Welsh miners wives banner
Welsh miners wives hold up their banner on a demonstration during the national miners strike of 1984 - 85. The banner reads, 'Maesteg & Afan Valley Miners women support group' and also includes caricatures of Arthur Scargill (National Union of Mineworkers President), Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister) and Ian McGregor (head of the National Coal Board), the latter being described as Thatcher's 'hatchet man'. Date: 27 June 1984
© Marx Memorial Library/Mary Evans
The Banner Cross Murder
View near Darnall, the scene of the escape and recapture of the prisoner, Charles Peace. Charles Peace was an infamous cat burglar and murderer who managed to evade arrest for an astonishing twenty years. Over this period, Peace killed two policemen and the husband of a Mrs Dyson, with whom he had once had an affair. He was arrested for the attempted murder of a policeman, for which he gave a false name, but was recognised charged for all his crimes. With a last bid for freedom, Peace tried to escape by jumping from a train, but he was caught and sentenced to death.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Great Docks Strike of 1912 - Scene at Grays, Essex
The Great Docks (Docker's) Strike of 1912 - Scene at a Demonstration at Grays, Essex. The pre-war era witnessed massive industrial unrest as dockers, transport workers, miners and other workers pressed for higher wages and better conditions. The strike wave only ended with the outbreak of war in 1914. The banner is for The Amalgamated Society of Watermen, Lightermen and Bargemen, a trade union founded in 1889. The march is passing The Empire Theatre on the High Street, Grays. Date: 1912