Suffragette mosaic project

Newport Votes for Women

Newport City Council has successfully applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to honour the suffragette movement and raise awareness of the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.

The Act enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote, and paved the way for universal suffrage in 1928, when all women over the age of 21 were able to vote on equal terms with men. 

The project aims to create six mosaics on the wall of St Paul's Walk as a visual reminder of the suffragette movement and women's empowerment. 

The mosaics will provide a place of interest for local people and visitors to Newport. 

A local artist will work with local primary school pupis and community groups to sketch, design and create the mosaics. 

A plaque featuring digital technology will allow visitors to discover more about the heritage, enabling it to be explored and better understood. 

How you can help

If you have stories or photographs you are willing to share about suffragettes or women from Newport who were influential in the past that may assist the project, please email the St Paul's Walk mosaic project manager

The image above is reproduced with permission of Newport Museum and Art Gallery and is of one of a small collection of local suffrage banners held by them. 

 

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