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Regional Collection

Background imageRegional Collection: ATR 72-212 G-OILA

ATR 72-212 G-OILA (msn 472), of British World Airlines. Date: circa 1998

Background imageRegional Collection: Arab Girl Dancing

Arab Girl Dancing
A Middle Eastern Belly Dancer dancing with a veil to musical accompaniment

Background imageRegional Collection: Irish Dancers

Irish Dancers
A crowd watching girls performing traditional Irish dancing at Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland

Background imageRegional Collection: Flamenco Dancer

Flamenco Dancer
A Flamenco dancer in a red dress strikes a commanding pose

Background imageRegional Collection: St Lucys Day

St Lucys Day
Saint Lucys day (15 December) The girl chosen to be Lucia carries coffee and cakes to those preparing Christmas gifts and decorations

Background imageRegional Collection: Spanish Matador Buffet

Spanish Matador Buffet
A Spanish matador waits in front of a buffet, while the chef dishes up and a man in a suit swigs wine from a porron! Date: 1960s

Background imageRegional Collection: Romanesque altar from Sagas. The Visitation, Nativity and Ad

Romanesque altar from Sagas. The Visitation, Nativity and Ad
Spain. Romanesque art. 12th century. Altar from Sagas. The Visitation, Nativity and Adoration of the Magi. Diocesan and regional Museum of Solsona. Catalonia

Background imageRegional Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageRegional Collection: Ataturk Reforms Language

Ataturk Reforms Language
Turkey : dictator Kemal Ataturk introduces westernisation of the Turkish language

Background imageRegional Collection: Welsh Colliery / 1960

Welsh Colliery / 1960
Parc Colliery, at Cwm Parc in the Rhondda Valley

Background imageRegional Collection: Turkish Musician Pair

Turkish Musician Pair
Turkish musicians : he plays, she fixes the drinks (1 of 2)

Background imageRegional Collection: Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian Writing
1. Cat cuts off serpent head 2. Ani and his wife, Tutu, adoring the scarab-headed god Khepera on the Solar Bark 3. The god Atum in Solar Bark 4. Couchant lion on pedestal

Background imageRegional Collection: NFS London Region control room and officers, WW2

NFS London Region control room and officers, WW2
With the Fire Service nationalised in 1941 the London Fire Brigade was combined with its surrounding Fire Brigades to form the London Region of the NFS

Background imageRegional Collection: Bulgarian Peasants Dance

Bulgarian Peasants Dance
Bulgarian peasants perform a traditional dance before village elders and interested tourists

Background imageRegional Collection: Indonesian Dancers

Indonesian Dancers
Two royal court dancers performing the female style of Javanese dance. The bent knees, flexed wrists and refined movements are characteristic of this style

Background imageRegional Collection: Persian Musicians

Persian Musicians
A group of Persian musicians play on a variety of instruments. Below dancing girls perform to the music

Background imageRegional Collection: Singer in Bulgaria

Singer in Bulgaria
This Bulgarian lady, like her husband and her daughter, is wearing her flamboyant regional costume as she treadles away at her Singer

Background imageRegional Collection: Welsh Coracle

Welsh Coracle
Welsh coracles are made of wickerwork covered with a watertight material, though fragile they are sturdy and light

Background imageRegional Collection: TWO DANCE AN IRISH JIG

TWO DANCE AN IRISH JIG
Two Irish children celebrate Saint Patricks day by dancing a jig. Date: early 20th century

Background imageRegional Collection: Thames Barges 1907

Thames Barges 1907
Thames barges with their masts lowered, on the Medway at Maidstone, Kent. Back of the ancient Palace, the Church and Old College

Background imageRegional Collection: West Indian Musicians

West Indian Musicians
Marimba boxes feature in popular Calypso bands, Jamaica, West Indies. Date: 1960s

Background imageRegional Collection: Persian musicians

Persian musicians
Three seated Persian musicians, playing a hand drum, what looks like a daf and a kamanche. A tonbak, or goblet drum, lies discarded on the ground. Date: 1870s

Background imageRegional Collection: Thames Barge

Thames Barge
Thames barge, used for carrying hay and other commodities

Background imageRegional Collection: Italian Wedding Card

Italian Wedding Card
Dancing cherubs on a good luck card, looking forward to the couples silver, gold and diamond anniversaries!

