Weekend of commemorations to mark suffragette's death

Events will be held this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Emily Wilding Davison.

The suffragette died in 1913, a few days after stepping onto the racecourse at Epsom. She was hit by the king's horse.

Emily's family was from Northumberland. Between 13th and 15th June, a series of centenary events will be held in and around Morpeth to remember a woman who fought for the vote.

On Saturday, a commemorative procession will take place between Morpeth railway station and St Mary's Church; the route of her funeral cortege.

Emily's relatives are travelling to Northumberland from around the world to take part.

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Suffragette Emily Davison remembered

Events are being held to mark the 100th anniversary of the funeral of Emily Wilding Davison. The suffragette died in 1913, a few days after stepping onto the racecourse at Epsom. She was hit by the king's horse.