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Metropolitan Collection

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube

Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube
Map of London Underground railway extension, highlighting the recently opened Hampstead Tube (Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway), branching out to Golders Green and Highgate. Date: 1907

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Public Call Box in the snow, London

Police Public Call Box in the snow, London
A Police Public Call Box, on a London street on a snowy day. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Officer London

Police Officer London
Police officer on duty in London with a George Vi helmet plate Metropolitan Police

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police recruitment poster

Metropolitan Police recruitment poster
A Metropolitan Police recruitment poster, asking for ex-servicemen to apply. There are several hundred vacancies to fill

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road

Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road
The Metropolitan Music Hall, 207 Edgware Road London - a very fine Music Hall which was sadly demolished in 1963 to allow the building of a flyover for the A40

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match

Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match
Officers of the Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for a football match between Fulham FC and West Ham United FC Reserves, competing for the Combination Cup

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London

Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London
A Metropolitan Police officer riding a BSA motorcycle in London. The BSA could travel at up to 70 miles per hour

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Recruitment Sign

Police Recruitment Sign
Metropolitan Police recruitment poster for more police, offering a job or career in the police force

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Officers London

Police Officers London
Police officers wearing old and new uniforms. On left wearing 1980 uniform, on right the old from the period 1959-1980 Metropolitan Police in London near Houses of Parliament

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police officers, Battle of Cable Street

Metropolitan Police officers, Battle of Cable Street
Metropolitan Police officers attempt to dismantle a barricade set up by anti-fascist demonstrators in the East End of London

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Officer & Triumph

Police Officer & Triumph
Metropolitan Police officer on a Triumph motorcycle during World War II

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: LFDCA-LFB Lambeth HQ and Lambeth river station

LFDCA-LFB Lambeth HQ and Lambeth river station
A modernised Lambeth river fire station and the new fireboat London Phoenix, seen here from the north bank of the River Thames

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood School, Brentwood, Essex
The administration block at Highwood (or High Wood) School, Brentwood, Essex. The school was opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for the treatment of ophthalmia in children

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Caledonian Park Clock Tower Metropolitan Cattle Market

Caledonian Park Clock Tower Metropolitan Cattle Market
The Caledonian Park Clock Tower - a Grade II*-listed structure, as the centrepiece of a vast cattle market. The Metropolitan Cattle Market opened in 1855 in Holloway

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Music Hall at the Metropolitan Theatre, London - Brochure

Music Hall at the Metropolitan Theatre, London - Brochure
Music Hall brochure for The Metropolitan Theatre - a West End music hall and theatre located at 267 Edgware Road, Paddington, London

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: MFB Bow fire station, East London

MFB Bow fire station, East London
Bow fire station was built for the MFB by the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1868, located in Glebe Road, High Street, Bow E3

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Catford Police Station with officers posing outside

Catford Police Station with officers posing outside
Catford Police Station in south east London with officers posing outside. Date: 1850

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty

Metropolitan Police officer on traffic duty
A Metropolitan Police officer, PC Edward Ridout of Chelsea Police Station, on traffic duty. He is standing by a zebra crossing to help a little boy across the road

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1

Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1
Four early women police officers in uniform, in the street outside the Women Police Service building, London, on duty during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: GLC-LFB Deptford fire station, Evelyn Street, Deptford

GLC-LFB Deptford fire station, Evelyn Street, Deptford
Deptford fire station was one of the last stations built for the London County Councils Metropolitan Fire Brigade and was opened in 1904

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey

Tooting Bec Asylum, Surrey
A woman pushes a pram at the entrance to the Tooting Bec Asylum at Tooting Graveney, erected in 1899-1903 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police in London

Police in London
Police officers on the radio in the street in London. Metropolitan Police

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: London arms and seals

London arms and seals
The Arms and Common Seals of the Metropolitan Boroughs of London and of the City of London, with a block map showing their boundaries

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Seven women police officers in netball team

Seven women police officers in netball team
Seven women police officers in the 1954 Met Police netball team, posing with a ball and a netball post. They include Heather Walker, Nora Blacklock, June Barrett and Pat Stacke. Date: 1954

