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  • noun Plural form of matchgirl.


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  • Starting with the London matchgirls strike over working conditions in 1888 and the London bus-girls 'strike for equal pay in 1918, the flame the Ford women machinists kept alive has not yet gone out.

    Women didn't just strike in Dagenham

  • Dockers 'strike (London), following a matchgirls' strike, showed growing organizational power among unskilled workers.

    1876, May 1

  • Rivas's book has a cast of characters that includes a local boxer and a washerwoman, along with the matchgirls and the fishermen in the strategically vital port of La Coruna. - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Flo had been one of Annie Besant's matchgirls and for many years Alfred represented Tottenham on Middlesex county council, and then the London county council.

    The Guardian World News

  • One group who suffered were the matchgirls working at the Bryant and May factory round the corner in Fairfield Road (now

    diamond geezer


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