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Pavement Collection

"Pavement: A Tapestry of Stories from Around the World" From the cobblestone streets outside Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris

Background imagePavement Collection: The Circus, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

The Circus, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Elephants walking down St Marys Street, Truro escorted by a mounted policeman. Crowds stand on the pavement and a group of boys walk along with the elephants

Background imagePavement Collection: Downtown, Georgetown, Guyana, South America

Downtown, Georgetown, Guyana, South America

Background imagePavement Collection: Market Place, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Market Place, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, with people in two charabancs and a few small cars. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePavement Collection: Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris, France, Europe

Shakespeare and Company bookstore, Paris, France, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908

English suffragette, feminist newspaper, 1908. News seller, she is standing on the street not the pavement so as not to be arrested. The suffragettes published their own magazine / newspaper

Background imagePavement Collection: The Suffragette that knew Jiu-Jitsu

The Suffragette that knew Jiu-Jitsu - The Arrest. A crowd of terrified Policemen look on in trepidation at a lone suffragette, her sleeves rolled up, ready to take on all-comers

Background imagePavement Collection: Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Ireland

Dundalk, County Louth, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imagePavement Collection: Mallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Mallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imagePavement Collection: Manchesters last tram

Manchesters last tram on its farewell journey, heading for the Depot. A group of people wave from the pavement. Date: 1949

Background imagePavement Collection: Piazza Centrale, Ravello, Campania, Italy, Europe

Piazza Centrale, Ravello, Campania, Italy, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: Strawberry Fields Memorial, Imagine Mosaic in memory of former Beatle John Lennon, Central Park

Strawberry Fields Memorial, Imagine Mosaic in memory of former Beatle John Lennon, Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imagePavement Collection: Big Ben and London Tram

Big Ben and London Tram
A wet evening at the Westminster Bridge end of the Victoria Embankment, with Big Ben showing the light which indicates that Parliament is sitting. Note also the tram

Background imagePavement Collection: Robert Burns cottage, Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland

Robert Burns cottage, Alloway, South Ayrshire, Scotland, with sheep and cattle passing by. Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePavement Collection: Heart of Midlothian, paving stones mosaic in front of St. Giles Cathedral, High Street

Heart of Midlothian, paving stones mosaic in front of St. Giles Cathedral, High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Background imagePavement Collection: Statue by Tom Murphy of singer songwriter Billy Fury, near Albert Dock

Statue by Tom Murphy of singer songwriter Billy Fury, near Albert Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePavement Collection: Christmas Steps, Bristol

Christmas Steps, Bristol
A rainy day on Christmas Steps, Bristol, England. This old thoroughfare probably took its name from a Christmas charity, which was formerly dispensed from here

Background imagePavement Collection: Gloucester Cathedral, city centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

Gloucester Cathedral, city centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London

St Marys Hospital, Paddington, West London. circa 1905

Background imagePavement Collection: Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA

Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York State, USA. Date: circa 1911

Background imagePavement Collection: Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London

Shirland Road, Maida Vale, London, with the Shirland Hotel (pub, now the Truscott Arms) on the left. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePavement Collection: Marylebone High Street, London

Marylebone High Street, London. Date: circa 1908

Background imagePavement Collection: Stratford Broadway, Stratford, East London

Stratford Broadway, Stratford, East London, with Samuel Gurney obelisk. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePavement Collection: Parisian Lovers

Parisian Lovers
23rd June 1951: A young couple sharing an intimate moment in one of the pavement cafes on the Champs-Elysees, Paris. Original Publication

Background imagePavement Collection: Bethnal Green Market, East London

Bethnal Green Market, East London
Shoppers in Bethnal Green Market, East London. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePavement Collection: Scallop Fishermen, Fowey, Cornwall. January 1992

Scallop Fishermen, Fowey, Cornwall. January 1992
Fowey scallop fishermen, who were captured outside the Lugger Inn in a photograph in 1990, have been painted in oils. Sussex artist Pat Yendell saw the photo

Background imagePavement Collection: Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London

Bus embedded in house, Blackstock Road, London
Bus embedded in the front of a house in Blackstock Road, London NW4, on 13 January 1974. The car in the foreground was shunted through a garden wall after being struck by the bus

Background imagePavement Collection: Manchester - Stockport Road, Levenshulme

Manchester - Stockport Road, Levenshulme Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePavement Collection: Statue of John Lennon close to the original Cavern Club, Matthew Street

Statue of John Lennon close to the original Cavern Club, Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: Guys Hospital, St Thomas Street, London

