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Life of Emmeline Pankhurst's mother commemorated on Isle of Man with plaque

The plaque at Sophia Goulden's former house in Douglas. Credit: ITV Granada

A plaque's been unveiled on the Isle of Man at the house where women's rights campaigner Emmeline Pankhurst's mother lived until her death.

Sophia Goulden was born on the island and moved to Douglas years after her family had moved to Manchester. Emmeline was inspired when, at 14, her mother took her to her first public suffrage meeting.

Today the Mayor of Douglas, Jon Joughin, revealed the blue plaque, with members of Sophia's family in attendance.

Her great-granddaughter Helen Pankhurst has written the information on the plaque.


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