Person    | Female  Died 17/7/1941

Emily Wilberforce

Emily Wilberforce

In 1915 as Central President of the Mothers' Union she initiated the idea of a dedicated building which resulted in the opening of Mary Sumner House in 1925. She resigned as President in 1919.

Born Emily Connor. 1874 married Ernest R. Wilberforce (the grandson of William Wilberforce) and had 6 children with him. As Bishop of Newcastle he supported and encouraged Mary Sumner in the early days of the Mothers Union.

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Emily Wilberforce

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Mothers' Union - right

Inaugurated 1915 Emily Wilberforce – Central President This building was er...

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Elsie Inglis

Elsie Inglis

Elsie Maud Inglis was an innovative doctor, pioneering surgeon, inspiring teacher, suffragist, and founder of the Scottish Women's Hospitals. Member of Women’s Liberal Federation and Federation of ...

Person, Gender Issues, Medicine, India, Scotland, Serbia

1 memorial
Moncure Daniel Conway

Moncure Daniel Conway

Born Stafford County, Virginia, USA. Social reformer and ethical preacher. He abandoned his Methodist ministry because of what he saw as its repression of free thought and became a Unitarian. He ca...

Person, Gender Issues, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Social Welfare, France, USA

3 memorials
Boo Armstrong

Boo Armstrong

Born as Rachel Armstrong she grew up in Ealing. As an adult lived in Camden - the photo shows her on her canal boat Moonshine on which she lived in the Cumberland Basin from 1999. The Picture sourc...

Person, Gender Issues, Medicine

1 memorial
Ernest Boulton

Ernest Boulton

Boulton and Frederick Park were 'Stella & Fanny', the celebrated Victorian cross-dressers. Born at Kings Road, Tottenham.  Boulton's cross-dressing began very early and his parents seem to hav...

Person, Gender Issues, Theatre

1 memorial
Women's Freedom League

Women's Freedom League

Split off from the Women's Social and Political Union where Emmeline Pankhurst held sway. Worked for equality between men and women. Dissolved in 1961.

Group, Gender Issues

1 memorial