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Riot Collection

Background imageRiot Collection: Newport Riot

Newport Riot
At Newport, Monmouthshire, Chartist rioters from nearby mines, led by John Frost, fire on the magistrates at the Westgate hotel but are dispersed by the military

Background imageRiot Collection: Riot at Mold in Flintshire

Riot at Mold in Flintshire
A huge mob, assembled at the railway station at Mold in Flintshire, Scotland to protest against the imprisonment of miners, employees of the Leeswood Coal Company

Background imageRiot Collection: Detachment of The Black Watch in Dundee, Scotland

Detachment of The Black Watch in Dundee, Scotland
Threatening encounters between rioters and the police in Dundee, Scotland, brought a large detachment of The Black Watch to the city

Background imageRiot Collection: Crofters of Lewis Riot

Crofters of Lewis Riot
The crofters of Lewis, in the Hebrides, riot against enclosures by landowners : the Riot Act is read at Aignish Farm, near Stornoway

Background imageRiot Collection: Fighting in the Marrowbone area of Belfast

Fighting in the Marrowbone area of Belfast
Fighting in the so-called Marrowbone district of Belfast - an encounter between Sinn Feiners on the left, in Glenpark Street, and loyalist Orangemen in Louisa Street

Background imageRiot Collection: Belfast riots, August 1920

Belfast riots, August 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast that began on the night of the 23rd August, and continued for a week

Background imageRiot Collection: Belfast riots, July 1920

Belfast riots, July 1920
A double page spread from the Illustrated London News, reporting on rioting in Belfast from 20th to 23rd July 1920. 18 people were killed, and 200 wounded during the disturbances

Background imageRiot Collection: London Fire Brigade, second Brixton Riots

London Fire Brigade, second Brixton Riots
On 28 September 1985 the second Brixton riot erupted. After the arrest of a man following a shooting incident, a largely black crowd protested at Brixton Police station in Lambeth, South London

Background imageRiot Collection: Ruins of Red House, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies

Ruins of Red House, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies
Ruins of the Red House, a government building in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies. It was set on fire during the Water Riots in March 1903. circa 1903

Background imageRiot Collection: Northern Ireland - three British soldiers in riot equipment

Northern Ireland - three British soldiers in riot equipment
Official photograph of three British soldiers in riot equipment standing next to a one ton Humber. Two soldiers are armed with SLR Rifles, while the third is firing a baton round, Northern Ireland

Background imageRiot Collection: Wrecked goods train, Llanelli railway strike riots, Wales

Wrecked goods train, Llanelli railway strike riots, Wales

Background imageRiot Collection: The Jury Disagree

The Jury Disagree
circa 1910s

Background imageRiot Collection: The world of tomorrow- some dreams of invention run riot; th

The world of tomorrow- some dreams of invention run riot; th
Illustration of an aerial mono rail (note date, 1st April 1905) as a vision of the future for railways. The caption states The scientific prophet looks forward to electric traction on this system

Background imageRiot Collection: 1855 / Belgravia Riot

1855 / Belgravia Riot
Windows are broken in Belgravia during one of a series of riots in the Hyde Park area during the summer of 1855

Background imageRiot Collection: Edinburgh / Canongate / 1840

Edinburgh / Canongate / 1840
Edinburgh: Moray House in Canongate (a 16th century scene)

Background imageRiot Collection: Riots in Jamaica, 1938

Riots in Jamaica, 1938
Riots in Jamaica in 1938 over a pay dispute. Photograph shows a suspected blackleg, accused of intended strike-breaking in the docks, being man-handled by other workers. Date: 1938

Background imageRiot Collection: Start of the riot in Cheapside

Start of the riot in Cheapside
Artistic impression of Evil May Day, the name of a riot which took place in 1517 as a protest against foreigners living in London. Apprentices attacked foreign residents

Background imageRiot Collection: General Election, Soldier's POV

General Election, Soldier's POV
A General Election, as seen from the point of view of a soldier. We see firstly as it might have been - soldiers being pelted with projectiles by an angry crowd

Background imageRiot Collection: Riots at the French Elections, Paris

Riots at the French Elections, Paris
Rioters attacking the Paris office of the Gaulois during the French elections. The election, held on the 14th and 18th of October 1885

Background imageRiot Collection: Riot at the burning of The North Briton newspaper, 1763

Riot at the burning of The North Briton newspaper, 1763
Wilkes and Liberty, riot at the burning of The North Briton newspaper Date: 1763

Background imageRiot Collection: Swing, the rick-burner

Swing, the rick-burner
An arsonist during the Swing Riots in Southern England. Date: 1830-1

Background imageRiot Collection: Flight in St. Martin's Lane between the police and the contingent from Clerkenwell Green

Flight in St. Martin's Lane between the police and the contingent from Clerkenwell Green. Police meet rioters and dispersed a procession marching from Clerkenwell Green

Background imageRiot Collection: Anti-riot police, Belgium 1981

Anti-riot police, Belgium 1981
An anti-riot officer in attendance outside the Brussels HQ of NATO in Belgium, where anti-nuclear weapons demonstrations were anticipated. Date: 1981

Background imageRiot Collection: Rioting in the West End of London 1886

Rioting in the West End of London 1886
Looting shops in Piccadilly, London. A meeting of the unemployed was held in Trafalgar Square, which divided itself into two groups, the Fair Trade League and the Revolutionary Social Democrats

Background imageRiot Collection: On 13th November 1887 a demonstration organised by the Social Democratic Federation

On 13th November 1887 a demonstration organised by the Social Democratic Federation and the Irish National League in Trafalgar Square in London turned into a riot after police

Background imageRiot Collection: Dragoons and Highlanders scattering the Rioters in Belfast. Accordingly, the 4th Dragoon Guards

