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Background imageArchive Collection: A tin shack was the dressing room for Brazil footballers when they trained at the Troon Amateurs

A tin shack was the dressing room for Brazil footballers when they trained at the Troon Amateurs ground in Ayrshire. Pele leaves the dressing room marked "home" to go on to the field

Background imageArchive Collection: Kobbie Mainoo celebrates scoring the winner in the FA Cup 2024

Kobbie Mainoo celebrates scoring the winner in the FA Cup 2024
FA CUP FINAL AT WEMBLEY. Between Manchester City and Manchester United. 2024 Soul Of Sport

Background imageArchive Collection: Anne Sowerby

Anne Sowerby
Sketched portrait of Mrs Sowerby

Background imageArchive Collection: FA Cup third round re-play 1955. Bradford city v Brentford FC at Valley Parade, Bradford

FA Cup third round re-play 1955. Bradford city v Brentford FC at Valley Parade, Bradford

Background imageArchive Collection: Steep Street Bristol OP08887

Steep Street Bristol OP08887
The junction of Steep Street and Trenchard Street, Bristol, 1866. John Hill Morgan (b 1833), platinum print. This view was recorded five years before Steep Street, curving away to the left

Background imageArchive Collection: London Zoo 1929 MD93_07025

London Zoo 1929 MD93_07025
London Zoo, Regents Park, Westminster. Line drawing entitled " The Gardens of the Zoological Society of London 1929" and " the Gardens 1829" (inset)

Background imageArchive Collection: Union Pacific Class Steam Locomotive 4-8-8-4 Wheel arrangement Big Boy Class

Union Pacific Class Steam Locomotive 4-8-8-4 Wheel arrangement Big Boy Class Designation First of type built in 1941 for freight service. Locomotive and string of PFE cars in Echo Canyon Utah

Background imageArchive Collection: Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop

Take something home with you from the Natural History Shop
General Museum poster. Drawing of a child leading a dinosaur out of the Museum, with the slogan Take something home with you from the Natural History [Museum] Shop, South Kensington, London

Background imageArchive Collection: Gallery of the Old Library

Gallery of the Old Library, Trinity College, Dublin, County Dublin, Eire (Ireland), Europe

Background imageArchive Collection: Nottingham EAW025936

Nottingham EAW025936
Nottingham, 15 August 1949. Aerofilms Ltd cellulose nitrate negative. Aerofilms view of Nottingham records the construction of the new, H-shaped County Hall

Background imageArchive Collection: Wentworth Woodhouse EAR007511

Wentworth Woodhouse EAR007511
Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Aerial view by Aeropictorial. Aerofilms Collection. August 1946

Background imageArchive Collection: Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002

Woolworths Southend FWW01_01_0033_002
F W Woolworth And Company Limited, 29-35 High Street, Southend-on-Sea. A view south along the High Street in Southend-on-Sea in October 1938, with shoppers and cyclists outside the store

Background imageArchive Collection: Wharncliffe Viaduct Hanwell

Wharncliffe Viaduct Hanwell

Background imageArchive Collection: Pub and large sign for The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, London, England 1951

Pub and large sign for The Prospect of Whitby, Wapping, London, England 1951

Background imageArchive Collection: St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Xiv / 14 Biplan?

St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Xiv / 14 Biplan?
St Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line Benoist Xiv / 14 Biplane Seaplane, 43 Lark of Duluth - the Original Flight of the Worlds First Scheduled Airline over Tampa Bay, Florida

Background imageArchive Collection: Holy Trinity Blythburgh MD41_00041

Holy Trinity Blythburgh MD41_00041
Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Blythburgh, Suffolk. A view from the marsh looking north-east past houses towards Holy Trinity Church. Pencil drawing by Charles Bannerman Phillips dated 1914

Background imageArchive Collection: Chef Andrew Schillar gives a dog a bone from the side entrance of his kitchen. undated

Chef Andrew Schillar gives a dog a bone from the side entrance of his kitchen. undated

