Emmeline Pankhurst (born Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back."
London in the 1920's-street toy sellers, Holborn
The children show a great interest in the mechanical toys being sold by a hawker in Holborn. Gamages, a department store well known for its toy department is just across the way, but these are cheaper alternatives, although they may well cease to function after a very short while!
When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety: Photos show how children had fun before the industry took over
These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood disease or war represented more pressing threats to a child's prospects than a game of conkers.
Britain's iconic BT Tower is celebrating 50 years
A point of reference for cab drivers, a memorable mark on the skyline for tourists, the BT Tower has stood strong for the past five decades. This week it celebrates 50 years.
London in the 1920's-young boy with policewomen
The last picture in this set shows a boy of about 8 or 9 in the company of two policewomen, who are looking at him benevolently. However, he looks anything but happy and seems to regard the cameraman with suspicion. The photo was taken in the east end of London and that probably means he's from the slums, a poor family, or perhaps no family, and that his life is unlikely to be a bowl of cherries. The Wall Street crash and subsequent great depression are just a few years away, but if he…