Plaque: Bowler plaque - Match Girls
Erection date: 1995
The plaque punningly represents "match girls" - very nice. Hanbury Hall is where they met to organise their strikes for better working conditions.
This cast-iron roundel is one of 22 - see Bowler's page for more details.
Site: Hanbury Hall (4 memorials)
E1, Hanbury Street, 22, Hanbury Community Centre
Below the oval blue plaque there is a foundation stone:
This stone was laid by Mr William Forster - superintendant
C. Mc.I North - Archt.
The white plaque used to be just to the right of the foundation stone, under the windowsill. This plaque was removed when the building was renovated in 2015. It emerged with two new memorials: the tiles and the blue oval. We thank our colleague Alan for these photos.
The pavement plaque is immediately outside the entrance.
From Spitalfields Life:"The Hanbury Hall in Hanbury St was built in 1719 as a Huguenot Church, standing back from the road behind a courtyard with a pump. The building was extended in 1864 and is now the church hall for Christ Church, Spitalfields."