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Pensioner Collection

Background imagePensioner Collection: Royal Hospital, Chelsea - The Colonnade

Royal Hospital, Chelsea - The Colonnade Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePensioner Collection: WW2 Christmas card, Escort

WW2 Christmas card, Escort! A Chelsea Pensioner looks in admiration at an RAF airman with an elegant woman on each arm. Date: 1941

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioner

Chelsea Pensioner
A Chelsea Pensioner, looking rather out of place in Swinging London! Date: 1960s

Background imagePensioner Collection: Sergeant William Baacke, Late 109th Regiment of Foot, a Chelsea Pensioner

Sergeant William Baacke, Late 109th Regiment of Foot, a Chelsea Pensioner, served in the Crimean War and seventeen years in East India. Date: 1902

Background imagePensioner Collection: Mr Albert Chevaliers Recitals

Mr Albert Chevaliers Recitals
This postcard titled Mr Albert Chevaliers Recitals shows the many characters Albert Chevalier played. As the coster, fourth from right in the front row, he sang his famous coster songs

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioner and young boy

Chelsea Pensioner and young boy
Chelsea Pensioner recounting tales to a young boy. 1891

Background imagePensioner Collection: Pyne - Chelsea Pensioner

Pyne - Chelsea Pensioner
CHELSEA PENSIONER A survivor of one of Englands periodic wars, he wears the traditional uniform of the military asylum at Chelsea

Background imagePensioner Collection: Old man with beard, Stoke

Old man with beard, Stoke
An old man with a white bushy beard, looks directly at the camera and poses for a photograph in the street. He wears a black beret and has smiling eyes. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire Date: 1987

Background imagePensioner Collection: Old man in pigeon loft, Stoke

Old man in pigeon loft, Stoke
An old man wearing a cloth cap checks his racing pigeons in his back yard pigeon loft Date: 1987

Background imagePensioner Collection: An old man on a bench in the harbour at Ramsey, Isle of Man

An old man on a bench in the harbour at Ramsey, Isle of Man
An old man in a cloth cap sits on a bench in the sunshine beneath a life ring on the harbour at Ramsey, Isle of Man Date: 1993

Background imagePensioner Collection: Old lady asleep with paperback book

Old lady asleep with paperback book
An old lady falls asleep outdoors with her Agatha Christie who-done-it paperback book. Herefordshire, England Date: circa 1970

Background imagePensioner Collection: Irish old lady, Co Clare, Ireland

Irish old lady, Co Clare, Ireland
A little Irish lady wearing a flowered apron stands in her garden in front of a derelict lorry and a flowering hydrangea. County Clare, Ireland Date: 1990

Background imagePensioner Collection: Old man in trilby hat, Stoke

Old man in trilby hat, Stoke
A senior man in a felt trilby hat looks directly at the camera. He has a serious, unsmiling face and wears a zipped-up anorak

Background imagePensioner Collection: Mumbles Pier old lady

Mumbles Pier old lady
An old lady in elegant dress and hat, sits on a wooden bench on Mumbles Pier, South Wales. The Mumbles lighthouse is in the background. First published in The Sunday Times Date: circa 1992

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioners in a Long Ward, Royal Hospital, London

Chelsea Pensioners in a Long Ward, Royal Hospital, London

Background imagePensioner Collection: Len Murray, Alan Sapper, Mick McGahey and Ray Buckton

Len Murray, Alan Sapper, Mick McGahey and Ray Buckton
Len Murray (Lionel Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest, 1922-2004), British Labour politician and trade union leader (left), with Mick McGahey (1925-1999, trades union executive)

Background imagePensioner Collection: The Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home

The Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army. Date: 1902

Background imagePensioner Collection: Greenwich Pensioners

Greenwich Pensioners
Group of Greenwich Pensioners, the Naval equivalent of a Chelsea Pensioner. Although the initial concept of a Greenwich pensioner was that of someone living in the Royal Hospital Greenwich

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioner Colour Sgt Denis Shiels, Sanctuary Wood

Chelsea Pensioner Colour Sgt Denis Shiels, Sanctuary Wood Date: 2016

Background imagePensioner Collection: Founded in 1681-2 by Charles II and built by Sir Christopher Wren

Founded in 1681-2 by Charles II and built by Sir Christopher Wren, Chelsea Hospital serves its purpose as a comfortable retreat for old soldiers, who have sent time in the services of their country

Background imagePensioner Collection: Sunday at Chelsea the Royal Hospital Chelsea. With limited number of men receiving

Sunday at Chelsea the Royal Hospital Chelsea. With limited number of men receiving accommodation from time to time in almshouses to which the Crown had a right of presentation

Background imagePensioner Collection: Old man in trilby leans against a doorway, Funchal, Maderia

Old man in trilby leans against a doorway, Funchal, Maderia
An old man wearing a trilby hat leans his back against a doorway in Funchal, Maderia Date: 2005

Background imagePensioner Collection: Portrait of local character, Jake, Garlieston, SW Scotland

