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'Lost' Bath arboretum replanted in suffragettes' honour
Suffragettes Adela Pankhurst (l) and Annie Kenney by Bath in Time
Adela Pankhurst (l) and Annie Kenney by a tree planted by Adela's mother

A 100-year-old arboretum is coming back to life in Bath as part of a project to celebrate International Women's Day.

The arboretum was created at Eagle House in Batheaston between 1909 and 1912 by 60 local suffragettes but has since been destroyed.

The new trees will be planted in Bath's Alice Park and Royal Victoria Park on 8 March, and on Bath Spa University's Newton Park campus on 11 March.

The planting is part of a week-long series of events from 7 to 11 March.

During the week there will also be lectures on suffragette activity in Edwardian Bath, an exhibition of historic archive photographs at Bath Central Library and music and poetry events with a female focus.

The projects have been jointly set up by Bath Spa University, Bath and North East Somerset Council and the photo archive Bath in Time.

All the events, including the tree planting on 8 March, are free and open to the public - you can find the full programme on the Bath Spa University website.

Dr Elaine Chalus from Bath Spa University said: "The campaign for votes for women was a life-changing event for many who took part in it, yet few people in Bath know much about the local history of suffrage.

"We hope that by the end of the week they will know a good deal more."




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