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.
Children of King Alfonso XIII and Queen Ena of Spain
Photographic postcard showing the three eldest children of King Alfonso XIII (1886-1941) and Queen Ena of Spain (1887-1969). From left is Alfonsito, Prince of the Asturias (1907-1938), in the middle the Infanta Beatriz (1909-) and on the right, Infante Jaime (1908-1975). The couple's eldest child suffered from haemophilia, and Infante Jaime was rendered deaf by a childhood illness. One other son was also haemophiliac and eventually it was their grandson, King Juan Carlos, (the offspring of their healthy son, Juan) who came to the throne in 1975 after the death of General Francisco Franco.
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