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Explore the dramatic history of women’s right to vote

The fight for women’s right to vote will be brought to life in a new performance by the History Wardrobe at Skipton Town Hall.

From hobble skirts to flapper fashion, the battle for the right to vote is made vivid through beautiful costumes and lively readings from the Edwardian age and the 1920s.

This was a time of extraordinary political changes and remarkable personal histories, and the History Wardrobe explore this in their unique way. First they dress a suffragist from 1903, and then view the remarkable changes over the next 25 years, before dressing a ‘flapper’ from 1928 - the year women were finally able to vote on the same terms as men.

With stirring stories of daring stunts and ju-jitsu suffragettes, this talk will leave you wanting to march on Westminster!

Danielle Daglan, Programming & Venue Development Manager at Craven District Council, said: “We’re delighted to welcome back The History Wardrobe, who presented the fascinating ‘Bad Girls and Bonnets’, a celebration of Jane Austen’s wicked women, at Skipton Town Hall last month. This was very well received and we’re sure this show will be popular too, so make sure you snap up your tickets quickly.”

The show takes place on Friday July 6 at 7pm. Tickets cost £15 which includes a welcome drink and nibbles. Tickets are available to buy online at or from the box office in the Tourist Information Centre at Skipton Town Hall, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Phone orders are also welcome on 01756 792809.