"lived very comfortably, on my shares in Bryant and May?"

As mentioned in bookmark p.445, Bryant and May were the employers of the matchgirls who went on strike in the company's Bow factory in 1888.

Today, the former factory is a gated residential community known as the Bow Quarter.


Page from the strike register (1888)
Public DomainPage from the strike register (1888) - Credit: Annie Besant/Herbert Burrows