Raise a cuppa to celebrate 100 years of votes for women

The Earl Grey Tea House at Howick Hall.
The Earl Grey Tea House at Howick Hall.

A special event is being held next week to commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage.

The UK Parliament’s Equaliteas campaign is marking the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People Act in 1918, when 8.4million women over 30 got the vote.

Tea parties are being held nationwide, including at the Earl Grey Tea House at Howick Hall Garden.

At 11am and 3pm on Friday, June 22, a toast of Earl Grey tea will be proposed to those whose efforts and sacrifices led the way to political equality in this country.

The usual garden entry fees and tea-room charges apply. For more information, contact Avril Meakin at The Howick Heritage Group on 01665 577597.