A Pankhurst Memorial in the Roman?

The Roman Road Trust is campaigning to have Sylvia Pankhurst, pictured addressing a crowd outside the headquarters of the East London Federation of Suffragettes in Old Ford Road, honoured and celebrated with a statue on or near Roman Road in Bow.  In addition they want to create a museum or public art trail that celebrates not only Sylvia Pankhurst but the other visionaries who helped give a voice to disempowered women in the East End. Find out more about the Bow Suffragettes campaign here.


Sylvia Pankhurst’s life and her contribution to the Suffragette movement is intimately tied up with East London and particularly Bow.   Click here to read about it in local writer Amy Freeborn’s blog on the Roman Road Trust  website.

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  1. I was interested to see the story of Sylvia Pankurst, also the aim of having an Art Trail around the east end taking place associated with the women’s movement. I hope that the work done by the sisters Muriel and Doris Lester who came to Bow at the start of the 19th century and who established Kingsley Hall. Is included.If you need any information about the Lester family I would be happy to help. I actually knew as a child the Lesters.

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