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Background imageBegan Collection: St Joseph of Cupertino

St Joseph of Cupertino
Guiseppe da Cupertino (1603- 1663) the flying friar. His birth mirrored that of Christ. A devout boy he entered the Francisan order & the miraculous levitations began

Background imageBegan Collection: Battersea Power Station

Battersea Power Station
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, building began in 1933. It was the first of a series of very large electric generators set up in order to nationalize the grid

Background imageBegan Collection: Perch Rock Lighthouse - New Brighton Lighthouse

Perch Rock Lighthouse - New Brighton Lighthouse
Liverpool - Rock Lighthouse New Brighton - Lighthouse and crowds. Part of Box 62 Boswell Collection - Liverpool. The New Brighton Lighthouse was originally known as Perch Rock Lighthouse

Background imageBegan Collection: Rama IV (Mongkut)

Rama IV (Mongkut)
CHAO FA MONGKUT Pictured with Queen Rampuy. Began work on modernising Siam (Thailand). Relinquished Cambodia to French in 1867

Background imageBegan Collection: Foundling Hospital Schools, Berkhamsted

Foundling Hospital Schools, Berkhamsted
The Foundling Hospital Schools, Berkhamsted. The Hospital was founded in 1739 by Captain Thomas Coram and in 1741 began construction of premises at Bloomsbury Fields, London

Background imageBegan Collection: Akhenaton / Egypt / Brunton

Akhenaton / Egypt / Brunton
AKHENATON also known as AMENHOTEP IV or AMENOPHIS IV Egyptian ruler, began a new religion of Aton, the sun disc

Background imageBegan Collection: Empire State Building

Empire State Building
Construction began on March 17th 1930 and the building rose to be the worlds largest office building of the time. Here, office space is being advertised

Background imageBegan Collection: Under the Cherry Tree

Under the Cherry Tree (1884). Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. Born in Belfast, Lavery began his artistic training in Glasgow. During the early 1880s he studied in Paris and made visits to the artists

Background imageBegan Collection: The F. A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923

The F. A. Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, 1923
Aerial photograph of Wembley Stadium before the start of the 1923 F.A. Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United

Background imageBegan Collection: Old Coventry Cathedral

Old Coventry Cathedral
The altar and east end of the cathedral of Saint Michael. Building began in 1373, on the site of an earlier cathedral. Mostly destroyed during the Blitz on 14 November 1940

Background imageBegan Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Leviathan, a Drake-class armoured cruiser. HMS Leviathan was one of four Drake-class armoured cruisers built for the Royal Navy around 1900

Background imageBegan Collection: Jean Genet / Stanimirovitc

Jean Genet / Stanimirovitc
JEAN GENET French writer who defied bourgeois morality; he began writing in prison

Background imageBegan Collection: KETTs OAK

KETTs OAK
Ketts Oak, at Hethersett, Norfolk, England, the tree beneath which the tanner, Robert Kett, began his revolt in 1549

Background imageBegan Collection: Vyacheslav Molotov

Vyacheslav Molotov
VYACHESLAV MIKHAYLOVICH MOLOTOV, Russian statesman whose revolutionary career began in the 1905 rising, and played a leading part in 1917, followed by senior posts

Background imageBegan Collection: Stewart, James, Pilot as Col in USaF -began combat fl

Stewart, James, Pilot as Col in USaF -began combat flying with 453rd Bomb Group, 31 March 1944

Background imageBegan Collection: Ws GILBERT (1836-1911)

Ws GILBERT (1836-1911)
WILLIAM SCHWENCK GILBERT English playwright. Began collaboration with Arthur Sullivan (Gilbert writing the librettos, Sullivan the music) on highly popular comic operas

Background imageBegan Collection: Pitt in Commons / 1804

Pitt in Commons / 1804
William Pitt (the Younger) addresses the House in 1804, the year he began his second spell as Prime Minister

Background imageBegan Collection: Song of Sixpence 19C

Song of Sixpence 19C
When the pie was open the birds began to sing, and wasn t that a dainty dish to set before a king?

Background imageBegan Collection: Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium

Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium
At Christmas 1914, over the 24th/25th December, a truce was held here between the 1st Battalion the Warwickshire Regiment and the 7th Bavarians in which Bruce Bairnsfaher took part

Background imageBegan Collection: Kitty Lord music hall vocalist

Kitty Lord music hall vocalist. Began working life as a servant and progressed to living in a house in Regents Park. Performed worldwide between 1894 and 1915 including Egypt and Argentina

Background imageBegan Collection: 1704 Gemelli Map of the Aztec Migration

1704 Gemelli Map of the Aztec Migration
1704 Gemelli Map - According to legend on exactly May 24, 1065 CE, the Mexica (Aztec) began an epic migration from their ancestral homeland, Aztlan

Background imageBegan Collection: United States Air Force - Consolidated XC-99 43-52436

United States Air Force - Consolidated XC-99 43-52436. First flight 23 November 1947. Flew from San Antonio, Texas to Frankfurt

Background imageBegan Collection: Sud-Aviation Caravelle VII F-BJAO - Caravelle Santa Maria

