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The Cleaners of Holloway

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Kate W. Evans

Publication: Holloway Jingles

Publisher: Glasgow Branch of the W.S.P.U (Women's Social and Political Union)

Published: 1912

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Chapbook

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): RB.s.591
Pages(s): 23

This poem appears in Holloway Jingles, a collection of poems written by militant suffragettes serving sentences in Holloway Prison during March and April, 1912, which were compiled by a Glaswegian inmate, Nancy A. John, and subsequently published by the Glasgow branch of the W.S.P.U. (the militarist Women's Social and Political Union).  This is the third poem in the collection by Kate Evans, who little is known about.  This poem celebrates the efforts of the cleaners in Holloway Prison, who are portrayed as 'obliging', 'willing' and 'plucky'.