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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Woodford Green Men's Club

Woodford Green Men's Club

Either the club or its Harrier section was established in 1904.  Its origins are back in the 1880s when it was part of the sports section of the Woodford Green Working Mens' Institute.  More inform...

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Nessie Stewart-Brown

Nessie Stewart-Brown

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Matchgirls' strike

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Event, Gender Issues, Industry, Social Welfare

5 memorials
Catherine Courtauld Osler

Catherine Courtauld Osler

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Person, Gender Issues

1 memorial
Annie Kenney

Annie Kenney

Working-class suffragette from Manchester, member of the WSPU and one of the most prominent women in the movement. Born Oldham. 1918, after some women had won the vote, she married James Taylor (18...

Person, Gender Issues

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