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Bathing Belle Parade
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Bathing Belle Parade
Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913 Featured Image

Suffragette Lilian Lenton in Court 1913

A newspaper placard dated Wednesday, June 11, 1913, with the headline, Miss. Lenton's Reappearance. Lilian Lenton (1891-1972) was arrested under the name May Dennis in Doncaster on 9th June and remanded. She was charged with setting fire to Westfield, a house at Balby, at Leeds Assizes and sent to Armley Jail. She went on hunger strike and after several days was released, although not forcibly fed. Lilian was a notorious Mouse who evaded police capture several times. In an interview in the 1950s, she boasted that her aim was to burn two buildings a week, when not in prison. She was imprisoned along with Olive Wharry in March 1912 for burning down the tea pavillion in Kew Gardens. Date: 1913

© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Law-abiding Suffragists
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Law-abiding Suffragists
Protest placard printed with ?Afghanistan time to go? Featured Image

Protest placard printed with ?Afghanistan time to go?

Protest placard printed with ?Afghanistan time to go?, 2006-2011. Example of placards held by protesters on marches against the ?wars on terror? in Manchester on 23 Sep 2006, London and Glasgow on 15 Mar 2008, and London on 24 Oct 2009, 20 Nov 2010 and 8 Oct 2011. Distributed by Stop the War Coalition, an organisation set up in 2001 to coordinate campaigns and demonstrations against the ?wars on terror? and designed by David Gentleman. Associated with Operation TELIC, Iraq (2003-2011) 2003-2009 and Operation HERRICK, Afghanistan (2001-2014) 2004-. Date: 2011

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Ukraine. Yevpatoria. Cannon
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Ukraine. Yevpatoria. Cannon
London Demo / 1906
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London Demo / 1906
Dog Suffragette
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Dog Suffragette
Suffragette Votes for Women Figure Featured Image

Suffragette Votes for Women Figure

A figure of a suffragette in carved and painted wood. The woman is dressed in somewhat mannish mode with pork-pie hat, shirt and tie and brown jacket. She is clearly shouting a pro-suffrage slogan and carries a Votes for Women placard. No makers name or identifying marks, commercially made. 21cm high, 8.5 cm wide & wooden base. Date: circa 1909

© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library


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