The extended Pochin, Bright and McLaren families played a major role in the movement for women’s suffrage. They shared a non-conformist religious background and a Liberal political outlook, and while some families were torn apart by the suffrage controversy, this family was united across at least three generations.
They battled on two fronts; a Parliamentary campaign by male family members (several of whom were MPs) and a wider political campaign of ceaseless peaceful protest by the womenfolk through meetings, rallies and lobby groups.
Henry and Agnes Pochin, founders of the Bodnant Garden we know today, shared a radical Liberal, non-conformist background and were passionate about social change.
Bodnant Garden's illustrious in-laws: A campaigning Quaker family who fought against slavery and the Corn Laws.
A meeting of hearts, minds and dynasties, the Pochin-Bright-McLaren family became one of the country's most powerful forces for political change.