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Background imageProblems Collection: New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales

New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales
An engine house damaged by subsidence at New Tredegar Colliery, Rhymney Valley, South Wales. This colliery suffered from many landslips and other geological problems, and eventually closed in 1930

Background imageProblems Collection: ADVERT / ENOs SALTS 1897

ADVERT / ENOs SALTS 1897
Enos Fruit Salt for digestive problems

Background imageProblems Collection: One Kind of Picnic - Another by H. M. Bateman 2 of 2

One Kind of Picnic - Another by H. M. Bateman 2 of 2
A group attempt a countryside picnic but are beset with problems ranging from angry wasps to an irate landowner. The picture is in direct contrast to a companion picture to this

Background imageProblems Collection: Enos Fruit Salts

Enos Fruit Salts
Full page colour advertisement fo Enos fruit salts, a popular remedy for digestive problems throughout the 19th century

Background imageProblems Collection: Blackburn Firebrand TF IV first flown in February 1942

Blackburn Firebrand TF IV first flown in February 1942 opened a whole saga of problems, with the first production aircraft not being available until long after wars end

Background imageProblems Collection: Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric turntable ladder

Tilling-Stevens petrol-electric turntable ladder. Tilling-Stevens developed their Petrol-electric transmission to avoid the reliability

Background imageProblems Collection: Royal Air Force de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito FB Mk. XVIII

Royal Air Force de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito FB Mk. XVIII
Royal Air Force de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito FB Mk.XVIII PZ467 Tse-Tse. Armed with a 57mm (6 pounder) Molins quick-firing gun, the first Mk.XVIII was flown on 25 August 1943

Background imageProblems Collection: Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR. 1A undergoing an engine change

Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR. 1A undergoing an engine change
Royal Air Force - A Hawker Siddeley Harrier GR.1A of No.3 Squadron undergoing an engine change in the field, under the cover of an inflatable hide, during Exercise Heath Fir in Germany

Background imageProblems Collection: St Agnes Place, Camberwell, south east London

St Agnes Place, Camberwell, south east London
A terrace of houses in St Agnes Place, Camberwell, south east London, boarded up prior to demolition by Lambeth Council after the eviction of squatters, 19 January 1977

Background imageProblems Collection: Eviction of squatters, Harrow Road, London

Eviction of squatters, Harrow Road, London, 17 June 1974 -- a policeman stands guard outside the property, from where all the squatters belongings have been put out on the pavement. Date: 1974

Background imageProblems Collection: Graffitti on front door, Lambeth, South London

Graffitti on front door, Lambeth, South London
Graffitti on a front door in Lambeth, South London: This house was vandalized by Lambeth Council 4/10/76. Possibly a parting gesture from squatters who had been living there. Date: 1976

Background imageProblems Collection: Squatters at Centrepoint, Central London

Squatters at Centrepoint, Central London
Squatters outside Centrepoint, Tottenham Court Road, Central London, 20 January 1976, with a large banner which reads: London Belongs to the People. Date: 1974

Background imageProblems Collection: Politics Political People London 1969 1960s 60s

Politics Political People London 1969 1960s 60s
politics, political, people, london, 1969, 1960s, 60s, sixties, housing, problem, problems, street, property, georgian, homeless, homelessness, squat, squatter, squatters, empty, building, buildings

Background imageProblems Collection: Squatters protest, Battersea, South London

Squatters protest, Battersea, South London
Squatters protest, 78 Abercrombie Street, Battersea, South London, 8 December 1977. Squatters were resisting eviction by the Labour-run Wandsworth Council. Date: 1977

Background imageProblems Collection: Politics Political People London 1972 1970s 70s

Politics Political People London 1972 1970s 70s
politics, political, people, london, 1972, 1970s, 70s, seventies, protesting, housing, problem, problems, pavement, street, message, protest, corner, powis, square, notting, hill, west, may, slogans

Background imageProblems Collection: Graffitti with a message, Lambeth, South London

Graffitti with a message, Lambeth, South London
Graffitti with a social message, Lambeth, South London. Date: 1978

Background imageProblems Collection: Cartoon, The Valley of the Shadow of Death

Cartoon, The Valley of the Shadow of Death, by James Gillray. Depicting Napoleon (ironically in the role of John Bunyan's pilgrim, Christian) having to confront an array of problems

Background imageProblems Collection: A little difficulty. A family in a carriage get into trouble when they find

A little difficulty. A family in a carriage get into trouble when they find the treacherous-looking coastal road is closed

Background imageProblems Collection: Omnibus nuisances. Caution to ladies who like to occupy the seat next to the door

Omnibus nuisances. Caution to ladies who like to occupy the seat next to the door. A mans hobnail boots kick a woman on the head as his feet swing in from the window of the omnibus. Date: 1853

Background imageProblems Collection: Cartoon, The Ancient Mariner in the City (financiers)

Cartoon, The Ancient Mariner in the City (financiers)
Cartoon, The Ancient Mariner in the City -- a satirical comment on the difficulties financiers in the City of London were facing at the time, in a parody of Coleridges long narrative poem: Money

Background imageProblems Collection: Cartoon, Natural Allies (Irish Republic and Abyssinia)

Cartoon, Natural Allies (Irish Republic and Abyssinia)
Cartoon, Natural Allies -- a satirical comment on two of Britains enemies, Abyssinia and the Irish Republic, being natural allies to each other

Background imageProblems Collection: Solving Londons traffic problems, roundabouts 1924

Solving Londons traffic problems, roundabouts 1924
Diagram showing how to help traffic flow in Oxford Street, by a circular route, what we call today a roundabout. 1924

Background imageProblems Collection: Cartoon, John Bull and William Gladstone

Cartoon, John Bull and William Gladstone - Now, William, if you don t get on a little faster, I shall have to put somebody else on the job

Background imageProblems Collection: German Bunker Asnelles Gold Beach Normandy

German Bunker Asnelles Gold Beach Normandy
This defensive bunker posed considerable problems to the units of 231 Brigade who landed here - the Dorsets, the Hampshires and supporting armour of the Essex Yeomanry & Sherwood Foresters

Background imageProblems Collection: River pollution and its problems, ILN January 1932

River pollution and its problems, ILN January 1932
Page from the Illustrated London News, 23rd January 1932, on The World of Science, River Pollution and its Problems, by W P Pycraft

Background imageProblems Collection: Housing problems in the East End of London with typical large families living in one room

Housing problems in the East End of London with typical large families living in one room. Date: 1919

Background imageProblems Collection: Weir W-2

Weir W-2, at RAF Hendon on 19 July 1951. G. & J. Weir of Cathcart in Glasgow were an established engineering company, founded in 1871, which built aircraft during the First World War

Background imageProblems Collection: Airspeed AS. 5 Courier G-ADAY

Airspeed AS. 5 Courier G-ADAY
Airspeed AS.5 Courier G-ADAY (msn 27), of Portsmouth Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation (PSIOWA). Due to persistent maintenance problems with the retractable undercarriage

Background imageProblems Collection: Curtiss XP-55 Ascender 42-78847

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender 42-78847 3rd prototype. Experimental swept wing-canard interceptor. Stability and control problems were never fully resolved. Date: circa 1970

Background imageProblems Collection: General Airborne XCG-16A 44-76193

General Airborne XCG-16A 44-76193 at Clinton County Field, Wilmington, OH.. Designed by Hawley Bowlus and Albert Criz, the sole General Airborne Transport Co

Background imageProblems Collection: Armstrong Whitworth AW. 55 Apollo VX224

Armstrong Whitworth AW. 55 Apollo VX224
Armstrong Whitworth AW.55 Apollo VX224 (G-AMCH, not carried) of the Empire Test Pilot School, at Farnborough. The ETPS had the Apollo for only nine months, during which it only flew 20 hours

Background imageProblems Collection: SECAN SUC-10 Courlis F-BEVZ

SECAN SUC-10 Courlis F-BEVZ, at Le Bourget for the 1961 Paris Air Show. The Courlis was produced by SECAN ( Societe dEtudes et de Construction Aeronavales)

Background imageProblems Collection: Schutte-Lanz S. L. 1 rigid airship

Schutte-Lanz S. L. 1 rigid airship
Schutte-Lanz SL.1 rigid airship, designed and Built by the Schutte-Lanz company, set-up by Johann Schutte and Karl Lanz. The SL.1 was Built largely from wood with a geodesic framework

Background imageProblems Collection: BADLY SMOKING CHIMNEY

BADLY SMOKING CHIMNEY
Beginning fires for the winter - something wrong with the chimney: a blocked chimney pours smoke back into the room causing people to cough and choke Date: circa 1850

Background imageProblems Collection: MISTRESS AND SERVANTS

MISTRESS AND SERVANTS
The mistress of the house is dismayed by the aggravations, tribulations, vexations and irritations caused by her servants... Date: 1849

Background imageProblems Collection: THE CAT DID IT

THE CAT DID IT
The cat did it ! The cats are to blame for every breakage... Date: 1849

Background imageProblems Collection: LEAK DISTURBS FAMILY

LEAK DISTURBS FAMILY
Family disturbed by water leaking from upstairs Date: C.1860

Background imageProblems Collection: HOUSEHOLD / COLLAPSED WALL

HOUSEHOLD / COLLAPSED WALL
Indignant houseowner complains to builder about collapsed wall

Background imageProblems Collection: Hawker P. 1101 Hunter T Mk. 7 prototype

Hawker P. 1101 Hunter T Mk. 7 prototype
Hawker P.1101 Hunter T Mk.7 prototype XJ615. First flown on 8 July 1955, the initial shape of the canopy caused severe airflow problems

Background imageProblems Collection: Reducing the Gas Bill

Reducing the Gas Bill
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing a Scottish man blowing into his gas supply in an attempt to reduce bills watched by his son in a tartan kilt

Background imageProblems Collection: Woman pushing a car along a road

Woman pushing a car along a road to get the engine started. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageProblems Collection: Fairchild C-82A-While the XC-82 first flew in September

Fairchild C-82A-While the XC-82 first flew in September 1944, protracted problems prevented any production before wars end

Background imageProblems Collection: German poster, England is to blame, WW1

German poster, England is to blame, WW1
German propaganda poster, declaring that England is to blame for all the problems in Germany during the First World War, depicting a man in a Scottish cap with a bulldog at his feet

Background imageProblems Collection: Asbestos Pipes

Asbestos Pipes
Jacksons asbestos pipes, 1901 Date: 1901

Background imageProblems Collection: Saint Expeditus

Saint Expeditus
SAINT EXPEDITUS martyr, invoked at the eleventh hour for prompt solutions to urgent problems He is trampling a crow because they are notorious delayers

Background imageProblems Collection: Wintry Weather and British Railways

Wintry Weather and British Railways
Wintry weather and British Railways: some causes of the delays; and measures taken to prevent them. A detailed diagrammatic illustration showing various reasons why trains may be delayed during

Background imageProblems Collection: Ox transport on bank of Lumi River, East Africa, WW1

Ox transport on bank of Lumi River, East Africa, WW1
The steep banks of the Lumi River in East Africa caused problems for ox transport during WW1. 1916

Background imageProblems Collection: Bucharest Conference

Bucharest Conference
The 27th Inter-Parliamentary Conference (now the Inter- Parliamentary Union), at Bucharest, Romania. It brings together parliamentarians to discuss international problems Date: 1931



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