Goodwick Railway Station, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A long line of passengers and staff waiting on the platform at Goodwick Railway Station on the Great Western Railway, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales. They are all looking across at the camera. Two railwaymen stand on the front of a locomotive called Ringing Rock on the right. The station opened in 1899. In 1904 it was renamed Fishguard & Goodwick. It closed in 1964, but there are hopes that it will reopen one day.
© Mary Evans / Roger Worsley Archive
A Fish Auction in Columbia Market
In 1869 Baroness Burdett-Coutts paid for the building of the great Columbia Market (for fish) between Hackney and Bethnal Green Roads on the site of Nova Scotia Gardens, a squalid area of tenements and hovels and dust heaps. The cost of building the market was estimated at 200, 000. It was a philanthropic enterprise to make a clearance of the slum dwellings which clustered so thickly in the area but also to help the local people to have supplies of cheap fresh produce. Lack of support from wholesalers and small traders who preferred the open streets ensured its failure and it closed in 1885 and eventually became a bit of a white elephant and was demolished between 1958 and 1966"
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
The Lady With the Fan by Abel Faivre
Inside front page of The Graphic - Christmas Number 1912 - 'The Lady With the Fan' by Abel Faivre (18671945). A grand lady wearing an elaborate hat (with thick long silk ribbon and ostrich feathers) sits coyly in an elegant armchair holding a closed fan to her bright red lips. Date: 1912
© Mary Evans Picture Library
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