Bolton School Senior Girls

Celebrating 100 Years of the Vote

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  • 100 Years of the Vote Library

The Girls’ Division this week celebrated the centenary of the first women receiving the vote with a display in the library focusing on the Suffragettes. The eye-catching display including Emmeline Pankhurt’s autobiography, history books, novels based on the Women’s Suffrage movement, posters and propaganda from the period, and a pop-up image of a ‘Votes for Women’ march.

As many commentators pointed out in the press and on social media, 6 February 2018 marks 100 years of the vote only for some: the 1918 change in voting rules only applied for married women and unmarried female property owners aged 30 or over. It was not until 1928 that women received true electoral parity with men. The display therefore also included recent newspaper articles which highlight the continuing need for equality between the sexes even in today’s society.

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