The Representation of the People Act 1918 was passed on 6 February 1918.
This act gave women over the age of 30 who met the specified property requirements the right to vote for the first time. (Women under 30, and who didn’t meet the criteria, had to wait another ten years for the privilege.)
To celebrate alongside all women, we are publishing today the pictures we took for Vivien Wilson, costume designer, who recently worked in an immersive theatre performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of the British suffragettes. The project wanted to emphasise not only the achievements of the suffragettes but also the struggles of all women throughout history and in different parts of the world.Read More