Whitley Bay Carnival
Please come dressed in something akin to suffragette clothing (see below) - as part of celebrations of 100 years of women having the vote.
There are 3 options for participation, depending on whether you want to do the walking bit, or not:
1. Meet at Whitley Bay Metro at 10:45 (for 11 a.m. start) to walk as a body in the Carnival procession.
2. Join us at the Playhouse at about 11:30/11:45
3. Join us for the static sing at the end - come to the War Memorial for 12:00.
NB Be aware that some roads will be closed during the parade, so check in advance where you can get to, if coming by car.
Suffragette clothing: plain or striped blouses and plain, full-length skirts are suitable, with a hat. Some women would have worn trousers, too. The blouses often had a high, round neck, which you might achieve by taking the collar off an unwanted man's shirt. With an ordinary blouse, just make sure it is suitably modest - use a brooch to pin the neck, if necessary.