Background imageArchive Collection: Consett Steel Works FF98_00247

Consett Steel Works FF98_00247
Consett Steel Works, County Durham, 1945-80. Eric de Mare (1910-2002) cellulose acetate negative. Steel-making dominated Consett for 140 years from 1840, and the steelworks, employing 6

Background imageArchive Collection: University Of Pennsylvania

University Of Pennsylvania
The Department of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, circa 1850. An engraving by W. J. Welch from the History of Pennsylvania. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageArchive Collection: Skinny-Dippers

Skinny-Dippers
A British policewoman chasing after a group of naked street boys by the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. (Photo by Reg Speller/Getty Images)

Background imageArchive Collection: Dudley Castle EPR005977

Dudley Castle EPR005977
Dudley Castle, West Midlands. Aerial view by Aeropictorial. Aerofilms Collection. June 1939

Background imageArchive Collection: Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064

Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064
Festival of Britain 1951. Lambeth, London. Mitzi Solomon Cunliffes sculpture Root Bodied Forth exhibited on the South Bank Exhibition site

Background imageArchive Collection: Leighton Buzzard Market Cross BB86_01958

Leighton Buzzard Market Cross BB86_01958
Market Cross, Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, Leighton-Linslade, Central Bedfordshire. A horse and cart beside the Market Cross, Leighton Buzzard, with a market taking place in the square

Background imageArchive Collection: A chef at work in a London kitchen. 1947

A chef at work in a London kitchen. 1947

Background imageArchive Collection: A. H. Cadier, senior chef at the Brighton Pavilion is handed fake chickens by junior

A. H. Cadier, senior chef at the Brighton Pavilion is handed fake chickens by junior
A.H. Cadier, senior chef at the Brighton Pavilion is handed fake chickens by junior chef Lloyd Payne to demonstrate the operation of the huge open fireplaces of 1825 in the kitchens at the Royal

Background imageArchive Collection: FA Cup: Southend United v Manchester City 1956

FA Cup: Southend United v Manchester City 1956
Southend's groundsman who had to repaint the white lines on a quagmire

Background imageArchive Collection: Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 Piston-Engine

Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 Piston-Engine Date: 1942

Background imageArchive Collection: Mobile midwifery med01_01_0490

Mobile midwifery med01_01_0490
Queen Charlottes Maternity Hospital And Midwifery Training School, Goldhawk Road, Hammersmith And Fulham, Greater London. Midwives leaving the hospital on motorised bicycles carrying analgesia

Background imageArchive Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageArchive Collection: East Barsham Manor MD41_00047

East Barsham Manor MD41_00047
Gatehouse, East Barsham Manor, East Barsham, Barsham, Norfolk. A view from the south of East Barsham Manor, with the Gatehouse in the foreground

Background imageArchive Collection: Witney Fair TS00006

Witney Fair TS00006
Witney, Oxfordshire. Carousels at Witney Fair, with crowds watching the fun. Hand-tinted lantern slide photographed by Henry Taunt 1890s

Background imageArchive Collection: Shoreham harbour BB060004

Shoreham harbour BB060004
Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex. Two horse-drawn ballast carts in the sea beside the slipway of Stow and Son Yacht Builders, Shoreham Harbour. Photographed by E J Bedford between 1905 and 1925

Background imageArchive Collection: Shoreham harbour BB060002

Shoreham harbour BB060002
Shoreham By Sea, West Sussex. A partly submerged horse-drawn ballast cart in the sea off Shoreham Harbour, in front of the premises of Stow and Son Yacht Builders

Background imageArchive Collection: Lichfield Cathedral MOX01 / 01 / 001

Lichfield Cathedral MOX01 / 01 / 001
Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire. The Cathedral reflected in Minster Pool. One of a series of colourised lantern slides dated 1869

Background imageArchive Collection: Barnsley Hall Hospital EAR017085

Barnsley Hall Hospital EAR017085
Barnsley Hall Hospital for Nervous and Mental Diseases, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. Designed by George Thomas Hine and opened in 1907, since closure in 1966 it has now mostly been demolished

