Suffragettes Pankhurst and Gawthorpe Rutland 1907
Christabel Pankhurst and Mary Gawthorpe in the Market Place, Uppingham, holding a meeting during the 1907 Rutland bye-election. The campaign saw Mary Gawthorpe the victim of dirty tricks by supporters of the Liberal candidate, W.F Lyons. Sylvia Pankhurst later gave an account of an incident when Mary was struck on the head by a pot-egg (a china dummy egg) and knocked unconscious. Youths were apparently paid by a wealthy Liberal supporter to hurl sweets at suffragette speakers (see Votes for Women 6th August 1909) Polling was held on11th Juneand the Conservative was duly elected. Date: 1907
© The March of the Women Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Scene of Welsh floods with damaged bridge, Aberdare
Scene of Welsh floods, with people standing near a damaged bridge in Aberdare, South Wales. Two lives were lost when the bridge collapsed due to heavy rain -- two youths, John Morgan Jones and Emmanuel Shot, were standing on the bridge when the structure collapsed, and they were carried away by the powerful current. In addition, seven houses were washed away, a number of pits forced to cease work and nearly 1000 tin plate workers were rendered idle.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
American Scouts around a camp fire
A group of eight American Boy Scouts sit around a camp fire next to their tent at night. They stare intently at one of their group as he raises his arms speaking or singing.
© The Scout Association / Mary Evans
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