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Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform

Lady Louis Mountbatten in WWII uniform
Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, previously Miss Edwina Ashley, pictured in her uniform as Deputy Superintendant of the St

Background imageAshley Collection: Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Lady Edwina Ashley

Mountbatten wedding 1922 - Lady Edwina Ashley
Miss Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley, later Lady Louis Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicereine of India (1901 - 1960)

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Lady Edwina Mountbatten
EDWINA ASHLEY MOUNTBATTEN Wife of Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979), whom she married in 1922. Last Vicereine of India, friend of Gandhi and Nehru. Date: 1901 - 1960

Background imageAshley Collection: Mrs. Cunningham Reid (Mary Ashley)

Mrs. Cunningham Reid (Mary Ashley)
Hon. Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley, daughter of multi-millionaire, Lt-Col Wilfred Ashley (1st Baron Mount Temple) and sister of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten

Background imageAshley Collection: Mountbatten at Delhi

Mountbatten at Delhi
LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN With his fiancee, Edwina Ashley

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper by Madame Yevonde

Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper by Madame Yevonde
Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper, later Lady Alington posed with an unusual mask. Pictured in The Tatler just prior to her marriage to Lord Alington in November 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageAshley Collection: WW2 Poster -- ENSA Entertainments, Swing Vogue

WW2 Poster -- ENSA Entertainments, Swing Vogue
Photolithograph poster inscribed NaFI presents ENSA Entertainments for HM Forces. Its modern, its new, its bright, its Swing Vogue

Background imageAshley Collection: Mrs Cunningham-Reid (Mary Ashley) and son

Mrs Cunningham-Reid (Mary Ashley) and son
Mrs Cunningham-Reid, the former Mary Ashley, sister of Edwina Mountbatten, pictured with her son Michael. Date: 1929

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten with Patricia

Lady Louis Mountbatten with Patricia
Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, previously Miss Edwina Ashley, pictured with her elder daughter Patricia (now Knatchbull)

Background imageAshley Collection: Mrs and Mrs Charles Sweeny at The Embassy Club

Mrs and Mrs Charles Sweeny at The Embassy Club
Mr and Mrs Charles Sweeny (Mrs Charles Sweeny was formerly Miss Margaret Whigham and later the infamous Duchess of Argyll)

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten

Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 -1960), Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India, formerly Edwina Ashley. Wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten - Tatler front cover

Lady Louis Mountbatten - Tatler front cover
The Hon. Mrs Wilfred Ashley (left), Colonel Geoffrey Carr-Glyn and Mrs Ashleys daughter, Lady Louis Mountbatten (1901 - 1960), later Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Background imageAshley Collection: Shaftesbury / 1st Earl / Min

Shaftesbury / 1st Earl / Min
ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER 1st EARL of SHAFTESBURY English politician

Background imageAshley Collection: Chrysler Advert 1929 - 2

Chrysler Advert 1929 - 2
GIVE MA A CAR WITH THE SPEED OF THE WIND - GIVE ME A CHRYSLER ! - one of Ashley Havindens striking press advertisements for Chrysler in Britain

Background imageAshley Collection: Client: Vanity Fair - cotton maternity dress - April Ashley

Client: Vanity Fair - cotton maternity dress - April Ashley
Client: Vanity Fair - model April Ashley (1935-2021) in a striped cotton maternity dress, reading a letter- February 17, 1961. Location - 43 Campden Hill Road. Date: 1961

Background imageAshley Collection: Client: Vanity Fair - cotton maternity dress - April Ashley

Client: Vanity Fair - cotton maternity dress - April Ashley
Client: Vanity Fair - model April Ashley (1935-2021) in a check cotton maternity dress, holding a tea tray- February 17, 1961. Location - 43 Campden Hill Road. Date: 1961

Background imageAshley Collection: Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten with their daughters

Lord and Lady Louis Mountbatten with their daughters
Lord Louis Mountbatten with his wife, Lady Edwina Ashley and his daughters Patricia and Pamela pictured in The Tatler. 1939

Background imageAshley Collection: Hill Climbers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

