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Background imageOverhead Collection: H. M. S. Warspite

H. M. S. Warspite
An overhead view of H.M.S.Warspite during the Battle of Cape Matapan. Warspite was a veteran British Queen Elizabeth class battleship which had taken part in the Battle of Jutland in World War I

Background imageOverhead Collection: Plan of ship SS Great Britain

Plan of ship SS Great Britain
Illustrations showing a side cutaway view and an overhead view of Brunel's steamship SS Great Britain, launched in 1843. Date: 1845

Background imageOverhead Collection: Doncaster, South Yorkshire - Clock Corner

Doncaster, South Yorkshire - Clock Corner. Good example of overhead catenary wires feeding power to the trasm running on the tramlnes below. Date: 1939

Background imageOverhead Collection: Centre Court, Wimbledon

Centre Court, Wimbledon
Overhead view of the famous Centre Court at Wimbledon - the Lawn Tennis Championships being one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar. Date: 1927

Background imageOverhead Collection: Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action

Breakdown lorry from Lambeth fire station in action
The breakdown lorry, from Lambeth fire station, being deployed to move a lorry involved in a serious accident with the OXO lorry in the distance

Background imageOverhead Collection: Army tanks in battle with planes overhead, WW2

Army tanks in battle with planes overhead, WW2
Army tanks in battle with planes overhead. Date: 1940

Background imageOverhead Collection: Harrow Road tram on Route 60 going to Paddington, London

Harrow Road tram on Route 60 going to Paddington, London
Harrow Road tram on Route 60 going to Paddington, advertising The News of the World newspaper. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageOverhead Collection: London Transport trolley bus

London Transport trolley bus
A London Transport trolley bus, serving Hampton Court

Background imageOverhead Collection: Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1907

Liverpool Overhead Railway in 1907

Background imageOverhead Collection: A London tram overtaking a trolleybus

A London tram overtaking a trolleybus

Background imageOverhead Collection: Electric tram, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Electric tram, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
An electric tram on the road at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, with the driver standing at the front in uniform

Background imageOverhead Collection: Overhead view of a cabin in a Sikorsky S-42

Overhead view of a cabin in a Sikorsky S-42

Background imageOverhead Collection: Overhead cranes at Lockheed-Georgia move the first Lockh?

Overhead cranes at Lockheed-Georgia move the first Lockh?
Overhead cranes at Lockheed-Georgia move the first Lockheed C-5A Galaxy upper forward fuselage to a new position

Background imageOverhead Collection: Bubbling Well Road at Park Road corner, Shanghai, China

Bubbling Well Road at Park Road corner, Shanghai, China - showing the Art Deco-influenced Grand Theatre (at number 216) which opened in 1933 and the Carlton Theatre at 2 Park Road. Date: circa 1935

Background imageOverhead Collection: Horn Lane, Acton, West London, W3

Horn Lane, Acton, West London, W3
circa 1910s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Bradford Town Centre and Town Hall, West Yorkshire

Bradford Town Centre and Town Hall, West Yorkshire. 1930s

Background imageOverhead Collection: New Hall Prison and Camp, Wakefield

New Hall Prison and Camp, Wakefield
Inmates carrying tools walk between huts at the New Hall Training Prison and Camp, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire. A large bell hangs overhead. Date: circa 1945

Background imageOverhead Collection: Storming The Beach Date: 1943

Storming The Beach Date: 1943

Background imageOverhead Collection: Skogen Station - Norway

Skogen Station - Norway - on the Holmenkollen Line located between Voksenlia and Lillevann, in Oslo. The architect for the station was Erik Glosimodt. Date: 1932

Background imageOverhead Collection: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Canal Street with Trams

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Canal Street with Trams Date: circa 1904

Background imageOverhead Collection: Budapest, Hungary - terminus for Tram lines 2 and 24

Budapest, Hungary - terminus for Tram lines 2 and 24 Date: circa 1970s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Zetland Road Junction - Bristol, England

Zetland Road Junction - Bristol, England - The Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company - Bishopston Branch Date: circa 1905

Background imageOverhead Collection: Hockley Brook, Birmingham

Hockley Brook, Birmingham. Date: circa 1908

Background imageOverhead Collection: Bristol Road, Bournville, Birmingham

Bristol Road, Bournville, Birmingham. Date: 1909

Background imageOverhead Collection: Liverpool Overhead Railway, early 1900s

Liverpool Overhead Railway, early 1900s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Aerial view of Liverpool, early 1900s

