25 May Celebrating the people of London
We have really enjoyed celebrating London History Day. London History Day is an annual celebration of the capital’s extraordinary history and heritage. Launched by Historic England in 2017, London History Day is celebrated on 31 May every year. The date marks the anniversary of the day Big Ben first started keeping time in 1859. 2018 also marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act through which women first won the right to vote in the UK. The #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, launched by the Mayor last December, celebrates the role that London played in the women’s suffrage movement and the myriad ways the city’s women have made and continue to make the city great.
The theme for this year’s event is courage. From small acts of kindness and individual acts of heroism, to battles fought and won, the history of London is teeming with inspiring stories. This broad theme will enable schools to celebrate the pioneering spirit of London’s people and places.
Have a look at a few photos: