Plaque: Annie Besant - E3
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.
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.