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Background imageLicensed Collection: Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Five adjacent pubs in Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth was a town of many wonders in 1911. One of them was the possession of five fully licensed houses standing next to each other

Background imageLicensed Collection: Advert, Richard Irvin & Sons, Aberdeen, Scotland

Advert, Richard Irvin & Sons, Aberdeen, Scotland
Advert, Richard Irvin & Sons, Steam Fishing Vessel Owners, Licensed Auctioneers and Fish Salesmen, Aberdeen, Scotland. 1905

Background imageLicensed Collection: Licensed Victuallers Asylum

Licensed Victuallers Asylum
View of the The Licensed Victuallers National Asylum (now Caroline Gardens) in 1830, an extensive almshouse estate off Old Kent Road at Asylum Road, opened in 1827

Background imageLicensed Collection: The new coffee tavern at Bradford

The new coffee tavern at Bradford
Interior and exterior views of the new coffee tavern in Bradford, inaugurated by W. E Forster, M.P in 1879. The Coffee Tavern movement was a Victorian effort to get people out of pubs

Background imageLicensed Collection: Crosskeys Inn, Toome, a Relic of the Coaching Days

Crosskeys Inn, Toome, a Relic of the Coaching Days - a view of a thatched licensed building with four boys outside. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Londonderry: Toomebridge)

Background imageLicensed Collection: British Orphan Asylum, Slough

British Orphan Asylum, Slough
A view of the British Orphan Asylum, Slough - then in Buckinghamshire. The building, formerly a hotel, was taken over in the 1920s by the Licensed Victuallers School. Date: circa 1908

Background imageLicensed Collection: Felix the Cat toys on sale in a London shop, Christmas 1924

Felix the Cat toys on sale in a London shop, Christmas 1924
Felix the Cat plush toys in a variety of sizes available for sale in a London shop at Christmas time. Also available are an incredible number of cuddly monkeys. Date: 1924

Background imageLicensed Collection: Four Swans Inn, London

Four Swans Inn, London
Four Swans Inn, in Bishopsgate street, engraved shortly before demolition. Date: 1873

Background imageLicensed Collection: British Orphan Asylum, Slough

British Orphan Asylum, Slough
Children in front of the British Orphan Asylum, Slough - then in Buckinghamshire. The building, formerly a hotel, was taken over in the 1920s by the Licensed Victuallers School. Date: Date unknown

Background imageLicensed Collection: Licensed Victuallers Asylum, London 1880

Licensed Victuallers Asylum, London 1880
Exterior of Licensed Victuallers Asylum. Date: 1880

Background imageLicensed Collection: Cartoon, A Licenced Vitualer

Cartoon, A Licenced Vitualer. circa 1833

Background imageLicensed Collection: The Smiths Arms, Godmanstone, Dorset

The Smiths Arms, Godmanstone, Dorset - The Smallest fully licensed house in England. T. E. Arnold - proprietor. Dating to 1420, the building was a former smithy Date: circa 1950

Background imageLicensed Collection: Four Swans Inn

Four Swans Inn
Engaving depicting the Four Swans Inn in Bishopsgete. It was in existence before and rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666

Background imageLicensed Collection: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH Wife of the aviator Charles Lindbergh, whom she married in 1929. The first licensed woman glider pilot in the U.S.A. and an accomplished author. Date: 1906 - 2001

Background imageLicensed Collection: Advertisement for Old Bill car mascot, 1920

Advertisement for Old Bill car mascot, 1920
Advertisement for the " Old Bill" car mascot, exclusively sold by Smith of Motor Accessories fame. Old Bill was the soldier character created by the cartoonist Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in

Background imageLicensed Collection: The Asylum, Peckham

The Asylum, Peckham
Peckham House on the High Street, Peckham - a Metropolitan Licensed Mad House Date: Date unknown

Background imageLicensed Collection: Soho, London - St Annes Court W1

Soho, London - St Annes Court W1 - neon sign for Books and Magazines, and a Licensed Betting Office further along. 1973

