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Historic Collection

Journey through Time: A glimpse into historic moments captured in photographs

Background imageHistoric Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background imageHistoric 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 imageHistoric Collection: Red Arrows Farewell to Vulcan

Red Arrows Farewell to Vulcan
The Red Arrows have flown with the Vulcan bomber for the final time in a show of great British aviation icons. Jets from the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team performed a flypast with the mighty Cold

Background imageHistoric Collection: Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668

Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. View of the gantries c. 1910. Unknown photographer

Background imageHistoric Collection: Triumph Bonneville 650CC

Triumph Bonneville 650CC
bike, Triumph, Bonneville, 650CC, British, Britain, England, English, UK, United, Kingdom, orange, white, 1966, 1960s, 60s, sixties, classic, road, street

Background imageHistoric Collection: Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048

Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
An aerial view looking down on an Avro Shackleton Mark II bomber in flight over the Strand as part of a fly-by celebrating Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday. RAF photography 1956

Background imageHistoric Collection: Humber Ferry EAW 148406

Humber Ferry EAW 148406
The Humber Ferry, Kingston-upon-Hull. June 1965. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Peterborough United F. C. 1956

Peterborough United F. C. 1956
Peterborough United FC 1956 Standing l-r George Swindin - Manager, Bernard Shaw, Norman Douglas, Norman Rigby, Jack Walls, Ray Barr, Henry Cockburn, unknown Sitting Jack Hogg

Background imageHistoric Collection: The Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

The Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 1956

Background imageHistoric Collection: Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Background imageHistoric Collection: Virginia Wade wins Wimbledon

Virginia Wade wins Wimbledon
Virginia Wade, tennisplayer holds Wimbledon trophy after winning womens title, while Queen Elizabeth II looks on, 1977

Background imageHistoric Collection: Southend United v Manchester City (0-1) FA Cup 4th round at Roots Hall 1956

Southend United v Manchester City (0-1) FA Cup 4th round at Roots Hall 1956
The Manchester City players walk out onto a waterlogged pitch, Bert Trautmann, goalkeeper in foreground

Background imageHistoric Collection: City centre, Montelimar, Rhone-Alpes, France

City centre, Montelimar, Rhone-Alpes, France

Background imageHistoric Collection: Dalkey Island With Rainbow, Dublin, Ireland

Dalkey Island With Rainbow, Dublin, Ireland

Background imageHistoric Collection: 1955 FA Cup Final Newcastle United with the trophy

1955 FA Cup Final Newcastle United with the trophy
1955 FA Cup FinalNewcastleUnited v Manchester City (3-1) at Wembley Manager Duggie Livingstone with the victorious Newcastle team Captain Jimmy Schoular is holding the trophy

Background imageHistoric Collection: Children playing outside Arsenal FCs Highbury Stadium 1972

Children playing outside Arsenal FCs Highbury Stadium 1972

Background imageHistoric Collection: Passing Out Parade at RAF Cranwell

Passing Out Parade at RAF Cranwell, 16 Vampires of the Avanced Fly Wing fly past 1959

Background imageHistoric Collection: Battersea Power Station a98_05903

Battersea Power Station a98_05903
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View from the north bank of the River Thames at night. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1937 and was the largest brick building in europe

Background imageHistoric Collection: Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village

Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village. Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland Orkney

Background imageHistoric Collection: Partick Thistle FC with Scottish FA Cup, 1954

Partick Thistle FC with Scottish FA Cup, 1954

Background imageHistoric Collection: Antique map of Tasmania

Antique map of Tasmania

Background imageHistoric Collection: Season 1966 / 67 West Ham United Team Group

Season 1966 / 67 West Ham United Team Group
Back Row Peter Brabrook, Geoff Hurst, Eddie Presland, Martin Peters, Alan Dickie, Jim Standen, Ken Brown, Davie Bickles, Peter Bennett Middle Row Brian Dear, Trevor Dawkins, Harry Redknapp

Background imageHistoric Collection: Citroen Traction Avant or Light 15

Citroen Traction Avant or Light 15

Background imageHistoric 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 imageHistoric Collection: Ernest Hemingway Fishing

Ernest Hemingway Fishing
Sun Valley, Idaho: 1939 Author Ernest Hemingway holding two trout he has caught

Background imageHistoric Collection: HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Background imageHistoric Collection: Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics

Background imageHistoric Collection: Austin Seven Britain

Austin Seven Britain

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905

Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905
WEMBLEY STADIUM, London. An aerial view of the Wembley Cup Final 1935. A Metropolitan Police Autogyro (Cierva C-30) monitors security at the match between Sheffield Wednesday

