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Background imageCentres Collection: NFS London Region control room and officers, WW2

NFS London Region control room and officers, WW2
With the Fire Service nationalised in 1941 the London Fire Brigade was combined with its surrounding Fire Brigades to form the London Region of the NFS

Background imageCentres Collection: Brent Cross Centre 1977

Brent Cross Centre 1977
Brent Cross Shopping Centre, north London. Date: 1977

Background imageCentres Collection: Three adder stones

Three adder stones, also known as hag stones, witch stones, serpents eggs and snakes eggs. They are believed by some to have been formed by the secretions of snakes or adders

Background imageCentres Collection: WW2 British First Aid Post

WW2 British First Aid Post
An illustration which shows a British WW2 nurse speaking with a boy at a first aid post, centres in which air-raid casualties will find treatment and comfort. Date: circa 1941

Background imageCentres Collection: Olivia

Olivia features in Shakespeares Twelfth Night aromantic comedybelieved to have been written around 1601???1602. The play centres on the twinsViolaandSebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck

Background imageCentres Collection: Whiteleys department store, Queens Road, Bayswater, London

Whiteleys department store, Queens Road, Bayswater, London
The new Whiteleys department store in Queens Road, Bayswater, West London, grand opening, with a banner, Welcome to the Lord Mayor. Date: circa 1911

Background imageCentres Collection: Appeal for aid, for food and shelter required for every day for thousands of dogs

Appeal for aid, for food and shelter required for every day for thousands of dogs and cats that are recused from the streets

Background imageCentres Collection: Princess Way, part of the then new shopping centre, Swansea, Wales

Princess Way, part of the then new shopping centre, Swansea, Wales. The heart of the city centre was severely bombed in 1941, in what is now termed the Three Nights Blitz. Date: circa 1950

Background imageCentres Collection: ELEPHANT / CASTLE / SHOPPING

ELEPHANT / CASTLE / SHOPPING
Inside the covered shopping centre at Elephant and Castle, London. People walk past W. H. Smith & Son. Date: 1960s

Background imageCentres Collection: Monk Mathematicians

Monk Mathematicians
Monastic mathematicians : until the creation of universities, monastic establishments were the centres of learning Date: 13th century

Background imageCentres Collection: Treble-geared lathe

Treble-geared lathe for turning, boring and facing pulleys. Height of centres 18 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Reopening of the Southwark Training Centre

Reopening of the Southwark Training Centre
The Duchess of Kent reopening the Southwark Training Centre. She is standing in a hydraulic lift appliance

Background imageCentres Collection: Stapleton Towers, Annan

Stapleton Towers, Annan
Stapleton Towers, near Annan, Dumfriesshire, was one of the wartime evacuation centres that Barnardos established in large country houses in Scotland. Date: circa 1923

Background imageCentres Collection: Echinopsis Multiplex

Echinopsis Multiplex, a succulent plant of the Cactaceae (cactus) family. The name derives from echinos, meaning hedgehog or sea urchin, and opsis, referring to the plants dense covering of spines

Background imageCentres Collection: Mykolayiv / Nicolayev

Mykolayiv / Nicolayev
Nicholaief, on the river Bug, was one of Russias leading shipbuilding centres at the time of the Crimea War. Now named Mykolayiv

Background imageCentres Collection: Springkell, Eaglesfield

Springkell, Eaglesfield
Springkell, at Eaglesfield, near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, was one of the wartime evacuation centres that Barnardos established in large country houses in Scotland

Background imageCentres Collection: Women Workers WW1 Y. W. C. A Womens Day

Women Workers WW1 Y. W. C. A Womens Day
Poster commemorating Womens Day, a fund-raising event on behalf of the Womens Wartime Workers Fund. The Young Womens Christian Association (Y.W.C.A) set up centres for munitions workers, W.A.A.C s

Background imageCentres Collection: Gas-masked horse and horseman at Aldershot

Gas-masked horse and horseman at Aldershot
Owing to the increased of poison-gas in World War One, soldiers were trained in the usage of gas-masks in centres, in England, before being allowed to go to the front

Background imageCentres Collection: Wartime map of Berlin by G. H. Davis

Wartime map of Berlin by G. H. Davis
A map of Berlin during the Second World War, explaining why the German capital city is the focus of RAF bombing, showing the main war industries, transport centres and power stations. Date: 1943

Background imageCentres Collection: The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange

The Bank of England and the Royal Exchange. Bank, London. Date: C. 1912

Background imageCentres Collection: Gun boring machine. Height of centres 21 inches

Gun boring machine. Height of centres 21 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Coil boring lathe. Height of centres 40 inches

Coil boring lathe. Height of centres 40 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Gun boring and finishing lathe

Gun boring and finishing lathe. Height of centres 12 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Boring lathe

Boring lathe. Height of centres 3 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Railway wheel turning lathe

Railway wheel turning lathe
Self-acting break lathe, arranged for boring large coils. Height of centres 40 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting break lathe

Self-acting break lathe. Height of centres 36 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting break lathe, light pattern

Self-acting break lathe, light pattern. Height of centres 21 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting slide break lathe

Self-acting slide break lathe. Height of centres 18 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting gap lathe, light pattern

Self-acting gap lathe, light pattern. Height of centres 30 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with adjustable gap

Self-acting lathe with adjustable gap. Height of centres 10 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with fixed gap

Self-acting lathe with fixed gap. Height of centres 10 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with fixed gap, light pattern

Self-acting lathe with fixed gap, light pattern. Height of centres 8.5 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with plain gap, light pattern

Self-acting lathe with plain gap, light pattern. Height of centres 12 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with plain gap and filling up piece

Self-acting lathe with plain gap and filling up piece. Height of centres 6 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe, light pattern

Self-acting lathe, light pattern, arranged for tapering. Height of centres 40 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with tapering motion

Self-acting lathe with tapering motion, light pattern. Height of centres 21 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe with two rests

Self-acting lathe with two rests, heavy pattern. Height of centres 15 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Duplex self-acting lathe

Duplex self-acting lathe, heavy pattern. Height of centres 12 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting sliding and screw-cutting lathe

Self-acting sliding and screw-cutting lathe, heavy pattern. Height of centres 12 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting sliding and surfacing lathe

Self-acting sliding and surfacing lathe. Height of centres 10 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Slide lathe

Slide lathe arranged for grinding. Height of centres 7 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Self-acting lathe

Self-acting lathe with treadle motion and complete set of tools. Height of centres 6 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Surfacing lathe

Surfacing lathe with dividing motion and apparatus for cutting wheels. Height of centres 30 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Hand break lathe, heavy pattern

Hand break lathe, heavy pattern. Height of centres 18 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Hand break lathe, light pattern

Hand break lathe, light pattern. Height of centres 15 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Special lathe for making tools for cartridge machinery

Special lathe for making tools for cartridge machinery. Height of centres 8.5 inches

Background imageCentres Collection: Hand lathe with capstan rest

Hand lathe with capstan rest. Height of centres 8.5 inches



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