Women's History Month - Sarah Chapman, Matchgirl – the story of a strike leader

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
Friday 8th (09:00) - Friday 29th March 2019 (17:00)
Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman


Think you know about the Match Girls Strike of 1888?

This exhibition brings a new personal slant on this famous East End history from the perspective of local working class girl Sarah Chapman of Mile End.

Sarah was among the factory workers who met with the Directors of Bryant and May and courageously argued for better terms and working conditions. Sarah’s legacy continues today, but her role has been largely unnoticed until now. This exhibition illustrates the life of this lesser known political leader and TUC delegate, and how often history may remember the brave acts of one person and forget the actions of another.