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Shaftesbury Collection

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Theatre Crowd in Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Theatre Crowd in Shaftesbury Avenue, London
The early winter and Christmas season in London - a theatre crowd pouring out into Shaftesbury Avenue. The scene is outside the Lyric Theatre, looking towards the Globe, the Queen s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Piccadilly Circus 1956

Piccadilly Circus 1956
Piccadilly Circus street scene, with huge billboards advertising Bovril, Wrigleys and Craven A cigarettes amongst others

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: George Walker and Ada Overton Walker in In Dahomey

George Walker and Ada Overton Walker in In Dahomey
Miss Ada Overton Walker and Mr George Walker, performing " The Tsar of Dixie" a song in the play In Dahomey at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 1903

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury / Gold Hill

Shaftesbury / Gold Hill
Shaftesbury, Dorset: Gold Hill

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: London - Piccadilly Circus in the 1920s

London - Piccadilly Circus in the 1920s
London - Piccadilly Circus photographed in 1924. The Trocadero is showing Wanderer in the Wasteland - an American colour silent Western film directed by Irvin Willat and starring Jack Holt

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Windmill Theatre

Windmill Theatre
The Windmill Theatre on the corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, and the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Bardelys The Magnificent, by Hamilton and Sabatini

Bardelys The Magnificent, by Hamilton and Sabatini
Bardelys The Magnificent, by Henry Hamilton and Rafael Sabatini, from Sabatinis novel (1906). First produced at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, August 1910, then the Globe Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue

Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue - Queens Theatre with neon sign for Private Lives by Noel Coward, directed by John Gielgud. 1973

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Homes - Farm School for Boys, Bisley, Surrey

Shaftesbury Homes - Farm School for Boys, Bisley, Surrey
The Bisley Farm School for Boys, established by what became the Shaftesbury Homes charity. It later became known as the School House department of Shaftesbury School. Date: 1930s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Homes Fortescue House, Twickenham

Shaftesbury Homes Fortescue House, Twickenham
Shaftesbury Homes School for Boys at Fortescue House, Hampton Road Twickenham, opened in 1937. It had previously been located in premises at London Road, Twickenham. Date: circa 1937

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire

Shaftesbury and Arethusa Boys Homes, Royston, Hertfordshire
The Shaftesbury & Arethusa Boys Homes at Royston, Hertfordshire, were set up by the National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children, founded in 1843 by William Williams

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Bisley Farm School No. 2 Ground-floor Plan

Bisley Farm School No. 2 Ground-floor Plan
Ground-floor plan of the new building added to the Bisley Farm School, Surrey, in 1873, and later known as the Shaftesbury School block. Date: circa 1888

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Statue of Eros

Statue of Eros
The famous statue of the Greek god of love, Eros, Piccadilly Circus, London, was sculpted by Alfred Gilbert in 1893. It was originally called the Shaftesbury Monument. Date: 1893

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Piccadilly Circus 1950S

Piccadilly Circus 1950S
Piccadilly Circus street scene, with huge billboards advertising Bovril, Wrigleys and Craven A cigarettes amongst others

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue W1

Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue W1, outside the Apollo Theatre. 1973

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Square, Belfast

Shaftesbury Square, Belfast - an elevated view across the square showing shop fronts, trams, horse vehicles and people. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Homes - Esher Place School

Shaftesbury Homes - Esher Place School
The Esher Place School for Girls at Esher, Surrey, run by the Shaftesbury Homes from 1930 to 1952. Date: circa 1930

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury School, Bisley - Bungalow Hospital

Shaftesbury School, Bisley - Bungalow Hospital
Bungalow Hospital at Shaftesbury Homes School for Boys, Bisley, Surrey. Date: 1930s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: 1840s Victorian Map of Dorset

1840s Victorian Map of Dorset

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London

Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London
The Latest Fashion : " Pour Passer le Temps." Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London (on Shaftesbury Avenue), where the stalls have been removed and replaced by tables

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Home, Bisley - Farm School Cricket Team

Shaftesbury Home, Bisley - Farm School Cricket Team
Shaftesbury Home, Bisley - the Farm School winning cricket eleven in 1901. Date: 1901

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Home, Bisley - Farm Work

Shaftesbury Home, Bisley - Farm Work
Shaftesbury Home, Bisley - boys load hay from wagons onto haystacks. Date: 1890s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Leave It To Psmith by Ian Hay and P G Wodehouse