Background imageArchive Collection: Royal Festival Hall OP04529

Royal Festival Hall OP04529
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, Lambeth, London. The Royal Festival Hall, Shot Tower and Festival Pier seen from across the Thames. Photographed by J H Stone

Background imageArchive Collection: The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green, London, England

The Old George at 379 Bethnal Green, London, England. A large crowd and a great number of beer barrels line the street with brewery workers holding tankards. 1885

Background imageArchive Collection: The last Flying Scotsman run to Edinburgh

The last Flying Scotsman run to Edinburgh. The Flying Scotsman steam locomotive sets off from Kings Cross Station, London to attempt a non-stop run to Edinburgh

Background imageArchive Collection: Lynton Barnstaple. 1935

Lynton Barnstaple. 1935

Background imageArchive Collection: L Papa and Sons ice cream vendor in Gravesend, Kent. 1939

L Papa and Sons ice cream vendor in Gravesend, Kent. 1939

Background imageArchive Collection: Crowsteps, Newbury

Crowsteps, Newbury
Crowsteps, Tydehams, Newbury, Berkshire, c 1930. Herbert Felton (c 1887-1968), silver gelatin DOP (developing out paper) print

Background imageArchive Collection: Alhambra Leicester Square CC97_00503

Alhambra Leicester Square CC97_00503
Alhambra theatre, Leicester Square, Westminster, London 1870-'82. York & Son wet collodion glass plate negative. The Alhambra in Londons Leicester Square was the brainchild of the impresario

Background imageArchive Collection: St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539

St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539
St Giles Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905. Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageArchive Collection: The coronation of King George VI

The coronation of King George VI in Westminster Abbey, London, showing the moment the king is crowned.Date: 1937

Background imageArchive Collection: The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue

The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue
The Festival of Britain exhibition opening, a special number from The Illustrated London News. The front cover was created by Terence Cuneo 1907-1996

Background imageArchive Collection: Lilienthal No 11 Glider

Lilienthal No 11 Glider
Otto Lilienthal Taking-Off in His Normal Segelapparat Number 11 Gleitflug, at His Fliegeburg in Lichterfelde, Germany Date: 1895

Background imageArchive Collection: Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144

Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Manuscript. Book of hours, 144
Bernat Martorell (died 1452). Catalan painter. International Gothic style. Manuscript. Book of hours, 1444. Folio I. Historical Archive. Barcelona. Catalonia. Spain

Background imageArchive Collection: Guildford High Street MD41_00037

Guildford High Street MD41_00037
High Street, Guildford, Surrey. Looking east along the High Street from Guildford Bridge. Pencil drawing by Charles Bannerman Phillips dated 1921




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"Unveiling the hidden treasures: A journey through the archives" Step into a time capsule as we explore the fascinating world of archives. From Steep Street in Bristol to London Zoo in 1929, these snapshots capture moments frozen in time. Witness the power and grandeur of Union Pacific's Class Steam Locomotive with its remarkable 4-8-8-4 wheel arrangement, known as Big Boy Class. Transport yourself back to Nottingham's vibrant streets with EAW025936, or marvel at Wentworth Woodhouse's architectural splendor in EAR007511. Join us on a whirlwind tour through history as St Giles Fair comes alive before your eyes, immortalized forever in CC49_00539. Remember Woolworths Southend? Relive those nostalgic memories with FWW01_01_0033_002. Travel back to where it all began - Crewe Station - which opened its doors on July 4th, 1837, marking the birth of the Grand Junction Railway. Delve deeper into our past with Root Bodied Forth BB96_02064 and Consett Steel Works FF98_00247 - testaments to human ingenuity and industrial prowess. Immerse yourself in knowledge within the hallowed halls of Gallery of the Old Library or be captivated by Rolls-Royce Merlin 61 Piston-Engine's engineering brilliance. Archives hold stories waiting to be discovered; they are windows into our collective heritage. So come along and unlock their secrets – let us embark on this captivating journey together.