This banner was used by the Hampstead Church League for Women's Suffrage (CLWS). It was designed by Laurence Housman and possibly made by his sister Clemence Housman, whom he described as 'chief banner-maker' for the Suffrage Atelier. The CLWS was founded in 1909. Its aim was to secure for women the vote in 'Church and State' on the same basis as it was awarded to men. The league also campaigned for the revision of the marriage service in the Book of Common Prayer and, after World War I, led a drive for the ordination of women. By the end of 1913 the CLWS had 103 branches and 5,080 members.
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H 1830 mm; L 1240 mm
Housman, Laurence; Suffrage Atelier
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