Suffragettes, Beach Walk and Suffragette Garden

30 Apr

1  After a happy morning immersing ourselves in the history of Suffragettes, in particular, the March in 1913 from Cornwall up to Hyde Park and A Suffragette Diary, we enjoyed a splendid lunch, mussels for C and Asparagus in Parma ham for me!

Books we were using, 'Badge of Honour' (UK) and 'Tie to the Past' (USA title) written by my Dad

Books we were using, ‘Badge of Honour’ (UK) and ‘Tie to the Past’ (USA title) written by my Dad

Cornish Mussels

Steaming Cornish Mussels

Asparagus in Parma Ham with Mozzarella and Spinach Pesto

Asparagus in Parma Ham with Mozzarella and Spinach Pesto

2   After lunch we walked in the beautiful Spring sunshine down the beach to the shoreline.

Waves at Porthtowan

Waves at Porthtowan

Sand puddles and patterns

Sand puddles and patterns

Patterns in the pools

Patterns in the pools

3   My Suffragette garden, honouring my Great Grandmother and all those imprisoned in Holloway and force fed in their fight to gain the vote for women,  is looking splendid in today’s sunshine – white and purple tulips, white narcissi and purple and white pansies.

Purple, white and green garden

Purple, white and green garden

Purple tulip

Purple tulip


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20 responses to “Suffragettes, Beach Walk and Suffragette Garden

  1. mybeautfulthings

    October 19, 2016 at 10:17 am

    This link takes you to the last page of the blog. Click on July 11th on the right hand menu to start at the beginning. 🙂

  2. mybeautfulthings

    October 19, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I think you would like to read my other blog too, The Diary of a Suffragette, a transcript of a real diary that was passed to my Dad when he was researching for his novel. Have a look here
    My email is
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  3. Jamie Brown

    October 19, 2016 at 9:01 am


    I’ve really enjoyed this post – I’m currently working on a project on the suffragettes in London and looking for direct descendants of women involved in the movement.

    I would very much like to discuss it with you, could we please arrange a time to talk? Do you have an email address that I could send you more information on?


  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    May 4, 2013 at 8:58 am

    The tulips, blood red/purple: gorgeous. As for the ocean, sigh – love, love, love the ocean.

  5. Don

    May 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Wow! Those tulips and those patterns in the pools are just something else.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 10:41 am

      I loved the way the ripples showed up in the photo. I took it, just hoping – and it worked! 🙂

      • Don

        May 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

        beautiful shot

  6. flowerpot

    May 1, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Interviewed Claire last week so heard all about the suffragettes’ march. Love the idea of the garden, too.

  7. Penny L Howe

    April 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    A wonderful post, Sally! Filled with important memories and glorious photographs. Thank you! 🙂

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    April 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    The history involved with the sufferagette is such an interesting topic 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 5:40 am

      Fascinating. If you can get hold of Badge of Honour, the story comes alive. 🙂

  9. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    April 30, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    sorry the mussels ayou can keep but, I could go for the asparagus dish…
    so, your Dad wrote those books…how wonderful…
    and how beautiful…the garden of tulips…deep purple…how lovely!

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 5:41 am

      I agree about the Mussels – they were my friend’s choice and I steered clear! Dad wrote 13 books for children/teenagers and 4 for adults and, yes, I am very proud of him! 🙂

  10. Hudson Howl

    April 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Your beautiful things today have touch on some of my fav shtufffs….suffragette, obviously important, but as a word I find curiously interesting -the way in which it sounds out.

    Mussels, are number one, well tied with fresh figs. Second asparagus.

    Ripples and waves – the foot print of waves. As you, I photograph them whenever am near a shore,

    Black tulips, beats a rose hands down.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 5:44 am

      Thank you! I thought of you when I posted the ripples photo, it being rather enigmatic. I am not a fan of mussels – they were for my pal, but I do love fresh figs. And I am delighted with the dark, dark tulips 🙂

  11. lodgehousebandbsomerset

    April 30, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    You are so lucky to be close to the beach. I used to live near the sea and now I do miss it

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      I missed it for years too when I was away from Cornwall. It is such a joy to be back. I hope my pictures give you good memories. 🙂


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