Bryant and May


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Occupation Willa Muir
After leaving Bedford College , WM began lecturing to Bryant and May female factory workers at the Mansfield House University Settlement in Canning Town in London. It was at the Bryant and May match...
politics Annie Besant
AB and other mediators met with officials from the Bryant and May match company to settle the match girls' strike; they won a repeal of workers' fines, the establishment of an eating room, and the...
Publishing Annie Besant
In an article in The Link, White Slavery in London, AB expressed outrage over the working conditions for girls in the Bryant and May match factory.
Dinnage, Rosemary. Annie Besant. Penguin, 1986.


July 1888
One thousand four hundred women workers at the Bryant and May match factory in London went on strike, in protest against poor working conditions and low wages; this became known as the Match Girls (or...