GRATEFUL WOMEN VOTE WITH FEET
THOUSANDS of women turned cities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales into rivers of green, white and violet yesterday to mark 100 years since the first women won the right to vote in the UK.
Wearing scarfs in the colours of the suffragette movement that fought for female political enfranchisement, women marched through London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast in events that were part-artwork, part-parades.
The milestone they observed was enactment of the Representation of the People Act, which in 1918 granted property-owning British women over 30 the right to vote.
It would be another decade before women in the UK would have the same voting rights as men.
Women take to the streets of London as part of a celebration of 100 years of votes for women. Their counterparts in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh also took part.