The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst – the founder of the suffragette movement in Edwardian Britain – was in Morpeth at the weekend.
The visit was part of the year-long events she has been taking part in to mark the centenary of some women being able to vote for the first time in Britain.
Helen Pankhurst first took part in an afternoon of music and conversation at The Chantry with Penni Blythe from the Emily Inspires! group, formed to mark the centenary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison, and musician Reg Meuross.
She then moved on to the Waterstones store in Sanderson Arcade, where she is pictured, right, with Penni, to sign copies of her new book Deeds Not Words.