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Background imageTiles Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageTiles Collection: Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance

Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance
The Ugly Sisters try to follow their dancing master while Cinderella stands disconsolately by the fire. A scene from a ballet version of Cinderella, based on French and Spanish fairytales

Background imageTiles Collection: T. E. Lawrences House

T. E. Lawrences House
The house at Clouds Hill, near Wool, Dorset, England, where British archaeologist, soldier, intelligence officer and writer, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1888-1935)

Background imageTiles Collection: Owl & the Pussycat

Owl & the Pussycat
The Owl and the Pussycat: Wake up, aren t you even a bit scared of me, Owl? Date: 1960s

Background imageTiles Collection: Four boys in a street in the East End of London

Four boys in a street in the East End of London
Four boys walking along a street in the East End of London, passing the premises of the East End News. Two of them have bare feet. Two are wearing hoods, though it doesn t appear to be raining

Background imageTiles Collection: Manchester Rooftops

Manchester Rooftops
Manchester skyline - an urban cityscape of rooftops and chimney stacks, the air grey with industrial smog

Background imageTiles Collection: 1960S Kitchen

1960S Kitchen
A classic kitchen, with a dresser, folding table, gas cooker with whistle kettle, trendy floor tiles and various types of kitchenalia

Background imageTiles Collection: Cover for Brochure advertising Triplex Grates / Ranges

Cover for Brochure advertising Triplex Grates / Ranges
A cook proudly produces a loaf - another successful piece of cooking using her Triplex Garte / Range. Date: circa 1927

Background imageTiles Collection: Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira

Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira
A picture on blue tiles outside the former Ritz Cafe, in the Avenida Arriaga in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. This type of traditional design, on blue and white tin-glazed ceramic tiles

Background imageTiles Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. As instructed by the Green Knight, he swings the battleaxe and cuts off the Green Knights head. The head falls off and rolls towards the banqueting guests

Background imageTiles Collection: Frog Prince & Princess

Frog Prince & Princess
The princess discovers a frog at her feet: curiously, he too is wearing a crown

Background imageTiles Collection: Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira

Blue Tiles, Avenida Arriaga, Funchal, Madeira
A picture on blue tiles outside the former Ritz Cafe, in the Avenida Arriaga in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. This type of traditional design, on blue and white tin-glazed ceramic tiles

Background imageTiles Collection: Aldwych Tube Station

Aldwych Tube Station
The exterior of ALDWYCH STATION, on the Piccadilly Line, faced with the distinctive red ceramic tiles employed at the time

Background imageTiles Collection: Ashleworth Tithe Barn, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, England

Ashleworth Tithe Barn, Ashleworth, Gloucestershire, England. The barn was built about 1500 by the canons of St Augustine s, Bristol. After the Dissolution, the barn passed into secular use

Background imageTiles Collection: A London Underground platform at Bank station

A London Underground platform at Bank station
An empty London Underground platform at Bank station, on the Northern Line. early 1930s

Background imageTiles Collection: Brochure advertising Triplex Grates / Ranges

Brochure advertising Triplex Grates / Ranges
A cook proudly produces a loaf - another successful piece of cooking using her Triplex Garte / Range. Home made with Triplex! Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTiles Collection: Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace

Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace
A Victorian style domestic interior with fireplace, and different patterns everywhere you look

Background imageTiles Collection: KETTLE CAT

KETTLE CAT
A ginger cat about to be boiled in a kettle on the kitchen hob!

Background imageTiles Collection: Entrance hall corridor, Woolwich Town Hall, SE London

Entrance hall corridor, Woolwich Town Hall, SE London. circa 1908

Background imageTiles Collection: The Woburn Fireplace

The Woburn Fireplace. Catalogue for Nicholls and Clarke Ltd. London. Manufacturers and Merchants of Building Materials. Date: circa 1927

Background imageTiles Collection: Kilns from the 18th C

Kilns from the 18th C
Various views of a French kiln from the 18th century used to make bricks and tiles. Date: Circa 1760

Background imageTiles Collection: Doing Laundry 1940S

Doing Laundry 1940S
A housewife uses a kind of dolly leg with a rubber plunger on the end of it to wash her clothes in a metal tub. Date: 1940s (re-enactment)

Background imageTiles Collection: Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scotland, in a black and white dress with lace at the collar and cuffs

Background imageTiles Collection: W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

