I am a day early on this one but Monday is Washing lines Day, March 8th is International Women’s Day and it seems rather inappropriate to me that it should be on Washing Day.
There will be lots of posts explaining what it is and the history of it so I thought that I might just post an example…
In early 1968 there was a fishing disaster out of Hull. In the space of three weeks three trawlers were lost, fifty-eight fishermen and crew members died and only one survived.
Lillian Bilocca, Christine Jensen, Mary Denness and Yvonne Blenkinsop called a meeting which resulted in the formation of the Hessle Road Women’s Committee.
The group became known as the Headscarf Revolutionaries. Bilocca and her women comrades led a direct action campaign to prevent undermanned trawlers from putting to sea, particularly when the ship had no properly qualified radio operator.