The Clock road house, Welwyn, Herts 1920s
The Clock, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, one of a number of so-called road houses that were established along major road routes out of London during the inter-war years. They variously offered dining, dancing,cocktails, swimming and other leisure facilities as well as services for the motorist - petrol, mechanics and parking. See picture number 12693747 for the Clock a few years earlier. This picture shows expansion of the site including increased parking, a signal of the growing car ownership, and the resulting popularity of the roadhouse during the period. Date: early 1930s
Map to the nightlife of London, 1965
A handdrawn pullout map of Soho, Leicester Square and the West End as far as Hyde Park, showing theatres, cinemas and restaurants in Central London. Intended as a motorist's entertainment guide, the map also features garages, one-way streets and car parks. The restaurants were chosen because they specialised in late-night dining.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Page design, two young women, School Silhouettes
Page design in School Silhouettes, once owned by a female student of Fayetteville High School, New York, USA. Depicting two young women in their room, one doing exercises on the floor, the other getting dressed. They have collected a few notices: Don't Disturb, One Way, and No Parking Police. Date: circa 1930s
© Mary Evans Picture Library / John Maclellan