Pankhurst House is named after Emmeline Pankhurst.
Emmeline Pankhurst, (born 15 July 1858-died 14 June 1928), was a British political activist and helper of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote.
In 1999 Time magazine named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.
She founded and became involved with the Women's Franchise League, which advocated suffrage for both married and unmarried women.
Pankhurst House is led by Mrs L Ingleby.