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Donated Collection

Background imageDonated Collection: NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen vehicle

NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen vehicle
Donated to the London Region of the NFS by the Canadian Red Cross, the mobile kitchen unit displayed at the Regional (Brigade) Headquarters, Lambeth, SE1 is seen here with its side canopies extended

Background imageDonated Collection: Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy

Sir Richard Aclands Gift to the Nation Starts a Controversy
The MP Sir Richard Acland handed over to the National Trust the 16, 000 acres of beautiful West Country property which comprise his Killerton Estate and his Holnicote Estate

Background imageDonated Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in London -- a personal photograph, taken by a colleague, of life in the AFS at a sub-station, showing firewomen on the Heavy Unit of Sub-station 67Z

Background imageDonated Collection: Victoria Knights Morris

Victoria Knights Morris
After unveiling a statue of Prince Albert, donated by the people of Wolverhampton, Queen Victoria knighted the Mayor, John Morris, in recognition of his warm welcome

Background imageDonated Collection: A motor field kitchen: A present to the Queen of Belgium

A motor field kitchen: A present to the Queen of Belgium
The field kitchen was donated by Dr Hector Munro and designed by Barker and Co

Background imageDonated Collection: Medals / Gold Donated 1917

Medals / Gold Donated 1917
RUSSIAN REVOLUTION - Petrograd : Soldiers donate medals and gold to the cause of the Revolution

Background imageDonated Collection: Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress 49-0231

Boeing YB-52 Stratofortress 49-0231 (msn 16249). The second B-52, initially ordered as an XB-52 and made the first B-52 flight on 15 April 1952, due to XB-52 49-230 having a hydraulic snag

Background imageDonated 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 imageDonated Collection: The Tyneside Spitfire Song

The Tyneside Spitfire Song
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for The Tyneside Spitfire Song, words and music by His Majesty King George VI. profits from the sale of the song were donated to the Spitfire funds

Background imageDonated Collection: Salute The Soldier Music Cover

Salute The Soldier Music Cover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Salute The Soldier, by Eric Coates, specially composed for the National Savings Committee for the Salute The Soldier campaign

Background imageDonated Collection: William Morris Hughes Sculpture

William Morris Hughes Sculpture
A photograph showing a side profile view of a plaster sculpture of William Morris Hughes, Australian Prime Minister between 1915 and 1923, leading the country during World War 1. Date: circa 1925

Background imageDonated Collection: Consolidated B-24J 44-44175

Consolidated B-24J 44-44175
Consolidated B-24J-90-CF 44-44175 (msn 1470), at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona. (Delivered to Royal Air Force South East Asia Command as as Liberator GR.Vi KH303)

Background imageDonated Collection: Boeing VC-137B-BN 58-6970

Boeing VC-137B-BN 58-6970
United states Air Force - Boeing VC-137B-BN 58-6970 (msn 17925, model 707-153), of the 89th Military Airlift Wing at Andrews Air force Base in January 1976

Background imageDonated Collection: Boeing VC-137C 72-7000

Boeing VC-137C 72-7000
United states Air Force - Boeing VC-137C 72-7000 The spirit of 76 (msn 20630, model 707-353B, carried N8459 for flight testing)

Background imageDonated Collection: Portrait of Sir William Fairbairn

Portrait of Sir William Fairbairn. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageDonated Collection: LSO musicians supporting BBC musicians, London

LSO musicians supporting BBC musicians, London
London Symphony Orchestra musicians supporting BBC musicians outside Broadcasting House, London, 27 June 1980. The strike by BBC musicians began when the BBC put forward plans to discontinue five

Background imageDonated Collection: Victoria Park, Water Fountain

Victoria Park, Water Fountain
The extremely ornate Victoria drinking fountain in Victoria Park, gifted by Angela Burdett Coutts and opened in the summer of 1862. Date: 1862

