Geoffrey Davison is Emily Wilding Davison's great nephew. He travelled from Sydney, Australia, to the region so he could take part in the celebrations of her life, 100 years on.
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The colours red, white and blue have been projected onto the monument following yesterday's terrorist attack at Westminster.
After Wednesday's downpours things are looking more settled.
Durham PCC, Ron Hogg is urging members of the public to "stay strong and stay together" by sharing intelligence to defeat terrorism.