Aerial view of Liverpool, early 1900s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Liverpool Overhead Railway Edwardian period

Liverpool Overhead Railway Edwardian period

Background imageOverhead Collection: Liverpool Overhead Railway

Liverpool Overhead Railway

Background imageOverhead Collection: Early 1900s Burnley Tramways Overhead Wire Maintenance

Early 1900s Burnley Tramways Overhead Wire Maintenance
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Background imageOverhead Collection: WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope

WW2 - Big Bill Gresham The Human Rope
A WW2 children's short story illustration showing a military character, Big Bill Gresham, clinging onto a branch overhead, as their raft rushes down the river. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Adelaide, Australia - Pirie Street

Adelaide, Australia - Pirie Street Date: 1913

Background imageOverhead Collection: Poster, Liverpool Overhead Railway

Poster, Liverpool Overhead Railway - round trip of the docks and giant ocean liners Date: circa 1930

Background imageOverhead Collection: Chapel altar with iconography

Chapel altar with iconography on overhead panels. Date: circa 1935

Background imageOverhead Collection: The New Telpher Line at Glynde

The New Telpher Line at Glynde
The new Telpher line at Glynde, near Lewes, the seat of Lord Hampden (1814-1892), the Ex-Speaker of the House of Commons. His wife, Lady Hampden, is seen starting the first train

Background imageOverhead Collection: Adventure

Adventure
Painting showing a blindfolded man wielding a sword overhead with one hand, and feeling the point of the blade with the other, under a dark night sky. Date: circa 1929

Background imageOverhead Collection: High Street, Sheffield

High Street, Sheffield. Date: 1904

Background imageOverhead Collection: Gerard Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire

Gerard Street, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Camouflaging the Colonel's Breakfast

Camouflaging the Colonel's Breakfast
Under elaborate cover the regimental cooks get to work, invisible from the air by a table of cabbages. Date: 1941

Background imageOverhead Collection: An inside view of a covered slip, with overhead travelling cranes at the Germania yard at Kiel

An inside view of a covered slip, with overhead travelling cranes at the Germania yard at Kiel, Germany. The ship being built is Battleship L'. Date: 1902

Background imageOverhead Collection: BERNADETTE DIES

BERNADETTE DIES
When Bernadette Soubirous dies, a nun, at Nevers, not only do nuns hover round her deathbed, but angels hover overhead Date: 16 April 1879

Background imageOverhead Collection: Liverpool, Merseyside - Lord Street

Liverpool, Merseyside - Lord Street. Date: circa 1936

Background imageOverhead Collection: Town centre crossing, Bromley, Kent

Town centre crossing, Bromley, Kent
Pedestrians crossing the road, with a van advertising Kennedys Sausages, town centre of Bromley, Kent. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageOverhead Collection: A man warms himself by brazier in woodyard

A man warms himself by brazier in woodyard
A man in a woodyard taking a break and warming himself by a brazier on a cold day. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageOverhead Collection: A man pulls a barrow in Marshall Street, London

A man pulls a barrow in Marshall Street, London
A man pulling a barrow along Marshall Street, near Tottenham Court Road, Central London. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageOverhead Collection: Gathering it in: the camera in the far south

Gathering it in: the camera in the far south. Page from The Illustrated London News, 26th August 1922, with a photograph by Herbert Ponting of the Castle Iceberg lit by artificial light in the depths

Background imageOverhead Collection: Pier Head Station, Overhead Electric Railway, Liverpool

Pier Head Station, Overhead Electric Railway, Liverpool
Scene outside Pier Head Station on the Overhead Electric Railway Line running through Liverpool Docks, in the year of the services opening. The line was seven miles long. Date: 1893

Background imageOverhead Collection: Overhead Electric Railway Station, Liverpool Docks 1893

Overhead Electric Railway Station, Liverpool Docks 1893
A station (probably Canada Dock) on the Overhead Electric Railway Line running through Liverpool Docks, in the year of the services opening. The line was seven miles long. Date: 1893

Background imageOverhead Collection: Signal Station - Hungerford Bridge - Charing Cross 1864

Signal Station - Hungerford Bridge - Charing Cross 1864
The Signal Station on the North end of Hungerford Bridge over the River Thames, leading into Charing Cross Station, London. Date: 1864



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