Sarah Chapman, Matchgirl: Exhibition of Strike Leader
Friday 8 March, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Friday 29 March, 2019 @ 5:00 pmFree
To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is holding an exhibition about Sarah Chapman, a lesser known strike leader and matchgirl.
Sarah Chapman, who lived in Mile End, was an integral part of the 1888 matchgirl strikes at the Bryant and May Factory. She was amongst those who met with Directors and campaigned for better working conditions. However she has gone largely unnoticed until now.
The exhibition on the first floor landing will reveal the life and efforts of the political leader and Trade Union Congress delegate.
This event is part of the Women’s History Month programme at the Tower Hamlets Archives. A full programme and more information about the event can be found on the Idea store website