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Background imageMile Collection: sleeping on Blackpool prom

sleeping on Blackpool prom
An elderly couple lie back on the wrought iron seats on Blackpool Pier for a snooze. The beach and Blackpool Tower are in the background. Date: circa 1970

Background imageMile Collection: R. Bannister Runs Mile

R. Bannister Runs Mile
Roger Bannister of Great Britain, with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England

Background imageMile Collection: London Hospital, Mile End Road

London Hospital, Mile End Road
A view of the London Hospital on Mile End Road. Date: 1902

Background imageMile Collection: Pier Train / Southend

Pier Train / Southend
The electric train carries passengers to the end of the one and a half mile long pier, the longest in the world

Background imageMile Collection: John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm

John Logie Bairds experiment, showing how television transm
Sending pictures through the air. Bairds system of television transmits its wireless pictures. John Logie Baird transmitted a moving image by wireless, showing gradations of light and shade

Background imageMile Collection: Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road

Roger Bannister - First sub-4 minute mile - Iffley Road
Roger Bannister of Great Britain (1929-2018), with a time of 3 mins 59.4 seconds, becomes the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes, at the Iffley Road Sports Ground, England on 6th may 1954

Background imageMile Collection: Celebrated horse lexington (5 yrs. old) by Boston out of Ali

Celebrated horse lexington (5 yrs. old) by Boston out of Alice Carneal: Bred by Dr. Warfield, owned by R. Ten Broeck, esq

Background imageMile Collection: Postman in the Snow

Postman in the Snow
This stalwart postman does his duty and delivers the post rain or shine, or in this case, thick winter snow. No chance of exceeding the 30 mile per hour speed limit!

Background imageMile Collection: the General Locomotive

the General Locomotive
The General featured in a dramatic Civil War incident; captured 1862 by the Andrews Raiders, it was recaptured after a 90-mile chase. Now at Chattanooga Depot, Tennessee

Background imageMile Collection: City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road

City of London Union Infirmary, Mile End Road
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary (now St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse

Background imageMile Collection: Pleasure Flights Poster

Pleasure Flights Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Bembridge Farm Aerodrome at any time by arrangement at the farm

Background imageMile Collection: Catskill Mountain-House--A celebrated summer hotel about 12

Catskill Mountain-House--A celebrated summer hotel about 12 miles S.W. of the village of Catskill Greene Co. N. York... Carriage traveling through mountains approaching hotel. Date 1830

Background imageMile Collection: Hardy / Jude the Obscure

Hardy / Jude the Obscure
Jude at the mile-stone

Background imageMile Collection: Marathon 1927

Marathon 1927
Huge crowds turn out to watch the 26-mile Marathon through the streets of Liverpool

Background imageMile Collection: WATSONs WHISKY 1905

WATSONs WHISKY 1905
Watsons No 10 Whisky is miles ahead of any other Date: 1905

Background imageMile Collection: LCC-LFB Mile End fire station, E1

LCC-LFB Mile End fire station, E1
Built by the London County Council, Mile End fire station was located at 263 Mile End Road. The widespread adoption of motorised fire engines by the LFB led to a reduction in the number of fire

Background imageMile Collection: LEVY, mile (1826-1890)

LEVY, mile (1826-1890). Germinal. Poster advertising the theatre performance of Emile Zolas novel Germinal, performed at the

Background imageMile Collection: Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF

Handley Page Halifax VI RG815 Mercury of the RAF
Handley Page Halifax VI, RG815, Mercury of the RAF Empire Radio School, Debden, prior to its 25, 000-mile tour of Palestine, Iraq, India, Burma, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in 1946

Background imageMile Collection: Bartlett Cycle Champion

Bartlett Cycle Champion
C H Bartlett, British cycle champion of the 50-mile contest. Date: 1911

Background imageMile Collection: City of London Workhouse, Bow Road, East London

City of London Workhouse, Bow Road, East London
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road in East London, the City of London Union Workhouse opened in 1849. The palatial building, designed by Richard Tress

Background imageMile Collection: City of London Infirmary, Bow Road, East London

City of London Infirmary, Bow Road, East London
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary (now St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse

Background imageMile Collection: The Flying Scotsman, pulling out of Kings Cross

The Flying Scotsman, pulling out of Kings Cross
The Flying Scotsman pulling out of Kings Cross station at the start of its 392 mile non-stop to Edinburgh. The journey took just under eight hours in 1933

Background imageMile 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 imageMile Collection: Cardboard advertising sign for Exide Batteries

