Emmeline Pankhurst (born Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back."
The children show a great interest in the mechanical toys being sold by a hawker in Holborn. Gamages, a department store well known for its toy department is just across the way, but these are cheaper alternatives, although they may well cease to function after a very short while!
When playtime wasn't ruled by 'elf and safety: Photos show how children had fun before the industry took over
These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood disease or war represented more pressing threats to a child's prospects than a game of conkers.
A general view of a busy scene at Victoria Station, London following the arrival of the leave train. Crowds of soldiers and women can be seen on the platform. Several large signs read: "French money exchanged here for officers and soldiers in uniform".