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Midlands Collection

Background imageMidlands Collection: Advertisement for Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Advertisement for Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. circa 1930

Background imageMidlands Collection: Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMidlands Collection: Ascent of Mr Sadler, Nottingham

Ascent of Mr Sadler, Nottingham
The Ascent of Mr Sadler the celebrated British Aeronaut at Nottingham. 1 November 1813

Background imageMidlands Collection: Melbourne, Derbyshire

Melbourne, Derbyshire
Castle Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Background imageMidlands Collection: F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery

F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery
F G Pearce Ltd, Ice Cream company of Grant Street Dairy, Radford, Nottingham, business stationery (statement). circa 1930s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Poster design, Grimwade Fine Art Pottery, Stoke

Poster design, Grimwade Fine Art Pottery, Stoke. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMidlands Collection: New University, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands

New University, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
View of Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire. The colliery closed in 1967, but the surviving headstock and winding house, and vertical steam engine of 1873

Background imageMidlands Collection: Oakham, Rutland / Leicestershire

Oakham, Rutland / Leicestershire
The market cross at Oakham, formerly in the county of Rutland but now in Leicestershire

Background imageMidlands Collection: Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands

Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands, with a statue of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, on the right. Date: 1905

Background imageMidlands Collection: Cover design, Western Airways timetable

Cover design, Western Airways timetable
Cover design, Western Airways summer timetable, showing a map with destinations: Manchester, Birmingham, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Weston, Barnstaple, Newquay and Penzance. 1939

Background imageMidlands Collection: Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Sketch of the Swithland area of Leicestershire, looking north-east towards Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill and Mountsorrel, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageMidlands Collection: Orphan Asylum, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Orphan Asylum, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
A view of the Wolverhampton Orphan Asylum in the West Midlands. Designed by Joseph Manning, the orphanage opened in 1854 on Penn Road at Goldthorn Hill. The building is now known as the Royal School

Background imageMidlands Collection: Union Workhouse, Bagthorpe, Nottingham

Union Workhouse, Bagthorpe, Nottingham
Front entrance of the Nottingham Union Workhouse at Bagthorpe, Nottingham, with staff seated outside. Designed by Arthur Marshall

Background imageMidlands Collection: Arboretum with fountain and Royce statue, Derby

Arboretum with fountain and Royce statue, Derby
The Arboretum, a public park near the centre of Derby, with a fountain (left) and a statue of Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), the English engineer and automobile manufacturer

Background imageMidlands Collection: Baddesley Clinton Hall

Baddesley Clinton Hall
The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton Hall in Solihull, Midlands; the building dates from the 15th century

Background imageMidlands Collection: Oldbury Factories

Oldbury Factories
A West Midlands town known for its manufacture of iron and steel tubes, chemical and engineering products - hence such an out put of smoke !

Background imageMidlands Collection: Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, showing the Footshape Works where the boots and shoes are made, with addresses of branches below, in London, Bradford, Brighton and Leicester

Background imageMidlands Collection: Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton
Brochure cover design, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, advertising boots by post, with a circular illustration of the Footshape Works where the boots are made. Date: 20th century

Background imageMidlands Collection: Shrewsbury - 1923

Shrewsbury - 1923
Shrewsbury Castle and Station, West Midlands

Background imageMidlands Collection: Women workers, World War I

Women workers, World War I
British women aeroplane workers in the Midlands, acetylene welding frame lugs for planes during World War I

Background imageMidlands Collection: Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands

Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, with a shop and Post Office on the corner of Earls Court Road. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands

Entrance to Wigmore Schools, West Midlands
The entrance and receiving block at the Walsall and West Bromwich District School on Pennyhill Lane, Wigmore. A woman in uniform and a boy stand on either side of the archway

Background imageMidlands Collection: View of Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands

View of Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands
View of the Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Date: circa 1905

Background imageMidlands Collection: Coal-mine in the Midlands

Coal-mine in the Midlands in the 1790s featuring a Newcomen engine adapted for rotary motion motion and used a whimsey for winding up coal. Date: 1790s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Mitchells and Butlers Brewery Malting Floor

