1 March 2018: 11:19 am
Merton honours #vote100
Merton Heritage Centre is hosting an eight-month programme of activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
Launched on 8 February, the celebrations began with an introduction to women's suffrage in Merton by Sarah Gould, Merton's heritage officer, which was followed by a design session and then practical banner-making.
The free event was attended by Merton Council's cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities, Edith Macauley MBE and Philippa Bilton, a descendant of Emily Davison, the suffragette who died at Epsom Racecourse in 1913 after falling under the King's horse.
The Merton banners will appear in a London-wide suffrage re-enactment march on 4 March, joining a further 97 produced by groups from London and the south-east, to be led by Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette leader, Emmeline Pankhurst.
Further events taking place until October can be booked here