Plaque

(lost) Suffragettes - WC2 - previous building

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".

'Lost' in this instance means moved to a different building.

Site: Suffragettes - WC2 - previous building (1 memorial)

WC2, Clement's Inn

January 2013: we noticed that the plaque had been moved so we took another location photo. It used to be a little further north, in Clement's Inn passage.

February 2019: The building (already modern and ugly) has been demolished and replaced with an even uglier one. This plaque has been reinstalled and joined by another one. We've left this up so you can see how it used to look.

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