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Timber Collection

"Timber: A Timeless Resource and Symbol of Strength" From the majestic Oak Tree, scientifically known as Quercus

Background imageTimber Collection: St. Clements Church, Hastings, 1800-65 (Watercolour)

St. Clements Church, Hastings, 1800-65 (Watercolour)
7261305 St. Clements Church, Hastings, 1800-65 (Watercolour) by Pretty, Edward (1792-1865); 22.5x32.5 cm; Maidstone Museum and Art Gallery, Kent, UK; (add.info.: St)

Background imageTimber Collection: Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration

Oak Tree or Quercus, Victorian Botanical Illustration
Very Rare, Beautifully Illustrated Antique Engraved Victorian Botanical Illustration of Oak Tree or Quercus: Plate 43, from The Book of Practical Botany in Word and Image

Background imageTimber Collection: England / Chesterfield

England / Chesterfield
A busy scene in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, with the crooked spire dominating the skyline in the background

Background imageTimber Collection: Sutton Hoo ship burial J910330

Sutton Hoo ship burial J910330
SUTTON HOO, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Reconstruction drawing of the Sutton Hoo ship burial in 620 or 630 - by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageTimber Collection: Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894

Levant Mine, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. 11th July 1894
Tramming with a pit pony at the 278 fathoms main tramming level. Pit ponies were rarely used in Cornwall and until they were introduced at East Pool Mine during the First World War they were unique

Background imageTimber Collection: Rowing boats at Ambleside N060978

Rowing boats at Ambleside N060978
LAKE WINDERMERE, Lake District National Park, Ambleside, Cumbria. Rowing boats at sunset

Background imageTimber Collection: Fishing boat, Dungeness Beach J070051

Fishing boat, Dungeness Beach J070051
DUNGENESS BEACH, Lydd, Kent. A decaying fishing boat sits on the beach

Background imageTimber Collection: Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, Nevada, USA

Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, Nevada, USA
Entrance to Cal-Neva Lodge, spa resort on Stateline Road, Crystal Bay, Nevada, USA, near Lake Tahoe. circa 1930

Background imageTimber Collection: Rev. George Whitefield, Preaching in the Timber Yard at Lurg

Rev. George Whitefield, Preaching in the Timber Yard at Lurg
Rev. George Whitefield 1714-70, Preaching in the Timber Yard at Lurgan, 12 July 1751. Miller, William d.1779. Date: 1751

Background imageTimber Collection: Timber Yard, Lambeth 1916 BL23561_029

Timber Yard, Lambeth 1916 BL23561_029
TIMBER YARD, Hamptons Munitions Works, Lambeth, London. While many women were employed during WWI to work in factories, the heavier work was still often left to men

Background imageTimber Collection: A Map of Limehouse and Rotherhithe, London, 1746 (engraving)

A Map of Limehouse and Rotherhithe, London, 1746 (engraving)
XJF438443 A Map of Limehouse and Rotherhithe, London, 1746 (engraving) by Rocque, John (c.1704-d.1762); Private Collection; British, out of copyright

Background imageTimber Collection: Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893

Dolcoath Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. 1893
" The stulls at 412 level", in 1893. About 30 feet wide, massive timbers of pitchpine about 18 inches square and 34 feet long were needed to support the very weak roof

Background imageTimber Collection: South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908

South Condurrow Mine, Camborne, Cornwall. June 1908
Mill at the 130 level. Miner guiding ore into trolley from above. Carpenters saw hanging from the side of chute framework. Pieces of loose timber standing nearby

Background imageTimber Collection: Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- a bus in a bomb crater over an underground station in Balham High Road, SW London, 14 October 1940

Background imageTimber Collection: HSET2A-00122

HSET2A-00122
Pioneer clearing land around his log cabin. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTimber Collection: Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s

Logging in Wisconsin, 1800s
Hauling logs with a horse-drawn sledge in northern Wisconsin, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTimber Collection: Walkham Viaduct

