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Licence Collection

Background imageLicence Collection: Off Licence 1970S

Off Licence 1970S
The shop window of an Augustus Barnett off-licence. Date: late 1970s

Background imageLicence Collection: Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

Marriage certificate, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Marriage certificate of Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II) and Philip Mountbatten (Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh)

Background imageLicence Collection: Hogarth Actresses Barn

Hogarth Actresses Barn
Strolling Actresses Dressing in a Barn Using a loophole in the law that defied actors to act outside London without a licence

Background imageLicence Collection: Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent

Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent
South view of Allington Castle, near Maidstone, Kent. It was built by St Stephen de Penchester -- in 1281 King Edward I gave him a licence to build a crenellated castle

Background imageLicence Collection: Thurland Castle

Thurland Castle, Lancashire, England, dates from 1402, when Sir Thomas Tunstall, knighted by King Henry V at Agincourt, was given a licence to crenellate his manor house. Date: early 1930s

Background imageLicence Collection: MIGNET POU DE CIEL

MIGNET POU DE CIEL
Henri Mignets Pou-de-ciel (= Flying Flea) is produced under licence in countries outside France - this is a British version by Abbot- Baynes based on Mignet s

Background imageLicence Collection: Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine

Wright (Armstrong Siddeley) J65 Sapphire turbojet engine
Wright J65 (Armstrong Siddeley) Sapphire turbojet engine. The Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire was a British turbojet engine licence- Built in the United States by Curtiss-Wright of the Wright

Background imageLicence Collection: Henry III granting licence to dig coal

Henry III granting licence to dig coal in 1234. Different historical moments when coal was first noted to be used. The King is seen here giving permission to men in Newcastle to dig coal

Background imageLicence Collection: Lockheed Vega 5 NC658E

Lockheed Vega 5 NC658E (msn 55), in American Airways livery, with noted aviatrix Elinor Smith, at age 19, standing in front of it

Background imageLicence Collection: North American Harvard II KF183

North American Harvard II KF183
Aeroplane & Armament Experimental Establishment - North American Harvard II KF183 (msn 14A-1884), at RAF Abingdon in June 1968 for the RAF 50th Anniversary display

Background imageLicence Collection: PZL-Swidnik 2RL 0614

PZL-Swidnik 2RL 0614
Wojska Ladowe - PZL-Swidnik 2RL 0614 (msn 510614018), (production of Mi-2 under licence by PZL-Swidnik). (Wojska Ladowe - Polish Army ) Date: circa 2000

Background imageLicence Collection: PZL-Swidnik 2 0615

PZL-Swidnik 2 0615
Wojska L?dowe - PZL-Swidnik 2RL 0615 (msn 510615018), (production of Mi-2 under licence by PZL-Swidnik). (Wojska L?dowe - Polish Army ) Date: circa 2000

Background imageLicence Collection: PZL-Swidnik 2 4509

PZL-Swidnik 2 4509
Wojska L?dowe - PZL-Swidnik 2RL 4509 (msn 554509125), (production of Mi-2 under licence by PZL-Swidnik). (Wojska L?dowe - Polish Army ) Date: circa 2000

Background imageLicence Collection: General Motors F-84F Thunderstreak

General Motors F-84F Thunderstreak
General Motors F-84F-10-GK Thunderstreak 51-9350, on display at Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, Edwards AFB, California. (General Motors-built under licence) Date: circa 1998

Background imageLicence Collection: Martin-Omaha B-29 Superfortress 44-27343

Martin-Omaha B-29 Superfortress 44-27343
Martin-Omaha B-29-40-MO Superfortress 44-27343 (msn 3661), at the Tinker Air Force Base Heritage Museum, OK. (Built under licence by Glenn L. Martin Company, Omaha, NB.) Date: circa 1992

Background imageLicence Collection: General Motors F-84F Thunderstreak 51-9350

General Motors F-84F Thunderstreak 51-9350
General Motors F-84F-10-GK Thunderstreak 51-9350, on display at the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum at Edwards Air Force Base. (licence built by General Motors) Date: circa 1990

