Suffragettes Putney Bridge Demonstration

Published: 31/05/2023 By Allan Fuller

We came across this photo recently. Judging by the amount of people on the bridge, this demonstration attracted much attention. 

It was to publicise Women's Sunday on the 21st of June 1908. The event was at Hyde Park when it was estimated that over 500,000 women attended a massive rally, many brought by trains that had been especially chartered.

There had never been such a large rally of any kind in Britain. It was held on a Sunday so working-class women could attend.

They had to wait until 1918 when some women got the vote but took another 10 years for all women over 21 got the vote!