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OLD BAGGAGE

Synopsis

It is 1928. Matilda Simpkin, rooting through a cupboard, comes across a small wooden club – an old possession of hers, unseen for more than a decade. During the Women’s Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, and nothing since then has given her the same excitement. Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies. Giving the wooden club a thoughtful twirl, she is struck by an idea...