Matchgirls participating in a strike against Bryant & May in London, 1888. The strike was caused by the poor working conditions in the match factory, including fourteen-hour work days and the severe health complications of working with white phosphorus.
Market Court in Kensington High Street, London. Women came to play a big part in pioneering housing re-development, for example philanthropist Octavia Hill, initiated housing reform schemes as early as
Type of Source: Picture from mollymakingmoney.wix.com Date of Origin: 1920's Women's suffrage became a large issue in the 1920's to 30's. Women had to fight for their rights to vote and even to be classified as 'persons' In 1916 Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta gave women the provincial vote, later in 1917 Ontario and BC followed. In May of 1918 all Canadian women were granted the right to vote, except Quebec. Anderson, Doris. "Status of women." The Canadian Encyclopedia. 2/07/06.