The best photos from the Tunbridge Wells Women’s March

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Campaigners for gender equality followed the footsteps of Suffragettes and Suffragists by marching through Tunbridge Wells.

Around 220 people joined a gathering at The Pantiles on Thursday [March 8] to mark International Women’s Day, 100 years after some women were given the vote.

Individuals from a variety of backgrounds then walked along High Street to Town Hall and onto the Opera House [now a Wetherspoon’s pub], where prominent Suffragette Emily Davison interrupted a Liberal Party meeting in 1913.

Many dressed up in 1900s costume for events, which also included a concert at The Forum, a reception in the Town Hall and a Tunbridge Wells Rock Choir performance in Royal Victoria Place.

March organiser Carol Wilson, Chairperson of Tunbridge Wells Labour Women’s Forum, said: ‘I think it went very well and I am pleased.

‘There was a mixture of older and younger people, there are so many great women in Tunbridge Wells.

‘Our aim was to reach all women and not to be party political. We achieved that and I am grateful to the people who worked so hard in organising it.

‘It was fantastic weather and it felt like someone was looking after us!’

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