MEMBERS of Women Against State Pension Injustice (WASPI) converged on Cardigan on Thursday lunchtime (June 6) to perform a special piece of street theatre.

It marked the second day of a challenge in the Royal Courts of Justice to the legality of the Pension Acts of 1995 and 2011 which raised the retirement age from 60 to 66 for women born in the 1950s.

Dressed as suffragettes, and chanting for justice, the WASPIs marched from Small World Theatre to the Guildhall where they performed their drama on the steps.

It told of the plight of women born in the 50s who have lost up to six years’ of their state pensions, with little or no notice. It had been devised by the group, with help from Newcastle Emlyn’s Attic Players.

“We got fantastic support from passers-by and people in the shops we passed,” said Pamela Judge, joint co-ordinator of Ceredigion WASPI.

“A whole coachload of people gave us the thumbs-up as they drove past.

“This court case will have vast implications for the 5,000 women in Ceredigion who were born in the 50s. We are hoping that we will finally get justice.”

The decision of the Judicial Review, which was heard in the High Court in London, is expected in a few weeks’ time.

To contact Ceredigion WASPI, email or ring Carys Lloyd in the office of Ceredigion MP Ben Lake on 01570 940 333.