Plaque

Suffragettes - WC2 - new building

Erection date: 1960

Inscription

Here were the headquarters of The Women's Social and Political Union known as "The Suffragettes", led by Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst.  Here also lived Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence who, with her husband, played an invaluable part in building up the organisation and edited "Votes for Women".

We first saw this plaque when it was on the building that used to occupy this site. That was from 1990ish but the style of the plaque is surely earlier than that so we'd guess it's on at least its third building. Google Arts and Culture, referring to a dead LSE link give the plaque's creation date as 1960, which feels right.

Site: LSE suffragettes (2 memorials)

WC2, Clements Inn, Pethick-Lawrence House, LSE

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Suffragettes - WC2 - new building

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Suffragettes

The wonderful Spitalfields Life published a map on the East End Suffragette a...

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Women's Social and Political Union

Founded at the Pankhurst family home in Manchester. The headquarters was relo...

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Votes for Women

LSE History gives: "... Frederick and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, who owned an...

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Christabel Pankhurst

Suffragette. Born Manchester, daughter of Emmeline, her eldest child and her ...

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Born Lancashire. Mother of Christabel, Sylvia, Henry (known as Frank, died ag...

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LSE buildings renamed after suffrage campaigners

LSE buildings renamed after suffrage campaigners

The renaming, reported by The Tab, was to celebrate 100 years since women gai...

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