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.