“Women” dressed as Suffragettes outside the Council House. A Lady whose portrait is in the Council House – Mrs. Osler – was with them. Her husband owned the glass foundry on Freeth Street, and they supplied the great exhibition with plate glass – hence the “Crystal Palace”, whose fame lived on. Peter actually operated a business from those actual premises for five years (1993-1997), when all that was left was the retort underneath a 12″ concrete floor. He managed to get Mr. Chris Hargreaves, the City Conservation Officer, to look round in case there were any interesting artifacts. Sadly there were not. The building was subsequently purchased by Advantage West Midlands, and is now an eyesore ready for the Icknield Port Development plan to come in to operation.
Picture is of the three Suffragettes and Peter – right behind them!