Updated: Mar 29, 2022
Frederick WAKELING 1888-1948 was a supporter of the Women’s Suffrage movement. Originally he was from Rosebery Street and became a greengrocer in College Street, Hockley, Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and later at Spring Hill. Frederick along with his fellow men, dressed up in their wives and sister’s clothes and marched into Birmingham with placards in support for females to have the right to vote.
The suffragettes were firm believers in "Deeds, not words", Here is a studio photograph of Frederick WAKELING holding a placard dressed in female clothing and holding a "Votes for Women" placard. Frederick is buried in Key Hill Cemetery.