Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family
Captain Fred Collins of Brighton, who ran three pleasure boats called the Skylark and was a familiar figure on Brighton Beach for sixty years. His cry of Any More for the Skylark became so famous that it became a national saying for pleasure boats. It is believed that the novelist Charles Dickens knew Collins, and went for a trip on the Skylark in 1867, commenting later on the captain's witty chatter to the trippers. Collins is seen here on the right, with his son, grandson and great grandson. The fleet continued to sail until just after the Second World War under his son, also named Fred Collins, although two of the three boats were lost at Dunkirk in 1940
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Procession of the Taziya, India
The Procession of the Taziya. Chup Tazia is the name in India and Pakistan given to an annual religious procession held by Twelver Shia Muslims to commemorate the martyrdom of the Prophet's grandson, Imam Hasan al-Askari. The processions are held on the 8th of Rabi al-awwal, according to the Islamic calendar. The procession is usually regarded as the last procession of the mourning period that begins in the Islamic month of Muharram. The Taziah, which is a replica of Hasan's tomb, is being carried on poles. There are many men surrounding it, some carrying banners and swords.
Prince Nicholas of Romania
Prince Nicholas of Romania (1903-1978), in about 1928. Nicholas was Queen Marie of Romania's second son and the grandson of Prince Alfred of Edinburgh. He attended Eton and served in the British Navy. When his father, King Ferdinand of Romania died, he became regent for his nephew Michael. However, Nicholas had no interest in politics and in 1930 willingly involved himself in a plan to bring his brother, Carol back to the country - as regent, allegedly. Instead, with public backing, Carol managed to establish himself as King Carol II, deposing his son
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