A HUDDERSFIELD charity campaigner is to be honoured in an exhibition.
West Yorkshire Archive Service is celebrating International Women’s Day by looking at the political, social and economic achievements of some of the incredible and pioneering women in this area.
A display will be at the West Yorkshire Archive Service in Huddersfield Library until March 15, showcasing some of the fascinating lives of women and the difference they made in their time and in ours.
Elizabeth Wilson (1910-2000), a charity campaigner was one of the founders of the Huddersfield and District Famine Relief Committee.
A pacifist and campaigner for most of her life, Elizabeth went to prison for 10 days rather than paying a fine for taking part in an anti-Polaris demonstration at the Holy Loch base in Scotland.
Clr Mohan Sokhal, of the Archives, Archaeology and Trading Standards Committee said: “International Women’s Day is a chance to promote the many ways in which Yorkshire women have influenced and improved the lives of women not only in Yorkshire but throughout the country.”
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