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Last Sunday, 24th June we hosted a tea party to commemorate and celebrate 100 years of (some) women having the vote. A talk entitled “A woman in a man’s world” was given by Sandra Welburn who joined the ATC as soon they accepted females and despite the odds attained the rank of Major.

Sandra was followed by Holly Durward who talked about the Guiding movement and their emphasis on the capabilities of females.

Then it was time for tea and even the cakes carried suffragette colours!

Suffragette cakes
Green and purple cake

The final speaker was Pam Brown who looked at the history of the fight for the vote, starting as far back as 1832, covering the Suffragette movement in the early 20th century and discussing their supporters and detractors.

Pam and HollyPam Brown and Holly Durward

Our thanks to all three speakers.

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