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Women follow footsteps of Cumbrian suffragist

Women's rights activists gathered in Carlisle to mark the centenary of a march that was instrumental in the battle to win women the right to vote.

The Cumbrian suffragist Catherine Marshall walked from Carlisle to London in 1913 as a peaceful call for better conditions in Britain for women. On arrival in London she had gathered 60,000 supporters

Jan Jeffrey organised this weekend's march as a tribute to her.