Awareness Ribbons

Thanks to Unite the Union, we were able to distribute hundreds of Matchgirls Awareness Ribbons for International Women's Day in 2020 to recognise the Matchgirls Strike and Union Committee Members of 1888:

MRS MARY NAULLS, MRS MARY CUMMINGS, SARAH CHAPMAN, ALICE FRANCIS, KATE SCLATER, MARY DRISCOLL, JANE WAKELING, ELIZA MARTIN, LOUISA BECK, JULIA GAMELTON, JANE STAINES, ELIZA PRICE AND ELLEN JOHNSON

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Extra special thanks to those Peers that spoke of the Matchgirls in their speeches:

Baroness Gale - Baroness Pinnock - Baroness Bryan of Partick 

Lord Young of Norwood Green - Baroness Burt of Solihull  - Baroness ThorntonBaroness Sugg

 

With thanks to those that wore the ribbons:

 

An ultimate is to get the names of these Matchgirls read out in Parliament every year on International Women's Day

Emma and Emmeline Roberts, Northampton

Women of Northampton

Baroness Pinnock

Helen Hayes

Barbara Plant (right) with Kathy Abubakir and Dawn Butler

Rosie Duffield MP

Fiona Castle

Baroness Osamor

Baroness Gale

Jess Phillips MP

Baroness Bryan of Partick

Baroness Wilcox of Newport

Apsana Begum MP

Baroness Prosser

Rachel McGrath

Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill

Baroness Thornton

Ken Dearman

Kate Osamor MP

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Juliet Jeater

Harriet Harman MP

Lord Watson of Invergowrie

Rushanara Ali MP

Women of Northampton

Dame Diana Johnson MP

Baroness Lister of Burtersett

Lord Haskell

Alex Davies-Jones MP

Lord Young of Norwood Green

Baroness Rebuck

Carol Watts

Neil and Jean Jameson

Women of Northampton

Sue and Steve Saxby with Hilary (Steve's Sister)

Lord Hendy

Women of Northampton

Baroness Donaghy

Baroness Goudie

Women of Northampton

Baroness Crawley

Women of Northampton

Caroline Nokes MP

Awareness Ribbon with Matchgirls Names

Baroness Nye

Women of Northampton

Sam Johnson

Graham Johnson

Anna Robinson

Lord Anderson of Swansea

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