Blue plaques hon­our for two women

Carmarthen Journal - - News -

TWO ex­cep­tional Car­marthen women will be hon­oured on Satur­day with the un­veil­ing two blue plaques.

The un­veil­ing of the plaque to Alice Abadam will take place at 26 Pic­ton Ter­race at 11am fol­lowed by the un­veil­ing of the plaque to Rachel Bar­ratt at 7 Mor­ley Street at ap­prox­i­mately 11.15am.

Both events are open to the pub­lic.

Alice Abadam was born in Lon­don in 1856, but spent her child­hood in Mid­dle­ton Hall. In 1880 she be­came a Ro­man Catholic and was the or­gan­ist and choir mis­tress of St. Mary’s in Union Street. In 1886 she moved to 26 Pic­ton Ter­race. Af­ter re­turn­ing to Lon­don she be­came chair of the Fed­er­ated Coun­cil of Suf­frage Move­ments. She was a very strong minded woman who pub­lished many leaflets on fem­i­nist sub­jects.

Rachel Bar­ratt was born in Union Street in 1874 and the fam­ily moved to Mor­ley Street when she was a small child. It is be­lieved that the fam­ily were part of the Uni­tar­ian com­mu­nity in the town She taught at the County Girls’ School in Car­marthen for three years and she be­came an or­gan­iser for the suf­frage move­ment in Wales.

Even­tu­ally, she was ap­pointed as­sis­tant edi­tor, with Christa­bel Pankhurst, of The Suf­fragette mag­a­zine.

Both fought so valiantly to get women the vote.

As a trib­ute to these two women, two 18-year-old Car­marthen women, Eva Jones, head girl of Ys­gol Bro Myrd­din and Bran­wen Waghorne, head girl of Queen El­iz­a­beth High School will per­form the un­veil­ings.

There will be a short talk on the lives of Alice and Rachel in the Fal­con Ho­tel af­ter the un­veil­ing cer­e­monies.

The peo­ple of the Parish of Lland­darog spon­sored the cost of the plaque to Alice Abadam.

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