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Suffragettes attack golf course

Published: 25 September 1913

Suffragettes have attacked a golf course at Alberlady in Scotland. The course, belonging to the Kilspindie Golf Club, is close by the Gosford House, the home of the Earl of Weymiss.

Rumours had been circulating – and were reported in the newspapers – that the Prime Minister, Mr. Herbert Asquith, was due to visit Gosford House. This proved to be untrue.

Nonetheless, between last night and this morning, 20 to 30 pieces of turf were dug out of each of the second, fourteenth and fifteenth greens. On the fifteenth green, a note was left which read: ‘Votes for women: No peace where Asquith is.’


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