Universal suffrage to be celebrated at village library

PUBLISHED: 11:00 23 June 2018

Andy Brisley Head of Libraries in North Somerset handing over the key of the library to Parish Council chairman Diana Hassan.

Andy Brisley Head of Libraries in North Somerset handing over the key of the library to Parish Council chairman Diana Hassan.


A village library will host celebratory tea parties next week, marking nine decades of universal suffrage.

Equalities tea parties will be held at Congresbury Library, in Station Road, on June 29. The two events will run from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30-4.30pm.

Universal voting rights were rolled out in the UK in 1928, and the occasion will be celebrated by Congresbury Parish Council, which took control of the village library from North Somerset Council last summer.

Since, it has co-ordinated a varied programme of events including craft classes and expert lectures.

The library will host craft classes which will show people how to make paper bead jewellery on July 5 and 19 from 10am-12.30pm.

And a children’s puppet show promoting water safety and the work of the RNLI will be performed on July 21 at 10am.

To book a place for either the craft classes or puppet show, call 01934 426200.

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