Suffragette chained to Furnace railings

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There was a great turnout at the annual Furnace Vintage Tea Party on Saturday May 19.

This year’s themes celebrated 100 years of women’s suffrage, the centenary of the RAF and commemorating the end of World War One.

Ladies dressed as suffragettes were invited to chain themselves to a railing to add to the fun.

People packed the hall to enjoy a wide range of tasty sandwiches and tempting home-made cakes accompanied by tea and coffee.

Thanks go to everyone who donated raffle prizes which, combined with the entry money, helped raise £652 to be shared between Erskine Hospital and Glasgow Women’s Refuge.

Organisers thank those who put in many hours of hard work baking, serving and decorating the hall. It was a huge effort but well worthwhile.

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Andy Henderson chained to the railing. Photograph: Emma Irons. no_a21Suffragette01