Celebrating 100 years of
Women having the vote.
100 Women will march at this year's
Porthcawl Buckaneer Carnival.
What's it all about?
The Buckaneer Carnival, Porthcawl Tourism and the Porthcawl Museum are planning a special Carnival this year, Saturday 21st July 2018. The aim is to reflect not only Wales’s ‘Year of the Sea,’ but, also, to commemorate the ‘Centenary of Women and the Vote. ‘
The objective is, of course, to bring visitors to Porthcawl and to advertise the attractions in our town, nationwide.
The museum’s role, for the carnival, is to organise a display befitting of 100 years of Women and The Vote. The organisers have already agreed to allow ‘The Women’ to lead the carnival.
By June, we intend to have converted one of the museum cells into a Suffragette Exhibition to support and promote this venture,
Our Carnival plan so far is: -
100 Women will march in front of the Carnival, ahead of our own float.
Women will be dressed as Suffragettes or Suffragists,
representing 1918. They will lead, carrying a banner
e.g. ‘We Did It! February 6th 1918’
Policemen in period costume will be in attendance.
Following, will be women representing a cross section of what women have achieved since 1918.
Some representing occupations, the military, politics, youth groups, services etc. The last row will carry a 2018 banner.
All women will wear a sash ‘Women and the Vote 1918-2018.’
Our float will show the granting of the vote. Parliament back drop, railings and a massive ballot box. Relevant people dressed in period costume will compliment this scene.
How do I join?
We need to collate numbers and keep you in touch for further information.
Therefore, please will you contact us telling us: -
Women fought for us to have the vote.
We must not forget.
More information to follow, including the history behind
Women and the Vote.