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B Road Collection

"B road" takes us on a captivating journey through time and places. From the pages of The Sketch Ideal Home No

Background imageB Road Collection: Brunel & Broad Gauge

Brunel & Broad Gauge
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL The ghost of Brunel laments the burial of the railway broad gauge he invented

Background imageB Road Collection: The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by

The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI. Sports Without Broad Acres by
The difficult problem of how to enjoy games and field sports when you live in a block of flats has triumphantly solved. The sixth in the series of Ideal Home designs by W. Heath Robinson

Background imageB Road Collection: HEAVEN

HEAVEN
THE BROAD AND NARROW WAY the narrow road to Heaven contrasted with the broad way to Hell

Background imageB Road Collection: Inkermann, c1880s

Inkermann, c1880s
4-2-2, Rover class locomotive, Built 1878 and withdrawn 1892

Background imageB Road Collection: England / Ludlow 1950S

England / Ludlow 1950S
Broad Gate, Ludlow, Shropshire, the last of seven gates in the old city walls. The town is on the Welsh borders and played a great part in the Marches history

Background imageB Road Collection: View down Tin Ghaut, Whitby, North Yorkshire

View down Tin Ghaut, Whitby, North Yorkshire
View down Tin Ghaut, a narrow street in Whitby, North Yorkshire. " Ghaut" is a Hindi word, meaning " broad steps leading down to the river"

Background imageB Road Collection: The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive, May 1892

The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive, May 1892
The last broad gauge locomotive to leave Paddingon can be seen here passing through Sonning Cutting

Background imageB Road Collection: Horsey windmill, Norfolk Broads, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Horsey windmill, Norfolk Broads, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageB Road Collection: North Star in Swindon Works, c1925

North Star in Swindon Works, c1925
2-2-2 broad gauge locomotive

Background imageB Road Collection: Swallow

Swallow
4-2-2 Rover class locomotive. Built 1871. Rebuild of Iron Duke class

Background imageB Road Collection: North Star, 1925

North Star, 1925
2-2-2 broad gauge locomotive

Background imageB Road Collection: Oulton Broad

Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, Suffolk

Background imageB Road Collection: Lady and Blossom 1925

Lady and Blossom 1925
A girl, wearing a straw cloche hat with a two colour double brim and ornamented with a broad hatband and ribbon bow, smells some apple blossom

Background imageB Road Collection: Golfing Woman 1907

Golfing Woman 1907
A modern sporty girl wears a gored skirt, blouse with detachable all-round collar worn with a tie, a large flat cap & a broad belt to accentuate her tiny waist

Background imageB Road Collection: England / Ludlow 1930S

England / Ludlow 1930S
The ancient Shropshire town of Ludlow. Broad Gate, situated on one of its steepest streets, is the last of the seven gates of the old city walls

Background imageB Road Collection: Norfolk Broads - River Thurne

Norfolk Broads - River Thurne
A sign by the windmill points the way to the Lion Hotel on the River Thurne, Norfolk. The sailing boat on the broad certainly seems keen to get home for supper! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageB Road Collection: Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe at night, Paris, France, Europe

Avenue des Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe at night, Paris, France, Europe

Background imageB Road Collection: The French Broad at the Swannanoa, Asheville, N. C

The French Broad at the Swannanoa, Asheville, N. C
The French Broad at the Swannanoa, Asheville, N.C.. Date c1902

Background imageB Road Collection: Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, USA - Cormer of Meeting Street and Broad Street

Background imageB Road Collection: Luxembourg City - Panorama

Luxembourg City - Panorama
Panoramic View of Luxembourg City with the Castle Bridge (right) and the New and Broad roads at the base ( New ) and the top ( Broad ) of the Castle Mount

Background imageB Road Collection: Crystal Palace Broad Wk

Crystal Palace Broad Wk
The BROAD WALK enables visitors to see Paxtons majestic building in all its splendour. Date: circa 1854

Background imageB Road Collection: Thurne Broad, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thurne Broad, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageB Road Collection: Christmas Frocks 1935

Christmas Frocks 1935
Eight chic xmas party frocks. One has a distinct Classical Grecian influence. Broad belts, corsages and puffed sleeves are also fashionable

Background imageB Road Collection: Early view of the stations at Reading, c1842

Early view of the stations at Reading, c1842
This engraving shows the South Eastern Railway station in the foreground, with the Great Western station to the left of the image

Background imageB Road Collection: Castle Pill railway, near Milford Haven, South Wales

Castle Pill railway, near Milford Haven, South Wales
View of the Great Western Railway at Castle Pill (pill is a local name for a tidal inlet), near Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Background imageB Road Collection: Ufos / Kerska / S. F

Ufos / Kerska / S. F
In broad daylight, two saucers (the other indicated by arrow) flew over San Francisco, seen only by Joe Kerska who luckily took this photo or we might not believe him

Background imageB Road Collection: Courier

Courier
4-2-2 Rover class locomotive. Built 1878. Rebuild of original Iron Duke class

Background imageB Road Collection: Tornado

Tornado
4-2-2 Rover class locomotive. Built 1888. Rebuild of Iron Duke class

Background imageB Road Collection: George at Jambouree

George at Jambouree
Prince George (Duke of Kent) poses with Baden-Powell at a jamboree of Norfolk and Suffolk scouts in Salhouse Broad, near Wroxham. With Lords Playfair and Albemarle

