There is a fascinating display in the House this season about Lady Constance Lytton – Hertfordshire’s best known suffragette. The display gives a insight into Lady Constance’s world and her work for the women’s suffrage movement.
Can you help? Our archivist has found a letter dating from 1911 to Victor, Earl Lytton, from the ‘Suffrage Women of Knebworth & Woolmer Green’ thanking him for supporting their cause. We hope to gather family memories from the descendants of those who were part of the movement in the North Herts area. If anyone has letters or photographs from the period would they please get in touch – it would be wonderful to build up a more detailed picture of Lady Constance’s world.Anyone who can help should contact Jill Campbell (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01438 812661).
There was a fantastic reception to the new play by Ros Connelly about Lady Constance Lytton performed here on Sunday 8th March, premiered for International Women’s Day. The play explores Lady Constance’s unique role in the Suffragette movement, her personal background and her development into one of the Suffragette’s heroic icons.