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Retirement Collection

Background imageRetirement Collection: The accommodation of the Chelsea pensioners designed by Sir Christopher Wren

The accommodation of the Chelsea pensioners designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Each ward had 36 veterans sleeping in old oak cubicles with little curtains that could be drawn across

Background imageRetirement Collection: Sleeping pensioners, Norfolk beach

Sleeping pensioners, Norfolk beach
An elderly couple sit in the shelter of a wooden groyne on a beach near Hunstanton, Norfolk, England, and snooze soundly. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageRetirement Collection: Yorkshire N. U. M. leaders

Yorkshire N. U. M. leaders
Leaders of the Yorkshire National Union of Mineworkers, including Arthur Scargill, support a demonstration calling for early retirement for all their members

Background imageRetirement Collection: Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny

Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny with Alfred Brisco (Organising Secretary). Card issued on behalf of The National Equine Defence League. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageRetirement Collection: Tiberius at Capri

Tiberius at Capri
The emperor Tiberius in retirement, on the terrace of his villa at Capri

Background imageRetirement Collection: Retirement party for Jenny Denny, one of two tea / coffee ?

Retirement party for Jenny Denny, one of two tea / coffee ?
Retirement party for Jenny Denny, one of two tea/coffee ladies at the headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society

Background imageRetirement Collection: Chelsea Pensioner and young boy

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

Background imageRetirement Collection: A Ruston-Bucyrus 25-RB steam navvy loading side-tipping wago

A Ruston-Bucyrus 25-RB steam navvy loading side-tipping wagons, hauled by 0-6-0 tank locomotive 'Pelican' at Hessle Quarry

Background imageRetirement 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 imageRetirement Collection: Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S. 2B XW988

Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S. 2B XW988
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XW988 (msn B3-3-72) of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Boscombe Down. XW988, with two more S.2Bs

Background imageRetirement Collection: Old men, Bermeo, Spain

Old men, Bermeo, Spain
Old men - three with traditional Basque berets - sit on a park bench in Bermeo, Biscay, Spain. Date: 1990

Background imageRetirement Collection: PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1215

PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1215
Polish Air Force - PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1215 (msn 3H-1215), in storage after retirement. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRetirement Collection: PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1222

PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1222
Polish Air Force - PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1222 (msn 3H-1222), in storage after retirement. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRetirement Collection: BAC 1-11 553

BAC 1-11 553
Royal Air Force of Oman - BAC 1-11-485GD 553 (msn 251), of 3 Squadron, at RAF Fairford on 19 July 2009, on it's final visit to RIAT, just before retirement. Date: 2009

Background imageRetirement Collection: Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two items

Captain John Treasure Jones Archive - two items
Captain John Treasure Jones Archive. Born and raised on a small farm in Pembrokeshire, South Wales, John Treasure Jones (1905-1993) went to sea at the age of 15

Background imageRetirement Collection: Penitent Magdalene, 1654, by Juan Carreno de Miranda

Penitent Magdalene, 1654, by Juan Carreno de Miranda
Juan Carreno de Miranda (1614-1685). Spanish painter. Penitent Magdalene, 1654. Detail. San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Madrid. Spain. Date: 2019

Background imageRetirement Collection: Grand elderly ladies outside their retirement home

Grand elderly ladies outside their retirement home
Some very grand elderly ladies, some in wheelchairs, pose outside their fine retirement care home, with large windows and ivy-clad walls. Date: circa 1903

Background imageRetirement Collection: Miners Ballot

Miners Ballot
At Snowdown colliery in Kent, a miner, having completed his shift underground, votes in a ballot on early retirement Date: 24 November 1980

Background imageRetirement Collection: General view of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by Sir Christopher Wren

General view of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. A retirement and nursing home for some 540 veterans of the British Army. Date: 1890s

Background imageRetirement Collection: Queen Victoria Cartoon as Hermione

Queen Victoria Cartoon as Hermione
Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901), alias Hermione. A Shakespearean comment on the fact that Victoria has stayed too long in retirement following Albert's death; her people want to see her again

Background imageRetirement Collection: BAC 1-11 553

BAC 1-11 553
Royal Air Force of Oman - BAC 1-11-485GD 553 (msn 251), of 3 Squadron, at RAF Fairford on 19 July 2009, on it's final visit to RIAT, just before retirement. Date: 2009

Background imageRetirement Collection: PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1228

PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1228
Polish Air Force - PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra 1228 (msn 3H1228), in storage after retirement. Date: circa 2000

Background imageRetirement Collection: de Havilland Dove JY-RJU

de Havilland Dove JY-RJU
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 7 JY-RJU (msn 04540), after retirement from the Royal Jordanian Air Force. Date: circa 1995

Background imageRetirement Collection: Royal Hospital Chelsea from the Gardens 1902

Royal Hospital Chelsea from the Gardens 1902
General view of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. A retirement and nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army

Background imageRetirement Collection: WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - 1914

WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - 1914
WW1 - Mons and our Masterly Move - Field Marshall Sir John Frenchs Historical Dispatch explained. A pictorial map showing the famous British Expeditionary Force (BEF)

Background imageRetirement Collection: Silver Salver presented tos F Edge

Silver Salver presented tos F Edge
Early Motor Car Racing - Silver Salver presented to Selwyn Francis Edge on his retirement from Napier. 1912

