Margaret Tabor

Margaret Tabor of Bocking A few notes compiled by Janet Gyford, February 2005 See also Clara Rackham (her sister, a prominent suffragist) Although she was not a Witham person, Margaret Tabor occupied many positions in the area and in the county. So when you read about some parts of Witham’s history, she will often appear, … Continue reading “Margaret Tabor”

Women’s rights and suffrage in Witham

Women’s rights and suffrage in Witham In the 19th century, women could vote in elections for local bodies if they lived in houses of sufficient rateable value, and this included some poorer women, though they were rarely able to become really involved in the town’s affairs. The Co-op did have a female committee member from … Continue reading “Women’s rights and suffrage in Witham”