Background imageRegional Collection: Indian Nautch Girl

Indian Nautch Girl
A nautch girl of Hindostan. (Nautch means simply dance) with accompanying musicians

Background imageRegional Collection: Clog Dance / Toaduff

Clog Dance / Toaduff
CLOG DANCING / ENGLISH STEP DANCE An audience watch a demonstration by Jackie Toaduff, at the York Summer Festival

Background imageRegional Collection: Japanese Samurai Fighter

Japanese Samurai Fighter
The Samurai hero Yashitzone in combat with an armoured opponent

Background imageRegional Collection: Apache Dance, 1908

Apache Dance, 1908
APACHE DANCERS : by a strange swing of fashion the sinister gangsters of the Paris under- world are seen as picturesque, and their macho dance style becomes the craze of the day

Background imageRegional Collection: Indian Dancing Girl / 1840

Indian Dancing Girl / 1840
A Bayadere. Indian dancers performed for entertainment and for religious purposes. Some were attached to temples

Background imageRegional Collection: Brixham Trawlers (Cig)

Brixham Trawlers (Cig)
Brixham trawlers, Devon

Background imageRegional Collection: FLAMENCO

FLAMENCO
Flamenco dancers, singers & guitar perform outside

Background imageRegional Collection: Japan - the Shakuhachi

Japan - the Shakuhachi
A Japanese musician plays the SHAKUHACHI, a wind instrument resembling the western flute

Background imageRegional Collection: Egyptian Belly Dancer

Egyptian Belly Dancer
A woman (probably Egyptian) performs the Bauchtanz accompanied by a singer and musicians

Background imageRegional Collection: Egyptian Hieroglyphics

Egyptian Hieroglyphics
An example of Egyptian hieroglyphics

Background imageRegional Collection: Man and Woman of Friesland (Holland)

Man and Woman of Friesland (Holland). A book of national types and costumes from the early 19th century

Background imageRegional Collection: Indonesian Dancer

Indonesian Dancer
A Javanese dancer performing the female style in a seated pose. The use of the wrists and scarf are characteristic of this style

Background imageRegional Collection: 1857 Mutiny / Officers

1857 Mutiny / Officers
INDIA : British officers at the time of the Mutiny use native transport to rejoin their regiment

Background imageRegional Collection: Jewish Wedding

Jewish Wedding
Jewish couple get married under the traditional canopy

Background imageRegional Collection: Irish Cottage

Irish Cottage
A lovely old cottage by Lough Neagh, near Derrymore, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Background imageRegional Collection: A Clydesdale at Home - Scottish draft horse

A Clydesdale at Home - Scottish draft horse
The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse derived from the farm horses of Clydesdale, Scotland, and named after that region. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRegional Collection: Vickers Viscount

Vickers Viscount
Bea British European Airways Vickers Viscount Airliner Parked with an Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104B Taxiing and the Hunting Hangar Behind Date: 1950s

Background imageRegional Collection: Chinese musical instruments

Chinese musical instruments
A selection of Chinese musical instruments, including a bell(1), gong, (2), cymbals(4), a guqin or seven-stringed zither(7), a pipa or four-stringed lute (8), Yueqin or moon-shaped lute(11)

Background imageRegional Collection: Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia
Australians celebrate Christmas at the height of summer with a picnic

Background imageRegional Collection: de Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth

de Havilland DH-83 Fox Moth
Hillmans Airways de Havilland Dh-83 Fox Moth Taxiing at Maylands Date: 1934

Background imageRegional Collection: Peat Man & Irish Cottage

Peat Man & Irish Cottage
A man delivering peat in a basket to a typical Irish cottage, watched by a little boy and two women in the doorway. Date: October 1938

Background imageRegional Collection: Spanish Flamenco Dancers

Spanish Flamenco Dancers
Two Flamenco dancers dancing with castanets

Background imageRegional Collection: NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen vehicle

NFS (London Region) mobile kitchen vehicle
Donated to the London Region of the NFS by the Canadian Red Cross, the mobile kitchen unit displayed at the Regional (Brigade) Headquarters, Lambeth, SE1 is seen here with its side canopies extended



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