Three Midwives and an Archdeacon; The story of Lelia Parnell

Written by Lynne Dixon It is puzzling to reflect on what might have lead a twenty seven year old, middle class widow in London in 1891 to move on to a career in nursing and a mission to promote the cause of training midwives. On 5th April 1891 at 11, Chepstow Villas, Kensington, the census... Continue Reading →

The Royal Borough of Suffrage; Greenwich and it’s suffrage groups

Written by Amy Calvert So, as we should all be aware, it's 100 years since some women were granted the vote for the very first time in the UK, after decades and decades of campaigning, protesting and in some cases violently demanding the right to have a say in who ran their government. Who were... Continue Reading →

100 years ago today……

.....the 1918 Representation of the People Act became law. All men and some women gained the right to vote. Greenwich100 is pleased to announce the venues and dates for the "Beyond the Suffragettes" exhibition, which has been put together to celebrate Greenwich's contributions to gender equality from the 1860s to the present VENUE  EXHIBITION ON DISPLAY... Continue Reading →

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