In the summer, some of our women members went on an educational walk around the East End of London, retracing the steps of some of the most famous radical women associated with the area. This included:

  • The Bryant and May match-women
  • Sylvia Pankhurst and the establishment of the Suffragette East London Federation,  campaigning not only for the right of women to vote, but also to establish their social and economic freedom.
  • Minnie Lansbury died here, after a heroic fight for justice for local residents.

A truly wonderful experience and an exceptional guide helped make the history come alive for all those who came! Check out the photos we took!

Bryant and May Matchstick Factory
Memorial to George Lansbury
Memorial to Minnie Lansbury
The Minnie Lansbury Clock
The Toy Factory set up by Sylvia Pankhurst
The Suffragette East London Federation was established at the end of this road
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