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Background imageRestoration Collection: Tablet of Shamash. beg. 9th c. BC. The sun-god

Tablet of Shamash. beg. 9th c. BC. The sun-god Shamash (right) receiving the Babylonian king Nabu-apla-iddina (left), between two interceding deities

Background imageRestoration Collection: Cutty Sark in 1923

Cutty Sark in 1923
The famous tea clipper Cutty Sark in Surrey Docks. The iconic craft now housed in dry dock at Greenwich was severely damaged by a fire whilst under restoration on 21st May 2007

Background imageRestoration Collection: The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park

The Wealden, restorations, Crystal Palace Park
Original artwork by Walter Ray Woods for Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

Background imageRestoration Collection: Church at Ardington

Church at Ardington
Holy Trinity Church, Ardington, Berkshire after restoration work carried out by Joseph Clarke in 1846. Included in the drawing is the churchyard & graves

Background imageRestoration Collection: Rome / Circus Maximus

Rome / Circus Maximus
Restoration by Canina of the Circus Maximus in its heyday : a chariot race is in progress and the slopes are thronged with spectators. The Imperial Palace is on the left

Background imageRestoration Collection: Lullingstone Castle Gatehouse

Lullingstone Castle Gatehouse
The marvellous Tudor brick gatehouse of Lullingstone Castle, in Eynsford, Kent. Built by Sir John Peche (who became Sheriff of Kent in 1495)

Background imageRestoration Collection: The Original Co-op, Rochdale, Lancashire

The Original Co-op, Rochdale, Lancashire
On December 21st, 1844, the Rochdale Equitable Pioneers Society commenced trading in this building thereby launching the worldwide Co-operative movement

Background imageRestoration Collection: South Africa (XIX). Zulu Kingdom (1883). Restoration

South Africa (XIX). Zulu Kingdom (1883). Restoration Cettewayo, king of the Zulus. Cetewayo attends the ceremony indaba conference to meet the Induna (Zulu and Xhosa leaders)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, 1889

Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, 1889
Engraving showing the interior of Bevis Marks Synagogue, London, c.1889. Bevis Marks was the first synagogue to be built, after the restoration, by Spanish and Portuguese Jews in Britain in 1701

Background imageRestoration Collection: Frost Fair by Jan Griffier the Elder

Frost Fair by Jan Griffier the Elder
The famous Frost Fair taking place on the frozen River Thames in London in 1683. Freezing to around eleven inches thick, the ice was strong enough to hold shops, stalls, coaches and sleds

Background imageRestoration Collection: LCC-LFB Vehicle and equipment workshops complex

LCC-LFB Vehicle and equipment workshops complex
The Headquarters complex at Lambeth SE1 had extensive vehicle and equipment workshops. Maintenance, repair and restoration work could be undertaken by highly skilled mechanics and craftsmen

Background imageRestoration Collection: Oak Apple Day at Chelsea Hospital

Oak Apple Day at Chelsea Hospital
Lord Roberts takes the salute of the Chelsea Pensioners as they march past the statue of Charles II, which is covered with oak branches in honour of Oak Apple Day

Background imageRestoration Collection: 17th Century Theatre

17th Century Theatre
The structure of a later 17th century theatre; the audience sitting just below the proscenium at least are under cover

Background imageRestoration Collection: Cutty Sark Passes Cimba

Cutty Sark Passes Cimba
The tea clipper Cutty Sark under full sail passes the Cimba - th Cutty Sark wasa badly damaged whilst under restoration in dry dock in Greenwich on 21st May 2007

Background imageRestoration Collection: Turkey Istanbul

Turkey Istanbul
Celebrating the restoration of the mosque of Santa Sophia by the Fossatis

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M - RN228
Royal Air Force - Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 8478M / RN228 (W Nu 10639), at The RAF Benson Air Fete on 14 July 1990. (Registered G-USTV 26 October 1990)

Background imageRestoration Collection: Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb 8070M - EP120

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb 8070M - EP120
Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk.Vb 8070M / (EP120), at RAF Wattisham as a gate guard / station mascot. Currently (2021) owned by The Fighter Collection, based at Duxford

Background imageRestoration Collection: Restoration of the Sphinx, Egypt, aerial view

Restoration of the Sphinx, Egypt, aerial view Date: circa 1926

Background imageRestoration Collection: A fop driving in the Bois de Boulogne, 1840

A fop driving in the Bois de Boulogne, 1840. Dandy in top hat and coat with monocle and whip driving a one-horse gig, woman in ermine-trim cape over a pink dress, bonnet and ermine muff

Background imageRestoration Collection: French women visting the Cossack bivouac in Paris, 1814

French women visting the Cossack bivouac in Paris, 1814
Woman in fur-lined coat with fur muff visting the Tatar and Kalmyk Cossack bivouas in Paris after the fall of Napoleon. Cossack encampment on the Champs Elysees, 1814. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V

Background imageRestoration Collection: King Charles II at a dance party during the Restoration

King Charles II at a dance party during the Restoration, circa 1660. A wild ball with dancing, music, card games, tobacco smoking, drinking, courtesans, and fops. Evening Party. Time of Charles II

