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Refreshments Collection

"Indulging in Delights: A Journey through Refreshments" Tower Ballroom, Blackpool: Where the rhythm of dance meets the taste of refreshments

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

Tower Ballroom, Blackpool
The magnificent Tower Ballroom, at Blackpool : spectators in the balconies enjoy refreshments while the dance floor is crowded - all in formal evening dress

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock

Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock
London firefighters (with cork helmets) and Auxiliary Fire Service firefighters (with tin hats and AFS badges on their tunics)

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Advert for Booths Gin, 1937

Advert for Booths Gin, 1937, London Date: 1937

Background imageRefreshments Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Advert for Grand Marnier liquer, 1938, Paris

Advert for Grand Marnier liquer, 1938, Paris
Advert for Grand Marnier liquer, 1928, Paris Date: 1938

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Black and White Milk Bar

Black and White Milk Bar
A Black and White Milk Bar sporting a monochrome livery and purveying milkshakes and ice creams in various flavours including bootlegger and ovaltine

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Colchester Railway Station - G. E. R. Express Train

Colchester Railway Station - G. E. R. Express Train
Colchester Railway Station - G.E.R. Express Train Date: circa 1903

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis

Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis
Advertisement for Barclays London Lager, showing two refreshing looking glasses ready and waiting for some tennis players who can be seen on a grass court in the distance. Date: 1928

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Persian musicians

Persian musicians
Three seated Persian musicians, playing a hand drum, what looks like a daf and a kamanche. A tonbak, or goblet drum, lies discarded on the ground. Date: 1870s

Background imageRefreshments Collection: The Old Oak Tree restaurant in Cobham, Surrey, England. c. 1910

The Old Oak Tree restaurant in Cobham, Surrey, England. c. 1910

Background imageRefreshments Collection: First Class Refreshment Rooms at Swindon Station, c. 1890s

First Class Refreshment Rooms at Swindon Station, c. 1890s
A view of the interior of the First Class Refreshment Rooms at Swindon Junction Station, c.1890s. Every passenger train that passed through Swindon until 1895 had to stop for at least 10 minutes to

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937

Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937
This large kiosk was based in The Lawn and served confectionary, cigarettes and newspapers to passengers at Paddington station in 1930s

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Confectionary Stand on Paddington Station, 1923

Confectionary Stand on Paddington Station, 1923
This confectionary stand was situated between Platforms 2 and 3 at Paddington Station. It allowed passengers to grab a quick snack or some tobacco products before boarding their trains

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Still Life with Peaches and Pears Date: 1890

Still Life with Peaches and Pears Date: 1890

Background imageRefreshments Collection: College Farm, Finchley, North London

College Farm, Finchley, North London -- entrance to Express Dairy Co, Teas and Refreshments. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Firefighters outside a canteen van, Battersea, London

Firefighters outside a canteen van, Battersea, London
Firefighters in traditional brass helmets enjoying some refreshments outside a canteen van in Battersea Park, London, watched by a boy on roller skates. Date: 1937

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Tea break for firefighters, London, WW2

Tea break for firefighters, London, WW2
Tea break for a group of London firefighters, standing by an LCC canteen van. Date: 1940s

Background imageRefreshments Collection: The Red Lion Hotel in Handcross, West Sussex, England. undated

The Red Lion Hotel in Handcross, West Sussex, England. undated

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Firefighters outside mobile kitchen, WW2

Firefighters outside mobile kitchen, WW2
Firefighters enjoying a mug of tea outside a mobile kitchen presented to the National Fire Service by the Order of the Eastern Star, Manitoba, Canada, during the Second World War

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Corner Shop, Snack Bar, Foyles Library, Walton, Essex

Corner Shop, Snack Bar, Foyles Library, Walton, Essex
The Corner Shop at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, which sold tobacco, confectionery and all things for an enjoyable day on the beach

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Painted sign outside of Havana bar advertising drinks and cocktails

Painted sign outside of Havana bar advertising drinks and cocktails, Havana Viejo, Old Havana World Heritage Area, Cuba

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)

Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas)
XPG443305 Afternoon Tea (oil on canvas) by Shakespeare, Percy (1906-43); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c. 1829, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Cricket Match Between Nottingham and Leicester, c.1829, (1947). Teams from Nottingham and Leicester competing. In the foreground is a refreshment stall

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Cartoon, 19th century coach at an inn

Cartoon, 19th century coach at an inn
Cartoon showing a 19th century coach arriving at an inn for a Christmas meal. The plump woman getting out of the coach wonders whether there will be any plum pudding left for her

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Firefighters outside mobile kitchen, WW2

Firefighters outside mobile kitchen, WW2
Firefighters enjoying a mug of tea outside a mobile kitchen presented to the National Fire Service by the Order of the Eastern Star, Manitoba, Canada, during the Second World War

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Three daytime outfits by Drecoll, Poiret and Jenny

Three daytime outfits by Drecoll, Poiret and Jenny
Three women in the latest day wear. On the left, a black scoop neck dress with large red rose to the side, by Drecoll. In the middle, a white, red and black print dress and black coat

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Boating party, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Boating party, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A boating party off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They have gone out to view an old wreck (visible just behind them), and are having a break for refreshments

Background imageRefreshments Collection: LFB firefighters taking a tea break

LFB firefighters taking a tea break during their attendance at a fire. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta

Party of people picnicking at Henley Regatta
A party of people picnicking at the Henley Royal Regatta, an annual rowing event held on the River Thames near the town of Henley-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire. Date: July 1888

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Backstage Covent Garden

Backstage Covent Garden
Fashionable visitors in the salon at Covent Garden Theatre, London Date: 1820

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Futuristic fast food stops on the Channel crossing

