1903 was a year of demolitions and demonstrations. In the City, Newgate Prison was being torn down to make way for the new courts — part of the Roman wall was discovered. In Holborn, old houses were swept away to make way for Aldwych and Kingsway. Meanwhile, the cause of the Suffragettes was gaining momentum with rallies and demonstrations across town.
The now-closed British Museum underground station, 1903 Source British Museum The 'monster doss house' in Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, 1903 Source The Ripper London in the rain, 1903 Source History Pics Fleet Street, 1903. Note the railway bridge over Ludgate Circus, which was demolished later in the century. Source Liz Lloyd Lewisham Market, 1903 Source Old London Horse-drawn sweeper, London, 1903 Source Old London Homeless people, Spitalfields, 1903 Source The Ripper Womens' Suffrage march, 1903 Source Buzzfeed Fracas outside Buckingham Palace between police and suffragettes, c.1903 Source Buzzfeed Bank of England Court of Directors 1903 Source Bbc The Perfumery Salon at Harrods, 1903 Source Classic Pics Westminster 1903 Source Old London Demolition of Wych Street to make way for Aldwych and Kingsway, 1903 Source Sir William Davenant This Roman wall was uncovered while demolishing a part of the Old Bailey to make way for the new Central Criminal Court, 1903 Source Londonist Mile End fire station, 1903.
Source Old London Laundry Centre, Queen's Road School, Walthamstow, 1903 Source Jo Parker The first electric Tram line between Westminster & Tooting, 1903 Source Old London Evelyn Waugh, Author (born 1903, West Hampstead) Source Portrait Gallery Suffragettes confront a police officer, c.1903 Source Buzzfeed Male and female members of the Womens' Suffrage movement march through London, 1903 Source Buzzfeed Kingston Market, 1903 Source Old London First all-black musical, In Dahomey, was staged at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1903 Source Londonhistorian Overlooking St. John's Hill Bridge, with a clear view of the re-building of Clapham Junction, 1903 Source Old London M & S, Brixton, 1903 Source Old London London in the rain c.1903 Source Sir William Davenant East End, 1903 - the same year Jack London wrote The People of the Abyss about the poverty here Source The Ripper King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open Kew Bridge, 1903 Source Londonhistorian
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