Leave It To Psmith by Ian Hay and P G Wodehouse
Promotional postcard for Leave It To Psmith by Ian Hay and P. G. Wode-house.from Wodehouses novel (1923). First produced at the Shaftesbury Theatre, 27th September 1930

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Launch of Shamrock V

Launch of Shamrock V
The Shamrock V yacht, commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton to contest the Americas Cup, is launched at Gosport, Hampshire following the naming ceremony by Lady Shaftesbury Date: 14 April 1930

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: The Geneva Union, Shaftesbury Avenue, London

The Geneva Union, Shaftesbury Avenue, London
The Geneva Union, 158-160 Shaftesbury Avenue, London - listed as the Hotel Employees Association - one of at least two clubhouses for Swiss Hotel workers in the West End

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Belfast Castle, Seat of the Earl of Shaftesbury

Belfast Castle, Seat of the Earl of Shaftesbury - a view looking close in and down on the Castle. (Location: Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury / 1st Earl / Min

Shaftesbury / 1st Earl / Min
ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER 1st EARL of SHAFTESBURY English politician

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: London Ragged School, Battersea 1890s

London Ragged School, Battersea 1890s
The London Ragged Schools Union was established in April 1844 to combine resources in the city, providing free education, food, clothing, lodging and other home missionary services for poor children

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Training Ship Arethusa

Training Ship Arethusa
Boys in naval uniform exercise on the training ship Arethusa, moored on the Thames at Greenhithe and run by the National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Maud Allan, The Vision of Salome, Palace Theatre, London

Maud Allan, The Vision of Salome, Palace Theatre, London
Maud Allan in The Vision of Salome, Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London. 1908

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: The corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Greek Street, London

The corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Greek Street, London - large advertising hoardings/billboards for The Talk of the Town revue at The Adelphi Theatre and Crazy Gang at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Avenue, London - early 1900s

Shaftesbury Avenue, London - early 1900s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Royal Navy Training Ship HMS Shaftesbury at Grays

Royal Navy Training Ship HMS Shaftesbury at Grays, River Thames

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury Training Ship moored off Grays

Shaftesbury Training Ship moored off Grays Date: 19th century

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Victorian magic lantern slide of HMS Shaftesbury

Victorian magic lantern slide of HMS Shaftesbury Training Ship off Grays Date: 19th century

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Shaftesbury early 1900s

Shaftesbury early 1900s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Dig! Dig! Dig! (To Victory)

Dig! Dig! Dig! (To Victory)
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Dig! Dig! Dig! (To Victory) by Joe Norton and Billy Bath. Featured by Charles Penrose, who can be seen with a comical facial expression

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Service Land Music Cover, WW2

Service Land Music Cover, WW2
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Service-Land, a grand selection of popular song successes arranged by R. S. Stoddon

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: The Victory Waltz

The Victory Waltz
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for The Victory Waltz, words by Tommie Connor, music by Tony Bond. Featured and broadcast by Joe Loss and his orchestra

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Till The Lights Of London Shine Again

Till The Lights Of London Shine Again
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Till The Lights Of London Shine Again, words and music by Tommy Connor and Eddie Pola

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus

I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for I'm Sending A Letter To Santa Claus, by Lanny Rogers and Spencer Williams. Featured, recorded and broadcast by Gracie Fields

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: The White Cliffs Of Dover

The White Cliffs Of Dover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for There'll Be Blue Birds Over The White Cliifs Of Dover, words by Nat Burton, music by Walter Kent

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Wings Over The Navy, Music Cover

Wings Over The Navy, Music Cover
An illustrated WW2 music sheet cover for Wings Over The Navy, words by Johnny Mercer, music by Harry Warren. Featured and broadcast by Henry Hall and his orchestra

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: King Alfred's Kitchen, Shaftesbury, Dorset

King Alfred's Kitchen, Shaftesbury, Dorset
The 13th century King Alfred's Kitchen, 17 High St, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Lord Shaftesbury's Funeral, Westminster

Lord Shaftesbury's Funeral, Westminster
The funeral service for Anthony Ashley Cooper, Lord Shaftesbury, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (28th April 1801 - 1st October 1885) at Westminster Abbey

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Jane Baxter

Jane Baxter
British actress Jane Baxter (1909-1996) appearing in a nautical production The Midshipman at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Date: 1931

Background imageShaftesbury Collection: Horace Hodges in Lightnin

Horace Hodges in Lightnin
Actor Horace Hodges (1863-1951) performing in the play Lightnin at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. Date: 1925



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