The Cleaners of Holloway
Author: Kate W. Evans
Publication: Holloway Jingles
Publication type: Chapbook
A full copy of this poem is available.
Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
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'.