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Tour guide Rachel celebrates East End's wonderful women

PUBLISHED: 15:32 08 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:41 05 October 2010

Nurse Edith Cavell

Nurse Edith Cavell

THE LEGACY of wonderful women of Whitechapel and Spitalfields is being celebrated in a walking tour organised by the Women s Library. Tour guide Rachel Kolsky will tell walkers more about Eva Luckes, who headed the nursing school at the London Hospital

THE LEGACY of 'wonderful women' of Whitechapel and Spitalfields is being celebrated in a walking tour organised by the Women's Library.

Tour guide Rachel Kolsky will tell walkers more about Eva Luckes, who headed the nursing school at the London Hospital in Whitechapel and Edith Cavell who trained at the hospital and was executed during the first world war for harbouring allied soldiers in Belgium.

Walkers will also learn more about Annie Besant, who helped organise the match girls strike in Bow, philanthropist Mary Hughes who was so well known for her work in Whitechapel that Gandhi asked to meet her when he visited London and the first woman mayor of Stepney Miriam Moses.

The tour will be brought up to date as walkers hear about Monica Ali, the author of the novel Brick Lane and artist and Turner Prize winner Tracey Emin who lives in Spitalfields.

The walk starts at 10.30am on Saturday October 11 from Whitechapel tube station and tickets costing £8 must be booked in advance on 020 7 320 2222 or on moreinfo@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk

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