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Young Hartlepool people highlight the plight of Suffragettes

The suffragettes re-enactment group pictured during their performance at the Hartlepool war memorial.

The suffragettes re-enactment group pictured during their performance at the Hartlepool war memorial.

YOUNG people gave shoppers an education in Women’s Rights during a town centre re-enactment.

Secondary school students donned period dress and took part in a march in Hartlepool to illustrate the plight of the Suffragete movement.

The young people paraded with banners from the Grand Hotel, in Swainson Street, to the memorial in Victory Square.

They staged a scene were the girls campaigned for votes for women, while boys dressed a soldiers from the Great War era “heckled” the females, with cries of “get back to the kitchen!”

It was part of a series of events held on Saturday to mark International Women’s Day.

The day also included an arts and crafts workshop in the Grand Hotel which saw participants making flags, sashes and “Votes for Women” banners.

The event was part of a two-year project called Seeds of Change aimed at encouraging youngsters to explore cultural understanding and the Great War’s heritage.

 
 
 

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