Hetty Bower 1905-2013

Hetty Bower, 1905-2013

13 November 2013

A tribute to Britain's oldest campaigner, Hetty Bower, who has died aged 108

Hetty BowerUnite pays tribute to Hetty Bower – Britain’s oldest campaigner

Hackney born, Hetty Bower, who has died at the age of 108, will be remembered for her fierce commitment to our NHS, still out marching to save it in London this year. Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Our thoughts are with Hetty’s friends and family. A veteran of Cable Street and fierce campaigner against poverty and injustice, she was a truly inspirational woman. Spanning a century of extraordinary change for this country, Hetty was a reminder that the NHS and the welfare state were created thanks to the struggle of ordinary men and women like her. We owe a deep debt to Hetty and her generation and we owe it to them to continue the fight to save her beloved NHS for our children and generations to come.”

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