Sud-Aviation Caravelle VII F-BJAO - Caravelle Santa Maria
Sud-Aviation Caravelle VII F-BJAO / N420GE (msn 042) Caravelle Santa MariaThis was a Caravelle Series III (c/n 042) that was purchased by General Electric

Background imageBegan Collection: Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby

Babcock and Wilcox 6 ton Steam Roller YB7976 Toby (msn 95/4009). Seen with a 1955 Standard 10 motor car 200CPJ at a 1959 Walford Cross auction. Built in 1925 to the design of Messrs

Background imageBegan Collection: WW2 - Bunkle Began It

WW2 - Bunkle Began It
A front cover illustration for a WW2 children's story book, Bunkle Began It, written by M. Pardoe. The image shows a bundle of equipment on a beach, with planes in flight behind. Date: 1942

Background imageBegan Collection: The Moss Gear Company of Birmingham

The Moss Gear Company of Birmingham
The Moss Gear Company finds its origins, in Aston Manor, Birmingham, in 1910. Those engineers who established the company were not named Moss, but Duckitt

Background imageBegan Collection: Construction of the Queensway Mersey Tunnel

Construction of the Queensway Mersey Tunnel
The Queensway tunnel is a road tunnel under the River Mersey, between Liverpool and Birkenhead. Construction began in 1925

Background imageBegan Collection: Smuggler's Way, Highcliffe

Smuggler's Way, Highcliffe
A photograph showing a distant view of Smuggler's Way, the building of this house began in 1925, but through use of old materials, including oak, bricks and tiles from ancient barns

Background imageBegan Collection: The Temple Of Olympian Zeus, Athens, 1818

The Temple Of Olympian Zeus, Athens, 1818
An architectural pencil drawing of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, in the centre of Athens, Greece. Construction began in the 6th century BC

Background imageBegan Collection: Walter Burton Harris

Walter Burton Harris
A portrait oil painting of journalist, writer and traveller, Walter Burton Harris, who was famed for his writings as a special correspondent for The Times, in Morocco

Background imageBegan Collection: Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace
This painting shows the parkland gardens of Hampton Court Palace, many families are wandering around the flower beds and trees on a sunny day

Background imageBegan Collection: The Gardens Of The Luxembourg

The Gardens Of The Luxembourg
A painting of the Luxembourg Gardens in France, the creation of which began in 1612, when Marie de Medici, the widow of King Henry IV made Luxembourg Palace her new residence. Date: circa 1915

Background imageBegan Collection: Eve Gray

Eve Gray
A portrait photograph of actress, Eve Gray, born Fanny Evelyn Garrett, who was taken to Australia as a child, where her stage career began

Background imageBegan Collection: Luxembourg Gardens, Paris

Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
Watercolour painting of Luxembourg gardens, creation of the garden began in 1612 when Marie de Medici, the widow of King Henry IV, constructed the Luxembourg Palace as her new residence

Background imageBegan Collection: German soldier with pickelhelm, rifle and bayonet

German soldier with pickelhelm, rifle and bayonet
When the Germans over-ran Belgium, refugees began to escape to Holland so the Germans built a 100 miles long 2, 000 volt electric fence to stop them

Background imageBegan Collection: The Devil and pollution

The Devil and pollution
Even in the early 1900s the issue of pollution was causing concern. The German artist Heinrich Kley exhibited landscapes and portraits with the Munich Secession

Background imageBegan Collection: HMS Escort, E-class destroyer

HMS Escort, E-class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Escort, an E-class destroyer, built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s. Although assigned to the Home Fleet upon completion

Background imageBegan Collection: HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser

HMS Leviathan, Drake-class armoured cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Hornet, an Acheron-class Destroyer that served during the First World War and was sold for breaking in 1921. She was the seventh Royal Navy ship to be named Hornet

Background imageBegan Collection: HMS Adventure - a scout cruiser

HMS Adventure - a scout cruiser
Royal Navy - HMS Adventure, an Adventure-Class scout cruiser, built for the Royal Navy during the first decade of the 20th century

Background imageBegan Collection: Sud Aviation SA. 330 Puma F-ZWWR

Sud Aviation SA. 330 Puma F-ZWWR
Sud Aviation SA.330 Puma F-ZWWR (msn 05, also later registered as F-OCRK, F-ZWWR and F-BRBU') at the June 1969 Paris Air Show, marked with airshow serial 337'

Background imageBegan Collection: Turner Layton

Turner Layton (1894-1978) began a solo career in Britain in 1935 as a popular cabaret artiste and music hall peformer. He also had a successful career as a recording star. Date: 1937

Background imageBegan Collection: General Lambarte of the Nationalist Army at Oviedo

General Lambarte of the Nationalist Army at Oviedo
General Lambarte (centre with beard), commander of the Nationalist Army that relieved Oviedo, pictured with Oviedo Nationalists, 1936

Background imageBegan Collection: Spanish Foreign Legion Troops near Madrid; Spanish Civil War

Spanish Foreign Legion Troops near Madrid; Spanish Civil War
Spanish Foreign Legion troops guarding an outpost near Madrid, 1936. When the Spanish Civil War began in 1936, the men of the Foreign Legion fought on the side of the Nationalist Rebels

Background imageBegan Collection: Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery

Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery
This small cemetery stands on the site of a German redoubt which was called Fortin 17. Fighting around this area began in 1915



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