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Wonder Women: 100 Years of Women’s Lives in Redbridge

Tuesday 13 November 2018 to Saturday 1 June 2019

To celebrate 100 years since the first women in the UK won the right to vote, this exhibition explores the lives of women in Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford over the past century.

From the days of ‘mistress and servant’ to the varied lives of today’s diverse communities, this exhibition tells the story of local women in their own words.

Beginning with the Suffragette campaign to gain the vote and the impacts of two world wars, the displays uncover the changing pattern of work, community, culture, education, family life and sisterhood.

Featuring new films about women’s lives today alongside a wealth of historic objects, photographs and oral histories, this is a unique chance to meet Redbridge’s very own ‘Wonder Women’.

This exhibition is in partnership with Woodford County High School.

Redbridge Museum is a partner in Snapping the Stiletto.


Derek B: The Woodford Rapper

Tuesday 2 October to Saturday 29 December 2018

In this small display, Redbridge Museum celebrates the life of rapper and local Woodford boy, Derek B.

Derek shot to fame in the late 1980s as one of the first black British rappers to make it big in the UK.

On display for the first time are photographs, albums and music from his life, lent by his family and friends. This includes his Silver Record celebrating 60,000 album sales, on loan from the Black Cultural Archives.


Ilford Football Club Heritage Project – can you help?

Redbridge Museum is working with Ilford F.C on an exciting new project about the history of the club. Founded in 1881, Ilford F.C has been one of the most successful amateur clubs in the country.

We would love to hear from anyone with Ilford F.C items or memories. The project will lead to a major exhibition, book and new website, supported by an award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Please contact Michael Foley, Ilford F.C Chairman via email mj.foley@aol.co.uk or Redbridge museum redbridge.museum@visionrcl.org.uk0208 708 2317.