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.
Police issued with shotguns by order of the Home Secretary, Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Old London Euston station hairdressing salon Source Londonhistorian Arsenal goalkeeper George Burdett Source Vintage Footy Winston Churchill (highlighted) at the Sidney Street siege, east London Source History Today Lewisham Market - Lewisham has had an established market in the same spot for over a century. Source Yesteryear Queenstown Road, Battersea Source Old London Rail workers on strike meeting at St. Pancras, 1911 Source Institute for Spacecraft King Edward statue, Tooting Source Old London St. James's Club Source Hilary Chaplin Hippodrome Theatre Source Old London The last horse-drawn omnibus from Moorgate to London Bridge Source Old London Anchor & Hope pub, Woolwich, 1911 Source Old London The Oxford rowing team at the university boat race, Putney Source Londonhistorians The Siege of Sidney Street, January 1911 Source Londonhistorian The Siege of Sidney Street Source Rob Baker A group of visiting Indian suffragettes offer solidarity, 1910 Source History in Pictures Electric Pavilion, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Source Old London Edward VII drinking fountain, Whitechapel, erected by the Jewish community Source The Ripper London Underground poster Source Buzzfeed The unveiling of Queen Victoria's memorial on The Mall Source Old London School strikes, Shoreditch Source Yesteryear Dockers on strike, London Bridge Source Rob Baker Waterloo station Source Rob Baker 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 17 December 2018