Waltham Forest Radical History Workshop present:
Striking a Light - The Matchwomen and their Place in History.
Louise Raw will talk on her Book “Striking a Light", about the Bryant & May matchwomen’s strike of 1888.
Her book celebrates the achievement of the remarkable young East End women who took on a ruthless cartel and won, and proves conclusively that they changed the entire course of British labour history, and were in fact the mothers of the modern union movement.
The life histories of matchwomen like Eliza Martin and Mary Driscoll, who were instrumental in the strike, are told for the first time.
Copies of the Book will be available for signing.
Tuesday 11 October, 7.30 PM,
Admission £2.50/ £1.50 concessions
Orford House Social Club,
73 Orford Road,
Nearest Station: Walthamstow Central
Buses: Hoe Street
Waltham Forest Radical History Group
Information: 07973 443030