Thursday, 6 May 2010


Lilian Lenton 1891-1972 (aka Ida Inkley), home office surveillance photograph, taken while she was in Holloway prison in 1912 at the age of 21. Lilian fought for the right for women to vote. Lilian aimed to set fire to 2 empty buildings a week, she was suspected of setting fire to the tea house in Kew Gardens. Lilian later served as an orderly in the first world war and was awarded the French Red Cross medal.


Erica said...

it's a surprisingly modern looking photo, could have been dated 1970's not 1912

jackie said...

I'm sure her story is enough to make one vote -- whatever the outcome.

swiss said...

great (and too much forgotten) story! did you see here in the video on the wiki link?