Dragoons and Highlanders scattering the Rioters in Belfast. Accordingly, the 4th Dragoon Guards and the 78th Highlanders, accompanied by the Royal Antrim Rifles were marched to Durham Street

Background imageRiot Collection: Jacob van Artevelde, Flemish statesman siding with England against the French

Jacob van Artevelde, Flemish statesman siding with England against the French, is murdered during a riot at Ghent. Date: 1345

Background imageRiot Collection: Rioting in Canton, 1883

Rioting in Canton, 1883
The rioting in Canton - Shamien, the foreign settlement, the scene of the recent disturbance. 1. river frontage, 2. foreign consular offices, 3. English church, 4. bridge approach to settlement, 5

Background imageRiot Collection: A war-zone in Ireland. Sinn Fein-ers, who had attacked loyalist workmen

A war-zone in Ireland. Sinn Fein-ers, who had attacked loyalist workmen, fleeing from police down York Street in Belfast, during unrest in 1920. Date: 1920

Background imageRiot Collection: Riots in Belfast, 1920

Riots in Belfast, 1920
Drawing by an eye-witness of scenes during riots in Belfast in 1920, showing a woman with a bag full of missiles, bottle and stone throwing and revolver firing, while police charge

Background imageRiot Collection: Gentleman escorting country cousins on their first

Gentleman escorting country cousins on their first trip to London. Miseries of Social Life. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageRiot Collection: A jingle or carriage accident on a bridge in Dublin, 1822

A jingle or carriage accident on a bridge in Dublin, 1822
A jingle or carriage accident on Low Ground Bridge, Baggot Street, Dublin. Passengers fall off the bridge into the canal, men with shillelaghs shout. Brian Boru, Sir Shawn O Dogherty, Capt

Background imageRiot Collection: Irish gentlemen slumming it in a barnyard shebeen, Dublin

Irish gentlemen slumming it in a barnyard shebeen, Dublin. Peg-leg officer falls among pigs, geese and potatoes. Disagreeable Adventures of Brian Boru

Background imageRiot Collection: Cartoon, The New Marshal (George Potter)

Cartoon, The New Marshal (George Potter)
Cartoon, The New Marshal -- a comment on a large and turbulent demonstration by the Reform League in Hyde Park which had taken place some months earlier

Background imageRiot Collection: No Popery Riots, London, 1780

No Popery Riots, London, 1780
No Popery Riots, London, 7 June 1780. 1780

Background imageRiot Collection: Roebuck Mug House Riot, London

Roebuck Mug House Riot, London
A Roebuck Mug House Riot, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street, London, between Jacobites and Hanoverians. 1716

Background imageRiot Collection: Westgate Hotel and Mayors House, Newport, Wales

Westgate Hotel and Mayors House, Newport, Wales
Westgate Hotel and Mayors House. Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, after the Chartist Riot of 4 November 1839. 1839

Background imageRiot Collection: British troops in gas masks - Uprising in Nicosia

British troops in gas masks - Uprising in Nicosia
British troops armed with batons and wearing gas masks, standing by to quell disturbances by Greek Cypriots in Nicosia, Cyprus during rioting in Nicosia - late October 1955. 1955

Background imageRiot Collection: Intentional Conflagrations in India

Intentional Conflagrations in India
Page from The Graphic reporting on riots in India in 1919. Scenes of destruction include Amritsar where, on April 13th that year

Background imageRiot Collection: America - Riots in Boston between Soldiers and Rope Makers

America - Riots in Boston between Soldiers and Rope Makers Date: 1770

Background imageRiot Collection: Scenes of destruction in London after Hyde Park riots

Scenes of destruction in London after Hyde Park riots
Scene of destruction at Marble Arch (left) and broken railings at Hyde Park Corner following riots that took place in Hyde Park in response to the authorities preventing a meeting by the Reform

Background imageRiot Collection: Polticial Riots in Buenos Aires

Polticial Riots in Buenos Aires
Police clash with rioters at the Union Civica Club in Buenos Aires. Polic shoot at protestors and rioters outside and on the balconies of the union civic club building. Date: 1892

Background imageRiot Collection: Rioters throwing furniture, Spanish Revolution, 1931

Rioters throwing furniture, Spanish Revolution, 1931
Rioters throwing furniture from a burning Jesuit convent during the Spanish Revolution. 1931

Background imageRiot Collection: Truncheon with comic verse on a Christmas card

Truncheon with comic verse on a Christmas card
Policemans truncheon with comic verse on a Christmas card -- probably a reference to the Trafalgar Square Riots of November 1887, also known as Bloody Sunday. Date: circa 1887

Background imageRiot Collection: The riots in Belfast

The riots in Belfast
The police charging the mob in the brickfields, demonstrating against the First Home Rule Bill, introduced by the British Prime Minister, William Gladstone. Date: 1886

Background imageRiot Collection: Street scene during riot, Brixton, Lambeth, South London

Street scene during riot, Brixton, Lambeth, South London
A street scene in Brixton, Lambeth, South London, during a period of rioting. The air is full of black smoke, something (possibly a car) is on fire on the left

Background imageRiot Collection: Poll Tax demonstrator and riot policeman, Central London

Poll Tax demonstrator and riot policeman, Central London
A female Poll Tax demonstrator with a scarf over her face aims a metal bar at a riot policeman equipped with helmet and shield, in Central London

Background imageRiot Collection: Poll Tax demonstrators in the roadway, Central London

Poll Tax demonstrators in the roadway, Central London
Poll Tax demonstrators in the roadway in Central London. One man stands in fighting pose, with his fists clenched. Another man holds a placard with the words: Bog Off Thatcher



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