February 6, 1918, saw the passing of the Representation of the People Act giving women over 30 and all men over 18 the vote.
It was the culmination of a long and, at times, violent campaign and the giant banners the girls from Buile Hill Visual Arts College have designed urge all Salford voters to ‘Honour their struggle – use your vote.’
Deputy City Mayor Councillor Paula Boshell said:
Headteacher James Inman said:
The girls who took part in the project were Year 9 pupils: Amber Carrington, Grace Fox, Isabella Frias, Erin McAtee and Libby Rigby.
The banners were sponsored by Urban Vision, Salford City Council’s property and infrastructure partner.
Barry Pilkington from Urban Vision said:
Women from the council also turned out to create a giant V for vote outside the Civic Centre, holding I Vote signs.