Public are invited to special commemorative service at Morpeth church

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A commemorative service will be held in Morpeth tomorrow (Friday) to celebrate 100 years since some women were given the vote and the role women played in the First World War.

The event, being led by Northumberland County Council, is open to the public and will take place in St Mary’s Church from noon.

It will reflect on the changes that have been made since 1918 and include thoughts and views from students of nearby schools.

After the service, members of the public are encouraged to walk to the grave of Emily Wilding Davison, one of the most important people in the suffragette movement, where a festive floral spray will be laid.

Following this, a short reception will be held at Storey Park Community Centre.

Cath Homer, cabinet member for culture, arts, leisure and tourism at the county council, said: “I can think of no better way to bring the year to a close than with this special commemorative service in Morpeth, culminating in the laying of a wreath at the grave of our own Emily Wilding Davison.”