Esther Knowles was an Esperance girl from the age of two, who then became Emmeline and Fred Pethick-Lawrences secretary.
She worked for Emmeline in the WSPU office from the age of 14 - she was loyal to Emmeline for life.
Esther gave Nita Needham, her neice, Mary Neal's papers on her death. It was Nita who then gave them to Lucy Neal.
There is a picture of Esther in this special BBC magazine ('Shoulder to Shoulder'), devoted to the Suffragette movement here.