www.digitaldrama.org/100-banners/ to mark 100 years since women were first allowed to vote. 2018 is the Centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which granted the vote to property-owning women over the age of thirty - it would be another ten years before women achieved voting parity with men. ‘100 Banners' was/is ‘an artistic response to the campaigns run by Suffragettes and Suffragists in their ambition to achieve women’s equal voting rights’; participants included assorted London museums as well as other WI groups. I’d grown up with an awareness of how hard it was for women to gain the right to vote, and how important it is for us to use it, so I was very excited about being involved with commemorating and celebrating such a milestone.
(Part 2 coming on Thursday 7th June)