Gilbert Jessop (1874-1955)
Photograph of Gilbert Jessop, the Gloucestershire and England batsman, who was famous for his feats of quick-scoring - he once scored a century in only 40 minutes. Jessop's nickname was 'The Croucher' due the uncommonly low crouch which he adopted when batting. Between 1894 and 1914 he played 493 first-class matches, scoring 53 centuries at an average of 32.63.
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Fourth Term, East India Company's Military Seminary
Photograph: 'Fourth Term, East India Company's Military Seminary, Addiscombe, June 1857'. One of 53 photographs. Intended to train the Company?s military cadets, Addiscombe (in Surrey) was opened in 1809. It cost about 300 to put a young gentleman through the course. As usual with 19th century educational institutions, the pupils led a tough existence, which might have helped them to cope with the hard career path they had chosen in India. They also learned Indian languages which were essential if they were to successfully command native infantry, cavalry and engineer units. The college closed in 1861 after the abolition of Company rule. The Company also maintained training camps at Newport on the Isle of White, Warley in Essex and Chatham in Kent. Date: 1857
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Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 53-2104, modified to test the Ge?
Boeing B-47E Stratojet, 53-2104, modified to test the General Electric TF34 turbofan. The combination flew for the first time on 21 January 1971. Date:
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