Background imageLicence Collection: Comic postcard, Looking for the babys father - car licence number

Comic postcard, Looking for the babys father - car licence number! Date: 20th century

Background imageLicence Collection: Sicele O Brien

Sicele O Brien (1887 - 1931), Irelands pioneering pilot, second woman to get her commercial licence

Background imageLicence Collection: Helene Dutrieu

Helene Dutrieu
Hlne Dutrieu (1877 - 1961), Belgian world champion cyclist, automobile racer, stunt driver, cyclist and motorcyclist and pioneer aviator

Background imageLicence Collection: Sign of the Dog and Duck

Sign of the Dog and Duck
The Dog and Duck was a tavern built on St Georges Fields in London in the 17th century. It was named after the sport of duck-baiting, that took place in adjacent wetland

Background imageLicence Collection: Dog owners given free licences

Dog owners given free licences
Over 200 free licences were given to dog owners too poor to pay the 7s. 6d. tax. The licences were presented at the Regal Cinema, Marble Arch

Background imageLicence Collection: Smiths Vehicle Licence Holders

Smiths Vehicle Licence Holders
Advertisement for car licence holders, made by S. Smith & Sons of Great Portland Street, London, in a new circular style The advert advises that display of a vehicle licence will be compulsory after

Background imageLicence Collection: Hilda Hewlett

Hilda Hewlett
Hilda Beatrice Hewlett (1864 -1943), early aviator and aviation entrepreneur. She was the first British woman to earn a pilots licence

Background imageLicence Collection: Raymonde de Laroche

Raymonde de Laroche (1882 -1919), born Elise Raymonde Deroche, French pilot and the first woman in the world to receive an aeroplane pilots licence

Background imageLicence Collection: Stampe et Vertongen SV. 4C

Stampe et Vertongen SV. 4C
Stampe et Vertongen SV.4C F-BCFF (msn 185). 29 December 1959: Built under licence by Societe Nationale de Constructions Aeronautiques du Nord and delivered to Societe Air Caen, Caen

Background imageLicence Collection: United States Air Force - Lockheed-Marietta B-47E Stratojet

United States Air Force - Lockheed-Marietta B-47E Stratojet
United States Air Force - Lockheed-Marietta (Boeing) B-47E-55-LM Stratojet 53-1843 of the 307th Bombardment Wing, at Chicago O Hare Airport. Lockheed-Marietta licence built. Date: circa 1962

Background imageLicence Collection: Boeing XB-29G Superfortress 44-84043

Boeing XB-29G Superfortress 44-84043, General Electric engine test-bed with a J47 in the bomb-bay mounted retractable trapeze at Schenectady County Airport, NY

Background imageLicence Collection: Boeing XB-47D Stratojet 51-2103

Boeing XB-47D Stratojet 51-2103 (msn 450176) flying as the Wright XT49 Test-bed in the 1950s built as a Boeing B-47B-30-BW Stratojet and re-designated EB-47B in April 1952.December 1954

Background imageLicence Collection: Fokker V. 39

Fokker V. 39
Fokker V.39 parasol lightweight sport, powered by a 90 hp Thulin A rotary engine, (Le Rhone 9C rotary, licence- Built in Sweden by AB Thulinverken)

Background imageLicence Collection: Bristol B. E. 10 Olympus Mk. 101

Bristol B. E. 10 Olympus Mk. 101
Bristol B.E.10 Olympus Mk.101 (Ministry of Supply designation Bol.1/2C). A more powerful version of the Olympus with a larger turbine, delivering11

Background imageLicence Collection: IRISH OFF LICENCE / 1960S

IRISH OFF LICENCE / 1960S
An interior view of Gilbeys Irish off licence in the Haymarket, Belfast. Date: 1960s

