Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret
Princess Elizabeth (right) and Princess Margaret Rose at the last of the Duke of York's Camps, at Balmoral in August 1939. In 1919, the Princesses' father, then Duke of York, had become President of the Boys' Welfare Association - a position he would accept only on condition that no ceremonial would be attached. He wanted to draw closer to ordinary people and devoted time and consideration to the project for the next twenty years, visiting factories and institutions and organsing annual camps for boys in their late teens - half from industrial backgrounds and half from public schools. The camps were held in the grounds of Balmoral and he and his family acted as hosts and joined in with many of the activities.
© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
The Banner Cross murder
Scene as the prisoner, Charles Peace, arrives at the Town Hall, Sheffield. Pictured in the top left corner is Sergeant Robinson, the policeman who captured Peace and top right is Mrs Dyson, who had an affair with 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 he was recognised and charged for all his crimes. With a last bid for freedom, Peace tried to escape by jumping from a train, but was caught and sentenced to death.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Free, White and Twenty by David Wright
Free, White and Twenty by David Wright, showing a woman in a revealing evening outfit, or lingerie and typical 1940's hair style. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II.
© Estate of David Wright/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library