Guys Hospital, St Thomas Street, London Date: circa 1900

Background imagePavement Collection: Lindisfarne Castle at sunrise, Holy Island, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom

Lindisfarne Castle at sunrise, Holy Island, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: Soho, London - 66 Old Compton Street W1

Soho, London - 66 Old Compton Street W1 - Del Monico continental delicacies. 1973

Background imagePavement Collection: Bourne & Hollingsworth, Oxford Street, London

Bourne & Hollingsworth, Oxford Street, London
Bourne & Hollingsworth department store, Oxford Street, London. Date: circa 1920

Background imagePavement Collection: Morshead Mansions, Morshead Road, Maida Vale, London

Morshead Mansions, Morshead Road, Maida Vale, London. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePavement Collection: Scene in Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

Scene in Main Street, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
Scene in Main Street, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA -- people on the way to a sheep shearing festival. Date: circa 1840s

Background imagePavement Collection: Radcliffe Camera with cyclist, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Radcliffe Camera with cyclist, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: Parisian cafe, Paris, France, Europe

Parisian cafe, Paris, France, Europe

Background imagePavement Collection: Gorseinon, street and railway, near Swansea, South Wales

Gorseinon, street and railway, near Swansea, South Wales
View of the town of Gorseinon, near Swansea, Glamorgan, South Wales, with the railway line running in parallel with the High Street

Background imagePavement Collection: West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex

West Middlesex Hospital, Isleworth, Middlesex
The West Middlesex Hospital, originally erected as an infirmary for the Brentford Union workhouse on Twickenham Road, Isleworth

Background imagePavement Collection: Carnaby Street, London, England, UK

Carnaby Street, London, England, UK

Background imagePavement Collection: Carlisle Circus, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Carlisle Circus, Belfast, Northern Ireland. circa 1908

Background imagePavement Collection: Soho, London - 2 and 3 Greek Street

Soho, London - 2 and 3 Greek Street, the Gay Hussar restaurant and the Soho Wine Market, next to the House of St Barnabas. 1973

Background imagePavement Collection: Corner of Baker Street and Dorset Street, Marylebone, London

Corner of Baker Street and Dorset Street, Marylebone, London
National Westminster Bank building on the corner of Baker Street and Dorset Street, Marylebone, London. Date: circa 1905

Background imagePavement Collection: Butchers Shop, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex

Butchers Shop, High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex
W Snelling Butchers Shop, 11 High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. circa 1900

Background imagePavement Collection: Girls with their books in Balham, SW London

Girls with their books in Balham, SW London
Four girls with their books and drawings, sitting on a pavement in Balham, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imagePavement Collection: Colosseum reflected at sunrise, Rome, Italy

Colosseum reflected at sunrise, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) at sunrise, still illuminated by artificial light. Rome, Italy

Background imagePavement Collection: The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty, from the Pears Annual, Christmas, 1906

The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty, from the Pears Annual, Christmas, 1906
BAL9682 The Snowball - Guilty or Not Guilty, from the Pears Annual, Christmas, 1906 by Pittard, H. (19th century); Private Collection; out of copyright




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"Pavement: A Tapestry of Stories from Around the World" From the cobblestone streets outside Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris, to the clattering sound of Manchester's last tram echoing through its pavements, these pathways hold tales that span continents. In 1908, an English suffragette bravely marched along a pavement in Europe, distributing feminist newspapers that challenged societal norms. Meanwhile, The Circus in Truro witnessed the hustle and bustle of early 1900s Cornwall as locals strolled on its worn-out pavement. Across the Irish Sea, Dundalk's County Louth boasted a vibrant street life where children played hopscotch on its cracked pavements while adults exchanged stories over pints at local pubs. On another continent entirely, Central Park's Strawberry Fields Memorial stands solemnly with an Imagine Mosaic honoring John Lennon—a testament to how even famous musicians have left their mark on pavements. Trongate in Glasgow showcases an oil painting capturing the essence of Scottish city life—pavements filled with people going about their daily routines. And who can forget those Parisian lovers stealing kisses under lamplight as they walked hand-in-hand along romantic boulevards? Robert Burns' cottage in Alloway reminds us of Scotland's literary heritage; his words etched into our minds like footprints imprinted upon ancient stone pavements. Near Albert Dock stands a statue by Tom Murphy immortalizing singer-songwriter Billy Fury—an icon whose melodies still resonate within Liverpool's pavement-lined streets. But it was not just poets and musicians who made history here; suffragettes armed with Jiu-Jitsu skills fought for equality right on these very paths. Their footsteps echo alongside those of Fowey fishermen trudging home after a long day at sea—January 1992 forever etched into their memories.