DSW Wider Project Engagement

Along the South West route of the pilgrimage people have been responding to the extraordinary feat of the women who walked one hundred years a go.  There have been actions and events to mark the women's presence in particular places.  Starting at Land's End where episodes from Oxygen were performed, songs sung, stories of great grandmothers who were in Holloway shared, and a naming of the women who walked took place.  Then people walked from Land's End to St.Just where we had our first show way back on the 19th June 2013.

I don't really know where to begin as there have been so many of these markings happening.  Conversations taking place, catching the waves of the echoes of the footsteps taken a century a go.  In Bodmin we were met by the Deputy Mayor and the cast were given roses after walking with the women of WRSAC.  In 1913 the women were greeted by the then Mayor and given roses. So there are these small, poignant, but very emotional and meaningful moments happening as we progress.  

Some of the images below are part of the ever growing collection that we wanted to share with you.  To honour those who have honoured us, and the women of the suffrage movement and their incredible campaign 'votes for women'.  The stories continue and the momentum sustains itself as we moved from Cornwall to Devon, to Somerset, Avon and Bath, then into Wiltshire and onwards to London.

Thinking about all of you is overwhelming, but if you have images to add please send them to us. Know you are in our hearts. You have made this project reach out, and you have contributed to ensuring that the story of the women who walked on the Great 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage route: Land's End to Hyde Park will be remembered.