Ethel Smyth

Composer Ethel Smyth brought the militant campaign to Woking. She built a cottage called 'Coign' near Hook Heath, where, in 1913, she gave shelter to Emmeline Pankhurst, who had just been released from prison under the 'Cat and Mouse Act'. The local police kept the cottage under observation and on 26 May, Mrs Pankhurst was arrested when she attempted to leave.

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Ethel Smyth

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This photo shows Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested outside Ethel Smyth's cottage. Ethel is holding the umbrella.