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Celebrating the Soroptimist Centenary with Emily Wilding Davison

Soroptimist International Epsom & District paid tribute to suffragette Emily Wilding Davison when they visited the new statue in Epsom town centre recently. Members took a moment to reflect on how far the women’s movement has come in over 100 years.  One long-standing Soroptimist member for 47 years, Diana Porter, said “The statue of Emily acknowledges the efforts of suffragettes to obtain some recognition for women of their true role in society. We were pleased to donate funds to the Surrey History Centre enabling them to purchase ‘The Suffragette’ dated 13 June 1913 which documented Emily stepping out in front of the King’s horse on 4 June 1913, causing her fatal injuries.”

More information about the Emily Wilding Davison Project can be found here: Emily Wilding Davison Project

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Surrey Live

Times News Express: ‘Obtain recognition for women’ — Soroptimists homage to Davison in Epsom – Times News Express

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News Nation USA: ‘Obtain recognition for women’ — Soroptimists homage to Davison in Epsom – News Nation USA (1)

Emily Wilding Davison Memorial Project

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