Flora Lion

Flora Drummond, 1879 - 1949. Suffragette

About this artwork

A telegraphist from Arran, Flora Drummond became one of the few working-class leaders of the Women's Social and Political Union - a group founded by Emmeline Pankhurst to campaign for female suffrage. Nicknamed 'The General', Flora marshalled huge demonstrations in London and Edinburgh, riding at the head in quasi-military uniform. In 1936 she was presented with this portrait by former suffragettes. She wears a pendant and a ribbon in the suffragette colours of green, white and violet, symbolising hope, purity and dignity — and spelling out the initial letters of Give Women Votes.

Flora Lion

Flora Lion