THE WHITECHAPEL SOCIETY ‘VICTIMS’ EVENT AT HANBURY HALL, HANBURY STREET,
LONDON.

NEW SPEAKER ANNOUNCED – LOUISE RAW

“Striking a Light: East End Women.

Bow Matchwomen, East London Suffragettes, women at Cable Street in 1936, war
workers; the women and girls of the East End have a long history of making
history! Hear how they stood up for themselves and each other, making life
bearable and even fun against all the odds, with ‘feather clubs’ and ‘gin
committees’ as well as trade unions. “

Louise Raw is a historian and writer, and resident historian for the Robert
Elms show on BBC Radio London. She organises the annual Matchwomen’s
Festival and is the author of ‘Striking a Light: the Bryant & May Matchwomen
and Their Place in History’