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Background imageSadly Collection: Screaming Lord Sutch

Screaming Lord Sutch
DAVID SCREAMING LORD SUTCH British politician, musician and maverick, founder of the Official Monster Raving Looney Party (1983). Sadly, a manic depressive, committed suicide. Date: 1940 - 1999

Background imageSadly Collection: Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain

Possession is nine points of the law by Louis Wain
Illustration by Louis Wain showing a cat occupying a cast-off saucepan or cooking pot during snowy weather. A selection of birds, including a magpie and a blue tit bemusedly face the cat

Background imageSadly Collection: Scotland / Loudon Hill

Scotland / Loudon Hill
Loudon Hill and the railway viaduct, which was built in 1905, but sadly deemed to be unsafe and demolished i 1986. The hill itself was a Roman camp, Ayreshire, Scotland. Date: 1950s

Background imageSadly Collection: Stuffed Kittens Lunch

Stuffed Kittens Lunch
Stuffed animals sit around a tiny table eating and drinking at the Walter Potter Museum, Jamaica Inn, London, sadly sold off and disbanded in 2003. Date: 1960s

Background imageSadly Collection: Thurso Castle

Thurso Castle
The entrance gateway to Thurso Castle a 17th century stone tower house, absorbed into a 19th century baronial mansion, which sadly burned down. Date: 17th century

Background imageSadly Collection: OLD WEMBLEY STADIUM

OLD WEMBLEY STADIUM
The famous twin towers of Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, England. Originally built for the British Empire Exhibition (1924), they were sadly demolished in 2002. Date: completed 1924

Background imageSadly Collection: Advertisement for Horlicks

Advertisement for Horlicks -- Better Luck Next Time. Female model (Julie Bishop) in the foreground, looking with disappointment at a dancing couple in the background. 1959

Background imageSadly Collection: Bell and Mackerel Pub

Bell and Mackerel Pub
The Bell and Mackerel public house, Mile End Road, east London, at one time a famous museum and noted for its coaching proprietor. Sadly, demolished in about 1910

Background imageSadly Collection: Elizabeth Smith - 1

Elizabeth Smith - 1
ELIZABETH SMITH oriental scholar and writer who died at a sadly early age Date: 1776 - 1806

Background imageSadly Collection: Chartist Housing Estate

Chartist Housing Estate
The Chartist estate at Snigs End, Gloucestershire, one of several built by Feargus O Connor for workers. Sadly, the promised Paradise is a disastrous failure

Background imageSadly Collection: Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic 'number 43'

Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic 'number 43'
Aeronavale - Breguet Br 1150 Atlantic 'number 43'. at the SBAC Farnborough Air Show held between 16-22 September 1968. This aircraft crashed into the RAE main gate near the end of runway 25

Background imageSadly Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673

Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673
Handley Page Victor K.2 8911M (XH673) being assembled on the parade ground at RAF Marham. Sadly this aircraft was scrapped in 2020 despite concerted attempts to have it preserved elsewhere

Background imageSadly Collection: Le Moribund

Le Moribund
A painting which sadly portrays a very old man, playing a grand piano, alone in a room, described as a moribund, indicating that this man is very close to his death. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSadly Collection: RMS Lusitania - postcard, George Marks and wife, WW1

RMS Lusitania - postcard, George Marks and wife, WW1
RMS Lusitania - postcard dated 5 May 1915 to a Miss Powell in Southampton. The card refers to a George Marks and his wife

Background imageSadly Collection: DR A R MANBY

DR A R MANBY Physician to the duke of Clarence, whose skills were sadly insufficient to preserve his royal patient from an early death. Date: 1892

Background imageSadly Collection: WARWICK HOUSE 1811

WARWICK HOUSE 1811
The house facing us is Warwick House, residence of the ill- fated Princess Charlotte of Wales, who will sadly die in childbirth in a few years time. Date: 1811

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Marathon
BATTLE OF MARATHON Eucles runs from the battlefield to Athens, with news of the Greek defeat of the Persians ; sadly, he dies as soon as he has told of the victory. 29 September 490 BC

Background imageSadly Collection: Scotts Bunker, Polygon Wood, Belgium

Scotts Bunker, Polygon Wood, Belgium
The bunker is just behind the New Zealand National Memorial, though one needs to climb a small wall to visit it from there

Background imageSadly Collection: Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673

Handley Page Victor K. 2 8911M - XH673
Handley Page Victor K.2 8911M (XH673) being assembled on the parade ground at RAF Marham. Sadly this aircraft was scrapped in 2020 despite concerted attempts to have it preserved elsewhere

Background imageSadly Collection: The courtyard of Thomas Greshams Royal Exchange, modelled on the bourse at Antwerp

The courtyard of Thomas Greshams Royal Exchange, modelled on the bourse at Antwerp : sadly, it will be destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666

Background imageSadly Collection: WALTER BUCHANAN Scottish churchman, depicted preaching with gloves on his hands - his

WALTER BUCHANAN Scottish churchman, depicted preaching with gloves on his hands - his church must have beem sadly under-heated ! Date: 1755 - ?

