What Rospa posters say about the changing face of Britain
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) has been warning the public about the perils lurking in everyday situations for 100 years. Its poster campaigns over the decades reflect how a changing world has created new dangers, as well as exposing how attitudes towards women have changed.
In 1916, a public meeting was held at London's Caxton Hall in response to a sharp rise in traffic accidents on the capital's streets. These had been blamed on restricted street lighting implemented during World War One.
A London "Safety First" Council was elected to tackle the... read more
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