About the project
2018 will be the centenary of the Representation of the Peoples Act. Let's honour Annie Kenney; our working class suffragette!
We need your help and support: Join us in our efforts to install a statue to celebrate the life of working class suffragette Annie Kenney.
Following the regeneration of Oldham's Old Town Hall a new public square has been built which will be home to the statue when completed.
Oldham Council have supported the campaign by providing a plinth at the steps of the Old Town Hall, we now need to fund the statue!
Annie is inspiring for many reasons. Born in 1879 in the town which had developed to become the 'King of Cotton she began working life aged 10 years old. By 13 years old she was working full time on 12 hour shifts. In her time at the mill Annie supported other women to read eventually becoming a trade union activist.
Annie rose through the ranks of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), eventually becoming its deputy in 1912, something which was extremely rare for the working classes.
The struggle for the right for women to vote lead by women like Annie made progress because of their unrelenting spirit and sacrifice.
Fundraising committee can be contacted at;
Annie Kenney Project, Textile House, 108 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DU