Sepia Saturday encourages bloggers to record their family history through photographs.
This week's prompt featured the Potddam Conference of 1945 when the leaders of Britain, USA and Soviet Russia met in the aftermath of war.
The earliest reference to women's suffrage in the Borders were found in a report published by the newspaper in 1871, with a public meeting held in Hawick in the Exchange Hall in 1873. Although suffrage bills in 1870, 1886, and 1897 had been presented to Parliament, all were defeated.
Rise, ye men of Border burghs.
Show yourself in your true colours
"The Hawick Epxress" of February 26th 1909 reported that "The Suffragists are extremely busy in connection with the elections and have taken a shop on the High Street as their headquarters,,,,,the window is smartly decorated with suffragette literature and pictures and they are reported to be doing a roaring trade in the sale of "Votes for Women" badges".
Mrs Pankhurst returned to Hawick in August 1909 when she called on women to join a large demonstration in Edinburgh.
The protesters were committed to prison and taken by train to Edinburgh, They were found guilty as charged and sentenced to nine months imprisonment in Carleton Jail, Edinburgh. However they were liberated within a week having gone on hunger strike. The terms of their temporary release stated that they must return after a stipulated number of days - an instance of the infamous "cat and mouse" policy.
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