Ashwell at Home 2018: War, women and community event is ‘great success’

PUBLISHED: 17:40 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:40 15 May 2018

The Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018.


 Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Crowds came out in force for this year’s Ashwell at Home celebration on Sunday, which honoured war, women and community.

The Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The 35th annual event commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and the centenary of women first getting the vote.

Committee member David Hall told the Crow: “It was a great success, there were lots of smiling faces.

“We have a different theme each year, and it was decided that with this year being the centenary of the end of the First World War, we would go with that and honour the Suffragettes and women getting the vote as well.

“We have had good feedback about the event so we’re pleased.”

The Suffragettes chain themselves to the railings.


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Suffragettes chain themselves to the railings. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Highlights included a Suffragette demonstration, Votes for Women readings, dancing Morris men and a poppy trail walk and talk.

There was also a talk by author Alan Evenson about The Bury as a First World War convalescence hospital, 16 gardens opened for the public to explore as well as live music performances

For more on the event, which is run by volunteers, go to www.ashwellathome.org.uk.

The Letchworth Morris Men.


Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Letchworth Morris Men. Picture: Karyn Haddon

There was music for the crowd to enjoy on the day. 


Picture: Karyn HaddonThere was music for the crowd to enjoy on the day. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018.


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Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018. . Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018.


 Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018. Picture: Karyn Haddon

The Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018.
 Picture: Karyn HaddonThe Suffragette march at Ashwell at Home 2018. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Poppy Simon, aged eight, got into the spirit of the fun event. Picture: Karyn HaddonPoppy Simon, aged eight, got into the spirit of the fun event. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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