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Emily’s links to Longhorsley in book

Emily book launch in Longhorsley
Emily book launch in Longhorsley

A new book to commemorate Emily Wilding Davison’s connections with Longhorsley was launched in the village last week.

Based on original documents and Emily’s own writings, this book shows how the village has played its part in her story – a place she called home.

The book includes old photographs of Longhorsley; references the letters that Emily wrote to many newspapers, including the Morpeth Herald and also Emily’s mother’s letters to her Suffragette daughter.

The book also gives a unique local perspective to the struggle for women’s suffrage.

The second part of the book shows how Longhorsley has remembered Emily over the years and how it continues to recognise Emily as a figure of national importance.

It was launched at an event at Longhorsley Village Hall last Tuesday.

The A4 size book comprises 82 pages of writings, newspaper cuttings, includes black and white and colour photos.

It has been written by Margaret Scott a Longhorsley resident for nearly 30 years, who is also retired teacher.

Longhorsley Local History Society have also been involved with the book and the event and launch have been hailed as a huge success by the organisers.