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Nominate 100 women for blue plaques – Caroline Pidgeon

This caught my eye in London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon’s latest newsletter:

Nominate 100 women for blue plaques

One change that I hope we can all help secure is ensuring a better representation of women in blue plaques across London. Incredibly across the capital, of the 943 plaques installed to date, only 14 per cent commemorate women. Despite this year being the 100th anniversary of many women gaining the vote, there is not even a blue plaque for the suffragette Emily Davison who lived in Blackheath, or Reina Lawrence, the first woman councillor who came from Camden.

Details of a recently started London Assembly campaign, which is challenging some of the current rules adopted by English Heritage, can be seen here.

Please consider nominating a woman, and also helping to publicise this excellent campaign on social media.

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