100 Banners Project: Priscilla Wakefield
Votes for Women
To commemorate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, 100 Banners were created by communities across London to feature in various events in the capital to mark the anniversary of women first getting the vote.
Bruce Castle Museum took part in the 100 Banners Project, run by Digital Drama with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with members of the Friends of Bruce Castle, Collective Exchange and North Tottenham Heritage Champions. The banners were inspired by the suffrage banner collection held in the archives of the Women’s Library at the LSE.
Working with artist Becci Kenning the Bruce Castle group worked on three banners - one to Priscilla Wakefield, another to the first female football team in Haringey and the third on the 1619 map of Tottenham.
The banners were taken on the March4Women on 4 March 2018 which processed from Parliament to Trafalgar Square, They were then displayed in the Women's Library and are now in Bruce Castle Museum.
Setting off from Tottenham to the March4Women and Outside the Albert Hall
Photographs: Friends of Bruce Castle Museum and Alyson Bradley