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Background imageThere Collection: India - Chimbatti Loop on the Darjeeling Railway

India - Chimbatti Loop on the Darjeeling Railway
Black and white. A tightly looped section of railway with hilly scenery surrounding. There is a building on the outside and on the inside of the loop, and a train is parked on the track

Background imageThere Collection: Switzerland - Grindelwald. On the Eismeer

Switzerland - Grindelwald. On the Eismeer
Coloured lantern slide of a view of the Eismeer Lower Grindelwald Glacier, the western of the two in the valley of Grindelwald. There are two explorer figures at the bottom of the glacier

Background imageThere Collection: Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat

Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been? I ve been up to London to look at the queen. Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under the chair Date: circa 1912

Background imageThere Collection: Sisters Warwick music hall trick cyclists

Sisters Warwick music hall trick cyclists
The Sisters Warwick music hall trick and acrobatic cyclists. Five women dressed in knee length full white skirts with short white jackets, large hats with decorative veiling and flat shoes

Background imageThere Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - There is still a lot to do

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - There is still a lot to do
The war is over. The message on the back by Churchill exhorts There is still a lot to do. The card, captioned Love for Love, carries the senders message Dear Granny

Background imageThere Collection: US Cemetery Marker Number 1 St Mere Eglise Normandy

US Cemetery Marker Number 1 St Mere Eglise Normandy
This is one of three markers at the locations of the first American cemeteries. There were 3, 000 soldiers buried here. By 10 June there were eight battlefield cemeteries but these were later

Background imageThere Collection: LONGFELLOW/EXCELSIOR

LONGFELLOW/EXCELSIOR
EXCELSIOR "There in the twilight cold and grey Lifeless, but beautiful he lay...". Date: First published: c.1880

Background imageThere Collection: Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery

Welsh - Caesars Nose - CWGC Cemetery
This small cemetery stands on the site of a German redoubt which was called Fortin 17. Fighting around this area began in 1915

Background imageThere Collection: Detail of the RWF Christmas Truce Plaque, Frelinghien

Detail of the RWF Christmas Truce Plaque, Frelinghien
The plaque is on the memorial plinth unveiled by the daughter of Frank Richards in 2008. There are also plaques to the German 6th Jaeger Battalion and the 133rd Saxon Infantry Regiment

Background imageThere Collection: General Sir William John Codrington (?) army officer

General Sir William John Codrington (?) army officer
Vintage 19th century photograph: captioned on the back as General Sir William John Codrington, GCB (26 November 1804 - 6 August 1884)

Background imageThere Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Mans Job

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - A Mans Job
The Caption is A Mans job. Women filled so many jobs while the men were away. There is a series of photos showing King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at a balloon site

Background imageThere Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Early Birds

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - Early Birds
The Caption is Early Birds. There is a little bird on the window sill - most likely a robin. The small flower bed has flowers - not the vegetables that everyone was encouraged to cultivate.Mr

Background imageThere Collection: WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll knot forget

WW2 era - Comic Postcard - I ll knot forget
Churchills message on the back is There is still a lot to do. The senders message is I don t have to tie a knot in my hankie to remember you. The puppy is called Rufus

Background imageThere Collection: Sketch by Fish of the two Houston sisters - Billy

Sketch by Fish of the two Houston sisters - Billy
Sketch by Fish of the two Houston sisters (Billy and Renee) singing When its June Down There at the Alhambra Theatre, London, 1926 Date: 1926

Background imageThere Collection: Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial

Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial
McCrae, who served in the Boer War, is popularly remembered as the author of what is probably the best-known poem of the First World War -In Flanders Fields

Background imageThere Collection: Prowse Point St Yvon Christmas Memorial Area with footballs

Prowse Point St Yvon Christmas Memorial Area with footballs
Prompted by the 100th Anniversaries of the battles of WW1, much interest in the Truces that took place beteen the enemies at Christmas 1914, particulary in this area

Background imageThere Collection: British CWGC Cemetery Tyne Cot, Passchendaele, Belgium

