Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Alice Hawkins And The Footwear Industry

Alice Hawkins

Alice HawkinsOne of the films for the new museum exhibition will be about the legacy of Alice Hawkins and her association with footwear industry of Leicester.

The story of Alice is a tremendous story of one woman’s fight for the most basic of human rights, the right to vote.

Born in 1863, Alice lived most of her life in Leicester.  A mother of six and shoe machinist by trade, Alice was determined to have an equal say in the democracy of the day and was imprisoned five times in all in her struggle.

There is a great website dedicated to her life which has essential information and content about Alice that will be included in the film we are creating for the exhibition.

The website is:


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The LeicestHERday Trust is an organisation formed to give an equal voice to all women and enhance the community at large by enhancing women's life experiences. LeicestHERday Trust is the home of the International Women's Day.