Futuristic fast food stops on the Channel crossing
A futuristic scene showing fast food stops for aeroplane pilots on the Channel crossing

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Meeting of the British Association at Birmingham: soiree in the Townhall, the Refreshment-Room

Meeting of the British Association at Birmingham: soiree in the Townhall, the Refreshment-Room, 1865 Creator: Unknown
Meeting of the British Association at Birmingham: soiree in the Townhall, the Refreshment-Room, 1865. We present [a] view of the interior of the Refreshment-Room

Background imageRefreshments Collection: General view of the agricultural show at Battersea, 1862. Creator: Unknown

General view of the agricultural show at Battersea, 1862. Creator: Unknown
General view of the agricultural show at Battersea, [London], 1862....the society has seldom pitched its tent in a nicer spot than the fields of Battersea

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Coffee House, 1869 (engraving)

Coffee House, 1869 (engraving)
1574584 Coffee House, 1869 (engraving); (add.info.: Coffee House in London, England, in the mid-seventeenth century. Engraving, London, 1869.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Coffee House, 1880 (engraving)

Coffee House, 1880 (engraving)
1574586 Coffee House, 1880 (engraving); (add.info.: Coffee house in the reign of Queen Anne (1702-1714), London, Engalnd. Engraving c1880.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Roasted Coffee Beans, 1866 (engraving)

Roasted Coffee Beans, 1866 (engraving)
1574579 Roasted Coffee Beans, 1866 (engraving); (add.info.: Roasted coffee beans left to cool. Engraving, London, 1866.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Coffee Stalls, 1890 (engraving)

Coffee Stalls, 1890 (engraving)
1574574 Coffee Stalls, 1890 (engraving); (add.info.: Coffee stall set up in the streets of London, England, by the Temperance Society in order to combat drunkenness)

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Coffee Stalls, 1850 (engraving)

Coffee Stalls, 1850 (engraving)
1574575 Coffee Stalls, 1850 (engraving); (add.info.: Street coffee stall, London, England. Engraving, 1850.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Jonathan's Coffee House, 1881 (engraving)

Jonathan's Coffee House, 1881 (engraving)
1574585 Jonathan's Coffee House, 1881 (engraving); (add.info.: Jonathan's coffee house, Change Alley, London, England, in the eighteenth cenutry)

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Coffee Beans, 1882 (engraving)

Coffee Beans, 1882 (engraving)
1574581 Coffee Beans, 1882 (engraving); (add.info.: Men pounding roasted coffee beans, Cairo, Egypt. Engraving, London, 1882.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Gathering Coffee, 1850 (engraving)

Gathering Coffee, 1850 (engraving)
1574580 Gathering Coffee, 1850 (engraving); (add.info.: Gathering coffee beans on a plantation in Brazil. Engraving, London, 1850.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Street cafe-au-lait seller, 1878 (engraving)

Street cafe-au-lait seller, 1878 (engraving)
1574576 Street cafe-au-lait seller, 1878 (engraving); (add.info.: Street cafe-au-lait seller minding her stall in a French port. Engraving, Paris, France, 1878.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Complaints, 1852

Complaints, 1852
1574577 Complaints, 1852; (add.info.: Woman complaining to the grocer that he has sold her coffee adulterated with cheaper chicory. Cartoon from Punch, London, 1852.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Roasting Coffee Beans, 1866 (engraving)

Roasting Coffee Beans, 1866 (engraving)
1574578 Roasting Coffee Beans, 1866 (engraving); (add.info.: Roasting coffee beans. Engraving, London, 1866.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageRefreshments Collection: Gyros & Kabap plate, Monastiraki District, Athens, Greece, MR, PR

Gyros & Kabap plate, Monastiraki District, Athens, Greece, MR, PR

Background imageRefreshments Collection: East Hampton hunt, 1933 Sept. Creator: Arnold Genthe

East Hampton hunt, 1933 Sept. Creator: Arnold Genthe
East Hampton hunt, 1933 Sept

Background imageRefreshments Collection: East Hampton hunt, 1933 Sept. Creator: Arnold Genthe

East Hampton hunt, 1933 Sept. Creator: Arnold Genthe
East Hampton hunt, 1933 Sept




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"Indulging in Delights: A Journey through Refreshments" Tower Ballroom, Blackpool: Where the rhythm of dance meets the taste of refreshments, creating an unforgettable experience. Firefighters on a tea break after fire St Katherines Dock: Amidst chaos and bravery, a moment of respite with warm cups and camaraderie. Advert for Booths Gin, 1937: Sip into sophistication as this timeless gin advertisement takes you back to an era of refined refreshment. GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937: All aboard. The rolling oasis that brought joy to weary travelers along the railway tracks. Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936: Fueling journeys with quick bites and satisfying sips - where convenience meets deliciousness. Advert for Grand Marnier liquer, 1938 Paris: Unleash your senses with a sip of elegance from this iconic liqueur ad set amidst the enchanting streets of Paris. Barclays London Lager advertisement with tennis: Raise your glass to victory. Celebrating sportsmanship with refreshing lagers that make every match memorable. Black and White Milk Bar: Step into nostalgia as you enter this monochrome haven where milkshakes flow freely and memories are made sweetly. Colchester Railway Station - G. E. R Express Train: Whistle-stop delights await at Colchester Railway Station's charming refreshment spot – fuel up before embarking on new adventures. Persian musicians playing their melodies while enjoying afternoon tea (oil on canvas): A harmonious blend of music and indulgence captured in art – where cultural richness intertwines with delectable treats over soothing tunes. The Old Oak Tree restaurant in Cobham, Surrey, England c. 1910 : Timeless charm awaits beneath the ancient oak, where delectable refreshments and warm hospitality create lasting memories.