Portrait of local character, Jake, Garlieston, SW Scotland
Portrait of local character, Jake, in Garlieston, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway, SW Scotland. He leans on a crook with sheeps horn handle and laughs Date: 2001

Background imagePensioner Collection: French pensioner Auxerre sur Yonne, France

French pensioner Auxerre sur Yonne, France
A tough looking French pensioner wearing a beret looks staright at the camera in Auxerre sur Yonne, France. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imagePensioner Collection: Old Man Smoking Pipe

Old Man Smoking Pipe
An unshaven man in flat cap and pullover, smoking a pipe. Date: 1950s

Background imagePensioner Collection: GLC-LFB Aftermath of fatal fire in care home, NE London

GLC-LFB Aftermath of fatal fire in care home, NE London
Aftermath of a fatal fire at an elderly peoples care home in Billet Road, Walthamstow, NE London. Showing the seat of the fire, with heat damage and smoke staining to the upper areas of the walls

Background imagePensioner Collection: Escort by Helen McKie - World War II

Escort by Helen McKie - World War II
An old Chelsea Pensioner in his distinctive red uniform looks on aghast as a smart RAF airman escorts two pretty girls. Date: c.1940

Background imagePensioner Collection: In-Pensioners Long Ward - Royal Hospital, Chelsea

In-Pensioners Long Ward - Royal Hospital, Chelsea - Panelling and cubicles of oak. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePensioner Collection: The Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea Embankment, London

The Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea Embankment, London. Memorial to those killed at the Battle of Chillianwala, fought during the Second Anglo-Sikh War in the Chillianwala region of Punjab (Mandi Bahauddin)

Background imagePensioner Collection: Invalides Pensioner 1850

Invalides Pensioner 1850
Pensioner of Les Invalides, Paris, holding a newspaper Date: 1850

Background imagePensioner Collection: Cartoon, Explanation, WW1

Cartoon, Explanation, WW1
Cartoon, Explanation. Three old age pensioners outside a restaurant discuss earnings and taxation. The plump man says he pays no taxes because he spends all his money on food. Date: 1916

Background imagePensioner Collection: The Silent Service by H. M. Bateman, WW1 cartoon 1918

The Silent Service by H. M. Bateman, WW1 cartoon 1918
THE SILENT SERVICE An elderly gentleman strains himself to try to hear what a younger man is saying. Date: 1918

Background imagePensioner Collection: THE VETERANs FAREWELL GOOD BYE, MY LAD

THE VETERANs FAREWELL GOOD BYE, MY LAD
The Veterans Farewell. good Bye, my Lad. I only Wish I were Young Enough to Go with you ! Enlist Now !. Poster Date: 1915

Background imagePensioner Collection: The Quadrangle - Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

The Quadrangle - Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePensioner Collection: Irony of a sweet child wearing an HMS Furious cap

Irony of a sweet child wearing an HMS Furious cap
HMS Furious - somewhat ironic picture showing an old soldier and the least likely ilor of the HMS Furious, a sweet little child in a sailor suit. Date: circa 1890s

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioner reads the latest news from the Boer War

Chelsea Pensioner reads the latest news from the Boer War
A Chelsea Pensioner reads the latest news from the front (during the Second Anglo-Boer War). Date: 1900

Background imagePensioner Collection: Pensioners Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

Pensioners Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London Date: circa 1907

Background imagePensioner Collection: Scouts helping elderly man

Scouts helping elderly man
American Scouts assisting an elderly person from his wheelchair onto a bus. circa 1930s

Background imagePensioner Collection: Pensioners Tea Party

Pensioners Tea Party
A pensioners tea party Date: 1970s

Background imagePensioner Collection: Student Fees Demo

Student Fees Demo
An pensioner takes time out from her shopping trip to read the banners of the a group of female students, who are protesting against a rise in student tuition fees. Date: 1960s

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioners Relaxing, 1882

Chelsea Pensioners Relaxing, 1882
Engraving showing a Chelsea Pensioner, of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, playing The British Grenadier on his flute, to his two comrades, 1888

Background imagePensioner Collection: Christmas Pensioner bys E Waller

Christmas Pensioner bys E Waller
A young girl feeds fauns on a cold winter day

Background imagePensioner Collection: Moth-Eaten Fur 1960S

Moth-Eaten Fur 1960S
An elderly lady in a straw toque hat, pearls & a moth- eaten fox fur stole shelters beneath an umbrella

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea Pensioner / 1904

Chelsea Pensioner / 1904
A Chelsea pensioner holds the hand of a young girl as they admire the flowers in the pensioners garden, Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Background imagePensioner Collection: Chelsea / Pensioners 1876

Chelsea / Pensioners 1876
Young women mingle with Chelsea pensioners in the garden of Chelsea Hospital

Background imagePensioner Collection: Pensioners at Church

Pensioners at Church
Pensioners of the Hospital of Grey Friars listening to prayers and psalms (from Thackerays " The Newcomes" )

Background imagePensioner Collection: Pensioner Driver

Pensioner Driver
Its never too late, as this Chelsea Pensioner, with a lady instructor or passenger demonstrates, as he learns to drive a car!



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