The Match Girls Strike of 1888 was led here by Annie Besant journalist and lecturer 1847-1933 Following the strike, Annie Besant became Secretary of the new Matchmakers Union. In 1917 she became President of the Indian National Congress and was also International President of the Theosophical Society from 1907-1933.
Replaced by http://openplaques.org/plaques/57205 in July 2022.
Plaque is now missing
Fairfield Works, Fairfield Road, Bow, London
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