Background imageDonated Collection: St Davids Church Army - Harvest Festival

St Davids Church Army - Harvest Festival Date: 1906

Background imageDonated Collection: The Australian Diggers Memorial, Plugstreet Experience

The Australian Diggers Memorial, Plugstreet Experience
The 14-18 Experience Museum was opened on 9 November 2013 and on that day a splendid bas relief of Australian miners digging underground was unveiled. It was donated by Ross J

Background imageDonated Collection: A gift to Exeter Cathedral - statues being hoisted into plac

A gift to Exeter Cathedral - statues being hoisted into plac
Statues of patron saints, donated anonymously in thanksgiving for the end of the Great War, are hoisted into position in the empty niches round and above the north porch of Exeter Cathedral

Background imageDonated Collection: Weir W-2

Weir W-2, at RAF Hendon on 19 July 1951. G. & J. Weir of Cathcart in Glasgow were an established engineering company, founded in 1871, which built aircraft during the First World War

Background imageDonated Collection: Tomb of William Harvey, Physician - St. Andrew s, Hempstead

Tomb of William Harvey, Physician - St. Andrew s, Hempstead
circa 1910s

Background imageDonated Collection: Harvest Festival at Charminster School, West Dorset

Harvest Festival at Charminster School, West Dorset, England - 23rd September 1943 1943

Background imageDonated Collection: Edward, Prince of Wales from a sketch by John St. Helier Lan

Edward, Prince of Wales from a sketch by John St. Helier Lan
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales from a study made by John St. Helier Lander for a full-length portrait published in the Illustrated London News at a later date

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, ornate cupboard, lamp, ornament

Catalogue illustration, ornate cupboard, lamp, ornament
Catalogue illustration, ornate cupboard, lamp and ornament. 5. Ornate cupboard in Moorish style, two metres high, donated by the Sultan. 6

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, cabinet, embroidered cover, etc

Catalogue illustration, cabinet, embroidered cover, etc
Catalogue illustration, cabinet, embroidered cover, porcelain items, saddle and vase. 8. and 9. Flower vase and candlestick made in Berlin, donated by the German Emperor. 10

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, Sevres ornament, vase, chibouk

Catalogue illustration, Sevres ornament, vase, chibouk. 15. Sevres ornament depicting dogs hunting a stag, donated by President Felix Faure of France. 16

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloths, sword, vase

Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloths, sword, vase. 18. Embroidered cloths in silk and velvet, donated by the Sultans mother. 19

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloth, vase, album, etc

Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloth, vase, album, etc
Catalogue illustration, embroidered cover, vase, album, casket, rifle. 21. Ancient embroidered cover in red and gold, donated by the Sultan. 22

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloth, mirror, etc

Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloth, mirror, etc
Catalogue illustration, embroidered cloth, mirror, bouquet, bronze ornaments, sword. 26. Ancient embroidered satin cloth in red and silver, donated by the Sultan. 27

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, Sevres ornaments, tea set, etc

Catalogue illustration, Sevres ornaments, tea set, etc
Catalogue illustration, Sevres ornaments, plate, tea and coffee sets, Chinese vase. 32. Ornate plate made in Berlin, with the imperial arms of the German Emperor and Empress in gold relief

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, carpet, embroidery, vase, etc

Catalogue illustration, carpet, embroidery, vase, etc
Catalogue illustration, carpet, embroidery, vase, chandelier, mirror. 38. Carpet made at the Imperial Factory, Hereke, Turkey, based on an ancient carpet in the museum of antiquities, Constantinople

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, vase, writing desk, ornament, plate

Catalogue illustration, vase, writing desk, ornament, plate. 43. Tall vase in turquoise and white, decorated with gold, made in the Imperial Porcelain Factory at Yildiz, donated by the Sultan. 44

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, items in presentation boxes, etc

Catalogue illustration, items in presentation boxes, etc
Catalogue illustration, items in presentation boxes, inkstand. 47. Ancient box in enamelled gold, donated by Mahmoud Efendi. 48

