Why we need Worrals (Pt 1)

Amy Johnson: the new Face of the Fiver?

Amy Johnson: the new Face of the Fiver?

We’ve been cheering on the campaign to make the Bank of England think again about thenext £5 note. If this is news to you, the Bank announced they were dropping Elizabeth Fry from the fiver in favour of Winston Churchill – meaning that English banknotes would be men-only (except our own dear Queen, which doesn’t really count). Fortunately Caroline Criado-Perez and The Women’s Room have launched a petition which is getting huge support.Our own candidate is Amy Johnson, a hugely impressive aviation pioneer and one of the inspirations for our very own Worrals, (though we accept there’s a case for the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, as this is the centenary of her death). You can back the campaign here.

 

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