Ffynh 6V

For over a quarter of a century I have spent the summer in that queen of Welsh watering places, Aberystwyth. Walking along the promenade one day this summer I saw the welcome announcement that the Women's Freedom League had arrived and were going to hold theirfirst meeting that night on the promenade. My thoughts went back to some seven or eight years ago,when Miss Clark and Miss Munro held their first meeting in Aberystwyth educating thepublic to the just claim of votes for women, and the violent opposition they met with, and how, inspite of the most hostile reception at several meetings, the opposition was eventually broken down and enthusiasm reigned instead.

For three summers the Women's Freedom League have not held a campaign in Aberystwyth, and I waited with eagerness for their first meeting, punctually at 8p.m. Miss Clark taking the chair,she spoke of the great strides women had made during the past four years. It was a deplorable fact that it had taken a European war to make the country realize the capacity of the women; it had been there all the time, and only wanted the opportunity. She pointed out that since the last campaign in Aberystwyth several millions of women had been enfranchised, and hoped that the enfranchised women were going to use their vote for their unenfranchised sisters and work for full equality and equal opportunity between men and women.

('An impression of the Aberystwyth campaign' by 'A Visitor' in The Vote, 26 September 1919 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )