Blue plaque

On 19th March 2016 the first Swindon Heritage blue plaque was installed on 24 North Street, the home and birth place of Edith New.

Edith’s great-niece helped with the unveiling and we held a celebration tea party at St Saviours Church where Frances Bevan and Tamara Dugdale talked about Edith’s life and work to a crowd, many of whom were wearing suffragette costume and proudly made a pilgrimage to her plaque.