Background imageLicence Collection: PEPPERCORNS OFF LICENCE

PEPPERCORNS OFF LICENCE
Peppercorns off licence in Alexandra Avenue, Rayners Lane, South Harrow. This shop later became Fosters and then the well-known chain, Peter Dominic. Date: JUNE 1934

Background imageLicence Collection: Rollason-Druine D. 62A Condor G-ASEU

Rollason-Druine D. 62A Condor G-ASEU
Rollason-Druine D.62A Condor G-ASEU (msn RAE/607) at Staverton Airport. (Built by Rollason under licence and first registered in 1963) Date: 1964

Background imageLicence Collection: Yavovlev Yak-11 G-AYAK

Yavovlev Yak-11 G-AYAK (msn 172701) at Wycombe Air Park (Booker airfield). G-AYAK was built, under licence, by STROJIRNY PRVNI PETILESKY in Czechoslovakia as a LET C.11. Date: 1980s

Background imageLicence Collection: SaB 91C Safir G-ANOK

SaB 91C Safir G-ANOK (msn 91-311), built in 1954 by Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde in the Netherlands, under licence. Date: 1950s-1960s

Background imageLicence Collection: Muslim man Leicester East

Muslim man Leicester East
Muslim man walks past corner shop in Leicester East Constituency. First Published The Independent newspaper 1987 Date: 1987

Background imageLicence Collection: Breguet 941S McDonnell Douglas 188 STOL demonstrator La Guar

Breguet 941S McDonnell Douglas 188 STOL demonstrator La Guar
Breguets design for a 4 engined STOL transport was unsuccessful. This version was built under licence by McDonnell Douglas in the United States and was tested by NASA

Background imageLicence Collection: Broadcast Receiving Licence excluding television

Broadcast Receiving Licence excluding television, issued in 1947, costing twenty shillings (one pound). 1947

Background imageLicence Collection: Engraving depicting The dissipated habits of Chares of Athen

Engraving depicting The dissipated habits of Chares of Athen
Chares of Athens. 4th century BC. Athenian general. Engraving depicting The dissipated habits of Chares. History of the Nations. 19th century. Colored

Background imageLicence Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - Sketch front cover

Royal Wedding 1947 - Sketch front cover
Front cover of The Sketch celebrating the royal marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on 20 November 1947. The cover features a marriage licence stamped with a seal

Background imageLicence Collection: Horseracing Trainers Licence

Horseracing Trainers Licence
A Horseracing Trainers Licence for a Mr C Wilkinson of Holland Park, London. Signed bys M Weatherby for the Stewards of the Jockey Club Date: 1906

Background imageLicence Collection: Truant School Licence Form

Truant School Licence Form
Licence to live outside the Walthamstow Truant Industrial School issued in the 1880s by the Tottenham, Hornsey and Edmonton School Boards. Date: 1880s

Background imageLicence Collection: Cartoon, Music Hall Licensing

Cartoon, Music Hall Licensing -- anxious moments for proprietors. 1881

Background imageLicence Collection: French charlatan selling his wares in the street

French charlatan selling his wares in the street
A French charlatan selling his wares in the street. Date: 18th century

Background imageLicence Collection: Liars License Card

Liars License Card, from The Ancient, Reckless & Independent Order of Prevaricators, entitling the recipient to lie for a whole year, to be signed by U. R. A. Nother, Secretary of State

Background imageLicence Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, inspector counting hounds

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, inspector counting hounds
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- an excise officer counting hounds in the days when dog licences were required. Not surprisingly, he is having difficulty counting sixty couples who keep moving around

Background imageLicence Collection: Licence for a mechanically propelled vehicle

Licence for a mechanically propelled vehicle, otherwise known as a road tax disc, issued by Surrey County Council and valid until 31 December 1951

Background imageLicence Collection: All That Was Taxed was His Ingenuity by Heath Robinson, WW1

All That Was Taxed was His Ingenuity by Heath Robinson, WW1
An intelligent young pup disguised as a parakeet to avoid the increased licence duty - raised on pet dogs in Britain in 1917. 1917



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