Women Tagged 'Socialist'

Mary Brooksbank

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

“I have never had any personal ambitions. I have but one: to make my contribution to destroy the capitalist system.” So said Mary Brooksbank, mill-worker and life-long socialist and Communist, several times imprisoned for her campaigning activities. Born in an… read more

Mary Lily Walker

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

Her father, a prominent Dundee solicitor, died when she was young. Mary Lily Walker cared for her mother until her death in 1883, when she returned to her studies, becoming one of University College’s first woman entrants, studying Latin, Maths,… read more

Wilkie, Annot (Robinson) – Socialist, Suffragette Wilkie, Helen – Socialist, Suffragette

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

These sisters were born in Montrose, daughters of Catherine Jane Erskine, teacher, and John Wilkie, draper. It was a poor family.  Annot went to Montrose Academy where she worked as a pupil teacher, then attended teacher training college before taking… read more