Past Events

  • History of the Matchgirls Strike and my Great Grandmother's Role in it
    History of the Matchgirls Strike and my Great Grandmother's Role in it
    16 Nov 2020, 19:30 – 17 Nov 2020, 20:30
    Online Event
    The Matchgirls Memorial is delighted to be invited by the Streatham Society to present the story of the Matchgirls Strike from the perspective of Sam Johnson's Great Grandmother, Sarah Chapman.
  • Southampton Radical History - The Matchgirls Strike Story
    Southampton Radical History - The Matchgirls Strike Story
    11 Nov 2020, 19:00 – 21:00
    Online Event
    The Matchgirls Memorial is delighted to be invited by Unite Community Southampton Area to talk about the 1888 Strike with a Southampton focus.
  • Women and Work: Past and Present
    Women and Work: Past and Present
    04 Nov 2020, 18:00 – 19:30
    Online Event
    The Matchgirls Memorial is delighted to be invited by Newington Green Meeting House to speak in this panel discussion. A wide range of topics will be discussed such as being a female artist in the arts industry and other historic issues such as the marriage bar and women’s inclusion.
  • East End History Club: The Matchgirls Strike of 1888
    East End History Club: The Matchgirls Strike of 1888
    17 Sep 2020, 17:00 – 18:30
    Online Event
    We were delighted to be invited by the Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives to speak about how Sam Johnson discovered the involvement of her Great Grandmother, Sarah Chapman, one of the workers at the factory and a resident of Stepney.
  • A Celebration of Sarah Chapman's Life
    A Celebration of Sarah Chapman's Life
    21 Jun 2020, 11:00 – 12:00
    Manor Park Cemetery & Crematorium, Sebert Rd, Forest Gate, London E7 0NP, UK
    The lovely residents of Forest Gate organised a beautiful celebration of Sarah Chapman's life. Sam Johnson was invited to say a few words and then around 50 people laid single flowers on Sarah's grave. See more on our webpage https://www.matchgirls1888.org/sarah-a-celebration-of-her-life.
  • TUC Women's Conference 2020
    TUC Women's Conference 2020
    04 Mar 2020, 14:00 – 06 Mar 2020, 13:00
    Congress House, Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3LW, UK
    If you came along to the TUC Women's Conference, we hope you enjoyed visiting The Matchgirls Memorial stall and picked up one of our Matchgirls Awareness Ribbons.