CODE Student Accommodation on Western Road, Leicester, welcomed twenty female school children from Shaftsbury Primary School to the historic CODE building which was previously the Equity Shoe Factory where Alice Hawkins, the leader of the women’s suffragette movement in Leicester first worked in the 1880’s.
CODE has created Suffragette Gallery in the historic entrance which creates a great place to pause and reflect on this part of Leicester’s heritage. Naturally, the company was delighted to host such a visit from the excited group of girls and offer some fun facts and treats to the students of Shaftsbury Primary School. The cold ice poles and bottled water prepared the hot visitors for their onward journey as part of the Suffrage Flag Relay. The expedition then led the group to sing in Leicester Cathedral and onwards to Market Square to visit the 7ft bronze Alice Hawkins statue which was unveiled earlier this year and paid for by Code’s owner Mr Jamie Lewis
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