Around 80 people joined a march to mark 100 years since the Wimbledon Labour Party was founded.

Keen historians and local trade unionists marched from St Andrew's Church Hall, Herbert Road to the William Morris House where the Wimbledon Labour party has its current headquarters.

Chairman of William Morris House Peter Walker said the event on Friday, April 6 was a big success. He said: “People were very interested in Wimbledon’s radical history and the history of the suffragettes.

“In 1919 the Labour party was filled by men but 100 years on many of the positions are held by women which is great.

“The RMT also attended and it was really nice to get working class people to our rally.”

On April 6, 1918 a meeting was convened by the Wimbledon District Trades and Labour Council at St Andrew’s Hall which set up the Wimbledon, Merton and Morden Labour Party.

In 1910, Rose Lamartine Yates became the organising secretary of the Wimbledon Branch of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU).

The WSPU were renowned for their militant suffrage campaigns.