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"Centre: A Journey Through Time and Places" Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court: Amidst the intensity of a tennis match

Background imageCentre Collection: Vrijthof square at dusk, Mstricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Vrijthof square at dusk, Mstricht, Limburg, Netherlands

Background imageCentre Collection: Fitzalan Square, Sheffield showing (left) General Post Office, Bakers Hill; (centre)

Fitzalan Square, Sheffield showing (left) General Post Office, Bakers Hill; (centre)
Sheffield City Archives co Media Storehouse Buildings and streets

Background imageCentre Collection: The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside

The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside
The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, the centre of the County Borough of Teesside Date: circa 1910

Background imageCentre Collection: Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court

Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court
The crowd, groundsmen, officials and players on the Centre Court of Wimbledon are astonished to discover the presence of a cheeky dandelion on the court

Background imageCentre Collection: England / Ulverston

England / Ulverston
The town centre at Ulverston, Cumbria, a market town a few miles south of the English Lake District

Background imageCentre Collection: Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall

Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall
View of the cottage of Alfred Wallis (1855-1942), primitive artist, mariner, fisherman and marine stores dealer, at Back Road West, not far from Porthmeor Beach and the Tate Gallery

Background imageCentre Collection: Australia, Queensland, Brisbane

Australia, Queensland, Brisbane. A Citycat ferry cruises beneath Brisbanes Story Bridge towards the city centre. AUSTRALIA, Queensland

Background imageCentre Collection: Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries

Sri Lanka - Ceylon. Her tea and other industries
A larger version of this uncommon pictorial poster map was originally published by the Ceylon Tea Propaganda Board in 1933

Background imageCentre Collection: Leicester 1950S

Leicester 1950S
A No. 94 tram goes through the Clock Tower area of Leicester city centre

Background imageCentre Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge and Ribbon

Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge and Ribbon
A circular tin badge with green border, white centre and purple lettering - W.S.P.U Votes for Women. Attatched to the badge is a piece of purple, white and green satin ribbon. Date: circa 1908

Background imageCentre Collection: Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941

Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941
Painting showing a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bomber-reconnaissance airplane flying over a British destroyer (bottom centre) and the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (back right), 1941

Background imageCentre Collection: Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo
THE HUNDRED DAYS Battle of WATERLOO The action at 11 am - the French attack Houguemont, Napoleon tempting Wellington to expose his centre

Background imageCentre Collection: BBC 1935

BBC 1935
Spread from Radio Pictorial Annual showing the British Broadcasting Centre including the interior with the vaudeville studio, the gramaphone effects studio, concert hall, council chamber

Background imageCentre Collection: George Square, Glasgow

George Square, Glasgow
George Square in the centre of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. This fine square in dominated by the Italianate Municipal Chambers and the Sir Walter Scott memorial column

Background imageCentre Collection: Rachenitsa Dance, 1894 by Ivan Mrkvicka (1856-1938). National Gallery Kvadrat 500, Sofia

Rachenitsa Dance, 1894 by Ivan Mrkvicka (1856-1938). National Gallery Kvadrat 500, Sofia. Bulgaria

Background imageCentre Collection: Aerial view of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center Construction

Aerial view of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center Construction
Aerial view of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center during its construction in lower Manhattan, New York City, 1971. (Photo by Carsten/Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageCentre Collection: Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania

Please, Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas by Matania
In the centre of London, close to Piccadilly Circus, two children stop a policeman from directing traffic to ask him where Father Christmas is

Background imageCentre Collection: HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl

HMS Jervis Bay attacking the Admiral Scheer, Second Worl
Illustration showing the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser Jervis Bay (centre) steaming towards the German pocket-battleship Admiral Scheer, North Atlantic, November 1940

Background imageCentre Collection: View over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the illuminated skyline of Central sits below The Peak

View over Hong Kong from Victoria Peak, the illuminated skyline of Central sits below The Peak, Victoria Peak, Hong Kong, China, Asia

Background imageCentre Collection: Shankill Road, Belfast

Shankill Road, Belfast - a busy street scene with a tram in centre view and Church to the right. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageCentre Collection: WW2 poster, Fly with the RAF

