David Lloyd George leaving Downing Street
Lloyd George pictured leaving Downing Street after his resignation with his wife and daughter Megan. His resignation announcement featured in the Court circular of 19th October. Lloyd George was the president of the Board of Trade between 1905-1908 and became the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1908. His most popular move was to pass the Old Age Pensions Act and the National Insurance Act. He superseded H. H Asquith as coalition Prime Minister, 1916-1922, successfully handling peace negotiations after the war. In 1921 he came upon his most controversial agreement with Sinn Fein for the independence of Southern Ireland. His popularity faded and his party was undecided about their support. In 1922 Lloyd George handed in his resignation.
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Buying A House by H M Bateman
Buying A House by H M Bateman is an illustration on the dangers of buying a house. The couple dance in the big rooms and run up and down the stairs and buy impulsively. The sub-title "They WOULD have it!" tells the true story. After moving in the roof leaks, the gas smells, the chimney is blocked and the boiler explodes. Much money and work is needed to mend, as is shown in the last scene.
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Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. Catalonia. Spain
Romanesque Art. Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. Founded by the Count Wilfred the Hairy in 879 or 880. Historic-artistic monument since 1931. Sculptural portic. Relief representing July: a couple carrying a bundle of grass. Ripoll. Catalonia. Spain.
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