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Background imageConnected Collection: Runcorn Bridge 1905

Runcorn Bridge 1905
This bridge connected Runcorn and Widnes across the river Mersey. It opened 29 May 1905, replacing the previous ferry. Known locally as " The Car" after its suspension bridge

Background imageConnected Collection: Telephone Exchange 1929

Telephone Exchange 1929
Londons new Automatic Telephone Exchange, showing an engineer testing the new revolutionary system, whereby subscribers were connected without an operator

Background imageConnected Collection: Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Background imageConnected Collection: LCC-LFB foam carrier and foam equipment

LCC-LFB foam carrier and foam equipment
The foam carrier (lorry) and pump-escape from station 71 Battersea demonstrating the foam making capability of front-line fire engines

Background imageConnected Collection: Air Scouts learning to glide

Air Scouts learning to glide
Two Scouts sit in a Slingsby T.21 while another Scout connects it to a cable prior to launch at the first Air Scout Gliding Course at Lasham. An Avro York G-ANTK can also be seen in the background

Background imageConnected Collection: Women Washing Dishes

Women Washing Dishes
Three young women (" Three Lions", perhaps in some way connected with womens services during World War Two) washing and drying dishes together in a large kitchen

Background imageConnected Collection: Major Esterhazy

Major Esterhazy
MAJOR MCFW ESTERHAZY French Major and German spy, connected with the Dreyfus Case Date: 1847 - 1923

Background imageConnected Collection: Quadricycle Hose-Carrier

Quadricycle Hose-Carrier
Merryweathers Quadricycle first-aid hose-carrier, consisting of two tandem bicycles suitably connected, between which was a carriage for fire-brigade implements Date: 1895

Background imageConnected Collection: STRING TELEPHONE 1880

STRING TELEPHONE 1880
Two boys talk to each other by using cans connected by a piece of string. Date: 1880

Background imageConnected Collection: Two connected buildings at Gyantse - the Kumbum, a multi-storied set of Buddhist chapels (L)

Two connected buildings at Gyantse - the Kumbum, a multi-storied set of Buddhist chapels (L), and the Palcho Monastery (R)

Background imageConnected Collection: Felsted School, Essex, Perspective View

Felsted School, Essex, Perspective View
This architectural drawing is a perspective view of Felsted School in Essex, the addition, known as Grignon Hall, contains a large hall, eight classrooms

Background imageConnected Collection: Portrait of Lady Diana Manners

Portrait of Lady Diana Manners
A portrait oil painting of British Actress, Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Cooper, the Viscountess of Norwich, nee Lady Diana Manners

Background imageConnected Collection: Dental or Mental? by William Heath Robinson

Dental or Mental? by William Heath Robinson
A suggested method of tooth-extraction with a primitive contraption. Date: 1924

Background imageConnected Collection: Schleicher ASW-19B R19

Schleicher ASW-19B R19 (msn 19317), at a regional gliding competition in the 1980s. I flew this glider many times at RAF Hullavington, before it was re-allocated to another club

Background imageConnected Collection: Reconstructed CWGC Cemetery, Colne Valley, Ypres

Reconstructed CWGC Cemetery, Colne Valley, Ypres
The Cemetery faces a feature known as Colne Valley. It is on one of the marked walking routes around the Ypres battlefields

Background imageConnected Collection: Locations connected with the Battle of Culloden, Scotland

Locations connected with the Battle of Culloden, Scotland
Locations connected with the Battle of Culloden (1746), near Inverness, Scotland - Well of the Dead, Cairn and Graves of the Clans, Wishing Well, Cairn, Cumberland Stone, Culloden Cottage

Background imageConnected Collection: Electric kettle connected to the ceiling light 1902

Electric kettle connected to the ceiling light 1902
Two victorian couples seated at the dining room table with a hot cup of tea, from a kettle connected to the ceiling light. 1902

Background imageConnected Collection: Gassing Up an Airplane Date: 1948

Gassing Up an Airplane Date: 1948

Background imageConnected Collection: Elkingtons Electro-plate Factory, Birmingham 1844

Elkingtons Electro-plate Factory, Birmingham 1844
The silver deposit room at Elkingtons Electro-plate Factory, Birmingham. The objects to be plated are connected to an electrical cable (routed across the ceiling)

Background imageConnected Collection: ELECTRICITY GENERATOR 1804

ELECTRICITY GENERATOR 1804
An electricity generator, connected to a battery for storing the resultant energy. Date: 1804

Background imageConnected Collection: Lady biker on a 1929 / 31 Rudge Whitworth motorcycle

Lady biker on a 1929 / 31 Rudge Whitworth motorcycle
Young lady biker suitably attired in riding outfit on a 1929/31 Rudge Whitworth 500cc motorcycle next to an outbuilding circa 1930s

Background imageConnected Collection: The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons

The Ashanti War (1873-74) - Ashanti implements and weapons
A. Sanko, musical instrument B. Cushion C. Ashanti Ministers state bag D. Fantee stool, cut out of solid block of cotton wood E. and F. War Greegrees or charms made of leather and straw worked in G

Background imageConnected Collection: Franz Arnold

Franz Arnold
FRANZ ARNOLD German bishop of Paderborn, evidently well-connected ! Date: 1658 - ?

Background imageConnected Collection: Goldie Leigh Childrens Cottage Homes, Bostall Woods, Plumst

Goldie Leigh Childrens Cottage Homes, Bostall Woods, Plumst
Entrance to the Woolwich Unions Goldie Leigh cottage homes at Bostall Heath, Plumstead, erected in 1899 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageConnected Collection: LCC-LFB Merryweather Hatfield pump at Southwark HQ

LCC-LFB Merryweather Hatfield pump at Southwark HQ
A chain-driven Hatfield type pump at LFB Southwark headquarters. Note the connected hard suction hose to the rear mounted pump

Background imageConnected Collection: Italy. Rome. Appian Way

Italy. Rome. Appian Way. 312 BC. Initiated by the censor Appius Claudius and completed by Augustus. Connected Rome with Brindisi

Background imageConnected Collection: Barrage Balloons 1939

Barrage Balloons 1939
Barrage balloons being inflated from gas stored in bottles. Trailers attached to the motor unit are connected to the inflating hose. Date: November 1939

Background imageConnected Collection: Switzerland - Blumlis Alp

Switzerland - Blumlis Alp
Black and white lantern slide of the Bluemlisalp, a massif of the Bernese Alps, in the territory of the municipalies of Kandersteg and Reichenbach im Kandertal

Background imageConnected Collection: Postcards of War Sites - the Big Gun of Leugenbook

Postcards of War Sites - the Big Gun of Leugenbook
Ten postcards of War Sites connected with the Big Gun of Leugenbook. Moere-Couckelaere. Commemorative Art

Background imageConnected Collection: A large WWI collage

A large WWI collage
A large collage, beautifully stitched, containing flags, regimental badges, etc. These are all connected with the First World War. Commemorative Art



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