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The Women’s Hall Exhibition at Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
Tuesday 29 May, 2018 @ 10:00 am - Saturday 20 October, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
This exhibition will recreate the interior of the original Women’s Hall at 400 Old Ford Road in Bow, the headquarters of the East London Federation of Suffragettes from 1914 to 1924.
The Women’s Hall was also home to suffragette leader Sylvia Pankhurst and her friend and photographer Norah Smyth. Run largely by and for local working class women, the Hall was at the heart of the community’s response to sudden unemployment and rising food prices caused by the outbreak of the First World War, housing a ‘Cost Price Restaurant’ where people could get a hot meal at a very low price and free milk for their children.
Visitors will be able to learn about the ELFS and the First World War in the East End, view original materials, handle replicas, and attend events and workshops throughout the course of the exhibition. What’s more, a pop up community kitchen will serve hot meals for the public at set times throughout the exhibition’s run, and a crèche facility will be available one day per week.
Visit East End Women’s Museum for more info.