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A new museum will celebrate the life of Emily Hobhouse after being granted planning permission.

The museum will be built at the birthplace of Emily Hobhouse at St Ive near Liskeard.

The human rights campaigner and feminist was best known for campaigning against the terrible conditions inside the British camps in South Africa during the Boer War and trying to end World War One.

Emily Hobhouse was the most controversial woman of her time in Britain.

Emily Hobhouse

Born in St Ive in April 1860, her grandfather was Sir William Trelawney, MP for East Cornwall.

She is famous for campaigning against the terrible conditions inside the British camps in South Africa during the Boer War. She visited concentration camps there and created the Relief Fund for South African Women and Children.

Plans for the new museum were first unveiled at the end of last year and last week they were approved by Cornwall Council.

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Source: Cornish Stuff

Original publication 4 August, 2020

Posted on NatCorn 11th August 2020

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