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Clovelly Court Golf Course, Devon. (1909)

Mention of a private course at Clovelly Court in June 1909. Mr Asquith, the Prime Minister, was visiting the area and enjoying a game on the course when he was approached by two Suffragettes. They seized him by the arm, but only had time for a word or two before the police moved in. The Prime Minister said to the constables “Take these women away; I refuse to speak to them”. The movement was very active at this time and golf courses in particular were amongst the favoured targets for vandalism. Full report below.

 

Clovelly Court Golf Course, Devon. Suffragist Manoeuvres at Clovelly Golf Links.

From the Shields Daily News Tuesday 1st June 1909. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

Clovelly Court Golf Course, Devon. Postcard from the 1900s showing Clovelly Court.

Clovelly Court in the 1900s.