Saturday September 15th 2018
Womens Suffrage Centenary – Special Celebratory Family Walk* with options for all abilities. This is a joint venture between the Wivey Womens Centenary planning group, Wivey Walkers and The Bear. Parade around the town first, then to Langley Cross on pavement, then optional approx. 3 miles on country tracks.
£1 donation per adult for Taunton Women’s Refuge. Departs 11.00 am from Jubilee Gardens. Registration and sash and hat making from 9.30 am. Barbecue and rally at The Bear afterwards – all welcome to participate with music, songs, reading, poetry etc to commemorate the centenary.
Why not dress in costume of the day? Look out for dates of hat, sash and banner making workshops, more info:
*In 1913 women suffragists walked from all over the country, including from Lands End, to a rally in Hyde Park to support the suffragettes. In 1918 some women were granted the right to vote for the first time.