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SI Plymouth 100 Women Walk

To mark the centenary of votes for women, over 100 placard-bearing Soroptimists from Plymouth, St Austell and Torbay were joined by other women as they marched through Plymouth city centre, many wearing period costume.  The colourful parade attracted a lot of attention and media coverage including Westcountry TV, Radio Devon and local newspapers as well as live Facebook coverage by Plymouth Herald.

This is ITV’s newscast of the event:


Plymouth Soroptimist Hilary Preston came up with the idea and as well as organising the march on 9th May, compiled a list of 100 women who have achieved a ‘first’ during the last century.  The marchers wore sashes and carried placards with the names and achievements of the 100 notable women.

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Plymouth’s Lord Mayor Councillor Wendy Foster met the marchers at the end of the walk when everyone enjoyed afternoon tea provided by a Plymouth Soroptimist in the Council chambers.