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1

LCC-MFB, HQ station, Southwark SE1
The new headquarters of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) opened in 1878 under its Chief Officer Captain Eyre Massey Shaw

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Jussi Bjorling

Jussi Bjorling
Opera singer Jussi Bjorling talking with Bidu Sayao at the Metropolitan Opera, New York 1st December 1940 Date: 1st December 1940

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute

Met Police officers during Grunwick dispute
Two Metropolitan Police officers relax on deckchairs in The Mall, Central London, waiting for a political demonstration over the Grunwick dispute to begin

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Met Police cadets giving a display

Met Police cadets giving a display
A group of Metropolitan Police cadets in sports gear, giving a display of their athletic skills. Seven poles are held in place so that seven cadets can climb up and sit at the top

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Highwood Hospital, Brentwood, Essex
Aerial view of Highwood (or High Wood) Hospital, Brentwood, Essex, used for the care of children with tuberculosis. The site was originally opened by the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1904 for

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: SALTAIRE - 1909

SALTAIRE - 1909
Gordon Terrace, Saltaire, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Anti Fruit Throwing Sign

Anti Fruit Throwing Sign
Metropolitan Police notice warning against throwing or despositing orange peel, banana or other fruit skins in the street in London

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Badge

Police Badge
Metropolitan Police badge with EIIR for Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Fingerprint Sheet

Fingerprint Sheet
Fingerprints on a fingerprint record sheet from the New Scotland Yard criminal record office. Metropolitan Police

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: London going out of town -- the expansion of London

London going out of town -- the expansion of London
London going out of town, or, The March of Bricks & Mortar -- Cruikshanks cartoon comment on the expansion of London

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Motorcycle Team at Crystal Palace

Police Motorcycle Team at Crystal Palace
The Metropolitan Police Motorcycle Team at Crystal Palace Centre. Five of the riders are wearing white corker helmets and all are riding White Triumph motorcycles with white legshields

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Officer Walking

Police Officer Walking
Metropolitan Police officer pounding the beat in London

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: The Metropolitan Tabernacle, London

The Metropolitan Tabernacle, London
The Metropolitan Tabernacle - a large Independent Reformed Baptist church in the Elephant and Castle in London. It was the largest non-conformist church of its day in 1861 Date: circa 1885

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark

LCC-MFB horse-drawn steamer at Southwark
A horse-drawn steamer and crew at Southwark fire station, during the latter years of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (it was renamed the London Fire Brigade in 1904)

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: LCC-LFB Camden Town fire station, NW London

LCC-LFB Camden Town fire station, NW London
Camden Town fire station, one of the last stations built for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1885. Call sign A3, and then A22

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey

St Lawrences Hospital, Caterham, Surrey
Aerial view of St Lawrences Hospital at Caterham in Surrey, originally opened in 1870 by the Metropolitan Asylums Board as an imbeciles asylum for Londons sick poor suffering from mental conditions

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Policeman at a police call box

Policeman at a police call box
A policeman on the phone at a police public call box on a London street

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police air raid siren

Metropolitan Police air raid siren
A Metropolitan Police air raid siren, as used in wartime

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Metropolitan Police walkie talkie radio

Metropolitan Police walkie talkie radio
A Metropolitan Police walkie talkie radio

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police Public Call Box, London

Police Public Call Box, London
A police officer using a Police Public Call Box on a London street. The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout the London area between 1928 and 1937

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC

Police and Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC
Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade attending a fire at Chelsea FC. This photograph by Sub-Inspector C R C Turner shows Inspector A J Jones (Officer in Charge) and others at Walham Green

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: South Eastern Fever Hospital, New Cross, London

South Eastern Fever Hospital, New Cross, London
The South Eastern Fever Hospital was opened in 1877 on Avonley Road at New Cross, near Deptford in south east London. It was the fifth such hospital to be erected by the Metropolitan Asylums Board

Background imageMetropolitan Collection: MAB First Ambulance Interior

MAB First Ambulance Interior
Interior of one of the first ambulances to be operated by Londons Metropolitan Asylums Board in the 1880s for transporting fever and smallpox patients to and from the Boards hospitals



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