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, vase, embroidery, statue, etc

Catalogue illustration, vase, embroidery, statue, etc
Catalogue illustration, vase, embroidery, statue, pedestal, candlestick. 55. Porcelain vase made in the Imperial Factory at Yildiz, donated by the Sultan. 56

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, vase, embroidery, carpet, costume

Catalogue illustration, vase, embroidery, carpet, costume. 65. Porcelain vase made in the Imperial Factory at Yildiz, donated by the Sultan. 66

Background imageDonated Collection: Catalogue illustration, carpets, vases, desk

Catalogue illustration, carpets, vases, desk. 69. Silk carpet made in Angora, donated by the Sultan. 70. Enamelled vase, made in the Imperial Porcelain Factory at Yildiz, donated by the Sultan. 71

Background imageDonated Collection: Gift from our Indian Empire. Calcutta ambulance cars

Gift from our Indian Empire. Calcutta ambulance cars
Photograph: Gift from our Indian Empire. Calcutta ambulance cars. From an album of 76 official photographs, 1916-1917. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918)

Background imageDonated Collection: A regimental dinner, 1920s

A regimental dinner, 1920s
Photograph: A regimental dinner, 1920s (c).British and Indian officers attend a regimental dinner with their wives. The regiment

Background imageDonated Collection: Bristol 170 Freighter CF-WAE Norcanair, Prince Albert, Canad

Bristol 170 Freighter CF-WAE Norcanair, Prince Albert, Canad
Ex-RCAF and Wardair Bristol Freighter CF-WAE of Norcanair at Prince Albert Airport in Saskatchewan, Canada. Donated to the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg in 1983 Date: 1981

Background imageDonated Collection: Wick House Nursery, Brislington, Bristol

Wick House Nursery, Brislington, Bristol
The Wick House Nursery, Brislington, Bristol. The home was opened in 1925 by the Waifs and Strays Society in a house donated by Mr and Mrs Walter James. Date: 1920s

Background imageDonated Collection: Volunteer firefighters help the war effort in London, WW2

Volunteer firefighters help the war effort in London, WW2
With a Heavy Unit donated by a private company, volunteer firefighters are greeted by a VIP and congratulated for their contribution to the War Effort

Background imageDonated Collection: Blitz in London -- mobile kitchen serving meals to AFS, WW2

Blitz in London -- mobile kitchen serving meals to AFS, WW2
Blitz in London -- a mobile kitchen serving meals to AFS, firefighters. These vehicles were donated to Britains fire services for the war effort by the Canadian Red Cross

Background imageDonated Collection: Womens Voluntary Service (WVS) canteen van, WW2

Womens Voluntary Service (WVS) canteen van, WW2
Women from the WVS providing refreshments to National Fire Service London firefighters. The canteen van was presented to the London Region by the township of Inchfawn Bar Harbour, USA

Background imageDonated Collection: NFS mobile kitchen / canteen unit, WW2

NFS mobile kitchen / canteen unit, WW2
A mobile kitchen used by the National Fire Service (NFS), donated to the British home front war effort by the Canadian Red Cross, seen here on display at Regional (London) headquarters, Lambeth. SE1

Background imageDonated Collection: Crew of the Honourable Artillery Company lifeboat, Walton

Crew of the Honourable Artillery Company lifeboat, Walton
Crew members of the Honourable Artillery Company lifeboat at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Seen here at the boathouse, wearing their cork lifebelts with the lifeboat behind them

Background imageDonated Collection: Spain. Madrid. Temple of Debod

Spain. Madrid. Temple of Debod. Ancient Egyptian temple which was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid in 1968. From southern Egypt, near Aswan. Built 200 BC. West Park

Background imageDonated Collection: Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow

Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow
SIR SYDNEY HEDLEY WATERLOW printer and financier, Lord Mayor of London and philanthropist who donated Waterlow Park, Highgate. Date: 1822 - 1906



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