Monday, July 21, 2014

East Enders of WWI: Exhibition and Events

(from East London Suffragette Festival Programme)

THROUGHOUT AUGUST: East Enders of WWI Exhibition
Tower Hamlets Community Housing are commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War by hosting an exhibition showing the faces and stories of many young people who lived or worked in Tower Hamlets when the war broke out, including the East London suffragettes.
See photos of the suffragettes’ activities in Bow and learn about their remarkable wartime work.
9.30am - 4.30pm Mon-Fri                Free

Tower Hamlets Community Housing, 285 Commercial Road, Stepney, London E1 2PS

Related events:-

Explore Tower Hamlets WWI Archive
A day of talks, stalls and refreshments to launch Tower Hamlets’ WWI commemoration.
·         Michael Berlin (Birkbeck, University of London) will speak on ‘Pacifism in the East End during World War One’
·         Borough Archivist Malcolm Barr-Hamilton will highlight aspects of the collections relating to World War One
·         Author Sarah Jackson will speak about the remarkable wartime work of the East London Federation of the Suffragettes
11am – 5pm          Free

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ
Suffragettes, Sisters and Struggles
An exhibition of radical posters of women’s activism from various sources, including the See Red Women’s Workshop.
10am to 6pm, not open Sunday            Free
Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 OQN 

Meath Gardens History Picnic
Join us for a Sunday afternoon picnic in beautiful Meath Gardens. Learn about the history of the park (formerly Victoria Park Cemetery) and its creator Fanny Wilkinson - the first woman landscape gardener in Britain!
Meet at the entrance arch on Bullard’s Place (map: From there we’ll walk a short distance to a good picnic spot or an alternative indoor venue if it’s raining. Please bring a towel or blanket to sit on and food to share!
1pm – 3pm        Free
Minnie Lansbury
Historian Janine Booth will give a talk about local hero Minnie Lansbury: alderman, activist and one of the most active members of the East London Federation of the Suffragettes.
6.30pm – 7.45pm         Free
Bow Idea Store, 1 Gladstone Place, Roman Rd, London E3 5ES

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