In early October 1912, almost unnoticed by Lincoln’s Inn House, Sylvia Pankhurst had begun a suffrage campaign of her own in the East End. She received financial assistance for her new endeavour primarily from local WSPUs of the London area, as the national WSPU had long since ceased to attempt to organize working-class districts. Under Sylvia’s supervision, WSPU shops were opened in Bethnal Green, Poplar, Limehouse, and Bow, and street-corner meetings were held. The first such meetings were not without tumult; in Bow, a swarm of urchins threw stones, and in Bethnal Green WSPU speakers were pelted with fish heads and newspapers soaked at a nearby public urinal.