TODAY marks the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which paved the way for women to vote.

Events are happening up and down the country to commemorate the efforts of the suffrage movement.

To mark the occasion, well-known local photographer Johnny Morris has sent the picture above from his collection of suffragettes Emily Pankhurst and Ann Kenney canvassing in Fishguard Square in July 1908.

The caption reads: "The demands of the suffragettes were moderate, merely asking for equality regarding voting rights.

"They were well received in Fishguard and Haverfordwest in JUly 1908. However particular attention was given to Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer at his Liberal Meetings where the brave women hecklers were treated with special brutality, this increased due to some of his exclamations from the platform calling those interrupting him 'sorry specimens of woman-hood' and adding: 'I think a gag ought to be tried.'

"In 1918 Lloyd George replaced Asquith as Prime Minister, and the suffragettes met with some success in 2018.

"For the next ten years women of property and over the age of 30 were permitted to vote.

"In 1928 women gained full equality with men in terms of voting rights."

For the first time, the Parliamentary Archives will display four original Acts of Parliament extending the franchise.

These are the 1918 Representation of the People Act itself, the 1918 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act allowing women to be MPs, the Equal Franchise Act 1928 which gave women the vote on the same terms as men, and the Life Peerages Act 1958 which allowed women to sit in the House of Lords as life peers.