Down At The W.S.P.U. Shop (A Night On The Tiles) - Thank You Amelia Scott

Down At The W.S.P.U. Shop (A Night On The Tiles) - Thank You Amelia Scott

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Created and sold originally for a group exhibition in 2014, re- released in 2018

Available in A3, 16 x 24 Inch and 20 x 28 inch

The two larger sizes are printed outside of my studio so please allow up to 7 week days for these works to be printed to order. As I ease into selling larger works I will begin to amass stock so it’s always worth messaging me via the contact page if you’re in need of work by a specific date, if I can speed things up for you I will.

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HISTORIAL COLLAGE FLOATS MY BOAT!

I'm a big lover of social history, which still makes me chuckle because at school I really did not enjoy studying history at ALL!

I'm not sure when the shift happened but I can remember being invited to participate in a group show in 2014 that my friend was curating about Popular Icons and I began to look at my local history to see who had lived in my home town of Tunbridge Wells that I could use as inspiration while working with some of my long collected and much treasured vintage local postcards and I spotted some women who's names just jumped out at me so I began to look them up and before I knew it I had fallen down the rabbit hole. Through my research I realise that they had all made their own mark on Women's History and at that time I couldn't find much online celebrating them so I decided to thank them and make them my own Popular Icons. 

I had so much fun researching and creating those works and I'm very grateful that I fell down that rabbit hole because I have since started research folders on a growing number of inspiring women, I am excited to finally begin to celebrate their stories and to have this space to be able to share them with you all.

HISTORIAL COLLAGE FLOATS MY BOAT!

I'm a big lover of social history, which still makes me chuckle because at school I really did not enjoy studying history at ALL!

I'm not sure when the shift happened but I can remember being invited to participate in a group show in 2014 that my friend was curating about Popular Icons and I began to look at my local history to see who had lived in my home town of Tunbridge Wells that I could use as inspiration while working with some of my long collected and much treasured vintage local postcards and I spotted some women who's names just jumped out at me so I began to look them up and before I knew it I had fallen down the rabbit hole. Through my research I realise that they had all made their own mark on Women's History and at that time I couldn't find much online celebrating them so I decided to thank them and make them my own Popular Icons. 

I had so much fun researching and creating those works and I'm very grateful that I fell down that rabbit hole because I have since started research folders on a growing number of inspiring women, I am excited to finally begin to celebrate their stories and to have this space to be able to share them with you all.

About This Work ( I will be adding more of my research to this listing soon)


In 1913 the WSPU [The Women's Social & Political Union], was started at No.11, The Pantiles. available to purchase were: campaign badges, posters, games, cakes and sweets. 

Amelia Scott    1860-1952

Lived in Southborough and Tunbridge Wells for all, but the first year of her life.

She worked for: 

National Union of Women Workers 

National council of Women (Founded by A.Scott)

Leisure Hour Club

Social worker (Poor Law Guardian – Tonbridge Workhouse, now Pembury Hospital)

National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies – Vice Chair

1919 Amelia Scott & Susan Power were the first two women to be elected to the Tunbridge Wells Town Council

Served on The committee for National Council for the Unmarried Mother and her Child

Convenor of the NCW's Public Service and Magistrates' Committee

Chair of the Infant Life Protection Committee 

Member of the Kent County Mental Deficiency Committee

Director of the Women's Common Lodging House Company, Tunbridge Wells

She was awarded the Gold Palm Order of the Crown, an extremely prestigious award, in 1929 by the King of the Belgians for her work with Belgian Refugees.

Amelia worked tirelessly to support and empower local people not just women, she was a key figure in our area, involved in many areas of social change. A very inspiring woman!

Turnaround: 

Please allow approx 5 working days turnaround, this allows me to reorder supplies if things get busy and to batch post items. However If you do need an item sooner than that feel free to email me and if  I can try to speed your order through then I will.

Packaging: 

All A4 and A3 prints are sent in a cellophane sleeve on a recycled grey backing board to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition for you. 
I also use extra reinforced hardback envelopes for posting to ensure that your artwork arrives to you as intended. 
I always send items using Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For unless requested. 

I can upgrade your postage to 1st class signed for or next day for a small cost by arrangement via email.