Blue Plaque for Doris Page

A Blue Plaque has been unveiled for the writer and disability campaigner Doris Page (1925-1991). Doris contracted polio in 1955 and was confined to an iron lung for the rest of her life. With her husband's support, she returned to her home at 39 Essex Street in 1957, and campaigned for the infrastructure to allow disabled people to live a viable home life, as a founder member of the charity "Independence at Home". She also wrote on disability issues under the pen name 'Ann Armstrong' and edited The Responaut magazine from 1963-88. She was awarded an MBE in 1968. The blue Plaque was uneveiled on 5th May 2022.