Tribute garden opens at site of former East London Federation of Suffragettes
PUBLISHED: 15:57 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:58 25 September 2018
A project celebrating east London’s women activists marked the opening of a Suffragette tribute garden with a party.
The Women’s Hall Project, run with Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives and the East End Women’s Museum, is exploring the history of east London’s lesser known Suffragettes through a series of events and exhibits.
Last weekend, they held a party to celebrate the creation of a community garden commemorating Sylvia Pankhurst. The garden will be next to the Morpeth Arms pub in Bow, where a Sylvia Pankhurst memorial pays tribute to the wartime distress centre she set up for women in 1915. The garden, in Old Ford Road, is on the site of the form East London Federation of Suffragettes.
The party included live folk music, old-fashioned games, a community kitchen and exhibitions on women’s activism.
On October 11, the project is hosting a discussion of Sally Nicholl’s Things a Bright Girl Can Do, which will be followed by a talk from Women Unite Against Racism. On October 20, there’ll be events to mark the end of an exhibition on women’s rights at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives.
For the full programme, visit eastendwomensmuseum.org/the-womens-hall.