W Heath Robinson - Peeling Potatoes by Gramophone

Background imageTiles Collection: Music cover, Puss! Puss! Puss

Music cover, Puss! Puss! Puss! Comedy song waltz, words by Robert Hargreaves and Stanley J Damerell, music by Tolchard Evans. 1932

Background imageTiles Collection: Street scene with Drommedaris, Enkhuizen, Netherlands

Street scene with Drommedaris, Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Street scene with Drommedaris Tower (right), Enkhuizen, North Holland, Netherlands. The Tower (a gate of the city) dates back to the 16th century. Date: 1913

Background imageTiles Collection: Vichy, France - Bathroom

Vichy, France - Bathroom
Vichy, France - Taking the healing waters - here the patient is wrapped up and then submerged within a superb enamel bath. Note the spectacular art nouveau tiling! Date: early 1910s

Background imageTiles Collection: A pair of lovebirds

A pair of lovebirds
Austro-Hungarian Empire souvenir tourist postcard of a pair of lovebirds

Background imageTiles Collection: Morocco - Interior of an Arab house

Morocco - Interior of an Arab house
Three women in the interior of a Morrocan Arab house

Background imageTiles Collection: Moorish Bathhouse - Algeria

Moorish Bathhouse - Algeria. Date: circa 1909

Background imageTiles Collection: Edwardian fireplace with ornaments

Edwardian fireplace with ornaments. circa 1908

Background imageTiles Collection: King Charless House, Cornmarket, Worcester

King Charless House, Cornmarket, Worcester, with a sign advertising Charles Collins, Bricklayer and Plasterer. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageTiles Collection: Contrasting Bathroom

Contrasting Bathroom

Background imageTiles Collection: The Old Post Office - Tintagel, Cornwall

The Old Post Office - Tintagel, Cornwall
The Old Post Office, viewed from the north-east. The Old Post Office is thought to date from the 14th or 15th century. Originally a manor house or stewards house

Background imageTiles Collection: Santiago de Compostela, Spain - General View with Basilica

Santiago de Compostela, Spain - General View with Basilica. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTiles Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Interior of the Eyup Sultan Mosque

Istanbul, Turkey - Interior of the Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii) - the complex includes a mausoleum marking the spot where Eyup (Job) al-Ansari

Background imageTiles Collection: Two boys larking about in the bath

Two boys larking about in the bath

Background imageTiles Collection: Laying drainage tiles Wisconsin USA early 1900s

Laying drainage tiles Wisconsin USA early 1900s

Background imageTiles Collection: Morocco - A Moorish Cafe scene

Morocco - A Moorish Cafe scene. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTiles Collection: White Star Line, RMS Olympic, Second Class floor tile

White Star Line, RMS Olympic, Second Class floor tile
White Star Line, RMS Olympic, Second Class linoleum floor tile, ex-Haltwhistle Paint Factory. Date: early 20th century

Background imageTiles Collection: Courtrai-Du Nord Tile Advertisement

Courtrai-Du Nord Tile Advertisement
An advertisement for the Courtrai-Du Nord Tile Co. Ltd. showcasing their roofing tiles, which can be seen on the roof of the house in the photograph, situated in Dene Road, Northwood, Middlesex

Background imageTiles Collection: Smuggler's Way, Highcliffe

Smuggler's Way, Highcliffe
A photograph showing a distant view of Smuggler's Way, the building of this house began in 1925, but through use of old materials, including oak, bricks and tiles from ancient barns

Background imageTiles Collection: Japan - Traditional Bathroom and Reception Room

Japan - Traditional Bathroom and Reception Room. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTiles Collection: Tile making, Alfred Meakin

Tile making, Alfred Meakin
Tile making Date: 1913

Background imageTiles Collection: Warehouse of tiles ready for packing, Alfred Meakin

Warehouse of tiles ready for packing, Alfred Meakin
Warehouse of tiles ready for packing Date: 1913

Background imageTiles Collection: Placing white tiles for firing, Alfred Meakin

Placing white tiles for firing, Alfred Meakin
Placing white tiles for firing of the Glaze Date: 1913

Background imageTiles Collection: Making tiles from clay dust, Alfred Meakin

Making tiles from clay dust, Alfred Meakin
Making tiles from clay dust Date: 1913

Background imageTiles Collection: Glazing of white tiles by machinery, Alfred Meakin

Glazing of white tiles by machinery, Alfred Meakin
Glazing of white tiles by machinery Date: 1913



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