Our intention to put Waterloo Bridge on the map as The Ladies Bridge, has led us to make films, and host many events.

Starting in 2005 with The Ladies Bridge documentary and substantiated by Prof Wall’s research, there followed a ten year campaign resulting in Historic England’s 2015 official listing. This placed Waterloo bridge as an icon of women’s often unrecognised contribution to society, firmly in the popular imagination

31st May 2019


The Ladies Bridge team collaborated with the Women’s Library at the LSE, London School of Economics and Political Science . We had  two full house screenings of our film at the LSE, a lively discussion and then marched down to Waterloo Bridge to  celebrate the renewed interest in a and #LONDONHISTORYDAY by giving WATERLOO Bridge a temporary plaque.

Please sign our petition for the plaque:

Link to Totally Thames Event
In the frame: women in engineering

September 2018

We explored the link between suffrage and women working in non traditional roles with two workshops, Make more Noise & Taking Off :

Taking Off: the I.E.T. Opens It’s Doors

Jenny Lockyer performing as the invincible Amy Johnson joined the Ladies bridge team in creating an exciting day of activities around women in engineering, emphasising the vital links between accessing work previously closed to women and the rise of the suffrage movement.

In the frame: women in engineering

 June 2018  

 Make More Noise  Conway Hall

Over 70 women and a handful of men enjoyed performances by Brit school students from the play “Her Naked Skin” and excerpts from a play written and performed by students at University of the Creative arts. We were also treated to Zoe Philpotts new show Ada’s Army alongside making headscarves, badges and art.

A week later, we celebrated the centenary of the first women to get the vote by making a unique banner of cloth and metal with which we marched through London as part of Artichoke’s iconic PROCESSION.

In the frame: women in engineering
In the frame: women in engineering
Link to Totally Thames Event

September 2016  

Light up the Ladies Bridge

We celebrated the 2015 Historic England listing  with a three day event event, mixing epic projections on the National Theatre tower and  arches of the bridgeand: a  community choir; live music and over two hundred people joining hands across the bridge to make a human chain campaigning for a blue plaque to be placed on the bridge. This event was enjoyed by thousands and was part of the Totally Thames Festival: Take Me to the River.

photo David Levene
 photo Maja Thommen
photo Didac Lopez