Southill’s suffragettes are still alive and kicking

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsSouthill’s suffragettes are still alive and kickingBy Bernie English – March 9, 2018 1669 Advertisement WhatsApp Ann Farrell Kinsella, Geraldine Minogue and Breda McNamara celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.Picture: Brendan GleesonWOMEN may have got the vote 100 years ago but the Southill Women’s Group knows that community life is still worth fighting for.To mark the centenary of women getting the vote, the group is planning to step back in time.On international Womens Day, this Thursday, March 8, members of the group will dress up in period costume and tell stories of how the Suffragettes struggled to get the vote for the sisterhood everywhere.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’ll be telling stories of what those women went through to get the vote, They marched, they protested, many of them were jailed and we want to bring it back to life, what it was like then,” Anne Farrell Kinsella from the Womens Group told the Limerick Post.There will be one man who will be welcomed with open are into the company of the celebrating sisters on the day, a volunteer from the local Mens Sheds, who will be an honorary ‘barman’ in a re-created ‘snug”.“Women were only allowed in pubs if they went into the snug at that time and we want to recreate those scenes,” said Anne. “But we’ll be serving tea and coffee on the day – nothing real from behind the bar, I’m afraid,” she added.The celebration will urge people not to forget that there’s work still to be done.“There are women around here who do amazing work in the community for others. We still have real suffragettes,” Anne said.The day of stories and celebration of suffrage will start at 11 am on March 8 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hall and will go on until 1pm “or whenever people are finished having a chat,” said Anne.There will be a raffle to raise funds for another worthwhile community activity, the Wednesday night bingo.“It’s a social night out for a lot of people and some are even collected by minibus and brought to it but they are struggling and they don’t have money to put up prizes anymore so we’ll be donating the raffle proceeds to them,” she explained.More local news here. Twitter Limerick Post Show | Friday, March 6th International Women’s Day LIT Email Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day center_img Previous articleLimerick woman calling on public to support important charity for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini MarathonNext articleBreak in at Rape Crisis Midwest’s Limerick premises Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSInternational Women’s DayraffleSouthill Women’s groupsuffrage Print Facebook Women of Limerick invited to an International Women’s Day Celebration Red shoe demonstration on International Women’s Day highlights gender-based violence Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Linkedinlast_img read more

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Soothills Bakery undergoes renovation for 2013

first_imgFamily business Soothills Bakery has seen its best year of trading, following a major refurbishment.The Hampshire craft bakery retail business’ two shops in Fareham and at Locks Heath Shopping Village have been redesigned and rebranded by specialist Dollar Rae.Tony Jenkins, master baker and owner of Soothills, said: “We are a small family business and an investment in shop refits is quite a big thing for us.“Our two shops were looking tired and needed doing.  Plus, we were starting to feel the pressure of quite a lot of competition from the likes of Costa Coffee, Starbucks and, to a lesser extent, Greggs.”The redevelopment included improvements to the layout, functionality, product display and presentation, lighting, and the queueing system. Since the transformation of the Fareham shop, East Street, Soothills has recorded its best-ever year’s trading.A spokesperson for the business said: “Everything is moving far more quickly and it’s definitely busier. It’s word of mouth bringing in new people.”She added: “Everything was looking particularly tired, so it was in need of doing.”Employing a total of 45 staff, including 10 skilled bakers, both shops are managed by Tony’s daughter Angela Moyse. The traditional bakery is famed for the high standard and extensive range of product it offers, especially its Cornish pasties, Danish pastries, and lardy cakes.Jenkins commented: “The design and image of your shop is very important, together with your product and its presentation, and the experience that’s created for the customers – is it a place they like to be?”last_img read more

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