Women from Hackney's History

Photo:Women from Hackney's History - front cover

Women from Hackney's History - front cover

Photo:Helen Chadwick (sample entry)

Helen Chadwick (sample entry)

Photo:Elizabeth Chivers (sample entry)

Elizabeth Chivers (sample entry)

Photo:Belle Davis (sample entry)

Belle Davis (sample entry)

in collaboration with Hackney History

PRE-ORDER

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2021 (8th March), The Hackney Society will launch a new publication containing 113 brief illustrated biographies of women from Hackney’s history who lived or worked, were born or buried in today’s borough. Drawn from widely differing backgrounds, none of these women is still with us but their stories cover five centuries and show us how times have changed for women and for Hackney. Written and designed by Hackney women, the book has been produced in collaboration with Hackney History.

TALK: Thu 25 March. Join Sue Doe & Lucy Madison for a free talk about the book and some of the women in it. Click here to register.

Special introductory offer: For a short period from mid February the book is available at a special price of £10 + P&P to all. When the offer ends the price will revert to RRP £12 +P&P (£8 + P&P for members - discount NOT available during the launch period). 

PRE-ORDER for delivery by MID MARCH

To mitigate reported issues with Royal Mail deliveries during the pandemic, we will be offering three delivery options:

  • Hackney-only hand delivery - your letterbox must be at least 20cm wide so we can be sure to leave it £2
  • Royal Mail 2nd class signed-for £4.80
  • DPD to your door £8.50

Royal Mail 2nd-class signed-for at £4.80
Hackney hand delivery strictly only addresses in the borough boundaries and your letterbox must be at least 20cm wide £2.00

DPD courier delivery directly to your front door. £8.50
 
Please provide your phone number in case of DPD delivery problems


Some Hackney women you may not yet know:

EDITH GARRUD led the suffragette Bodyguards. She was a jui-jitsu expert reported to have thrown a policeman over her shoulder. She lived in Stoke Newington.

MINNIE GREEN ayah or Indian nanny, was abused by her employers, won redress in court and found shelter in the Ayahs’ Home in King Edward’s Road.

BEATRICE HASTINGS born in King Edward’s Road, was a journalist, polemicist and poet who lived in Paris with Amedeo Modigliani. Katherine Mansfield was also her lover.

REBECCA JARRETT a prostitute, found refuge in Hackney. She helped abduct a young girl in order to expose child sex trafficking.

HETTY KING the King of the Male Impersonators, enjoyed a stellar career and was billed the Female Beau Brummell by the Hackney Empire.

ALICE MARRIOTT of the National Standard Theatre in Shoreditch played Hamlet and, in separate productions, both Romeo and Juliet. She also ran the theatre.

HANNAH SNELL dressed as a man to search for her errant husband, was press ganged into the army and joined the Royal Marines before settling in Stoke Newington.

Read about these women and over 100 others.

You can download a low-resolution preview of this book.

Published: 8 March 2021 ISBN: 978-1-80049-210-3, 160pp, 162x241x14mm, full colour, 172 illustrations, hardback, £12 + £4.80 p&p (est 640g)

This page was added on 27/01/2021.