It’s International Women’s Day and the theme for this year is ‘Inspiring Change’. One group of women who certainly inspired change during the early 20th century - particularly here in the UK and in the US - were the Suffragettes.
Pictured here is Charlotte Despard, suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection campaigner.
The Science and Society Picture Library are marking International Women’s Day with an inspiring selection of photographs of Suffragettes from both sides of the pond.
As many as several thousand residents of the town compete, divided into two teams - the Up’ards (those who were born on the north side of Henmore Brook), against the Down’ards (born on the South side).
On this day in 1913, the Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line - and it became a dominant process in the industrial revolution. From that point on, manufacturers had to get moving, or die.
These images from the Daily Herald Archive show some of Britain’s assembly lines in the mid 20th century.
The Sunday Observance Act of 1780 prohibited the use of any building or room for public entertainment or debate on a Sunday.
Legislation changes under the Sunday Entertainments Act of 1932 meant that anyone wishing to provide entertainment on Sundays had first to obtain a license from the Local Authority. These women are campaigning in Croydon prior to a local vote on whether to permit the screening of films on Sundays.