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Suffragette Tea Party

Soroptimist International Ashton-under-Lyne celebrated 100 years of women getting the vote by organising a “Suffragette Tea Party” on Saturday 21st April at
The Broadoak Centre, Broadoak Road, Ashton-under-Lyne OL16 8RS

The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman and the MP for Ashton-under-Lyne Angela Raynor both attended together with the President of Soroptimist International, South Lancashire Region Margaret Davies.

Tea and cakes were served by members of the club to about 50 women and some men, some local and some from further afield, some of them Soroptimists and others who just wanted to join in the celebrations.

Some of our members dressed in Edwardian costume for the event, which proved to be very successful and £450 was raised for the Pankhurst Centre.

From left to Right this picture shows, Regional President Margaret Davies, Club Secretary (and President for the month) Norma Parry, The Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman, A-u-L Member Jill Dewsnap, local MP Angela Raynor and A-u-L Member Lesley Walker.