1911 was a tumultuous time for London. Civil unrest culminated in a series of strikes from rail workers, dockers and teachers, and the Siege of Sidney Street saw police officers armed with shotguns to combat Latvian revolutionaries. Check out some of the best pictures from the year below.
Anchor & Hope pub, Woolwich, 1911 Source Old London St. James's Club Source Hilary Chaplin Euston station hairdressing salon Source Londonhistorian The Oxford rowing team at the university boat race, Putney Source Londonhistorians Queenstown Road, Battersea Source Old London Dockers on strike, London Bridge Source Rob Baker Hippodrome Theatre Source Old London Edward VII drinking fountain, Whitechapel, erected by the Jewish community Source The Ripper The Siege of Sidney Street Source Rob Baker London Underground poster Source Buzzfeed The last horse-drawn omnibus from Moorgate to London Bridge Source Old London The unveiling of Queen Victoria's memorial on The Mall Source Old London Police issued with shotguns by order of the Home Secretary, Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Old London A group of visiting Indian suffragettes offer solidarity, 1910 Source History in Pictures King Edward statue, Tooting Source Old London Waterloo station Source Rob Baker Lewisham Market - Lewisham has had an established market in the same spot for over a century. Source Yesteryear School strikes, Shoreditch Source Yesteryear Rail workers on strike meeting at St. Pancras, 1911 Source Alex Gordon Electric Pavilion, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Source Old London The Siege of Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Londonhistorian Arsenal goalkeeper George Burdett Source Vintage Footy Winston Churchill (highlighted) at the Sidney Street siege, east London Source History Today Rotherhithe Street Source Yesteryear Holloway Road Source Yesteryear Royal Observatory, Greenwich Source Old London Interior of a District Line Underground carriage Source Old Pics Archive Staple Inn in Holborn Source Historical England The Unveiling of the King Edward statue, Tooting Source Old London
Last Updated 11 July 2017