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Friday, March 26, 2010

Do you remember Minnie Lansbury?

Shot with Olympus E620
Well, maybe you should. This memento of her life is high up on a wall on the Bow Road, most people will never notice it. But if you see this, and read about her story, you will realise she was a suffragette, when fighting for rights in this country meant more than waving a placard. She lived a life of public service. She was a local councillor, she went to prison because she refused to levy the full tax on the poor of the borough. She died from pneumonia contracted in prison, aged 32.

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