This Sunday women in Beverley are to celebrate 100 years since women were given the vote. This date is the birthday of Emmeline Pankhurst one of the leaders of the suffragette movement.
Taking place on the Beverley Westwood the event is part of a national day of celebration of women getting the vote on a day that will see other Pankhurst Parties are being held throughout the country.
In a statement released, organisors of the event said;
“Women and their families in Beverley are invited to gather on the Westwood opposite the main entrance to the racecourse, everyone is welcome to this event.”
“We are encouraging people to bring along a picnic or refreshments. The organisers are a group of local women and our stand will be decorated with the colours of the suffragette movement white, green and purple.”
“In recognition of these brave ladies a wreath will be laid to honour them and their leader Emmeline Pankhurst.”
The Pankhurst Party is also intended to be a celebration of everything women have achieved since gaining the vote in 1918 and the group is hoping to have a speaker who will encourage more women today to enter public or civic life or take on other important roles.
Attendees are warned that there is no formal parking provision for the event and, with parking limited on the Westwood, if you wish to attend by car you are advised to car share and consider parking in the Beverley town centre car parks and walk up to the Westwood.
The event will take place on Sunday 15 July from 2PM.