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24th January 2023

Several museums now collect protest materials, including the People's History Museum in Manchester which acquired this banner after it was discovered in a charity shop. Although many banners were designed by suffragette and artist Mary Lowndes, this was made by the Manchester-based banner-maker Thomas Brown & Sons. It appeared on the platform alongside Emmeline Pankhurst when she spoke on 19 July 1908 at a rally in Heaton Park, Manchester, to a crowd of 50,000 people, many of whom, like Ursula in The Call, no doubt looked 'rather fine' carrying banners of their own. 

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