Pankhurst Party planned for Sunday July 15thWed 11th July 2018
On Sunday, July 15, from 2pm to 4pm 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.
This is part of a national day of celebration of women getting the vote. Pankhurst Parties are being held throughout the country to mark the anniversary of Votes for Women.
In Beverley women and their families are invited to gather on the Westwood opposite the main entrance to the racecourse. All are welcome to this event. You are encouraged to bring along your own 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.