British CWGC Cemetery Tyne Cot, Passchendaele, Belgium
This is the largest British War Cemetery in the world and was designed by Sir Hebert Baker (who designed the tomb of Cecil Rhodes in Delhi)

Background imageThere Collection: Flemish Soldiers Memorial Crypt, Zonnbeke

Flemish Soldiers Memorial Crypt, Zonnbeke
The crypt is in the local cemetery. There was considersable acrimony between the French speaking population and those who spoke Flemish

Background imageThere Collection: British troops and Locals Memorial, Sint Michielsgestel

British troops and Locals Memorial, Sint Michielsgestel
There is much erudite discussion about whether Operation Market Garden was a success or a failure. Certainly, the prime objective - to outflank the German defences along the River Rhine

Background imageThere Collection: A scene from ?The Bagdad Daddies? number in Are you There?

A scene from ?The Bagdad Daddies? number in Are you There?
A scene from ?The Bagdad Daddies? number in Are you There ? (Fox Studios / 1931) Date: 1931

Background imageThere Collection: 50th Northumbrian Division Memorial, Asnelles

50th Northumbrian Division Memorial, Asnelles
The Division landed on Gold Beach on D-Day, the leading Brigade was the 231st and one of the two leading regiments was the 1st Battalion of the Dorsets, who came ashore just before 0730

Background imageThere Collection: Canadian Casualties Memorial Fontaine Henry church

Canadian Casualties Memorial Fontaine Henry church
The church is adjacent to the 15th/16th century chateau which has never been sold and can be visited. There is a regimental memorial to the Canadian liberators in the car park

Background imageThere Collection: German Gun Bunker Azeville Normandy

German Gun Bunker Azeville Normandy
This was one of the first parts of the Atlantic Wall to be constructed. There are four casemates 30 metres apart linked by 300 metres of concrete trenches

Background imageThere Collection: German Cemetery Orglandes Normandy

German Cemetery Orglandes Normandy
There are over 10, 000 burials here from the battles as the Americans drove towards Cherbourg. Originally both Germans and Americans were buried here but the latter were moved in 1945 to St Laurent

Background imageThere Collection: India - A hunting Cheetah on leash, Ulwar

India - A hunting Cheetah on leash, Ulwar
Black and white. A cheetah tied to a low wooden bar, being fed by a man with a dark turban. There are other men/boys standing around him wearing white turbans.. Part of India Box, Boswell Collection

Background imageThere Collection: 6th Airborne Division Stained Glass Windows, Ranville

6th Airborne Division Stained Glass Windows, Ranville
There are two windows. One is to 6th Airborne and the other to St George. The first was unveiled in 1969 and the second in 1960. They are in a side-chapel in Ranville church

Background imageThere Collection: Commandant Kiefer & 4 Commando Memorial

Commandant Kiefer & 4 Commando Memorial
This is in Colleville-Montgomery opposite the First British Graves Memorial and remembers both Kieffer and the French Forces of No 4 Commando. There are a number of memorials to Kieffer

Background imageThere Collection: A bearded man stands in front of 3 ornately carved columns

A bearded man stands in front of 3 ornately carved columns
Black and white. A bearded man stands in front of 3 ornately carved columns which are falling into disrepair - one of them has lost its middle section. At least of of the carvings represents Buddha

Background imageThere Collection: India - Bullock Cart with six oxen

India - Bullock Cart with six oxen
Black and white. A loaded cart with six white oxen outside a row of buildings. There are two young boys beside it with baskets on their heads.. Part of India Box, Boswell Collection

Background imageThere Collection: Adam and Eve and Dioscorides and Andromachus

Adam and Eve and Dioscorides and Andromachus
Engraved title page of Pharmacopoeia Bruxellensis (1641). Depicts Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and Dioscorides and Andromachus. There is a vignette depicting Bruxelles in a cartouch