Background imageHistoric Collection: Holland, Haarlem - Iconic Windmill

Holland, Haarlem - Iconic Windmill
View of the Windmill De Adriaan - one of the iconic landmarks of the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032629

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032629
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Coxstalls and the High Street, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627

Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627
WOOTTON BASSETT UNITED DAIRIES, Wiltshire. The Dairy Supply Company opened its factory in 1908 and merged with United Dairies in 1915

Background imageHistoric Collection: Richard Feynman, caricature C015 / 6715

Richard Feynman, caricature C015 / 6715
Richard Feynman (1918-1988). Caricature of the American theoretical physicist Richard Phillips Feynman. As a young man, Feynman worked on the American atomic bomb project at Los Alamos

Background imageHistoric Collection: Maine Road football ground 1934

Maine Road football ground 1934
Aerial picture of the Maine Road ground taken when Manchester City played Sheffield Wednesday in March 1934

Background imageHistoric Collection: Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam

Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam
A Lancaster bomber aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) soars over the Derwent Valley Dam in Derbyshire

Background imageHistoric Collection: Statue of Giordano Bruno, Campo de Fiori, at night, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Statue of Giordano Bruno, Campo de Fiori, at night, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Background imageHistoric Collection: Dead Sea scroll

Dead Sea scroll
Fragment of the Dead Sea scrolls on display at the Qumran museum, Dead Sea, Israel

Background imageHistoric Collection: St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987

St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987
ST PAULs CATHEDRAL, City of London. St Pauls, viewed from Bull Wharf on the river frontage, seems to dominate the Victorian City. Photograph pre-1876. Howarth-Loomes Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Charlton Athletic FC 1972

Charlton Athletic FC 1972 Back row Mick Flannigan, Alan Clarke, Mick Jones, John Dunn, Bob Curtis Middle. Dave Shipperley, Dick Plumb, Bob Hunt Peter Reeves, Denis Bond

Background imageHistoric Collection: You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe 1981

You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe 1981
You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe at Wimbledon 1981

Background imageHistoric Collection: Stoke City players with the League Cup 1972

Stoke City players with the League Cup 1972
Stoke City players on an open top bus with the League Cup 1972 Gordon Banks, left

Background imageHistoric Collection: Falkirk High Street 1955

Falkirk High Street 1955
Falkirk High Street, showing Hepworths on the left, looking towards the Town Steeple 1955

Background imageHistoric Collection: Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951

Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951

Background imageHistoric Collection: Lambeth Walk in the rain 1938

Lambeth Walk in the rain 1938

Background imageHistoric Collection: Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam

Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam
A Lancaster bomber aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) soars over the Derwent Valley Dam in Derbyshire

Background imageHistoric Collection: Ford Model A Roadster

Ford Model A Roadster

Background imageHistoric Collection: Chatsworth House in Derbyshire UK

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageHistoric Collection: Stoke on Trent, 1962

Stoke on Trent, 1962
Stoke on Trent, the air grey with the smoke of the kilns from the Potteries 1962




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Journey through Time: A glimpse into historic moments captured in photographs. πŸ“Έβœ¨ From the resilient Holland House library, standing tall after an air raid during BB83_04456, to the vibrant Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow - witness the spirit of resilience and celebration. πŸŽ‰ The Red Arrows bid a majestic farewell to Vulcan, painting the sky with their breathtaking maneuvers. ✈️⚑️ Battersea Power Station stands as a timeless symbol of industrial prowess and architectural grandeur in a98_05903. Butlers Wharf takes us back to c. 1910, offering a nostalgic view of bustling activity along the riverfront in BB87_09668. RAF Cranwell's Passing Out Parade showcases the dedication and honor of our brave servicemen and women as they embark on their noble journey. πŸŽ–οΈ Delve into history with an antique map of Tasmania - uncovering forgotten paths and uncharted territories that once captivated explorers' hearts. Partick Thistle FC proudly displays their victory with the Scottish FA Cup in 1954 - a moment etched forever in football folklore. βš½πŸ† Feel the elegance and sophistication exuded by Citroen Traction Avant or Light 15, epitomizing automotive excellence at its finest. The Triumph Bonneville 650CC roars through time, representing freedom on two wheels for generations of riders who embraced adventure on open roads. 🏍️ HMS Warspite EAW005978 reminds us of valorous naval battles fought bravely upon treacherous seas. Lastly, transport yourself back to Wembley Stadium's electric atmosphere during the 1935 Cup Final EPW046905 – where passion overflowed from every corner as heroes were made under roaring cheers. These historic snapshots encapsulate moments that shaped our world – preserving memories that will forever inspire and ignite our imagination.