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Bedford Collection

Background imageBedford Collection: Holding up the R101

Holding up the R101
A member of the WaC - the Womens Army Auxiliary Corp - holds up the R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageBedford Collection: Embankment & River, Bedford, Bedfordshire

Embankment & River, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageBedford Collection: de Havilland DH. 112 Sea Venom F. A. W. 21 XA539

de Havilland DH. 112 Sea Venom F. A. W. 21 XA539
de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom F.A.W.21 XA539, flying with the Aero Flight from RAE Bedford. First flown on 21 May 1954, delivered on 03 June 1954

Background imageBedford Collection: Conwy Castle Wales - from the landing place

Conwy Castle Wales - from the landing place Date: circa 1880

Background imageBedford Collection: The Suspension Bridge and River Ouse, Bedford

The Suspension Bridge and River Ouse, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBedford Collection: GLC-LFB - Foam Tender at East Ham

GLC-LFB - Foam Tender at East Ham
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imageBedford Collection: John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, early 15th century

John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford, early 15th century
Engraved portrait of John of Lancaster, Duke of Bedford (1389-1435), fourth son of King Henry IV of England

Background imageBedford Collection: Woburn Abbey / Ackermann

Woburn Abbey / Ackermann
Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire: seat of the Duke of Bedford

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford Park / Bath Rd 4 / 9

Bedford Park / Bath Rd 4 / 9
Bedford Park, Chiswick, London, considered the prototype of later garden cities and suburbs: Bath Road, looking east (4 of 9)

Background imageBedford Collection: R101 at Cardington, Bedford

R101 at Cardington, Bedford
The R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford, seen behind the two massive Airship Hangars. R101 was a British rigid airship completed in 1929 as part of the Imperial Airship

Background imageBedford Collection: Sergius Stepniak

Sergius Stepniak
SERGIUS STEPNIAK Russian nihilist, author of Underground Russia etc. self-exiled to England, lived in Bedford Park, London. Date: 1852 - 1895

Background imageBedford Collection: Coal Men 1960S

Coal Men 1960S
Two coal men, young and old, lift heavy sacks of coal off their lorry. Date: early 1970s

Background imageBedford Collection: Jaeger advertisement, 1956

Jaeger advertisement, 1956
Advertisement for quintessential British fashion brand, Jaeger showing two smart but casual looks in Bedford cord and cashmere. Date: 1956

Background imageBedford Collection: Town Hall and Bedford Square, Tavistock, West Devon

Town Hall and Bedford Square, Tavistock, West Devon, England. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBedford Collection: Catalogue cover, Horncastle & Son

Catalogue cover, Horncastle & Son, General Furnishing & Builders Ironmongers, The Parade, Bedford Street, Royal Leamington Spa. circa late 19th century

Background imageBedford Collection: Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2

Traffic congestion, Covent Garden, London WC2
Traffic congestion in the Covent Garden area, London WC2, showing a view along Henrietta Street from the corner of Bedford Street during the morning of 26 March 1959

Background imageBedford Collection: Adeline, Duchess of Bedford

Adeline, Duchess of Bedford (1852-1920), formerly Lady Adeline Mary Somers-Cocks, George Sackville Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford, Street Scene

Bedford, Street Scene
A road in the outskirts of Bedford showing modern blocks of flats. Date: 1964

Background imageBedford Collection: Ye Green Parrot Tea Rooms, St Peters Green, Bedford

Ye Green Parrot Tea Rooms, St Peters Green, Bedford Date: 1916

Background imageBedford Collection: Two females handstands on beam

Two females handstands on beam

Background imageBedford Collection: LCC-LFB in Lord Mayors Show, City of London

LCC-LFB in Lord Mayors Show, City of London
London firefighters and Auxiliary firefighters with appliances taking part in the annual Lord Mayors Show through the City of London. A Bedford heavy pump unit with crew leads the LFB contingent

Background imageBedford Collection: Howard Statue, Bedford, England

Howard Statue, Bedford, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford Place, London

Bedford Place, London - a lady and her doggie (on its hind legs!) form an interesting addition to this London street scene

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford Park / Church 7 / 9

Bedford Park / Church 7 / 9
Bedford Park: church and parsonage, looking south-west (7 of 9)

Background imageBedford Collection: Decorations on E P Rose & Son Ltd Department Store, Bedford

