Saturday 15 Sept 2018 | 3pm – 4.30pm
Birmingham People Right to Vote Walk
Outside the Council House. 1 Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BD
People’s Heritage Cooperative is a voluntary organisation celebrating the history and heritage of Birmingham. We run projects with schools and community groups about local history and heritage.
This year we are doing a project on Birmingham People’s Role in the Representation of the People Act giving all men and some women the vote in 1918. We will look at how getting the vote led to more campaigning by people on local, social issues and how those campaigns can be inspiring for people today looking to make changes in their local communities.
In Heritage week we will be doing a heritage walk on Birmingham’s Fight for the Right to Vote. This will start and finish in Victoria Square outside the Council House and take in some key areas where Birmingham politicians, activists and people made their case for all people to have the right to vote. The walk is free but voluntary contributions to the People’s Heritage Co-operative are welcomed to help fund future projects. The walk will take about an hour and a half.
Booking required. Book here