Eagle House in Batheaston became a refuge for suffragettes to recuperate after a spell in prison, and a place to organise their campaigns in the west country. Home of Col Linley Blathwayt, his daughter Mary played a prominent role in this incredible episode in our local history.
Several of these images and original objects will be on display at an exhibition at Bath Central Library March 8-12
Suffragettes Annie Kenney, Mary Blathwayt and Emmeline Pankhurst, 16 April 1910
Suffragettes Annie Kenney, Mary Blathwayt and Emmeline Pankhurst, 16 April 1910
Suffragette Annie Kenney, 28 March 1909
Suffragette Annie Kenney, 28 March 1909
Suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates, 1909
Suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates, 1909
Col Linley Blathwayt, 1910
Col Linley Blathwayt, 1910
Suffragette Mary Blathwayt, 1911
Suffragette Mary Blathwayt, 1911
Suffragette Annie Kenney, 28 March 1909
Suffragette Annie Kenney, 28 March 1909
Emily Blathwayt, 1911
Emily Blathwayt, 1911
William Blathwayt, 1911
William Blathwayt, 1911
Pseudotsuga Douglasii Glauca, 18 September, 1910
Pseudotsuga Douglasii Glauca, 18 September, 1910
Cedrus Deodara, 1911
Cedrus Deodara, 1911
General view of Annie's Arboretum in the grounds of Eagle House, Batheaston, c.1910
General view of Annie's Arboretum in the grounds of Eagle House, Batheaston, c.1910
A view of Annie's arboretum and the Suffragettes Nest, in the grounds of Eagle House, Batheaston, c.1910
A view of Annie's arboretum and the Suffragettes Nest, in the grounds of Eagle House, Batheaston, c.1910