Wednesday 19th October
“Found in the Deepings: Lilian Lenton, the elusive suffragette”
Local historian Liz Parkinson explores the fight to win the vote for women and the part played by someone with family links to the Deepings.As a prominent, militant member of the campaign for women’s suffrage, Lilian Lenton gained a reputation as a skilful fugitive of the police. Because of the frequency of her escapes she became known as the “tiny, wily, elusive Pimpernel”. She was just one of the characters in the late 19th and early 20th century movement to change women’s social and economic position in society …
- In the Village Hall, King Street, West Deeping.
- Refreshments are available from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.
- Everybody is welcome; there is no membership subscription. Admission is £2.50 at the door.
- Car parking is available behind the Village Hall but drivers should be aware that the entrance is narrow. Alternative parking at The Red Lion Public House, opposite the Village Hall.
Now the list of names, regiments and dates is online, relatives from all over the world can check to see whether members of their family are listed in the Deepings Roll of Honour. They can also put the record straight if the details are incorrect or if a photograph has been wrongly identified!
A photograph of Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, Francis Rowland Wade (1899 to 1982) from Market Deeping, has just been added. We had a picture which we thought was Richard Wade, but we are most grateful to the relative who corrected us.
Francis Rowland Wade
Not Richard Wade but Francis Rowland Wade
Francis’ grandson, William Wade has been in contact with Liz Parkinson of Deepings Heritage to send photographs and a newspaper cutting. Richard and Francis were the sons of Richard Wade, a well-known and respected solicitor in Market Deeping during the First World War period. Owner of Wade Park and the house which became The Deepings Library, Richard Wade senior was one of the prominent townspeople who supported Lord Kesteven’s army recruitment drive.
Any amendments or queries about the Deepings Roll of Honour can be forwarded by leaving a Comment on this post.