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Author Topic: International Women's Day: Trail-blazing women of Kew  (Read 808 times)
Mercury Wells
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« on: March 10, 2019, 01:11:32 pm »

International Women's Day: Trail-blazing women of Kew

London in 1896, and a curious turn of history.

Women gardeners were employed for the first time at Kew, and on equal pay, decades before women gained the vote.

Made to wear the same garb as male gardeners so as not to distract their colleagues, their brown woollen bloomers soon made the news.

As the satirical magazine, Punch, put it, "They gardened in bloomers the newspapers said. So to Kew without waiting all Londoners sped."

After a blaze of publicity, the powers that be changed their minds and skirts were reinstated.
(c) BBC '19.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 04:47:49 pm »

 There has always been more equality in the gardening world. It's free from politics, religion, war and gender agenda
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