Background imageRetirement Collection: United States Air Force - Northrop T-38A Talon 60-0548

United States Air Force - Northrop T-38A Talon 60-0548 (msn N.5121). An early retirement to MASDC on 9 November 1971. Date: 1960s

Background imageRetirement 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 imageRetirement Collection: GRANDFATHER SEAMAN 1874

GRANDFATHER SEAMAN 1874
The North-West Passage -- an old seadog and his granddaughter, with the sea visible through the window on the left. Date: 1874

Background imageRetirement Collection: Old coulple, Kings Lynn

Old coulple, Kings Lynn
An elderly couple sitting on folding chairs behind a wooden sea defence on a beach near Kings Lynn, Norfolk. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1990

Background imageRetirement Collection: Fisherman, Loire, France

Fisherman, Loire, France
Fisherman wearing a beret fishes from the banks of Loire River near Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageRetirement Collection: Hindenburg & Ludendorf with a group of Staff Officers

Hindenburg & Ludendorf with a group of Staff Officers
Recalled from retirement in 1914, Generalfeldmarshall von Hindenberg became Chief of the General Staff in 1916. WW1 Date: 1914

Background imageRetirement Collection: Mrs Joan Bradbrooke, MBE, HonCRAeS, 1908-1971, Editor, ?

Mrs Joan Bradbrooke, MBE, HonCRAeS, 1908-1971, Editor, ?
Mrs Joan Bradbrooke, MBE, HonCRAeS, 1908-1971, Editor, RAeS Journal, 1946 to her retirement from the Society in 1968, in her office in 8 Hamilton Place circa 1960

Background imageRetirement Collection: Vesta Tilley - final performance with Dame Ellen Terry

Vesta Tilley - final performance with Dame Ellen Terry
Vesta Tilley (1864-1952), born Matilda Alice Powles, later Lady de Frece, music hall actress whose speciality was male impersonations

Background imageRetirement Collection: General Pau, French army officer, WW1

General Pau, French army officer, WW1
General Paul Marie Cesar Gerald Pau (1848-1932), French army officer during the early part of the First World War. He was recalled from retirement to command the Army of Alsace. Date: circa 1914

Background imageRetirement Collection: Winston Churchill entertains the Queen

Winston Churchill entertains the Queen
The Queen arrives at Downing Street and is greeted at No. 10 by Sir Winston and Lady Churchill on the night before his retirement from office

Background imageRetirement Collection: Three bedeswomen of Castle Rising, Norfolk

Three bedeswomen of Castle Rising, Norfolk
Three bedeswomen of Castle Rising, near Sandringham in Norfolk. When these elderly women enter the almshouses (known collectively as Trinity Hospital) they are required to wear an old Welsh costume

Background imageRetirement Collection: Retirement Certificate

Retirement Certificate
A decorative testimonial presented to Mr Samuel Cartledge upon his retirement from the Racecourse Detective Staff, Nottingham, July 1926

Background imageRetirement Collection: Map of India Shewing the Lines of Railways, Telegraphs?

Map of India Shewing the Lines of Railways, Telegraphs?
?Map of India Shewing the Lines of Railways, Telegraphs, and Dawk Routes?, specially engraved for the Indian Traveller?s Guide (nd); from papers collected by J P K Murphy, 52nd Sikhs and 9th Hodson

Background imageRetirement Collection: South Downs Ranger with horse, Sussex

South Downs Ranger with horse, Sussex
South Downs Ranger Harry Ward with horse, near Eastbourne, Sussex, around the time of his retirement from the service. Date: circa 1967

Background imageRetirement Collection: Bismarck with Hound

Bismarck with Hound
OTTO von BISMARCK The former German Chancellor, now in retirement, walks with one of his dogs in the grounds of his castle at Friedrichsruhe. Date: 1815 - 1898

Background imageRetirement Collection: Chamberlain / With Dtr 14

Chamberlain / With Dtr 14
JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN Liberal politician with his daughter Ida, on the official announcement of his retirement from politics Date: 1836-1914

Background imageRetirement Collection: WW1 - Extrication of the Belgian Army from Antwerp

WW1 - Extrication of the Belgian Army from Antwerp - a packed trainload of troops at Maldeghem on the railway between Ghent and Bruges

Background imageRetirement Collection: Avro Lincoln Mk 30 A-73-27 RaF

Avro Lincoln Mk 30 A-73-27 RaF
After retirement from the Royal Australian Air Force Avro Lincoln A-73-27 was used by the fire fighters at Mascot airport in Sydney Date: 1962

Background imageRetirement Collection: Farewell to scout commissioner, Ghana, West Africa

Farewell to scout commissioner, Ghana, West Africa
Scouts say farewell to their commissioner, Ghana, West Africa. Major and Mrs W H Donald visited Accra headquarters as guests of honour on their retirement from the country

Background imageRetirement Collection: Paris, France - Invalides

Paris, France - Invalides. Date: 1830

Background imageRetirement Collection: Paris, France - Hotel des Invalides, facade principale

Paris, France - Hotel des Invalides, facade principale. Date: 1831

Background imageRetirement Collection: The Retirement to Paris

The Retirement to Paris
During the retreat of Allied troops towards Paris, French soldiers are awakened in the early hours by German bombardment of the cottage in La F貥 where they had taken shelter



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