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WOMEN will be taking to the streets to celebrate a special anniversary.

Walk for Women will be remembering the 50,000 ladies who marched through Britain 100 years ago to give women the vote.

On Sunday, September 8, numerous walks will be taking place around the country including one in Portsmouth.

It starts at 2pm at the Spinnaker Tower and the group will walk five miles through the city and Southsea before finishing at the war memorial on Southsea Common.

Sarah Bland, from the Solent Feminist Network, said: ‘This summer we wanted to be part of the mass celebration of our brave sisters who campaigned tirelessly, often facing extreme conditions and treatment, to ensure women got the right to vote.

‘Thanks to their determination, we can go to polling stations and have out say on local, county and general elections.

‘The right to vote cannot be underestimated.’

For more information on the Walk for Women visit WalkForWomen.co.uk