Who was Sylvia Pankhurst? Chelsea history

Sylvia Pankhurst dedicated her life to fighting oppression and injustice. She was an English campaigner for the suffragette movement.

Sylvia wrote extensively and led a suffragette march in 1913 in Trafalgar Square. She was imprisoned many times for her involvement and endured many months of thirst, hunger and sleep strikes in Holloway Prison.

A blue plaque honours her in Woodford, where she lived for 30 years with her Italian anarchist partner Silvio Corio.

Watch our video about this Virago woman to find out more about her !

Why not check out Sylvia Pankhurst Blue Plaque yourself? The address is

120 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London SW10 0ES

 

By Justine Chalabi

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