Its common local knowledge that the Big Market area of Newcastle was a hive of political agitation with fiery speakers from the local anarchists, syndicalists,  & socialists, etc. We have no idea of who is speaking in this picture but it gives a good snap shot of the period, in this case 1912.

....newcastle big market open air speaker 1912

Newcastle Quayside 1914, the picture is believed to be a suffragette speaker, yet if you look closer there is many other speakers, obviously not all suffragettes…

........................ncle 1914 suffragettes

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