On June 4th, Hester Reeve, one of the commissioned artists from Out of the Archives, celebrated and promoted ‘Emily Davison Day’ at the Epsom Derby. On this date, 93 years ago, Emily Davison was injured and later died as a result of running onto the race track and attempting to pin two suffragette flags onto the king’s horse. She was an active and determined Suffragette and the exact circumstances surrounding her death are still unknown. Emily Davsion’s fateful action on June 4th 1913 is regarded in the popular imagination as a watershed moment in the campaign to get women the vote.
More about Hester’s art installation in conjunction with Olivia Plender can be found here: