The final part of this series! Two women of formidable energy and innovation, who dedicated their lives to achieving gender and racial equality and helping those less fortunate than themselves. … More Sarah Remond and Claudia Jones: Black Women You Should Know About
Two weeks after I promised but it’s here! This time we’re looking at two women who were contemporaries but likely never met. Both creative and inspirational women of the 1920s. … More Kathleen Easmon and Florence Mills: Black Women You Should Know About
First of three blog posts featuring Black women who have lived in London over the centuries.
Part one looks at Mary Fillis, a sixteenth century servant, and Dido Elizabeth Belle, an aristocrat in the eighteenth century. … More Mary Fillis and Dido Belle: Black Women You Should Know About
Recounting the story of one Britain’s most famous composers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was a Croydon local, who went on to study at the Royal College of Music, visited the White House, and conducted his pieces to huge audiences at the Royal Albert Hall. … More Memoirs of a Londoner: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Noor Inayat Khan was a British secret agent during the Second World War. She went into Nazi-occupied France as a radio operator. These operatives, on average, had a life expectancy of only six weeks. Noor managed seventeen. … More Noor Inayat Khan
It was only today that I learned of the existence of Olive Morris. A campaigner and activist, a radical Black feminist, an inspiring young woman, who fought for racial and social equality in South London in the 1960s and ’70s.
Today would have been her 68th birthday. … More Memoirs of a Londoner: Olive Morris
This is a very special blog post to me. In March, I qualified as a Blue Badge tour guide, and I am proud to be following in my Grandma’s footsteps. She has been a Blue Badge Guide since 1972! I decided to use all my extra lockdown time to interview her and hear some of her guiding stories. … More Memoirs of a Blue Badge Guide
London is full of fascinating people and great stories. Today we’ll be following in the footsteps of 17th century Londoner, Samuel Pepys. … More Memoirs of a Londoner: Samuel Pepys