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  • See our programme for September 2018






    Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women's campaign caught the public imagination.  Its aim was simple, to save the birds from the cruel fasion for feathered hats.  This is the extraordinary story of the RSPB's birth - the subject of Tessa Boase's gripping new social history, Mrs Pankhurst 's Purple Feather.  Aided by research undertaken by Berkswich History Society's Chairman, Beryl Holt, Tessa has unearthed rare images, a cast of invisible characters - and a surprising political secret.

    ISBN NO.978 1 78131 6542
    Published by Arum Press, May 2018
    Hardback £20
    Paperback out soon





Our talks have now finished until September.  On 18th September we will welcome, once again, author & journalist, Tessa Boase who will talk about her new book "Mrs Pankhursts Purple Feather".

Our books, "The Story of Berkswich Retold", "They Pulled Our House Down" and " Inspector Woollaston's Nose for Iniquity" are now available from the Chairman or Treasurer.
Also available from Baswich Library and Penkridge Hardware.




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