THE feeling of sisterhood was strong on Saturday, as women from across the county joined hands to mark International Women's Day.

More than 100 people of all ages and genders proudly spanned the Cleddau Bridge, undeterred by the heavy rain and strong winds.

The event saw members of Soroptimist International Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire Women’s Festival and the SGI Buddhist Group in Pembrokeshire unite, 100 years on from when women first got the vote in the UK.

They were joined by family, friends, and even the mayors of Milford Haven and Neyland, Cllrs Colin Sharp and Simon Hancock.

Joint president of Soroptimist Milford Haven, Trisha Campodonic, said she was delighted with the turn-out.

"It went very well, especially considering the horrible weather," she said.

"We had at least 100 people there which was fantastic, lots of people of all ages, and having Samba Doc band there really made the event feel upbeat.

"Event like this are all about getting women noticed, and the groups and organisations that help them.

"There was a real feeling of sisterhood, and I think we should all be very pleased.

"It's the second year and I would love to see it done again."

Debbie Vines was on the bridge with her husband, son, granddaughters and grandson.

"My eight-year-old granddaughter had learned about the Suffragettes in school, but events like this raise awareness and continue the conversation," she said.

"Other things are still going on, we don't have equal pay and women are still seen as second-class citizens in some areas."

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8 but the event was held on Saturday, March 10.

Started by the Suffragettes in the early 1900s, the first International Women’s day was celebrated in 1911.

The International Women’s Day campaign theme for 2018 is Press For Progress, tackling the issue of gender parity.