Walkham Viaduct
A timber viaduct on the Plymouth to Tavistock line

Background imageTimber Collection: Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London

Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London
An advertisement for Libertys new shops about to open in Argyll Place, off Regent Street, London. Liberty & Co have had the exterior and interior built in 16th century style

Background imageTimber Collection: Landore Viaduct construction, near Swansea, South Wales

Landore Viaduct construction, near Swansea, South Wales
View of construction work on the Landore Viaduct, over the Swansea valley and the River Tawe, on the Great Western Railway, Glamorgan, South Wales

Background imageTimber Collection: Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn K991328

Bradford-on-Avon Tithe Barn K991328
BRADFORD ON AVON TITHE BARN, Wiltshire. Interior view

Background imageTimber Collection: Eastbourne Pier N071211

Eastbourne Pier N071211
EASTBOURNE PIER, East Sussex. The pier boardwalk at sunset

Background imageTimber Collection: Symmetrically stacked pile of Logs for use as firewood

Symmetrically stacked pile of Logs for use as firewood
HAR-127 Symmetrically stacked pile of Logs for use as firewood Anthony Harrison Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageTimber Collection: St. Marys, Amersham

St. Marys, Amersham
The fine old church of St. Mary, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, England, with some of the picturesque old houses in this town of ancient buildings

Background imageTimber Collection: Hastings a98 / 05468

Hastings a98 / 05468
HASTINGS, East Sussex. View of two women walking past a group of fishermens stores ( net shops ) during 1956. Eric de Mare

Background imageTimber Collection: Ballingdon Hall a98_12868

Ballingdon Hall a98_12868
BALLINGDON HALL, Sudbury, Suffolk. In 1972 the hall was moved 200 yards when the A131 was improved. The timber-framed house was built circa 1593 by Sir Thomas Eden. Hallam Ashley

Background imageTimber Collection: House carpenter planing a board on a bench

House carpenter planing a board on a bench. His workshop contains carpentry tools such as saws, hammer, chisel, as well as finished products such as a door, rafters, ladder, etc

Background imageTimber Collection: Electric Chainsaw

Electric Chainsaw
Two men, possibly the foreman and an assistant, using an electric Damarm Chain Saw to saw up a huge tree trunk. Date: 1930s

Background imageTimber Collection: Two Jackdaws

Two Jackdaws (Corvus monedula), perched together on a wooden beam

Background imageTimber Collection: BUSN2A-00110

BUSN2A-00110
Woodsman dancing to a fiddle in a logging camp at night, 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageTimber Collection: Tregagle Viaduct, 1898

Tregagle Viaduct, 1898
A timber viaduct on the main line bwteen Milltown and Truro. It was replaced in 1902

Background imageTimber Collection: Penryn Viaduct, early 1920s

Penryn Viaduct, early 1920s
A timber viaduct on the Falmouth branch line. The embankment in the background replaced the viaduct in 1923

Background imageTimber Collection: Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

Miners and owner, Hook Colliery, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of men at Hook Colliery, near Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. They are the current shift of miners plus the owner, standing near a wooden headframe connected to a mineshaft

Background imageTimber Collection: Female Lumberjacks

Female Lumberjacks
Two young women, female lumberjacks, chopping wood with huge axes on a college farm in Finchley, north London, England

Background imageTimber Collection: Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s

Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s
A view looking south east from Barmouth of Barmouth Bridge. The bridge opened in 1867. It is a single track timber viaduct built for the Aberystwyth and Pwllheli Railway

Background imageTimber Collection: Wootton Bassett Cross

Wootton Bassett Cross
The old Market Cross or Buttercross at Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, England. Date: Medieval

Background imageTimber Collection: The Holy Face, 1200-1250 (tempera on wood)

The Holy Face, 1200-1250 (tempera on wood)
5948544 The Holy Face, 1200-1250 (tempera on wood) by Russian School (13th century); 104x74 cm; Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; Russian, out of copyright