Cardboard advertising sign for Exide Batteries
A delightful cardboard sign advertising Exide Batteries - the long life battery. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imageMile Collection: 2 MEN CANOEING 1960S

2 MEN CANOEING 1960S
J. Campbell and P.L. Pye race through rough water during the twelve-mile Bradford-Avon competition. Date: 1960s

Background imageMile Collection: MFB and LCC-LFB Mile End fire station, East London

MFB and LCC-LFB Mile End fire station, East London
Built by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade in 1866, this station was passed to the LCC-London Fire Brigade in 1889 when the LCC was created

Background imageMile Collection: Street scene in Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Street scene in Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland
A street scene in the Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, showing people outside the shop of Allan Ramsay (not to be confused with his house, which is on Castle Hill)

Background imageMile Collection: Bell and Mackerel Pub

Bell and Mackerel Pub
The Bell and Mackerel public house, Mile End Road, east London, at one time a famous museum and noted for its coaching proprietor. Sadly, demolished in about 1910

Background imageMile Collection: Photograph of Old Globe PH, Mile End, London

Photograph of Old Globe PH, Mile End, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imageMile Collection: Diane Leather winning the mile race

Diane Leather winning the mile race
The worlds fastest woman miler: Diane Leather of Birchfield Harriers winning the womens mile in 4 minutes 45 seconds at an athletics meeting at the White City on 21st September 1955

Background imageMile Collection: 8d a Mile by George Grossman and Fred Thompson

8d a Mile by George Grossman and Fred Thompson
Back page of the flyer " 8 d a Mile ". George Grossmith produced the revue and was the co-writer with Fred Thompson

Background imageMile Collection: Kentish Ramblers

Kentish Ramblers
Ramblers admiring the view at Crockham Hill Common, Kent, England. Here can be seen mile after mile of the Kentish Weald, right to the forest ridges about Crowborough. Date: late 1930s

Background imageMile Collection: Race to Gretna / Newhouse

Race to Gretna / Newhouse
ONE MILE FROM GRETNA A couple desperate to marry race to Gretna Green in a four horse open top carriage but are pursued by those who wish to stop them

Background imageMile Collection: Chauffeur driving a blue car on a greetings card

Chauffeur driving a blue car on a greetings card
Chauffeur driving a blue car with two passengers on a greetings card -- A mile a minute. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageMile Collection: City of London Union Workhouse Infirmary, Bow Road

City of London Union Workhouse Infirmary, Bow Road
Situated where Mile End Road continues as Bow Road, the City of London Union Infirmary later St Clement's Hospital) opened in 1849 as the City of London Union workhouse. Date: 1905

Background imageMile Collection: The former Whitechapel Union workhouse on Southern Grove (formerly South Grove)

The former Whitechapel Union workhouse on Southern Grove (formerly South Grove), Mile End, was designed by Richard Robert Long and erected in 1870-71. Date: 2002

Background imageMile Collection: The line into Leicester Station

The line into Leicester Station
Section showing the line into Leicester Station as at 17 Jul 1832 when the L&S Railway was opened and also showing the gradient for the extension whilst still under construction

Background imageMile Collection: Lady members of the Heston Park flying club

Lady members of the Heston Park flying club
A 3000 mile holiday tour by air by members of the Heston Park flying club, including a number of women pilots, set out from Heston Air Park (Aerodrome) in twenty aircraft

Background imageMile Collection: Site of Heart of Midlothian, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Site of Heart of Midlothian, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Background imageMile Collection: John Knox House and Temperance Hotel, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

John Knox House and Temperance Hotel, Royal Mile, Edinburgh

Background imageMile Collection: Two mile challenge cycle race, early 1900s

Two mile challenge cycle race, early 1900s

Background imageMile Collection: Two Mile Challenge Race

Two Mile Challenge Race

Background imageMile Collection: Edinburgh St. Giles Cathedral Royal Mile Victorian period

Edinburgh St. Giles Cathedral Royal Mile Victorian period

Background imageMile Collection: St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

Background imageMile Collection: Edinburgh John Knox's House Royal Mile Victorian period

Edinburgh John Knox's House Royal Mile Victorian period

Background imageMile Collection: Two Mile Challenge Bicycle Race Victorian period

Two Mile Challenge Bicycle Race Victorian period

Background imageMile Collection: 2 Mile Challenge bicycle race

2 Mile Challenge bicycle race

Background imageMile Collection: John Knox's House, Edinburgh, Victorian period

John Knox's House, Edinburgh, Victorian period



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