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The Representation of the People Acts (1918 and 1928)

The first Representation of the People Act received Royal Assent in February 1918, of which this is the centenary, extending the franchise to all men of twenty-one or above and all women who had reached thirty. 64 more words


Launching the Sisterhood!

I am so proud to be a member of Elementary Sisterhood, a women writers’ collective, who are launching our first collection this Saturday (tomorrow!) at the Old Low Lights Heritage Centre, North Shields. 513 more words


On This Day: Women's Sunday, 21st June 1908

On the 13th of June 1908, the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), organised a huge march in London to demonstrate the strength of their commitment to women’s suffrage. 566 more words


On This Day: NUWSS Suffrage Procession, 13th June 1908

As the first decade of the twentieth century drew to a close, the campaign for women’s suffrage had been going on for half a century. As the decades wore on, the women involved became increasingly creative with their tactics. 900 more words

Women's History

Durham Women's Gala

This year we celebrate the centenary of (some) women getting the right to vote. In response to the 1918 Representation of the People Act, the mothers of our movement started a programme of mass political education for newly-enfranchised women, including an annual Gala that ran until 1970s and attracted speakers such as Barbara Castle, Nye Bevan and Clement Attlee. 317 more words

100 Years Of Suffrage

Celebrating Orcadian Women's Suffrage

Exciting Project from The Orkney News: Coming Soon

It is 100 years since some women were permitted to vote in General Elections. The Centenary Fund was launched in Scotland to encourage groups across the country to celebrate this event. 261 more words

Orkney News

Book Review: My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst

Though it wasn’t actually planned, it feels wholly appropriate that I have finished reading Emmeline Pankhurst’s autobiographical account of the suffrage movement today, as thousands of women have marched in UK cities to commemorate the centenary of finally being awarded the vote. 1,702 more words

Book Review