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A century of the Representation of the People Act 1918

This being the day it is, I couldn’t resist posting Duncan Grant’s 1909 poster in support of women’s suffrage. Another nine years would pass before some women – those over 30 who owned property – were finally allowed to vote. How inappropriate and over-cautious that seems now.

But that’s not all. Today was also the day I learned about the lifeboat launching women of Dungeness years ago, thanks to my pal Charlie Handley! Thanks Charlie!

 

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