A historian is on a quest to have a blue plaque commemorating the efforts of the Brighton suffragette movement.

Elizabeth Dwiar, of Old Patcham Mews, Patcham, went to school in Haywards Heath then spent some of her career as a history teacher in London, before returning to settle in Brighton.

She said: “I have always been interested in the movement as a whole, but it wasn’t until 2013 that I really started to research the involvement of women in Brighton during that time.

“That was the year the Walk For Women took place, a pilgrimage which brought women from all over the country, on foot, to Hyde Park.

“They were protesting about women on Page three at the time.

“As they came through the city and near my home, I was inspired to start my research and soon realised the suffragettes in Brighton were not recognised.”

 Ms Dwiar started looking into the number of commemorative plaques in the city.

There are about 120, yet only a sixth of them celebrate women. 

Her research has thrown up a host of interesting facts about the movement locally, and this has spurred her on to campaign for a plaque which she hopes will be mounted on the building behind the Clock Tower, near The Quadrant pub.

She said: “The WPSU (Women’s Political and social Union) office was based in that building. This was the Brighton office for the suffragette movement at the time.”

Ms Dwiar and her supporters are now busy fundraising for the plaque and are running an event at Waterstones in North Street, Brighton, which will be attended by Green MP Caroline Lucas, on June 7.

Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/elizabeth-dwiar-1 to back her.