Walking Tour: Creative Connections: The Suffragettes
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17 August 2013, 14:00-16:00
Meet at Mile End station
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Learn more about the Suffragettes connection to the district of Bow with tour guide Ian Porter. Meet at Mile End station.
The tour will take in many of the historic landmarks in the area associated with the Suffragette movement, including the memorial to local MP and Votes for Women campaigner George Lansbury; Bow police station, where Sylvia was taken on several occasions; Gladstone's red hands - a statue of the Prime Minister, who was the first man to block any progress towards women getting the vote, and the Obelisk area where Sylvia made many speeches.
As well, the tour will pass the ex bakery which Sylvia turned into her headquarters. The success of her campaign meant she had to look for newer, larger premises, which will also be included, as well as the printing shop, which is still in operation as a printing shop today, where her Dreadnought newspaper was printed.
Ian Porter is a Londoner, writer, historian, public speaker, lecturer and walks guide. His first novel, Whitechapel is set in the East End of 1888. His second novel, Suffragette Autumn Women's Spring is set in the world of Suffragettes, much of it in Bow 1912-14. His guided walks include several in the East End - Sylvia Pankhurst's East End; Call the Midwife; Barnardo, Booth & Other Victorian Philanthropists; The Docks; The Old East End.