MAPPING WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE 1911
A Snapshot in time
Assistant school mistress
10 Clifton Street, Wolverhampton
Lucy Dilger was born in 1880, the daughter of Dominic and Mary Clara Dilger immigrants from Baden in Germany. She was an assistant school mistress in 1911 when the family were living at 10 Clifton Street, Wolverhampton. We know little else about Lucy at this time except that she belonged to the Wolverhampton branch of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. She was listed as Superintendent of the Entertainment Department, 1912-1914, and the “Misses Dilger” were actively involved collecting subscriptions and delivering notices in the district of Tettenhall Road. The Society’s annual report 1913 – 1914 also includes an account of a play produced by a Miss Dilger, entitled “The Better Half”, in January 1914, and that “The majority of the characters were excellently portrayed, and all who attended will, we feel sure, be glad to learn they helped to add a very substantial sum to our exchequer.” Lucy never married, and died in Hove, Sussex, in 1946. Contributed by Heidi McIntosh, Senior Archivist, Wolverhampton Archives. Can you tell us more about the Dilger family? Could you be related? Could you provide a photograph of the house or street? If so please contact us via the project website.
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