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NEXT FWA Meeting is on Thursday April 4th.

4th April 2024

Red Emma

Emma Sproson (1867-1936) - Black Country Suffragette and first female Wolverhampton councillor.

Emma Sproson, was a suffragette, then a suffragist, socialist, politician and women's rights activist. Active in the Midlands and from a working class background, she became Wolverhampton's first female councillor, gaining the nickname "Red Emma" in the process.

Talk by: Sarah Trayers and David Sproson (Emma’s grandson

Wolverhampton Archives is a treasure trove of local history.

It holds collections of historical documents, deeds and records providing information about our past. These are our collective memories, allowing society to hold government and organisations to account.

These help us explore our identities, underpin research, inspire creativity and they connect generations with our stories from the past, to the present, to the future. Archive records available to the public help us to keep history alive.

Monthly family history helping-hand drop-in sessions. Click for more info.

Friends of Wolverhampton Archives,  and Local Studies are an independent group promoting, supporting and  encouraging interest in the work of the Archives.

FWA host Monthly meetings with guest speakers on local historical topics of interest, Family history Helping Hands sessions, family history sleuthing courses for beginners and packed monthly members newsletters - visit our join us page for membership.

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