Catherine Hogg Blair, 1872-1946
“My name is Catherine Hogg-Blair and I was a Suffragette from East Lothian. I didn’t participate in militant protest because of my young family but my farm was a secret refuge for Scottish suffragettes who had been released from prison under the Cat and Mouse Act. I founded the Scottish Women’s Rural Institute in 1917. During the 1921 census I was so annoyed that the census would record me as just “wife” that I moved myself and my children to a nearby barn so that the census form would have to show me as a person in my own right.”
Researched by GWL, read by Laura Dolan and animated by Jenny Speirs.