WW2 poster, Fly with the RAF
WW2 poster, Men in reserved occupations can now fly with the RAF as pilot or observer. Apply nearest combined recruiting centre. Date: 1941

Background imageCentre Collection: Saffron Walden / 1909

Saffron Walden / 1909
Saffron Walden, Essex: the town centre

Background imageCentre Collection: ChAteau de Chenonceau over the Cher River at dusk, Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire, Centre

ChAteau de Chenonceau over the Cher River at dusk, Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire, Centre
Chateau de Chenonceau over the Cher River at dusk, Chenonceaux, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France

Background imageCentre Collection: Shanghai, international settlements 1932

Shanghai, international settlements 1932
Shanghai - the storm centre: an international settlement under the protection of fourteen powers, the chief scene of the Sino-Japanese conflict

Background imageCentre Collection: Advertisement for A. Wilson. Peck and Co. Ltd. Beethoven House, Pinstone Street, Sheffield

Advertisement for A. Wilson. Peck and Co. Ltd. Beethoven House, Pinstone Street, Sheffield
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library: MP Folder 62

Background imageCentre Collection: Haymarket, Sheffield, 1937

Haymarket, Sheffield, 1937
Elevated view of Haymarket looking towards Fitzalan Square and General Post Office. Norfolk Market Hall, left, No 32, Castle Street, Arthur Davy and Sons Ltd, Provision Merchants

Background imageCentre Collection: UK Dairy Show - Feeding the goats

UK Dairy Show - Feeding the goats
Feeding the prize goats at the UK Dairy Show of 1911, held at the Royal Agricultural Hall, Islington, London - now the Business Design Centre and former venue for the BAPLA Picture Buyers Fair

Background imageCentre Collection: Blackfriars Bridge C1890

Blackfriars Bridge C1890
looking north, with Blackfriars Station in the centre of the photo, St Pauls Cathedral on the skyline

Background imageCentre Collection: Soho, London - 44 Berwick Street W1

Soho, London - 44 Berwick Street W1 - Musicland, on the corner of Noel Street (closed 1975). 1973

Background imageCentre Collection: Dublin / O connell Street

Dublin / O connell Street
The famous thoroughfare of O Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland, with the Post Office on the left and Nelsons Column in the centre. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCentre Collection: Advertisement for Meccano, Barley & Son, Bath

Advertisement for Meccano, Barley & Son, Bath
Advertisement for Meccano and Hornby Trains, sold at Barley & Son, Centre of Corridor, Bath. Date: 1926

Background imageCentre Collection: Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA

Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA
Greetings postcard from Akron, Ohio, USA, rubber manufacturing center of the world, showing the Goodyear Memorial and a rubber tyre shape containing three scenes (Firestone, Goodrich and Goodyear)

Background imageCentre Collection: Advertisement for Robert Sorby and Sons, edge tool manufacturers, Carver Street, 1889

Advertisement for Robert Sorby and Sons, edge tool manufacturers, Carver Street, 1889
Image from Sheffield and Neighbourhood (page 208) (printed and published by Pawson and Brailsford, Sheffield, 1889 (Sheffield Local Studies Library: 914.274 S)

Background imageCentre Collection: Mitchells Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota, USA

Mitchells Corn Palace, Mitchell, South Dakota, USA
Mitchells Corn Palace, The Worlds Only Corn Palace at Mitchell, South Dakota, USA. The card notes that this building is redecorated annually at a cost of $10

Background imageCentre Collection: Marketplace - Penrith, Cumbria

Marketplace - Penrith, Cumbria Date: 1915

Background imageCentre Collection: Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center
circa 1945: The Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan, New York City. Designed by Raymond Hood, it was completed in May 1933. (Photo by George Enell/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageCentre Collection: Design staff of W G Tarrant of Byfleet, Surrey

Design staff of W G Tarrant of Byfleet, Surrey
Design staff of W.G. Tarrant of Byfleet, Surrey, in March 1918. W.G. Tarrant is the man with the beard in the centre of the back row