Hill Climbers, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
Hill Climbers (Abraham Brothers - George and Ashley), climbing near Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England. They made a photographic record of the exploits of many of the climbing pioneers

Background imageAshley Collection: Lord Shaftesbury's Funeral, Westminster

Lord Shaftesbury's Funeral, Westminster
The funeral service for Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (28th April 1801 - 1st October 1885) at Westminster Abbey

Background imageAshley Collection: Photograph of Butchers Arms, Ashley, Kent

Photograph of Butchers Arms, Ashley, Kent. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1950

Background imageAshley Collection: Radiant Redheads by Pat Charles

Radiant Redheads by Pat Charles
A selection of well-known society women with red head including Mrs Cunningham-Reid, the former Mary Ashley, Lady Seafield, Hazel, Lady Lavery, Miss Valerie Domville and Miss Anny Ahlers

Background imageAshley Collection: Mullers Orphan Houses - Swimming Bath

Mullers Orphan Houses - Swimming Bath
Interior of the swimming bath opened in 1910 at Mullers New Orphan Houses, Ashley Down, Bristol. Date: circa 1910

Background imageAshley Collection: Mullers Orphan Houses - Dormitory

Mullers Orphan Houses - Dormitory
Infant girls dormitory at Mullers New Orphan Houses, Ashley Down, Bristol. Date: Date unknown

Background imageAshley Collection: Mary Cunningham-Reid & Barbara Cartland at Peter North exhib

Mary Cunningham-Reid & Barbara Cartland at Peter North exhib
The Hon. Mrs Cunningham-Reid (formerly Mary Ashley, sister of Edwina Mountbatten) and Mrs McCorquodale aka novelist Barbara Cartland

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Mary Ashley Cooper in Jacobean costume Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper (1902-1936)

Lady Mary Ashley Cooper in Jacobean costume Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper (1902-1936)
Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper (1902-1936), later Lady Alington, eldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury. Pictured in the costume she wore at the Hatfield Pageant

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten by Leo Klin

Lady Louis Mountbatten by Leo Klin
Edwina Ashley Mountbatten, wife of Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979), whom she married in 1922. Last Vicereine of India, friend of Gandhi and Nehru. Portrait by Leo Klin. Date: 1925

Background imageAshley Collection: The Sketch cover - Mary Ashley

The Sketch cover - Mary Ashley
Hon. Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley, daughter of multi-millionaire, Lt-Col Wilfred Ashley (1st Baron Mount Temple) and sister of Edwina, Countess Mountbatten

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper by Madame Yevonde

Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper by Madame Yevonde
Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper (1902-1936), later Lady Alington, eldest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Shaftesbury. Pictured in part colour by Madame Yevonde in August 1923

Background imageAshley Collection: Colonel Ashley with Chelsea Pensioners, WW1

Colonel Ashley with Chelsea Pensioners, WW1
Colonel Ashley explaining modern signal methods to Chelsea Pensioners during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Alington

Lady Alington
Mary Sibell Sturt (nÚÑáAshley-Cooper), Lady Alington (1902-1936), Wife of 3rd Baron Alington; daughter of 9th Earl of Shaftesbury. 1935

Background imageAshley Collection: TERRACED HOUSES FOR SALE

TERRACED HOUSES FOR SALE
An impressive row of grand Georgian terraced houses and flats for sale during the 1980s housing boom. Date: 1980s

Background imageAshley Collection: Ashley Road, Altrincham, Trafford, ManchesterLancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Ashley Road, Altrincham, Trafford, ManchesterLancashire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageAshley Collection: Engagement Portrait of the Mountbattens

Engagement Portrait of the Mountbattens
The official engagement portrait of Louis Mountbatten, Ist Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979) and Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley (1901-1960), daughter of Wilfred William Ashley. Date: 1922

Background imageAshley Collection: Patricia and Edwina Mountbatten, 1928

Patricia and Edwina Mountbatten, 1928
From left to right: Patricia Mountbatten (1924- ), Lady Edwina Mountbatten, n饠 Ashley (1901-1960), Mrs Richard Norton, Miss Sarah Norton and John Norton at Deauville, Normandy. 1928