Decorations on E P Rose & Son Ltd Department Store, Bedford
Decorations outside E P Rose & Son Ltd Department Store in Bedford - Coronation of Elizabeth II. Date: 1953

Background imageBedford Collection: RAF Halton Ten Tors expedition 1977 - RAF Bedford coach

RAF Halton Ten Tors expedition 1977 - RAF Bedford coach
RAF Halton Apprentices competing in the 1977 Ten Tors cross-country team march. - The ubiquitous RAF Bedford SB3 (43AC42) with Strachans Pacesaver bodywork, used by the 1977 Ten Tors team

Background imageBedford Collection: Photograph of Bedford Arms, Fulham, London

Photograph of Bedford Arms, Fulham, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageBedford Collection: de Havilland DH-106 Comet CIIR / C2R

de Havilland DH-106 Comet CIIR / C2R
Rae Blind Landing Experimental Unit Dh-106 Comet Airliner Flying on Final-Approach Date: 1958

Background imageBedford Collection: Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR. 1 and Bedford MK

Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR. 1 and Bedford MK
Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1 being pushed back into its hide by a Bedford MK 4-tonner, during a field deployment in Germany

Background imageBedford Collection: Grant Square, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Grant Square, Brooklyn, New York, USA - equestrian statue of Major General Ulysses S. Grant. Date: circa 1908

Background imageBedford Collection: Plymouth - Bedford Street West

Plymouth - Bedford Street West

Background imageBedford Collection: Plymouth - Bedford Street

Plymouth - Bedford Street

Background imageBedford Collection: High Street, Bedford, early 1900s

High Street, Bedford, early 1900s

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford High Street early 1900s

Bedford High Street early 1900s

Background imageBedford Collection: 1840s Victorian Bedfordshire Map

1840s Victorian Bedfordshire Map

Background imageBedford Collection: Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen

Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen, on 10 July 1553 Date: 1553

Background imageBedford Collection: Torquay viewed from Rock Walks in Torbay, Devon

Torquay viewed from Rock Walks in Torbay, Devon Date: circa 1872

Background imageBedford Collection: Advert, Rudge-Whitworth Motor Cycle Sidecars

Advert, Rudge-Whitworth Motor Cycle Sidecars Date: 1939

Background imageBedford Collection: L'egare II - North Atlantic expedition raft, at Falmouth

L'egare II - North Atlantic expedition raft, at Falmouth
L'egare II, a raft used by a French crew in 1956 to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The expedition, led by Henri Beaudout, departed from Halifax, Nova Scotia, arriving 88 days later at Falmouth

Background imageBedford Collection: Plaxton Consort C20F Coach

Plaxton Consort C20F Coach
A brand new Plaxton Consort C20F UUD 12, a 20-seat Coach, (oddly placarded for 8 passengers), on a Bedford J2SZ7 chassis. UUD 12 is seen ready for delivery to G.A

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford Board of Guardians

Bedford Board of Guardians
Bedford Poor Law Union Board of Guardians Date: 1907

Background imageBedford Collection: Cecil Aldin with four dogs in Bedford Park, West London

Cecil Aldin with four dogs in Bedford Park, West London
Cecil Aldin (1870-1935), British artist and illustrator, seen here as a young man with four dogs in Bedford Park, Chiswick, West London. Date: 1890s

Background imageBedford Collection: Dandy George presents The Limit in Original Animal Productions, Bedford Music Hall

Dandy George presents The Limit in Original Animal Productions, Bedford Music Hall, Camden Town, London Date: 1915

Background imageBedford Collection: Photograph of Duke Of Bedford PH, Euston, London

Photograph of Duke Of Bedford PH, Euston, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageBedford Collection: Bedford House

Bedford House
A view of Bedford House in Bloomsbury in 1772, owned by Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford (1765-1802). The house was demolished around 1800. Date: 1875

Background imageBedford Collection: The Royal Observatory or Flamsteed House, Greenwich Park

The Royal Observatory or Flamsteed House, Greenwich Park. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Robert Hooke. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after an illustration by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd

Background imageBedford Collection: RAF Halton Ten Tors expedition 1977 - Bedford 3-tonner

RAF Halton Ten Tors expedition 1977 - Bedford 3-tonner
RAF Halton Apprentices competing in the 1977 Ten Tors cross-country team march. - The Bedford RL 3-ton lorry used by the team, driven by our friendly neighbourhood Rockape (RAF Regiment). Date: 1977



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