Stalybridge celebrates century of suffrage with family day
Thursday 13th September 2018 11:14 News Stalybridge Tameside Posted by Nigel Skinner

Stalybridge is set to celebrate the 100th anniversary of some women in the UK winning the right to vote with a day of music, theatre, film, song and exhibitions.

It will all be taking place on Sunday in Stalybridge Civic Hall between 11am and 3pm.

You can join the suffrage protest with a family-friendly roving street theatre group, make yourself a badge, and hear rousing protest songs.

Visitors can also see the “Tied Together” ribbon project, created by hundreds of Tameside residents, to celebrate the women who have inspired them.

Tameside Local History Forum will be showcasing their “Extraordinary Women” exhibition and Local Studies staff will be explaining how to access the archives. The art gallery will be showing suffrage film footage and the library will have themed book displays.

With the Stalybridge Artisan Market in full swing, there will be plenty to entertain the whole family.

Cllr Leanne Feeley, Tameside’s Council’s executive member for lifelong learning, said: “I feel it’s important to celebrate this landmark anniversary which marks 100 years since the door was opened to allow women to play a part in this country’s political process.

“However, it’s also going to be a family day with something for all ages to enjoy. It promises to be a festival of fun and I hope to see lots of people in Stalybridge town centre.”