David Steel and David Owen, SDP colleagues
David Steel (David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood, b 1938), Liberal and Liberal Democrat MP and Liberal Party leader, Member of the Scottish Parliament and of the House of Lords. Seen here (left) about to shake hands with David Owen (David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, b 1938), Labour and SDP politician, around the time that they founded the SDP (Social Democratic Party).
© Mary Evans / Marx Memorial Library
Equestrian statue of Lord Kitchener
A colossal equestrian statue of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum (1850-1916), the first monument to be raised to the famous general, pictured shortly before it was sent to India, where it was placed on the Maiden, the magnificent park in Calcutta, as a tribute to his work as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. The statue was cast in bronze, stood fourteen feet high and was placed on a twelve foot high pedestal. It represented Lord Kitchener in Field Marshals uniform, mounted on his favourite horse, Democrat. The sculpture, the cost of which was raised by public subscription, was by Sydney March (1875-1968), who also sculpted King Edward VII, King George V, Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra. Lord Kitchener inspected the new statue the day before he left for Egypt and expressed his approval of the work.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection