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Happy Birthday Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Born on this day 1847 to a family of extraordinary women. Advertisements

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Sylvia Pankhurst – Everything is possible

Excellent evening recently at WORLDwrite in #Hackney to see a screening of their Sylvia Pankhurst documentary.  You can see a clip here: Source: Sylvia Pankhurst – Everything is possible

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Votes for (some) women!

One hundred years ago today, on 6th February 1918,  the Representation of the the People Act 1918 received Royal Assent and passed into law. Continue reading

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Helping Hands

Helping Hands by Alec Peever 2001 This sculpture of clasped hands on Three Mills Green by Alec Peever,  commemorates four tragic deaths in an industrial accident one hundred and sixteen years ago today.  On 12th July 1901 three workmen and … Continue reading

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Recycling is not new…..

Looking at this imposing Grade II listed church in the east London suburb of Wanstead it would be hard to imagine its very unusual history. Now well-connected by the Central Line and popular with young families, Wanstead in the 1860s … Continue reading

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Art and Industry in East London – new improved version!

One of the joys, and sometimes frustrations, of walking in London is the speed of change as new buildings go up or hoardings come down and new views are exposed.  The ‘same’ walk can change subtly or significantly over a … Continue reading

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Beautifying Bermondsey

Ada Salter with her favourite flowers  © Oonagh Gay Oonagh Gay of Crouch End Walks and I were joined by a very interesting group of walkers for our Ada Salter – Beautifying Bermondsey walk for Open Garden Squares on Saturday … Continue reading

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