Woman police officer Annie Matthews, Hyde Park, London
Woman police officer Annie Matthews (nickname Big Ben), on duty at the children's lido in Hyde Park, London. Before joining the Met Police, Annie worked as a housemaid at Glamis Castle in Scotland. She joined the force in July 1919, but left in July 1922 during the period of the so-called Geddes Axe, when the government of the day reduced the number of policewomen from 112 to 20. However she rejoined in December 1922 and continued to serve until December 1949. Date: 1939
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What People Are Wearing - Annika Wills and Anne Nightingale
On the left: The English actress Annika Wills (better known as Anneke Wills, b. 1941) wearing a Levi jacket and jeans from Sportique and a matching hat belonging to her husband, the actor Michael Gough.
On the right: The first female presenter on BBC Radio 1 and its longest-serving presenter, Anne Nightingale (b. 1940) wearing a corduroy coat by Gerald McCann and lace-up suede boots from the Leonard boutique.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Cartoon, Annie Mie, a Dutch play in London
Cartoon, Annie Mie, a Dutch play by Rosier Faarsen which was performed at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, in November 1880, with Genevieve Ward in the title role. Her acting was praised by the critics, but the play itself, adapted for the English stage, proved less popular.
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