A woman welding part of Waterloo Bridge


Remembering the Ladies of the Ladies Bridge: London History Day

Hosted by the LSE Library

LSE Library, United Kingdom

Join us for various activities to celebrate the women who built nearby Waterloo Bridge with poster making, dressing up, a pop up exhibition and a walk to the nearby bridge.

Today we explore why these bridge builders and 24,000 other female construction workers have been written out of history and aim to put them back into London’s history.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science (@LSELibrary) was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

Part of the Women's Library, LSE Women at Work season to mark the passing of the Sex Disqualification Act in 1919.  Follow the debate on Twitter at #LSEWomenWork and @theladiesbridge.


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This is a free, public event with no ticket or registration required.

Just drop in and get involved in the various activities. 

For any queries email us or call on 020 7955 7229.



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Helena Normanton was the first woman to be admitted to an Inn of Court in 1920. Find out more in our new exhibition: lse.ac.uk/library/events…

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“I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” Be inspired by some of the oldest and mos… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


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