Harriet Slater, MP for Stoke, addressing a Women's Co - Op Meeting
Harriet Slater, MP for Stoke, addressing a Women's Co - Op Meeting.
Harriet Slater CBE (nee Evans; 1903 to 12 October 1976) was a British Labour and Co-operative politician.
Educated at Hanley High School and Dudley Teachers Training College, Slater was National Organiser for the Cooperative Party from 1942 to 1953, and a local councillor in Stoke-on-Trent from 1933 to 1965.
She was elected as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Stoke-on-Trent North at a by-election in 1953, and served until her retirement at the 1966 general election. From 1964 to 1966, she was a Government whip, the first woman to become one, with the formal title of Lord of the Treasury
Picture taken 16th November 1955
Young Musicians, Fowey, Cornwall. December 1992
Four 13 year old students at Fowey Community School who won through to appear on BBC Pebble Mill programme. They performed their composition, The Joy of a New Born King, on the lunchtime programme in the senior section of the competition. From left to right: Jonathan Clode, violin; Naomi Clode, clarinet; Louise Buckle, vocals; and Thomas Cooper, cello. They were coached by David Hendry, head of music at the school. Photographer: Jonathan Barker
© RIC, photographer Jonathan Barker
Farmers in France cultivating the ground after World War One were finding unexploded
Farmers in France cultivating the ground after World War One were finding unexploded projectiles. In this drawing you can see a operator with a telephone receiver (microphone) searching the once battlefields. When the apparatus approaches metal the equipment gave off a sound to indicate a buried bomb. Date: 1919
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans