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Background imagePorts Collection: Poster advertising Holland America Line

Poster advertising Holland America Line
Poster advertising the Holland America Line from Rotterdam, calling at Le Havre, Southampton, Cobh in Ireland, New York and Canadian ports

Background imagePorts Collection: International Air Display and Races Poster

International Air Display and Races Poster
Poster, International Air Display and Races at Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. September 1934

Background imagePorts Collection: Map of Palestine and the Holy Land

Map of Palestine and the Holy Land - all places named in their Latin form. Date: 1806

Background imagePorts Collection: A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania

A Fish Pontoon at Grimsby by Fortunio Matania
An illustration of what was described in the Sphere as one of the greatest fishing ports in the world. In 1790 the population was less than 1, 000 and in 1907 it was 65, 000

Background imagePorts Collection: Winston Churchil visiting gun sites, England, 1944

Winston Churchil visiting gun sites, England, 1944
Winston Churchill visiting anti flying bomb defences in June 1944. Seen here at a gun battery in southern England. The caption on the back of the photograph reads, " The Prime Minister today

Background imagePorts Collection: International Air Rally Poster

International Air Rally Poster
Poster, International Air Rally at Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. Depicting two planes and a parachute. August 1935

Background imagePorts Collection: Arriving at New York

Arriving at New York
Arriving in New York harbour aboard the Normandie - few ports give you the chance to anchor in the heart of a big city, and none quite so spectacularly as this !

Background imagePorts Collection: International Air Rally Poster 1937

International Air Rally Poster 1937
Poster, High Speed Thrills! International Air Rally, Lympne, 28-29 August. Spectacular RAF Hendon Acrobatics, Racing, Live Parachuting, Foreign Aces. Organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. 1937

Background imagePorts Collection: Sandwich, Kent

Sandwich, Kent
The bridge and barbican at Sandwich, Kent, one of the Cinque Ports

Background imagePorts Collection: International Air Rally Poster

International Air Rally Poster

Background imagePorts Collection: Saint George Bay in Beirut (Beyrouth), Lebanon

Saint George Bay in Beirut (Beyrouth), Lebanon
Saint George Bay (Bay of Beirut) with the rooftop of St. Georges Hotel on the left - Lebanon. Date: circa 1940

Background imagePorts Collection: Naval manoeuvres on East Coast by G. H. Davis

Naval manoeuvres on East Coast by G. H. Davis
The naval manoeuvres of 1913: the varying fortunes of the East Coast raiding parties. How the Humber Ports were raided last week by the Red fleet

Background imagePorts Collection: Henri Mignet sitting in a Le Pou-du-Ciel

Henri Mignet sitting in a Le Pou-du-Ciel talking to S.W. Appleby, also a Flying Flea pilot, at the International Air Rally organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club at Lympne Airport, Hythe, Kent

Background imagePorts Collection: Gilbeys Ports advertisement

Gilbeys Ports advertisement
Bold and striking advertisement for Gilbeys port with two bottles and a glass of their finest helping to make the face of a grinning clown. Date: 1927

Background imagePorts Collection: Poster advertising Matthew Gloag & Son

Poster advertising Matthew Gloag & Son of Perth, Scotland -- famed for ports -- with a scene of port being loaded on the River Douro in Portugal

Background imagePorts Collection: HMS Forth in Devonport

HMS Forth in Devonport, with seven submarines moored alongside. 1914

Background imagePorts Collection: Factors governing an invasion by G. H. Davis

Factors governing an invasion by G. H. Davis
The situation of Britain face to face with a German north-west Europe: factors governing an invasion during the Second World War

Background imagePorts Collection: A Goodyear airship flying over Miami

A Goodyear airship flying over Miami

Background imagePorts Collection: Churchill in uniform of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports

Churchill in uniform of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
On 14th August 1946, King George VI conferred upon Winston Churchill (1874-1965) the ancient honour of the appointment as Lord Warden

Background imagePorts Collection: Lion Brewery

Lion Brewery
The Lion Brewery Co is a British heritage brewery that was founded in 1836 in Lambeth, London. For over a hundred years, the brewery shipped its heavily-hopped ales to trading posts

Background imagePorts Collection: Poster, Hamburg-American Line to New York

Poster, Hamburg-American Line to New York, 8 days from Hamburg, 7 days from Channel Ports, by Hugo Koeke (B+) 33ins. x 23ins

Background imagePorts Collection: General Jean Meiser

General Jean Meiser
A sculpture of General Jean Meiser of the Belgian Army, Commander of the Legion of Honour. Labelled as a heroic defender of Dixmude who stopped the German army on their way to the channel ports in

Background imagePorts Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - celebration album in slip case cover

Cunard Line, QE2 - celebration album in slip case cover
Cunard Line, Isle of Man Post Office QE2 Farewell Season Celebration. Limited edition 156 of 189 QE2 Farewell Season Celebration large 14.5 x 14 inches album in slip case cover

Background imagePorts Collection: RMS Titanic - White Star Line bookmark

RMS Titanic - White Star Line bookmark
RMS Titanic - polychrome printed White Star Line bookmark

Background imagePorts Collection: Spain, Castellon province, Morella. Panorama

Spain, Castellon province, Morella. Panorama
Spain, Castellon province, Morella. Panoramic of te town. Illustration by Letre. Engraving by Capuz, 19th century. Cronica General de Espana. Historia Ilustrada y Descriptiva de sus Provincias

Background imagePorts Collection: Advert, Prince Line to Mediterranean Ports

Advert, Prince Line to Mediterranean Ports Date: 1955

Background imagePorts Collection: S. S. St. Albans

S. S. St. Albans
A photograph of S.S. St. Albans, used for luxurious pleasure cruises from Australian ports, under the agency, Gibbs Bright & Co. Date: circa 1922

Background imagePorts Collection: Orient Steam Navigation Company Advertisement

Orient Steam Navigation Company Advertisement
An advertisement illustration for the Orient Steam Navigation Co. Ltd, promoting luxurious travel to England from ports in Australia

Background imagePorts Collection: Old Floating Church for Seamen, London

Old Floating Church for Seamen, London
Sailors Floating Church was moored near Tower Hill in London, the ship was a well attended place of worship, with religious teachings for the seafarers that docked there. Date: 1846

Background imagePorts Collection: Tomb of Gervase (or Stephen) Alard, Winchelsea, Sussex

Tomb of Gervase (or Stephen) Alard, Winchelsea, Sussex
Tomb with effigy, formerly believed to be that of Gervase Alard (1270-1340), Admiral of the Cinque Ports and first recorded Mayor of Winchelsea (in 1294), in the Church of St Thomas the Martyr

Background imagePorts Collection: The Australia Fliers at the Cinque Ports Flying Club, Lympne, Kent. Date: 1934

The Australia Fliers at the Cinque Ports Flying Club, Lympne, Kent. Date: 1934

Background imagePorts Collection: Photograph of Cinque Ports PH, Seaford, Sussex

Photograph of Cinque Ports PH, Seaford, Sussex. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Right face on view of the pub

Background imagePorts Collection: Plaque to Captain J J Crowe VC, Nieuwkerke Hospice

Plaque to Captain J J Crowe VC, Nieuwkerke Hospice
The final German attempt to break through to the Channel ports, known as the Fourth Battle of Ypres, had initial success

Background imagePorts Collection: The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide

The Trenches of Death Museum by the River Izjer, Dixmuide
The Trenches of Death formed a Belgian defensive line along the west bank of the River Izjer which was pivotal in preventing the Germans breaking through to the Channel Ports

Background imagePorts Collection: Souvenir postcard of Port Tewfik, Suez Canal, Egypt

Souvenir postcard of Port Tewfik, Suez Canal, Egypt. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePorts Collection: Souvenir postcard of the Suez Canal, Egypt

Souvenir postcard of the Suez Canal, Egypt. Date: circa 1900s

Background imagePorts Collection: Sandown Castle, Kent 1853

Sandown Castle, Kent 1853
Sandown Castle, Kent - one of the Cinque Ports. 1853

Background imagePorts Collection: View of the port of Shanghai, China

View of the port of Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China, one of the five ports opened to British trade by the Treaty of Nanking of 1842, after the First Opium War. 19th century

Background imagePorts Collection: View of the port of Foo Choo Foo (Fuzhou), China

View of the port of Foo Choo Foo (Fuzhou), China
Foo Choo Foo (Fuzhou), one of the five ports opened to British trade by the Treaty of Nanking of 1842, after the First Opium War. 1847

Background imagePorts Collection: Canal Company office, Port Tewfik (Suez Port) in Suez, Egypt

Canal Company office, Port Tewfik (Suez Port) in Suez, Egypt. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePorts Collection: US PORTS & CHOLERA 1892

US PORTS & CHOLERA 1892
Foreign workers come arm in arm with asiatic cholera; American ports must close their gates (1892) Date: 1892

Background imagePorts Collection: A very early Gloster Meteor with long-span wings and gun ports removed

A very early Gloster Meteor with long-span wings and gun ports removed, as per High-speed Flight aircraft. It also has very unusual intake screens, very rarely seen on Meteors

Background imagePorts Collection: Rue du Commerce (Shopping street) in Port Said, Egypt

Rue du Commerce (Shopping street) in Port Said, Egypt
View on the Rue du Commerce (Shopping street) at the Suez Canal in Port Said in north-eastern Egypt, from the perspective of a group of talking men in the foreground

Background imagePorts Collection: Desolation at sea-port Dikson, Arctic Russia

Desolation at sea-port Dikson, Arctic Russia. Summer, August. Broken and abandoned ships and rubbish everywhere in what use to be one of the major ports in Russian Arctic ocean coast (Kara sea)

Background imagePorts Collection: Port Tewfik (Suez Port) in Suez, Egypt

Port Tewfik (Suez Port) in Suez, Egypt
Port Tewfik, part of the Suez Port, on the western bank of the Suez Canal, north-eastern Egypt. Date: circa 1907

Background imagePorts Collection: Suez Canal Company office in Port Said, Egypt

Suez Canal Company office in Port Said, Egypt
The administration buildings of the Suez Canal Company as seen from the Mediterranean Sea, now housed by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA)

Background imagePorts Collection: Docks of the Suez Canal in Port Said, Egypt

Docks of the Suez Canal in Port Said, Egypt
Docks with landed boats on the Suez Canal and view on Port Said in north-eastern Egypt, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea and on the western bank of the Suez Canal. Date: circa 1910

Background imagePorts Collection: Harbour of Port Said, Egypt

Harbour of Port Said, Egypt
View on the harbour with landed sailing ships, boats on the canal and pedestrians walking on the shore in Port Said, a city on the north-eastern coast of Egypt



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