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Aug 2, 2016

Suffragette fears at Eisteddfod

When the National Eisteddfod of Wales was held in Abergavenny in 1913 there were concerns that suffragettes might use the event to protest for women's votes. A hayrick near the maes in ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

Bailey Park was found alight one morning, with a suffragette placard nearby, but the protestors kept away from the festival to avoid being insulted by "colliers". For more about Abergavenny's eisteddfodic history, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes near the Gorsedd stones in Swan Meadows. Or click here