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Whilst doing some personal research into the history of the Suffrage movement I discovered a novel that could not be more fitting to my needs: ‘Women’s Suffrage in Shetland’ by Marsali Taylor. With time against me but wanting to consume the entirety of the information contained within the pages of the novel, I decided to contact Marsali directly in the off chance that she may wish to contribute her expertise to the project. With good fortune on my side, my wishes were granted.

On 2nd April Marsali Taylor joined us at our second banner making workshop where she gave a presentation on Women’s Suffrage in Shetland, full of both local and nationwide history; relating Shetland’s efforts to the bigger picture. Marsali informed us that there was an original banner made by the women in Shetland that was taken to, and showcased, in procession in London; but the whereabouts of which is sadly now unknown.

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