It appeared women had travelled from across the country and even as far as Finland to speak.
To celebrate the day and the start of women beginning to gain an equal stance in the world of politics, South Tyneside-based women's group Apna Ghar in Ocean Road, opened its doors to the public to mark the occasion. Many faced the dangers of working in the rapidly expanding munitions factories where accidental explosions were not uncommon. Ltd employed women in shell manufacture and file grinding.
They also served as police officers for the first time and in newly-formed auxiliary branches of the armed forces.
The union's motto was "Deeds not Words" and many of their actions were considered extreme by the population. It was as if the Suffragette leadership had internalised the argument against universal suffrage and accepted that the vote was best suited to property owners of a respectable temperament of either sex. Soviet Muslim republics in central Asia and Albania have "enjoyed" women's suffrage from 1917, albeit the governance system was a "state guided democracy" as opposed to a liberal parliamentary one.
Since 1869 only women rate-payers had been allowed to vote and then only in local elections.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced a £500,000 fund to drive greater representation of women in Scottish politics in "tribute" to the suffragettes.
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On February 6, 1918, the Representation of the People Bill became law and added to the voting roll around eight million women who were aged over 30 and met other conditions.
Angela Eagle also believes that the erasure of queer people from history as a whole has discredited their integral role in securing women the right to vote.
It was also the first election in which women were allowed to stand as candidates. The first woman to be elected to Parliament, Constance Markievicz, as a member of Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party, did not take her seat - a boycott, which Sinn Fein still maintains today. I have sought to raise awareness of the first woman to speak in the House of Commons, secretary Margaret Travers Symons, who in 1908 ran up to the dispatch box and shouted "Address the women's issue!" just before being hauled away.
Sam Smethers, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, which campaigns for gender equality and women's rights, says it's "surprising and disappointing" that some of the discussions being had 100 years ago are still relevant now. She was known for her extreme approach in the fight for women's rights and wanted to be a martyr for the Suffragettes. Advance booking is essential - details here.
"Thanks to the activism of the suffragettes, the franchise was extended to some women in 1918, and to all women over the age of 21 ten years later. I look forward to seeing the suffrage flag raised above 21 of the University's Colleges, faculty and departments, and above prominent city and county buildings". The event has been commissioned by 14-18 NOW and is produced by "Artichoke", creators of large-scale public art events.
Fear of such attacks prompted museums to request women leave their bags and coats in cloakrooms, to stop activists concealing weapons, but a century on the Suffragettes have themselves become exhibition subjects.
Later this year a statue will be unveiled of Millicent Fawcettin London's Parliament Square.