Background imageThere Collection: Female Types / Predatory

Female Types / Predatory
Three predatory women eye the local talent from a balcony: " There is no one down here worth looking at... with one or two exceptions." Date: 1876

Background imageThere Collection: Sicily - Selinunto Temple

Sicily - Selinunto Temple
Black and white Victorian lantern slide of one of the temple ruins at Selinunto. There appears to be a figure on top of a delapidated column

Background imageThere Collection: Sicily - Door of Saint Agata, Palermo

Sicily - Door of Saint Agata, Palermo
Black and white Victorian lantern slide of a large archway. There is a small crowd lined up underneath and in the background, a domed building

Background imageThere Collection: Sicily - Cathedral Interior at Monreale

Sicily - Cathedral Interior at Monreale
Black and white Victorian lantern slide of the interior Cathedral at Monreale. There are hooded people gathered at the ornate altar.. Slide number 31 of Box 106 entitled Sicily Date: circa 1890s

Background imageThere Collection: Switzerland - Berne. The High Street

Switzerland - Berne. The High Street
Coloured lantern slide of a view of the Berne High Street. There is a clock tower in the background and young children gathered around a fountain in the foreground.. Box 181 entitled Swiss No.1

Background imageThere Collection: Display with Glass Barriers

Display with Glass Barriers
Hand coloured. Illustration of some kind of display with glass barriers, with a corner running down the centre of the image

Background imageThere Collection: Shoe Shiner

Shoe Shiner
Black and white. Illustration of a shoe shiner on his knees in front of a small stand with the company name, Day & Martin, written on it. There is a lady standing near him with a little dog

Background imageThere Collection: The Toss Up

The Toss Up
Hand coloured. Illustration of two men standing in a dingy, candle-lit room with wooden ceiling. One is holding out a fist as if arguing, and has a pipe

Background imageThere Collection: Romany Love

Romany Love
Hand coloured. Illustration of two people sitting by an open fire in a forest. There is a pot hung over the fire and one of the people is playing a guitar

Background imageThere Collection: Thatched Cottage

Thatched Cottage
Hand coloured. Illustration of a thatched cottage with some kind of brass horn hung outside. There are two children standing in front of it

Background imageThere Collection: Near Bognor

Near Bognor
Black and white (appears sepia/brown in some lights). Two women stand talking at the end of a path surrounded by trees and fields

Background imageThere Collection: Waiting

Waiting
Black and white (appears sepia in some lights). A woman in a stripey apron and bonnet is holding her hand to her eyes and looking out across some fields

Background imageThere Collection: Our West African Settlements

Our West African Settlements
Hand coloured. Large white building complex with a blue roof. There are some African people standing or walking around outside.. Part of Box 365, Miscellaneous Part 1. Slide number 7. Date: circa 1900

Background imageThere Collection: The Ajanta cave complex

The Ajanta cave complex
Black and white. Two small boys sitting outside the entrance to a large structure carved into a cliff face. There are two lion statues on either side of the staircase leading up to the entrance

Background imageThere Collection: A Chaitya - Buddhist prayer hall

A Chaitya - Buddhist prayer hall
Black and white. View of the inside of a building called a Chaitya (Buddhist prayer hall) with heavily carved walls and columns

Background imageThere Collection: View of the inside of a building with arched roof

View of the inside of a building with arched roof
Black and white. View of the inside of a building with arched roof and ornately carved walls. There are carved columns are just visible below, and a large, shrine like structure at the far end

Background imageThere Collection: Illustration of a wolf lunging at a rooster with a knife

Illustration of a wolf lunging at a rooster with a knife
Hand coloured. Illustration of a wolf lunging at a rooster with a knife in its paw. The scene takes place in front of a chicken coop, and the wolf is dressed in a blue tailcoat and top hat

Background imageThere Collection: Switzerland - Handeck, Falls of the Aar

Switzerland - Handeck, Falls of the Aar
Coloured lantern slide of the Aar Falls at Handeck. A waterfall on the Aare River in Bern, Switzerland; it is located about 9 miles south of Meiringen village



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