2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison - fatally injured when she stepped on to the track during the 1913 Epsom Derby and fell under the hooves of King George V’s horse Anmer.
Although her birthplace was Greenwich in London, Emily’s family were deeply rooted in Morpeth, and she viewed herself as a true Northumbrian, regularly returning between bouts of suffragette action.
Emily Inspires! aims to raise awareness about Emily; her passionate fight for the right for women to vote and her Northumbrian roots; and to celebrate her life and achievements.
Throughout the coming months there will be many fun events and activities in and around Morpeth, where Emily is buried.
On May 23rd there will be an interactive suffragette’s lunch at Curiously Wicked Edwardian Tea Room. Come in costume and delve into the world of Emily!
Head to Morpeth on Saturday the 15th June for a truly fun packed day! Visitors are welcome to register for the “bikes and bonnets” ride, but first decorate your bike in suffragette colours! There will also be processions, exhibitions, talks and a church service in memory of Emily, which will be attended by Emily’s family.
For further details on all of the events associated with Emily Inspires! go to: www.emilyinspires.net.