By Allison Vale
At the final count number, the Blue Plaque consultant honours 903 Londoners, and a jogging journey of those websites brings to lifestyles the London of a bygone period. yet simply 111 of those blue plaques commemorate women.
Over the centuries, London has been domestic to millions of really awesome girls who've made major and lasting affects on each point of contemporary existence: from politics and social reform, to the humanities, medication, technology, expertise and activity. a lot of these ladies went mostly neglected, even in the course of their very own lifetimes, going approximately their lives quietly yet with braveness, conviction, ability and compassion. Others have been fearless, strident trail-blazers. Many lived in an period whilst their achievements got a male identify, clouding the services of girls in any box open air of the house or box.
A girl Lived Here shines a focus on a few of these forgotten ladies to redress the stability. The tales on those pages commemorate the most striking of London's girls, who got down to make their international a bit richer, and in doing so, left an indelible mark on ours.
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