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Emma Sproson and the battling women of Wolverhampton

5 Jul 16

IN THE Black Country, women have long battled oppression, perhaps most notably the Cradley Heath Chain women, whose brave efforts secured the first example of the minimum wage.

The women chainmakers worked for a pittance, enduring terrible conditions. With families to feed, they went on strike, demanding a fair wage for their labour.By the early 1900s, women were becoming more organised and militant in their struggle to gain the vote. The Suffragette…

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