Background imageCentre Collection: Interior of the Great Palm House, Kew Gardens, 1852

Interior of the Great Palm House, Kew Gardens, 1852
Engraving showing the centre of Great Palm House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey in 1852

Background imageCentre Collection: Talbot Car Advertisement, 1912

Talbot Car Advertisement, 1912
Advertisement for Talbots Invincible car, 1912. John Bull is shown centre, proudly telling Britannia that the car is All British. A British bulldog is shown standing at the wheel of the car

Background imageCentre Collection: Fidel Castro / Che Guevara

Fidel Castro / Che Guevara
ERNESTO (CHE) GUEVARA Che Guevara holds an impromptu meeting in Havana, Cuba, with Fidel Castro and Castros brother. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background imageCentre Collection: Birmingham Bull Ring

Birmingham Bull Ring
The old Bull Ring Centre, a notorious symbol of post World War Two modernism, now demolished. Completed in 1964; Britains first multi-storey fully enclosed shopping centre

Background imageCentre Collection: Advertisement for Ewings Grand Exhibition of Royal Figurines (wax figures / waxworks), 1816

Advertisement for Ewings Grand Exhibition of Royal Figurines (wax figures / waxworks), 1816
Printed by C.andW. Thompson SheffieldOriginal at Sheffield Local Studies Library: MP 48 M

Background imageCentre Collection: Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets

Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets
Original at Sheffield Local Studiess 26 M/4

Background imageCentre Collection: The Wild Bunch, 1901, gang of American outlaws, bank and train robbers, led by Butch Cassidy

The Wild Bunch, 1901, gang of American outlaws, bank and train robbers, led by Butch Cassidy, seated right. Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker (1866-1908): Standing left

Background imageCentre Collection: Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge
A aerial view of Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire, viewed from the west. Landmarks include the parish church (just left of centre)

Background imageCentre Collection: Stevenage New Town

Stevenage New Town
This pedestrianised shopping centre at Stevenage New Town, Hertfordshire, England was the first in England, opened in 1959. It was also the first designated New Town in 1946. Date: July 1966

Background imageCentre Collection: England / London / Pinner

England / London / Pinner
The charming centre of Pinner, Greater London, England. showing the pub sign of the Queens Head on the left and the church in the background. Date: 1950s

Background imageCentre Collection: Tripoli, Libya; The Castle; now housing the Museum of the Jamahariya as seen from across a small

Tripoli, Libya; The Castle; now housing the Museum of the Jamahariya as seen from across a small lake




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"Centre: A Journey Through Time and Places" Discovery of a Dandelion on Centre Court: Amidst the intensity of a tennis match, nature's delicate beauty surprises us even in the heart of competition. The Transporter Bridge, Middlesborough, Teeside: An architectural marvel connecting two worlds, symbolizing progress and unity over the River Tees. Cottage of Alfred Wallis, St Ives, Cornwall: Nestled by the sea, this quaint cottage once housed an artist whose brush strokes captured the essence of coastal life. England / Ulverston: In this picturesque town lies a piece of history where enchantment meets reality – a place that inspired one of literature's most beloved characters. Australia, Queensland, Brisbane: A vibrant metropolis thriving with diversity and endless possibilities; where urban sophistication harmonizes with natural wonders. Saffron Walden / 1909: Stepping into yesteryears through sepia-toned lenses; an idyllic English market town preserving its timeless charm since 1909. Suffragette W. S. P. U Badge and Ribbon: Symbols that represent courage and determination in fighting for women's rights – reminders to honor those who paved the way for equality. "Please Mr Policeman, where is Father Christmas?" by Matania: A whimsical illustration capturing childhood innocence as little ones eagerly seek Santa Claus' whereabouts amidst winter wonderland dreamscape. Leicester 1950s: Nostalgia fills the air as we stroll down memory lane to witness post-war resilience shaping a city's identity during an era marked by change and progress. Fairey Swordfish Torpedo-Bomber; Second World War, 1941: A legendary aircraft soaring through turbulent skies during WWII - symbolizing bravery amidst adversity in defense of freedom BBC 1935 .