A hundred years ago this week, a law passed that changed the UK forever and paved the way for universal suffrage.

Tom Marshall, who has previously used colour to bring US Library of Congress photos to life, was inspired by this centenary, which marks the Representation of the People Act.

The law was far from perfect, but granted a vote to women over the age of 30 - a historic step in the fight for equality.

In a blog post, the photo colouriser and history lover explained why he chose to mark the 1918 act in his latest series of work:

I have always been a feminist, and it still baffles me that in 2018 we still don't have full equality between men and women. 

We have however come a long way in the past 100 years, and I've colourised these photos from the early 20th century to show how much of a struggle it was for the women then to get where they are today.

Here are his remarkable colourised photos.

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