Michelle found images and details about her ancestor in A Century of the East End by Rosemary Taylor and Christopher Lloyd, where Jane Savoy is shown arranging a peace party in the East End for children, while East End Suffragettes, which Rosemary wrote with Sarah Jackson, gave key details of the visit to Asquith.
An exhibition, The Women’s Hall, is running at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives until 30 October 2018. This commemorates the work of lesser-known women of the East End who fought for the cause alongside Sylvia Pankhurst. Visit eastendwomensmuseum.org/ the-womens-hall for details.
The East London Federation of Suffragettes had its own publication, to spread the word of marches and counteract negative press. The Woman’s Dreadnought regularly mentioned the names of speakers and activists. It can be viewed at british newspaper archive.co.uk as well as via findmypast.co.uk
The website Spitalfields Life has a map showing key events in suffragette history that took place in the East End: spitalfieldslife. com/2018/02/07/celebratingeast-end-suffragettes. There are testimonials highlighting the suffragettes’ struggle, as well as the daily ebb and flow of life in the community.