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Emily remembered on Women’s Day

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CROWDS turned out for an annual service to pay tribute to Northumberland Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

The women’s rights’ campaigner, who died in 1913 after she was struck by the King’s horse at the Epsom Derby, was remembered as part of an International Women’s Day service at St Mary’s Church in Morpeth today.

Emily is buried in the churchyard and it has become traditional for the congregation to lay flowers on her grave after the service.

The event is organised annually by Northumberland County Council to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women throughout the world, but particularly honours Emily.

 

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