This leaflet advertises a pro-suffrage demonstration to be held on 24 November in the Bow Palace, Bow Road. Speakers included Emmeline Pankhurst and George Lansbury, the Labour Party member of parliament for Bow and Bromley, who was a staunch supporter of women's suffrage. The bill is printed in the purple, white and green colours of the Women's Social and Political Union.
This is Sylvia Pankhurst in 1909. She is one of the oft-overlooked 'other' Pankhursts, daughter of famous suffragette Emmeline. Sylvia was a radical with a fascinating political and personal story. She was heavily influential in many of the social struggles of the Docklands and poor neighborhoods of the East End, and there is a blue plaque opposite Woodford tube station commemorating her link to the area.
The Museum of London has just launched an iPhone app that makes use of its extensive art and photographic collections as well as geo tagging and Google Maps to guide users around London where, via the iPhone screen, you can look into the past!
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928). Portrait of Mrs. Pankhurst taken in Boston in October 1910. Emmeline Pankhurst was the Honorary secretary of the WSPU and later Honorary treasurer. Born in Manchester from a radical political background, Emmeline married Dr. Richard Pankhurst, the 'red doctor' a radical feminist barrister. Their daughters were also involved in the WSPU. By 1913, Emmeline had served three prison sentences, two for leading a deputation to Parliament, and for inciting the…