Background imageAshley Collection: The 1958 Season - Debutantes to make their curtsey

The 1958 Season - Debutantes to make their curtsey
Double page spread from The Tatler magazines Debutante number, 1958, significant in that it was the final year debutantes were presented to royalty at court

Background imageAshley Collection: Engagement party of Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny

Engagement party of Margaret Whigham & Charles Sweeny
A group at the engagement party of socialite Miss Margaret Whigham and American golfer, Charles Sweeny at the Embassy Club in London

Background imageAshley Collection: Wedding of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Miss Edwina Ashley

Wedding of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Miss Edwina Ashley leaving St Margarets Church, Westminster, London on 18th July 1822. Date: 1922

Background imageAshley Collection: Wedding of Captain Cunningham Reid and Lady Mary Ashley

Wedding of Captain Cunningham Reid and Lady Mary Ashley
The wedding of World War I flying ace, Captain Alec Cunningham-Reid (1895 - 1977) to Hon. Ruth Mary Clarisse Ashley, daughter of multi-millionaire

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Louis Mountbatten with Patricia and Pamela

Lady Louis Mountbatten with Patricia and Pamela
Lady Louis Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Vicerine of India (1901 - 1960), formerly Edwina Ashley. Wife of Lord Louis Mountbatten pictured in The Sketch with her two daughters

Background imageAshley Collection: General Strike 1926: Society women volunteers

General Strike 1926: Society women volunteers
In support of the General Strike ladies from society helped, photograph showing volunteers working in Hyde Park, London, in the open air peeling potatoes, Lady Quilter (with tray)

Background imageAshley Collection: Mrs Wilfred Ashley and child (Edwina Mountbatten)

Mrs Wilfred Ashley and child (Edwina Mountbatten)
Mrs Wilfred Ashley, wife of 1st Baron Mount Temple, pictured with her elder child, the future Edwina Lady Louis Mountbatten. Date: 1906

Background imageAshley Collection: Winners at the Bath Club including Lady Alington

Winners at the Bath Club including Lady Alington
Prize winners at the Bath Club in London in 1933. Miss Nona Davies, Miss Venetia Fripp, Lady Alington and Miss Mary Evans (no relation to our founder as far as we know!). Date: 1933

Background imageAshley Collection: Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper, 1928

Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper, 1928
Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper, the eldest daughter of the Earl of Shaftesbury, upon the announcement of her engagement to Lord Alington 1928

Background imageAshley Collection: Mrs Wilfrid Ashley at the Venice Lido, Italy

Mrs Wilfrid Ashley at the Venice Lido, Italy
Mrs Wilfrid Ashley (?-1954), later Lady Mount Temple, nee Muriel (Molly) Spencer and formerly the Hon Mrs Forbes-Sempill. Seen here at the Venice Lido, Italy, seeking inspiration for her work

Background imageAshley Collection: Wedding of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Cynthia Ashley

Wedding of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Cynthia Ashley
Lord Louis Mountbatten escorting his new bride Lady Edwina Ashley after their marriage at St. Margarets, Westminster on 18th July 1922

Background imageAshley Collection: The New Masonic Temple, Great Queen Street, London1937

The New Masonic Temple, Great Queen Street, London1937
The New Masonic Temple, Great Queen Street, London - United Grand Lodge of England - Freemasons Hall. This building, the third on this site

Background imageAshley Collection: Lord & Lady Mountbatten & daughters by Madame Yevonde

Lord & Lady Mountbatten & daughters by Madame Yevonde
Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), his wife, the former Edwina Ashley (1901-1960) and their two daughters, Patricia (later Knatchbull, Lady Brabourne, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 1924 2017)

Background imageAshley Collection: Elegance at the Embassy Club by Mundo, 1929

Elegance at the Embassy Club by Mundo, 1929
An impression by Mundo of the dance floor at the Embassy Club at supper-time with a number of well-known people. On the left of the dance floor is Sir Francis Oppenheimer dancing with a partner in a



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