Annie Rhoda Craig (sometimes given as Greig) or Walker
Annie Rhoda Craig (sometimes given as Greig) or Walker, alias Rhoda Robinson, was born at Gravesend, Kent. In 1899 she married Francis McCulloch Craig, a stevedore (a person who loads/unloads ships' cargoes), and lived at Warwick Villas, Mills road, Yoker, Glasgow.
She was imprisoned in Holloway prison for 10 days for breaking War Office windows.
In 1912, as a young woman and member of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Annie was charged with having conducted herself in a disorderly manner, forcibly attempting to enter a motor car belonging to Sir Thomas Mason, chairman of the Clyde Trust, and wilfully breaking a pane of glass in the door of the motor.
Annie pled not guilty, although admitted that she broke the window and attempted to enter the car. She was one of a large group surrounding the motor car at the Central Station Hotel, Glasgow, and, on seeing Sir Thomas and his daughter enter the car, smashed one of the windows. When told who was in the car, she said 'she was sorry. She thought Sir Thomas was Mr Churchill' and had wanted to have a few words with him. Annie added that she had been frustrated by not being able to speak with him and thought the only protest she could make was to break the window.
Found guilty, she was sentenced to 7 days' imprisonment. The court ordered her to find a £10 caution for good behaviour for 6 months, with the alternative of another 7 days' imprisonment. It was reported that Annie was surprised at the sentence, turned very pale and left the dock without saying a word. Her £10 caution was found and her sentence was served in full.
In February 1914, as Rhoda Robinson, she was charged with fire-raising in Stirlingshire but was released due to a lack of evidence.
Annie's case can be examined in a file held by National Records of Scotland.