Edith Rigby
(1872-1948)

woman and Suffragette

Died aged c. 76

Edith Rigby (née Rayner) (18 October 1872 – 23 July 1950) was an English suffragette who used arson as a way to further the cause of women’s suffrage. She founded a night school in Preston called St Peter's School, aimed at educating women and girls. Later she became a prominent activist, and was incarcerated seven times and committed several acts of arson. She was a contemporary of Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst.

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Edith Rigby (1872-1948) suffragette lived here.

28 Winckley Square, Preston, United Kingdom where they lived