Background imageLicensed Collection: Notice published by London Licensed Victuallers, WW1

Notice published by London Licensed Victuallers, WW1
Prohibition of Treating (ie buying a drink for another person). Notice published by London Licensed Victuallers, 11 October 1915

Background imageLicensed Collection: Sefton fabrics featuring Eve, 1918

Sefton fabrics featuring Eve, 1918
Advertisement for Sefton Fabrics, publicising their new materials featuring designs by Annie Fish and Rillette as well as other, unspecified but well known artists

Background imageLicensed Collection: First electric cab licensed in London

First electric cab licensed in London
The first electric cab ever licensed in London in 1897. Called Berseys after the manager of the Electric Cab Company, they were nicknamed hummingbirds due to the sound they made. Date: 1904

Background imageLicensed Collection: Avro 504K being used for joyriding in 1925

Avro 504K being used for joyriding in 1925. From Left: Mike Crocker, labourer; Capt P. Phillips; F.E. Draycott, assistant engineer and A.J. Adams, licensed engineer. Date: 1925

Background imageLicensed Collection: Dr. Paul Barrett

Dr. Paul Barrett
Dr Paul Barrett, Palaeontologist at the Natural History Museum checking dinosaur replicas for accuracy. The dinosaur replicas were made under licence for the Natural History Museum by Toyway Ltd

Background imageLicensed Collection: Iris xiphioides, English Iris

Iris xiphioides, English Iris
Drawing 173/10 by Arthur Harry Church (1865-1937), published in 1907. Held in the Botany Library at the Natural History Museum, London

Background imageLicensed Collection: The United States Maritime Service offers practical training

The United States Maritime Service offers practical training courses for licensed and unlicensed men of the American Merchant Marine

Background imageLicensed Collection: Kings Arms Inn Sign

Kings Arms Inn Sign
An interesting placard outside the Kings Arms Inn, Stow- on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. Licensed in 1548; King Charles I stayed there on 8 May 1645. Date: licensed 1548

Background imageLicensed Collection: Cremorne Banquet

Cremorne Banquet
The Licensed Victuallers Schools hold their anniversary dinner in Cremorne Gardens

Background imageLicensed Collection: The Licensed Victuallers Asylum, London, 1858

The Licensed Victuallers Asylum, London, 1858
Engraving showing the exterior of the Albert Wing of the Licensed Victuallers Asylum, Old Kent Road, London, 1858

Background imageLicensed Collection: Licensing Bill cartoon 1908

Licensing Bill cartoon 1908
A cartoon referring to the 1908 Licensing Bill which sought to reduce the number of licensed premises selling alcohol. There was much criticism of the bill which was seen as an infringement of civil

Background imageLicensed Collection: The Licensing Bill, 1908

The Licensing Bill, 1908
Poster criticising the Licensing Bill of 1908 which sought to restrict and reduce the number of licensed premises in the country in an attempt to curb drunken behaviour

Background imageLicensed Collection: Licensing Bill poster 1908

Licensing Bill poster 1908
Poster criticising the Licensing Bill proposed by the government in 1908 to reduce licensed premises and curb drinking, while allowing private clubs to carry on without restrictions

Background imageLicensed Collection: Advertisement for L Stringer, fish, game and poultry dealer

Advertisement for L Stringer, fish, game and poultry dealer
Advertisement for L Stringer, Lock-Up Yard, Derby, Market Hall Entrance, Fish, Game and Poultry Dealer, Rabbit Salesman, Fresh Fish Daily

Background imageLicensed Collection: Chaucer, the Pardoner

Chaucer, the Pardoner
The Pardoner was a medieval cleric licensed to preach, and collect money in exchange for letters of indulgence; such letters were denounced by Chaucer among others

Background imageLicensed Collection: Licensing Bill Fails

Licensing Bill Fails
The lions of Great Britain (symbolising the majority of the population) chase away the Licensing Bill, which sought to close a third of the countrys licensed premises


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