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Do you know of someone who helped women get the right to vote? Appeal for people in Broadland to share their stories

December 1912. Inset picture: Emily Pankhurst, who tried to address a meeting in St Andrew's Hall on behalf of Women's Suffrage. Bottom picture: There were plenty of people on St Andrew's Plain as well as in the Hall. Top picture: The Suffragette stall on Norwich Market with a disclaimer regarding the letter pillar boxes which were tampered with.  Picture: LIBRARY

December 1912. Inset picture: Emily Pankhurst, who tried to address a meeting in St Andrew's Hall on behalf of Women's Suffrage. Bottom picture: There were plenty of people on St Andrew's Plain as well as in the Hall. Top picture: The Suffragette stall on Norwich Market with a disclaimer regarding the letter pillar boxes which were tampered with. Picture: LIBRARY

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People are being asked to share the stories of relatives, friends or neighbours who helped women get the right to vote.

The Suffrage Pioneers project aims to identify and celebrate the lives of 100 previously hidden men and women who were active campaigners.

Broadland District Council is taking part in the initiative and is wanting to hear stories of those who are yet to be nationally recognised for their efforts.

The campaign, which has been organised by the Women’s Local Government Society, will help mark the centenary in 2018 of property-owning women over the age of 30, and all men receiving the vote.

People can nominate someone by filling out a form online at www.suffrage-pioneers.net or by calling Victoria Parsons at Broadland District Council on 01603 430457. The deadline for nominations is October 31, 2017.

• Do you know of someone? Email luke.powell@archant.co.uk

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