The 100th anniversary of women getting the vote saw a suffragettes march take to the streets of Ilfracombe yesterday (Tuesday). On February 6, 1918, millions of women over the age of 30 were at last able to vote in a general election. Ten years later that was extended to all women over the age of 21. To mark their decades of struggle both peaceful and militant a procession was held in Ilfracombe, with local women invited to join in and bear the suffragette colours of green, white and violet. Bearing placards and defying any snowy weather, they made their way from the council offices along the High Street to the seafront. A short rally with speeches was held at the seafront and included the words of Emmeline Pankhurst, who founded the suffragette movement.* See tomorrows North Devon Gazette for a very special edition dedicated to the 100th anniversary, womens suffrage and what it means for women today.