LAST week’s Keighley Information featured a pre-war ‘workforce shot’ of Keighley Borough Council in 1912 – all males, clearly, because it was not till 1918 that ladies over 30 had been even allowed to vote.
When my spouse turned deputy mayor in 2012, I wore a gold badge of workplace – first introduced in 1955 and “to be worn by the deputy mayoress”, which assumed that it could all the time be worn by a lady; our late good friend Colin Ward had gone a step additional in 2009 when he turned mayor’s consort, even carrying the mayoress’ lovely chain of workplace!
Distinction this together with your function final week on the ‘relaunch’ of Hainworth Wooden Group Centre, together with an image of my colleague Councillor Samantha Cooper – one in every of eight ladies on the present Keighley City Council. Within the pursuits of equality, lengthy might it proceed!
Wooden View Highway, Oakworth
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