STRIKE COMMITTEE

Mrs Mary Naulls

Mrs Mary Cummings

Sarah Chapman

Alice Francis

Kate Sclater

Mary Driscoll

Jane Wakeling

Eliza Martin

Commemorating the Matchgirls Strike of 1888

Help us get them a statue

WHY?

 

There is no public statue to honour the Matchgirls

 

The Matchgirls’ success was the  beginning of New Unionism

 

The Strike played a key role in labour history. Its legacy is reflected in Friedrich Engel's words:

“… the light jostle needed for the entire avalanche to move”

MORE?

In addition to a statue, we are commemorating the Matchgirls through:

Memorials    Education    Descendants' Stories    Theatre & Film    Poetry & Prose    Art     Music    Community Events

CAN YOU HELP US?

Read about this inspirational story

 

See how you can get involved and keep it alive

UNION COMMITTEE

Eliza Martin

Louisa Beck

Julia Gamelton

Jane Wakeling

Jane Staines

Eliza  Price

Mrs Mary Naulls

Kate Sclater

Ellen Johnson

Sarah Chapman

Mary Driscoll

Alice Francis

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