Background imageRestoration Collection: King Charles II hiding up an oak tree in Boscobel

King Charles II hiding up an oak tree in Boscobel Wood, after the Battle of Worcester, 1651. Parliamentarian or Roundhead soldier interrogate a local Royalist family. The Royal Oak

Background imageRestoration Collection: Mariga Guinness with derelict Georgian house in Dublin

Mariga Guinness with derelict Georgian house in Dublin
Mariga Guinness, wife of the president of the Irish Georgian Society, bought her house (freestanding in the background) for 550, and spent 4000 repairing it. Date: 1966

Background imageRestoration Collection: Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu

Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (msn 565, allied reporting name Rex ), on display at Willow Grove Naval Air Station circa 1957. After capture it was taken to Patuxent River Naval Air Station

Background imageRestoration Collection: United States Air Force - Consolidated XC-99 43-52436

United States Air Force - Consolidated XC-99 43-52436. First flight 23 November 1947. Flew from San Antonio, Texas to Frankfurt

Background imageRestoration Collection: Marquis Yamagata Aritomo

Marquis Yamagata Aritomo
Yamagata Aritomo (1838-1922)was a Japanese field marshal, twice-elected Prime Minister of Japan, and a leading member of the genro

Background imageRestoration Collection: Grumman - F7F-3P Tigercat G-RUMT (ex N7235C - 80425)

Grumman - F7F-3P Tigercat G-RUMT (ex N7235C - 80425)
Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat G-RUMT (msn C.167) (ex BuAer No. 80425 - US civil registration N7235C) at RAF Fairford for a Royal International Air Tattoo air show

Background imageRestoration Collection: Ockhams, Edenbridge

Ockhams, Edenbridge
A pair of photographs showing the exterior garden and entrance fronts of Ockhams, a house at Edenbridge, restoration works were designed by architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott. Date: early 1900s

Background imageRestoration Collection: Ockhams, Edenbridge, Interiors

Ockhams, Edenbridge, Interiors
A pair of photographs showing the hall fireplace and drawing room of Ockhams, a house at Edenbridge, restoration works were designed by architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott. Date: early 1900s

Background imageRestoration Collection: Old Surrey Hall, Dormansland, End Wall

Old Surrey Hall, Dormansland, End Wall
An architectural drawing showing the detail of the end wall in Old Surrey Hall, Dormansland, with intent for restoration works. Date: early 1900s

Background imageRestoration Collection: Welwyn Church Proposed New Tower

Welwyn Church Proposed New Tower
An architectural drawing which proposes some restoration work and the erection of a new tower at Welwyn Church, Hertfordshire

Background imageRestoration Collection: Coldstream Guards, first meeting with King Charles II

Coldstream Guards, first meeting with King Charles II
The Coldstream Guards first meeting with King Charles II on the restoration of the monarchy Date: 1660

Background imageRestoration Collection: RMS Olympic - cast iron deck bench

RMS Olympic - cast iron deck bench
RMS Olympic - rare original cast iron deck bench of the style seen on both Olympic and Titanic. The bench is in original condition with period skits and will benefit from restoration

Background imageRestoration Collection: RMS Olympic - First Class lounge window

RMS Olympic - First Class lounge window, ex White Star Memories and Cobwebs. Although in need of some restoration, the window retains its original catches and period patina. 31.5 x 74.5 inches

Background imageRestoration Collection: Restoration of H Ms Victory

Restoration of H Ms Victory
Restoration of the HMS Victory in Portsmouth. H Ms Repulse can be seen in the background. HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758

Background imageRestoration Collection: Jewel Tower repair

Jewel Tower repair Date: 1925

Background imageRestoration Collection: The remains of the animal the Mylodon

The remains of the animal the Mylodon
Five separate images showing the remains of the animal the Mylodon. Mylodon is an extinct genus of ground sloths that lived in South America; Patagonia

Background imageRestoration Collection: St. Albans Abbey, Restored, Interior

St. Albans Abbey, Restored, Interior
An interior view of the newly restored St. Albans Abbey, 1885. We see a service being given in the restored Nave. This followed revelations earlier in the century that the Cathedral was in dire need

Background imageRestoration Collection: St. Albans Abbey, Restored, Exterior

St. Albans Abbey, Restored, Exterior
An exterior view of the newly restored St. Albans Abbey, 1885. This followed revelations earlier in the century that the Cathedral was in dire need of urgent and extensive repairs. Date: 1885

Background imageRestoration Collection: The Grand State Salt Cellar, Tower of London

The Grand State Salt Cellar, Tower of London
The Grand State Salt Cellar of the Tower of London. Also known as the Salt of State or the Exeter Salt, it was presented to Charles II for his Restoration banquet in 1660

Background imageRestoration Collection: The New Council Chamber, Guildhall, London

The New Council Chamber, Guildhall, London
The new council chamber at the Guildhall, London. The administrative centre of the City of London has stood since 1411. The building was damaged by the Great Fire of London in 1666



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