To commemorate the centenary of the first women being given the right to vote, Mawnan WI marked UK Parliament Week by mounting a celebratory montage of women in the South West who campaigned for equal voting rights. The montage is on display in Mawnan Memorial Hall.
UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival held in November, which aims to engage people from different backgrounds to have a say in their democracy. Sally Annan, Mawnan WI President, said: “We are excited to join thousands of organisations across the country getting involved in UK Parliament Week 2018 and getting more people involved in playing a vital role in their democracy. We hope that all the users of the Hall will stop to look at our montage and read about these inspirational women.”
Mawnan WI has held several community events to celebrate this centenary including holding a march from the centre of the village to Trebah Gardens and showing a free screening of the film “Suffragette”.