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The real EastEnders: sharing women’s history

Why aren’t there more museums devoted to women’s history? Sarah Jackson asked this question, but then decided to do something about it. The result was the creation of the inspirational East End Women’s Museum. Currently online, Sarah and her team aim to open the museum in a permanent home. Simon Wills chatted to her to find out more


East End suffragettes Melvina Walker (speaking) and Nellie Cressall (holding newspaper)
Feather boa cuffs and hat: The feather industry was important work for East End women

Q What motivated you to launch the East End Women’s Museum?

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Join us as we celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, aunts and more on your family tree. It's vital to research the female ancestors, otherwise you're only learning half of your family history. This issue we have plenty to help and inspire your research into women's history and so gain a fuller understanding of your family members and their lives in times gone by.