LIGHT UP THE LADIES' BRIDGE
PROJECTION ON NATIONAL THEATRE TOWER - photo David Levene
THE HUMAN CHAIN ON WATERLOO BRIDGE - photo Maja Thommen
THE HUMAN CHAIN ON WATERLOO BRIDGE - photo Didac Lopez
LIGHT UP THE LADIES' BRIDGE September 2016
Our aim, to make visible the invisible and to encourage and inspire the much needed new generation of women engineers with an exciting variety of happenings in and around Waterloo Bridge.
Working with historian Dr Christine Wall, we searched the archives and country for evidence.
In 2015, the combination of an interview with Betty Lind for the documentary and Christine Walls’ find of three photographs of women welders working on the temporary Waterloo Bridge resulted in the story making official history.
English Heritage were considering a blue plaque application on the bridge commemorating the women.
We hoped this celebration would persuade English Heritage to grant Waterloo Bridge a blue plaque, it didn't. We continue to highlight this hidden herstory and celebrate the forgotten contribution women have made.