Background imageTimber Collection: Illustration, axe with wooden handle

Illustration, axe with wooden handle

Background imageTimber Collection: Heavy horses pull a Timber Wagon uphill

Heavy horses pull a Timber Wagon uphill. Painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageTimber Collection: Envelopes 1940S

Envelopes 1940S
A pile of envelopes, all to addresses in Scotland, and all something to do with timber and forestry

Background imageTimber Collection: A city gate with timbered infilled gabled building, Winchester, Hampshire

A city gate with timbered infilled gabled building, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTimber Collection: Logging truck, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Logging truck, British Columbia, Canada, North America

Background imageTimber Collection: Lime or linden tree, Tilia ulmifolia

Lime or linden tree, Tilia ulmifolia. Chromolithograph after a botanical illustration by Walther Muller from Hermann Adolph Koehlers Medicinal Plants, edited by Gustav Pabst, Koehler, Germany, 1887

Background imageTimber Collection: Colourful Ottomon era houses, Balat, Istanbul, Turkey

Colourful Ottomon era houses, Balat, Istanbul, Turkey

Background imageTimber Collection: Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg, Albrecht Durer Haus, Home of the German Renaissance artist with city

Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg, Albrecht Durer Haus, Home of the German Renaissance artist with city ramparts behind

Background imageTimber Collection: Grand Surrey Canal

Grand Surrey Canal
Men loading large planks of wood onto (or off) a barge on the Peckham (London) branch of the Grand Surrey Canal, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageTimber Collection: Diagram of the human spine, side view

Diagram of the human spine, side view

Background imageTimber Collection: Fox preaching to geese a67_00607

Fox preaching to geese a67_00607
Minster Church Of St John, Minster Yard, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire. Detail of a carved wooden misericord depicting a fox preaching to geese. Photographed in April 1959 by Major G E Pearson

Background imageTimber Collection: Durrington Walls J930177

Durrington Walls J930177
DURRINGTON WALLS, Wiltshire. Reconstruction drawing. The post holes at Durrington Walls interpreted as an elaborate wooden ceremonial site by Peter Dunn (English Heritage Graphics Team)




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"Timber: A Timeless Resource and Symbol of Strength" From the majestic Oak Tree, scientifically known as Quercus, to the intricate Victorian Botanical Illustrations capturing its beauty, it has played a significant role in England's history. In Chesterfield, ancient forests provided the raw materials for construction and shipbuilding, including the legendary Sutton Hoo ship burial. Traveling southwest to Cornwall's Levant Mine on July 11th, 1894, timber supported miners' endeavors deep underground. Meanwhile, rowing boats gracefully glided across Ambleside's waters (N060978), their wooden frames echoing centuries-old craftsmanship. Dungeness Beach witnessed fishing boats made from sturdy timber (J070051) braving treacherous waves in pursuit of abundant catches. In Lambeth's Timber Yard of 1916 (BL23561_029), workers skillfully handled logs amidst wartime challenges during World War II's Blitz. Londoners sought solace amid chaos on Balham High Road during WWII; yet even then, advertisements showcased Libertys' new shops - a testament to London's resilience and enduring love for quality timber products. Across borders in Swansea, South Wales stood Landore Viaduct under construction - an engineering marvel relying heavily on robust timbers. Meanwhile, a house carpenter meticulously planed a board on his bench – showcasing timeless woodworking skills passed down through generations. Finally crossing continents to Nevada's Cal-Neva Lodge entrance in the USA revealed grandeur crafted from fine timber - symbolizing elegance and warmth that transcends geographical boundaries. Throughout history and across cultures, timber remains an invaluable resource embodying strength and versatility. From supporting structures like ships and mines to providing livelihoods for craftsmen worldwide – this caption celebrates the enduring legacy as both practical necessity and artistic inspiration.