Conkers. I remember playing this until all you had was a lump of white stuff on a string! I tried everything, baking them, soaking them in vinegar and all sorts to get them to last the longest! I'm sure health and safety has sadly now stopped this kind of great kids' fun in the playground!
Charlotte Despard (née French)(1844-1939), was an English-born, later Irish-based suffragist, novelist, Sinn Féin activist, vegetarian and anti-vivisection advocate. Shown here speaking at an anti-fascist rally in Trafalgar Square, London in June 1933.