In this special episode, Simon explores the legacy of the 1888 Matchgirls' strike on union organising, safe working, collective voice and women's emancipation and finds a "golden thread" linking then to now. The Feathers and Pennnies collection of Matchgirls-inspired poems and prose is available here. Companion blog here. Music by Scott Holmes and The Pete Dunhill Choir. A Makes-You-Think production.
July 28, 2021