Holloway Suffragette Portcullis Pin Badge

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The Holloway brooch was presented by the Women's Social and Political Union (WPSU) to women who had been imprisoned at  Holloway Prison for militant suffragette activity. It is also referred to as the "Portcullis badge", the "Holloway Prison brooch" and the "Victoria Cross of the Union".

The Holloway brooch was designed by Sylvia Pankhurst. Originally made of silver(this reproduction is base metal), it depicts the portcullis symbol of Parliament and a broad arrow, associated with prison uniforms, in purple, white, and green enamel.

On 29 April 1909 the first brooches were distributed at a large meeting at the Albert Hall organised by the WSPU

The reverse of the badge has a butterfly pin clasp. 


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Manufacturer/Publisher: AJ Militaria