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Women's History Month.

March is Women’s History Month – this is a nationwide celebration of womankind, from the struggles and achievements of previous generations, to the vital roles of modern women, their ongoing campaign for equality and the contributions they make to world society.

Merton has been shaped by generations of remarkable women, including 18th century socialite and political lobbyist, Georgiana Spencer, social reformer Josephine Butler, temperance campaigner Priscilla Pitt,  suffragette Rose Lamartine Yates, Olympic medal-winner Dorothy Tyler, folk singer Sandy Denny and Prime Minister Theresa May. 

As part of our International Women's Day celebrations, Merton Heritage Service has compiled a new set of women’s history resources, from online displays and archive film, to puzzles, useful websites and children’s resources.

To view the new material click on this Women's History link or use the History Pages tab on the Merton Memories homepage www.merton.gov.uk/memories

 

Women war workers at Lines Bros.

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