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A Woman's Place (AWP) was a feminist collective and women's resource and information centre based at Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, London WC2. Established around the early 1970s, AWP was a key site of knowledge exchange and connection for women across and beyond the WLM, producing research reports, coordinating events and social gatherings (with childcare provision), and making a range of information services available to women. In the mid 1980s, AWP's upper space was home to the Feminist Library for a short time before the Library moved to its present home in Southwark around 1986.
It is unclear when AWP wound up its operations, but material in CLCBLG/4 seems to indicate that this happened around c.1986.
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Press cuttings relating to the death of Diane Merritt, [a lesbian in a heterosexual marriage, who allegedly plotted to murder her husband and was subsequently killed in a struggle with a friend; the friend was later acquitted of her murder].
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Content note: References to lesbophobia, death, descriptions of violence.
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Created Summer 2021