Mitchells and Butlers Brewery Malting Floor
The Malting Floor at the Mitchells and Butlers Cape Hill Brewery, Smethwick, West Midlands. Barley grain lies a foot deep on the floor for ten days, being constantly turned

Background imageMidlands Collection: Women brickmakers in the Black Country

Women brickmakers in the Black Country
Women brickmakers at work in the Black Country -- south Staffordshire and north Worcestershire

Background imageMidlands Collection: High Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

High Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, on the corner with the Market Place. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA

Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA
Advertisement, Samuel Allsopp & Sons, Brewers of Burton-on-Trent, India Pale Ale. Date: 1862

Background imageMidlands Collection: Humber Vintage Car towing a Humber-built Monoplane - (The first all-British aviation

Humber Vintage Car towing a Humber-built Monoplane - (The first all-British aviation meeting), Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton, Midlands, England. Date: 1910

Background imageMidlands Collection: Stonehouse Lane, California, near Bartley Green, Birmingham

Stonehouse Lane, California, near Bartley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, with a row of houses on the left. Date: circa 1930

Background imageMidlands Collection: War Lane and Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham

War Lane and Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMidlands Collection: Advertisement, The Humber Tricycle

Advertisement, The Humber Tricycle, Humber, Marriott & Cooper, Beeston, near Nottingham. 1890s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team

Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team
Group photo, Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team. Date: circa 1936

Background imageMidlands Collection: Between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle

Between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle
View of the countryside between Red Mile and Belvoir, with Belvoir Castle in the distance, an area popular with the Belvoir Hunt, Leicestershire. Date: 1936

Background imageMidlands Collection: Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London Road, Derby

Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London Road, Derby
View of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary in London Road, Derby, with a statue of Florence Nightingale

Background imageMidlands Collection: The Trip to Jerusalem Inn, Nottingham

The Trip to Jerusalem Inn, Nottingham, claimed to be the oldest inn in England. Date: 1930s

Background imageMidlands Collection: St John's Church, Coventry, Warwickshire

St John's Church, Coventry, Warwickshire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageMidlands Collection: West Midlands Pepper Street Staffordshire May

West Midlands Pepper Street Staffordshire May
west, midlands, pepper, street, staffordshire, may, peoples, march, jobs, 1983, protest, demonstration, marchers, history, historical, 10609794

Background imageMidlands Collection: Battle of Edgehill

Battle of Edgehill, the rising of the people in defence of liberty. Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland, leading the Royalist cavalry. Date: 23 October 1642

Background imageMidlands Collection: Plan of Bosworth Field, Battle of Bosworth, near Leicester, 22 August 1485

Plan of Bosworth Field, Battle of Bosworth, near Leicester, 22 August 1485, towards the end of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487). Date: 1485

Background imageMidlands Collection: Harborne Road, Chad Valley, Birmingham, West Midlands

Harborne Road, Chad Valley, Birmingham, West Midlands, with The White Swan public house. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Catalogue cover, Horncastle & Son

Catalogue cover, Horncastle & Son, General Furnishing & Builders Ironmongers, The Parade, Bedford Street, Royal Leamington Spa. circa late 19th century

Background imageMidlands Collection: Main building, Wigmore Schools, West Midlands

Main building, Wigmore Schools, West Midlands
General view of the main building of the Walsall and West Bromwich District School on Pennyhill Lane, Wigmore. The school opened in 1870 to house workhouse children from the two unions

Background imageMidlands Collection: Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England

Kenilworth Castle, Warwickshire, England Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Railway station at Kenilworth, Warwickshire 1844

Railway station at Kenilworth, Warwickshire 1844
Railway station at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on the Leamington and Warwick Railway route. Date: 1844

Background imageMidlands Collection: The Market Place, Willenhall, West Midlands, England

The Market Place, Willenhall, West Midlands, England Date: 1900s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton
Brochure cover design, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, advertising Footshape boots by post. Depicting an 18th century scene with a coach and horses and a road sign: Boots by Post in 1780



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