Background imageB Road Collection: Tunstall windmill, River Bure, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Tunstall windmill, River Bure, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageB Road Collection: Gwr Broad Gauge Loco

Gwr Broad Gauge Loco
Broad gauge locomotive of the Great Western Railway : if you are travelling cross-country, you must change trains at Gloucester from broad to narrow gauge

Background imageB Road Collection: The Three Sisters and Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains National Park

The Three Sisters and Jamison Valley, Blue Mountains, Blue Mountains National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageB Road Collection: Bank door transportation

Bank door transportation
Safes, Bankers Trust Co. Vaults. Team of horses pulling a vault door on Broad Street at Pearl Street, presumably on its way to the Bankers Trust Co. for installation; sign of rig reads: EMERGENCY DOOR

Background imageB Road Collection: The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress

The Metropolitan Underground, works in progress
The building work in progress at Kings Cross, to host part of the Mertropolitan underground railway. The first section of the underground was completed in 1863

Background imageB Road Collection: Oxford / Broad Street 1830

Oxford / Broad Street 1830
Oxford: Broad Street

Background imageB Road Collection: Woman / Mode Illustre / 1923

Woman / Mode Illustre / 1923
Barrel-line dress with fold over scarf collar & apron front in an orange & white rose print fabric with a tie belt worn low on the hips. She holds a hat with a broad brim

Background imageB Road Collection: Rail / Break of Gauge

Rail / Break of Gauge
The break of gauge at Gloucester: the trans-shipment of goods from the broad gauge to the narrow gauge carriages

Background imageB Road Collection: Nottingham NG7 2 Map

Nottingham NG7 2 Map
Postcode Sector Map of Nottingham NG7 2

Background imageB Road Collection: Fifties Summer Frock

Fifties Summer Frock
Wholesome young outdoors girl poses in a hay loft wearing a pretty floral print summer dress with square neckline, deep flounce & piped detail. A broad belt completes the look

Background imageB Road Collection: Steropes, 1857

Steropes, 1857
0-6-0 goods engine, built 1848. Seen here involved in a derailment

Background imageB Road Collection: North Star in A Shop, Swindon Works, 1953

North Star in A Shop, Swindon Works, 1953
2-2-2 broad gauge locomotive stands on a plinth in A Shop. A pair of driving wheels belonging to Lord of the Isles can be seen in the foreground

Background imageB Road Collection: AMALFI BY WORTH 1922

AMALFI BY WORTH 1922
Dress by Worth: barrel-line dress with V -neck & ruffle fall collar, translucent over- sleeves with ruffle detail, broad sash & bow tied across the hips & a broad brimmed hat

Background imageB Road Collection: Commonwealth and Empire Stands at Coronation, 1953

Commonwealth and Empire Stands at Coronation, 1953
Looking towards Broad Sanctuary from Parliament Square, a view of the area outside Westminster Abbey designed to represent the Commonwealth

Background imageB Road Collection: Lord of the Isles steam train, 1851

Lord of the Isles steam train, 1851
The Great Western Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive Lord of the Isles, 1851. Date: 1851

Background imageB Road Collection: Lilac & Black Dress 1870

Lilac & Black Dress 1870
Black & lilac polonaise: double-breased jacket bodice with revers, under-skirt with broad, single flounce. The over-skirt is arranged to produce an apron front

Background imageB Road Collection: Ufos / Marquand

Ufos / Marquand
UFO photographed in broad daylight near Bakersfield, California; alas, the photographer subsequently confessed it was a hub-cap tossed into the air

Background imageB Road Collection: Redingote of 1824

Redingote of 1824
A pink redingote trimmed with swans down. Worn with a white ruff collar, broad-brimmed hat trimmed with red plumes & pink shoes trimmed with swans down. She holds a handkerchief

Background imageB Road Collection: Monkey Fur Coat 1922

Monkey Fur Coat 1922
A barrel-line coat trimmed with monkey fur has a low waist, pouched bodice, high stand collar & large bow detail at hip level worn with a broad brimmed hat




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"B road" takes us on a captivating journey through time and places. From the pages of The Sketch Ideal Home No. VI, we are transported to the idyllic English countryside in the 1950s, where wide open spaces and endless possibilities await. As we gaze upon the North Star in Swindon Works from c1925, our imaginations soar with thoughts of innovation and progress. But "b road" isn't just about locomotives; it's also about history. We find ourselves immersed in the Inkermann of the c1880s, witnessing moments frozen in time. And as we explore Horsey windmill in Norfolk Broads, England, Europe comes alive with its rich heritage. Oulton Broad beckons us to discover its hidden treasures – a place where tranquility meets adventure. Brunel & Broad Gauge remind us of an era when engineering marvels shaped our world. In this vast tapestry of stories, Lady and Blossom emerge as symbols of grace and beauty from 1925. Their presence reminds us that amidst all these grand tales lies a delicate elegance waiting to be discovered. Finally, we encounter The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive from May 1892 – a poignant reminder that even great things must come to an end. As we delve into these hints scattered across time and space, one thing becomes clear: "b road" is not just a physical path but an invitation to explore beyond boundaries - both literal and metaphorical - leading us towards new horizons filled with wonderment and possibility.