All Aboard Heritage Talk with Jennifer Godfrey

Published: 01 March 2024

We had the wonderful Jennifer Godfrey speak at our All Aboard Heritage Talks event on February 29th. She delved into the history of Kent suffragettes, a rich history that has impacted the way we all live today. Jennifer is a well known local historian and published author, published by Pen & Sword namely 'Suffragettes of Kent' and 'Secret Missions of the Suffragettes'. She is a passionate speaker, who frequently presents at schools, offices, and festivals around the South East. 

Although having grown up in Sevenoaks, Jennifer hasn't visited Bat & Ball Station in years, she remembers the old station appearance and demeanor which wasn't that friendly. It's a similar common thought amongst old Sevenoaks residents who have moved away from Sevenoaks. It's always a little surprise for visitors who see the newly improved Station we use today. Of course, she was pleasantly surprised by how lovely the Station is! She'd love to come back again and even host a few of her our book releases here. 

Thank you to all who came- it was quite a full room which is lovely to see. We had some great questions during the talk, learning about the suffragette style of protesting and how it's impacted our 21st century way, key local figures including Amelia Scott that Tunbridge Wells museum's new building is named after, and how Jennifer got 'into' the suffragette movement.

Onto the next talk of the year!