Plaque

(lost) Annie Besant - E3

Inscription

The match girls strike of 1888 was led here by Annie Besant, journalist and lecturer, 1847 - 1933.
Following the strike, Annie Besant became secretary of the new Matchmakers Union. In 1917 she became President of the Indian National Congress and was also International President of the Theosophical Society from 1907 - 1933.

This plaque was lost sometime July 2021 - August 2022. 

Site: Fairfield Works (2 memorials)

E3, Fairfield Road, Bow Quarter, Arlington Building

The two lower plaques are not commemorative, they bear the building's current name 'Bow Quarter'. The terracotta relief work on this charming 'cottage' are very well covered at Ornamental Passions.

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Annie Besant - E3

Subjects commemorated i

Matchgirls' strike

A strike of the women and teenage girls working at the Bryant and May Factory...

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Indian National Congress

One of the two major political parties in India, and one of the largest and o...

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Matchmakers Union

Formed as the Union of Women Match Workers following the matchgirls strike at...

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The Theosophical Society

Formed in New York City by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Henry Steel Olcott, Wil...

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Annie Besant

Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Iris...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Annie Besant - E3

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Fairfield Works

Fairfield Works

This plaque was lost sometime July 2021 - August 2022.

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