Background imageSadly Collection: TEA SERVICE 1930S

TEA SERVICE 1930S
Lovely cups and saucers with matching milk jug, sugar lumps in a glass bowl and biscuits on a plate, but sadly, no tea! Date: 1930s

Background imageSadly Collection: Miss Ellaline Terriss as Cinderella

Miss Ellaline Terriss as Cinderella
Miss Ellaline Terriss (1872-1971) - popular English actress and singer, as Cinderella - promotional card for Ivelcon Date: circa 1909

Background imageSadly Collection: Portrait of Louis Wain

Portrait of Louis Wain taken from an advertisement for Phosferine, a tonic medicine, featuring Louis Wain, the famous cat artist

Background imageSadly Collection: Thomas Spencer

Thomas Spencer
THOMAS SPENCER churchman described as that extraordinary genius who sadly drowned while bathing at Liverpool before realising his promise... Date: 1790 - 1811

Background imageSadly Collection: Crystal Palace Tower

Crystal Palace Tower
One of Brunels two water towers at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham (1854), being cleaned. Sadly demolished in 1940 - 41 to avoid being landmarks for enemy bombers

Background imageSadly Collection: Wareham Church 1950S

Wareham Church 1950S
St. Marys Church at Wareham, Dorset, overlooking the River Frome. The chancel is 14th century. Sadly, the large late Saxon nave was demolished in 1840 to make way for a new one

Background imageSadly Collection: An African-American boy sat sadly by a lake

An African-American boy sat sadly by a lake Date: circa 1880s

Background imageSadly Collection: Synagogue Temple Beth-El, 5th Avenue, New York

Synagogue Temple Beth-El, 5th Avenue, New York
Built in 1891 by architect Arnold Brunner in Indiana lime stone to cater for the large Jewish community living in New York

Background imageSadly Collection: Margaret Godolphin

Margaret Godolphin
MARGARET GODOLPHIN A charming portrait of the wife of Sidney, later earl Godolphin though sadly she died before she could be a countess. Date: 1652 - 1678

Background imageSadly Collection: James Elphinston

James Elphinston
JAMES ELPHINSTON teacher, author and translator whose version of Martials epigrams was sadly ridiculed. Date: 1721 - 1809

Background imageSadly Collection: Sir William Dick

Sir William Dick
SIR WILLIAM DICK Scottish merchant, Provost of Edinburgh, sadly reduced to destitution by his loyalty to Charles I : in prosperity, in chains, in his coffin. Date: 1580 - 1655

Background imageSadly Collection: Considerants Home

Considerants Home
House beside the mission near San Antonio, where French socialist free-thinker Victor Considerant attempted to found a Fourierist-type colony which sadly folded after two years. Date: 1855 - 1857

Background imageSadly Collection: Thomas Creech

Thomas Creech
THOMAS CREECH : classical scholar, noted for his translations of Lucretius &c. Sadly, a growing melancholia - and a thwarted amour - drove him to take his own life. Date: 1659 - 1700

Background imageSadly Collection: Council House Interior

Council House Interior
The living room of a council house, with gas fire, armchairs and coffee table, striving to be modern, but sadly failing to be stylish! Date: 1964

Background imageSadly Collection: Catherine Christine Bonaparte

Catherine Christine Bonaparte
Catherine Christine (Boyer) BONAPARTE Princess of Canino, daughter of Pierre Andre Boyer, first wife of Napoleons brother Lucien; sadly, she died aged only 27. Date: 1773 - 1800

Background imageSadly Collection: James Beattie, Writer 2

James Beattie, Writer 2
JAMES BEATTIE Scottish poet ( The minstrel ) of no great merit, and moral philosopher (of even less); sadly, his wife went mad. Date: 1735 - 1803

Background imageSadly Collection: Royal Aircraft Factory reconnaissance bomber RE 8

Royal Aircraft Factory reconnaissance bomber RE 8
Royal Aircraft Factory two-seat reconnaissance bomber RE 8, of which over 4, 000 were built from mid-1916. It sadly proved ready prey to German fighters. Date: circa 1916

Background imageSadly Collection: Bishopsgate Tavern

Bishopsgate Tavern
The Old White Hart Tavern in Bishopsgate, sadly pulled down soon after Shepherd did this picture. Date: 1829

Background imageSadly Collection: Lord Francis Villiers

Lord Francis Villiers
LORD FRANCIS VILLIERS son of George, duke of Buckingham : died aged 19, sadly... Date: 1629 - 1648

Background imageSadly Collection: Elizabeth Smith - 2

Elizabeth Smith - 2
ELIZABETH SMITH oriental scholar and writer who died at a sadly early age Date: 1776 - 1806

Background imageSadly Collection: Georges Farm

Georges Farm at Grendon Underwood, formerly The Ship Inn, where Shakespeare stopped on his journeys between Stratford and London. Sadly, it was destroyed in 1848. Date: 1564 - 1616

Background imageSadly Collection: GEORGEs FARM - 2

GEORGEs FARM - 2
Georges Farm at Grendon Underwood, formerly The Ship Inn, where Shakespeare stopped on his journeys between Stratford and London. Sadly, it was destroyed in 1848. Date: 1564 - 1616

Background imageSadly Collection: Wilhelm Muller - 2

Wilhelm Muller - 2
WILHELM MULLER German writer of the romantic era who died at a sadly early age, but not before fathering the eminent anthropologist Max-Muller. Date: 1794 - 1827

Background imageSadly Collection: Elisa Mercoeur

Elisa Mercoeur
ELISA MERCOEUR French writer who died at a sadly early age, but thankfully, not before sitting for her portrait by Monsieur Gigoux. Date: 1809 - 1834

Background imageSadly Collection: John Marquess Blandford

John Marquess Blandford
JOHN, marquess of BLANDFORD, the only son of John Churchill, first duke of MARLBOROUGH : sadly, he died before his father. Date: 1686 - 1703

Background imageSadly Collection: Letitia Landon - 7

Letitia Landon - 7
LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON wife of George Maclean, governor of Cape Coast Castle, West Africa : immensely popular and prolific poet and novelist who sadly died young. Date: 1802 - 1838

Background imageSadly Collection: Letitia Landon - 6

Letitia Landon - 6
LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON wife of George Maclean, governor of Cape Coast Castle, West Africa : immensely popular and prolific poet and novelist who sadly died young. Date: 1802 - 1838



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