Plaque unveiled for Emily

A PLAQUE will be unveiled today in tribute to Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

The memorial has been placed at Tattenham Corner at Epsom Racecourse, where the campaigner was fatally injured.

During the 1913 Derby, Emily stepped onto the course to draw attention to the Suffragette cause, but she was hit by the King’s horse and died four days later.

Emily lived in Longhorsley and was buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Morpeth. A delegation from the town has travelled to Epsom for the commemoration, which will see the biggest gathering of Emily’s extended family.