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25th January 2023
This National Federation of Women Workers banner (a replica of the 1914 original) s in the People's History Museum. The NFWW was formed in 1906 to campaign for the rights of low-paid women workers, like those included in the marvellous description of a protest march in No Surrender: "Textile workers from Lancashire and Yorkshire in their shawls and clogs...Welsh women from the pit's mouth; sweated tailoresses, doing Government work...at half men's pay; post office clerks, who had also experienced the bitter difference between justice as meted out to those with the vote and those without; chain-makers...hat-makers, bottle-makers, match-makers, jelly-makers, each bearing on a banner the emblem of their trade; on and on they came...the interminable miles and miles of women".
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