Seeking stories of queer women activists

The stories of queer women are often missing from our narratives of feminist activism. That’s why we decided to dedicate our latest oral history project to uncovering some of those stories. We are delighted that we have already recorded an interview with a member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners,  and have many more […]

Exploring London’s archives

Volunteer Debbie Scott takes us on a tour of London’s many archives, including LSE, Museum of London, Britsh Library, London Met Archives, Bishopsgate and Tower Hamlets Local Archives. I’m familiar with using the Tower Hamlets archive from researching my family history, so I know the procedures. I like the way it is laid out, providing easy access […]

Newham Archive visit

Volunteer Debbie Scott went exploring in Newham Archives to uncover East London suffragette stories. This is how she got on. I sent an email in advance explaining that I was researching local suffragettes and asking the best time to come. Despite being informed it was open from 10.30, I got there at 12.30 and was told, very […]

Report out now

Our report on women-led activism in East London is out now. Get the report here The report covers nearly 150 years of women-led activism in East London, from the Matchgirls in 1888 to Sisters Uncut in 2016. It has been compiled following extensive archive research and oral history interviews. While these stories have existed in […]