Home | About Leighton | Rhondda map | Rhondda links | Advice surgeries | Get in touch | Cymraeg

Leighton's Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    07 June, 2006

    Book launch

    The Welsh publisher Honno is re-publishing Elizabeth Andrews' book A Women's work is never done this week. The book is edited by the historian Ursula Masson and Glenys Kinnock MEP has written the foreword. I am hosting a reception in the Assembly building on Friday to mark the publication.

    Elizabeth Andrews - no relation - was one of the most influential Welsh female political activists of the early 20th century. Born in Hirwaun, she moved to Maerdy in the Rhondda in 1884 at the age of two.She began her political work in the Rhondda in the early part of the twentieth century.

    A Woman's Work is Never Done, first published in 1957, is a rare first-hand account of a childhood and family life in the Rhondda at the end of the nineteenth century. It describes the pioneering work that led to Elizabeth becoming the Labour Party's first Women's Organiser for Wales from 1919-1947.

    Rhondda TV
    The Labour Party

    Recent comments



    Promoted by Leighton Andrews AM, National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff CF99 1NA.

    Author's editorial policy: This blog does not publish anonymous comments, unless they are really witty and I like them. If you have something to say, then have the courage of your convictions and use your name or an identifiable alias. Even then I reserve the right not to publish comments that are malicious, defamatory, stupid, pointlessly cynical or boring. Any of the statements or comments made above should be regarded as personal and not necessarily those of the National Assembly for Wales, any constituent part or connected body.