress Mrs Annette Battye (left) and Councillor Margaret Riley, at the unveiling of the Lydia Becker Blue Plaque at Foxdenton Hall, Foxdenton Park. 28th September, 1999.
If this was not enough, she was also on the Board of Governors for several Manchester Schools. In 1877, laying the foundation stone for the fifth school to be built by the Manchester Board, she discovered to her dismay that the school was to specialise in cookery. In her speech she condemned this and to quote, 'If she had her way, every boy in Manchester would be taught to mend his own socks and cook his own chops'.(4)
Books of reference Lydia Becker
'Lydia Becker and the Cause': Audrey Kelly.
'One Hand Tied Behind us' Jill Liddington and Jill Norris.
'The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide 1866-1928' by Elizabeth Crawford, published 1999.
Chadderton Historical Society acknowledges the considerable help given in compiling this web page to Oldham Local Studies
and Archives, for the various newspaper cuttings, and the books ,already mentioned , in their Archives.
The Oldham Evening Chronicle for giving permission for the use of the photograph of the unveiling of the Blue Plaque.
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