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SUFFRAGETTES: Spread word of the challenges

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It is good that so much effort has been put into celebrating 100 years since woman gained the partial right to vote.

It will also be good when the statue in memory of Emily Davidson is installed in Morpeth to reflect her significant contribution to the Suffragette movement.

I have learned a lot of new things about the evolving of women’s rights in this country. Some things didn’t make for comfortable reading, but there does seem scope for more books to be produced on the subject so that people, both now and in the future, can understand the challenges women faced.

Recently, I walked past an allotment site in Blyth. One of the allotments was on fire and four fire engines were in attendance to deal with it and the risk it posed to both the rest of the site and to neighbouring properties.

Well done to Jill Robson for taking appropriate action when discovering people have been creating fires in the Bluebell Woods in Morpeth.

Given the long period of warm weather, everything is so dry, and with the linked woodland in this area you hope that people will behave responsibly and display common sense.

Robert Pollard

Northbourne Avenue

Morpeth