Had a really enjoyable and informative discussion with Joy Grimshaw, CEO of THE BRIDGE this afternoon. As well as telling me all about how well this recently opened women’s only gym and health/ fitness centre is doing, Joy also told me some of the fascinating history.
Wouldnt it be great to have an architect of Lutyens standing design Rooms of our Own? Werent we all thinking this was all a great new idea – not a bit of it. This is the building that was designed for the YWCA Central Club http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/discover/people-and-places/womens-history/buildings-that-celebrate-working-women/queen-mary-hall-and-ywca-central-club/
Joy showed me some of the photos from the 20s and on through the decades; everything took place there – hostel accommodation, meetings, dances, exercise, art classes ….. anyone feel a book / exhibition coming on??? hope to get some images to show you soon