Discover Amazing Women By Rail

Richard Lysons (OKS1976), son of the late Keith Lysons, one of King’s most popular former teachers, has recently been in touch to tell us about an exciting new initiative.

Richard has been conducting extensive research in order to produce a leaflet entitled ‘Discover Amazing Women by Rail‘. The publication was launched in Manchester at the former residence of distinguished Victorian novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, on the 27th of March. The aim is to encourage people to embark on a marvellous day out by rail, exploring the extensive networks of Cheshire and Lancashire. 

Many of the stopping points en route have links to the 32 inspirational women featured in the booklet. One of particular note is the well-known political activist and leader of the British Suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst who lived in Manchester’s Victoria Park and observed the terrible conditions in the Manchester workhouses.

We have several copies of the booklet available for those interested.

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