George Dobson Carter was born, 1891, in the market town of Garstang which sits equidistance between Preston and Lancaster. His parents were George, a labourer, and Anne who had ten children, seven of whom were alive at the time of the 1911 census. By the time of the 1901 census the family had moved to the small town of Darwen, close to Blackburn. His father was working as a carter on the highways and as a cooper. While his elder sisters worked as winders and weavers in the cotton industry, an elder brother, James, was an architect who went into partnership with Robert Walker and his son, Frank trading as Walker, Carter and Walker.
George attended, as a boarder, Hutton School. During July 1913, a suffragette demonstration in Trafalgar Square culminated in another attempt to present a petition to the Prime Minister. Sylvia Pankhurst led the deputation and the ensuing melee led to the arrest of thirteen women and eleven men, one of whom was George. Charged with obstruction, George appeared before the magistrates at Bow Street court. Found guilty, he was fined twenty shillings or one month imprisonment.
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