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Background imageTrials Collection: A Complete Wash-out, by William Heath Robinson

A Complete Wash-out, by William Heath Robinson
The trials of spring-cleaning as endured on the ark. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans

Background imageTrials Collection: George Stephensons Rocket - the pre-1923 replica

George Stephensons Rocket - the pre-1923 replica. George Stephensons Rocket Locomotive was built in 1829. Built for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway

Background imageTrials Collection: Salem Witches: Tituba

Salem Witches: Tituba
Titubas tales alarm the children, who accuse her of being a witch

Background imageTrials Collection: de Havilland DH. 112 Sea Venom F. A. W. 21 XA539

de Havilland DH. 112 Sea Venom F. A. W. 21 XA539
de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom F.A.W.21 XA539, flying with the Aero Flight from RAE Bedford. First flown on 21 May 1954, delivered on 03 June 1954

Background imageTrials Collection: The Queen with a Land-Rover at Badminton Horse Trials

The Queen with a Land-Rover at Badminton Horse Trials
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family stand by a Land-Rover, with their host, the Duke of Beautfort, at the Badminton Three-day Horse Trials. Date: 1956

Background imageTrials Collection: More Rugger Trials

More Rugger Trials
Cartoon, More Rugger Trials. Good head and tail work and clever footwork in the scrum. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"

Background imageTrials Collection: R. M. S. Queen Mary, Cunard White Star liner, May 1936

R. M. S. Queen Mary, Cunard White Star liner, May 1936
Photograph of the R.M.S. Queen Mary on sea trials, prior to her maiden voyage, May 1936

Background imageTrials Collection: Avro Vulcan B2 XH534 Farnborough

Avro Vulcan B2 XH534 Farnborough
The second B2 Vulcan built was based at A&AEE Boscombe Down for trials until 1965. The Vulcan display was always one of the highlights of Farnborough Air Show. Date: 1960

Background imageTrials Collection: Triumph Southern Cross

Triumph Southern Cross
The Triumph-Gloria Southern Cross : earlier models performed well in the Monte Carlo and Alpine trials. Date: 1936

Background imageTrials Collection: Sheepdog Trials

Sheepdog Trials. Bringing in the sheep, starting the dog, driving the sheep and finally trying to get them into the pen

Background imageTrials Collection: Queen Elizabeth II at the Badminton horse trials, 1959

Queen Elizabeth II at the Badminton horse trials, 1959
The Queen on horseback at the Badminton horse trials, 1959. 1959

Background imageTrials Collection: British Hovercraft Corporation BH7 Mk2, 12 April 1972

British Hovercraft Corporation BH7 Mk2, 12 April 1972, on its return to HMS Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent, after nine weeks of trials in the Baltic Sea. Date: 1972

Background imageTrials Collection: Rolls-Royce Clyde powered prototype Westland Wyvern TF2

Rolls-Royce Clyde powered prototype Westland Wyvern TF2, VP120, during thrust measuring trials at Yeovil

Background imageTrials Collection: Avro 560 as flown by Bert Hinkler at the Lympne Light Aeropl

Avro 560 as flown by Bert Hinkler at the Lympne Light Aeroplane Trials in 1923. Date: 1923

Background imageTrials Collection: Gloster Meteor F4 RA490

Gloster Meteor F4 RA490
Gloster Meteor F4, RA490, following use as a Beryl engine testbed, the aircraft was heavily modified to take two Rolls-Royce Nene turbojets for trials with a jet deflection system

Background imageTrials Collection: Two Harriers manoeuvre into position for landing on the deck

Two Harriers manoeuvre into position for landing on the deck of HMS Eagle during sea trials in 1970. Date: 1970

Background imageTrials Collection: Dutch Witch Trial C17

Dutch Witch Trial C17
Trying a suspect for witchcraft in Holland : she is being weighed on a balance, but what that is supposed to prove I can t tell you

Background imageTrials Collection: Start of Lewes motorcycle speed trial

Start of Lewes motorcycle speed trial
Crowds gather around a racetrack in Lewes, Sussex as man on a motorcycle prepares to be pushed off to begin the race, under a start banner indicating the sponsor, Dunlop

Background imageTrials Collection: NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2

NFS - Home Office hose tests at Wimbledon, WW2
London Region NFS/AFS firefighters assisting in Home Office trials to improve water delivery systems to emergency dams and onto fires after the fire service was nationalised in August 1941

Background imageTrials Collection: Replica of George Stephensons Rocket Locomotive

Replica of George Stephensons Rocket Locomotive
George Stephensons Rocket Locomotive, built in 1829. Built for the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool & Manchester Railway

Background imageTrials Collection: Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO

Gloster Meteor Mk. 8 - Mk. 7 combination G-ANSO
Gloster Meteor Mk.8 - Mk.7 combination (ex GAF) G-ANSO, at the 1954 SBAC Farnborough air-show. Built as an F Mk.8 airframe with strengthened outer wings, the Ground Attack Fighter (GAF) aka Reaper

Background imageTrials Collection: Trials on the Yorkshire Moors: the Irish Water Spaniels 1931

Trials on the Yorkshire Moors: the Irish Water Spaniels 1931
Trials on the Yorkshire Moors: the Irish Water Spaniels. The field trial meeting of the Irish Water Spaniel Association, 1931, was held at Anley and Rainscar at the invitation of Col. J

Background imageTrials Collection: The second working trials of the sporting spaniel club

The second working trials of the sporting spaniel club, 1899. Date: 1899

Background imageTrials Collection: The first Irish Water Spaniel club trials, 1908

The first Irish Water Spaniel club trials, 1908
The first working trials of the Irish Water Spaniel Society, near Mildenhall, Suffolk. 1909

Background imageTrials Collection: Avro Lincoln RF403 testbed

Avro Lincoln RF403 testbed
Avro Lincoln, RF403, testbed for the Armstrong Siddeley Python turboprop. This aircraft was scrapped in Australia in 1958 following high altitude bombing trials at Woomera. Date: 1958

Background imageTrials Collection: Avro Lincoln B2 RA657 used by Flight Refuelling

Avro Lincoln B2 RA657 used by Flight Refuelling
Avro Lincoln B2, RA657, used by Flight Refuelling for probe and drogue trials. Seen here with a Gloster Meteor F4, VZ389

Background imageTrials Collection: Queen Elizabeth at Badminton, 1953

Queen Elizabeth at Badminton, 1953
Queen Elizabeth II shares a joke with her uncle the Duke of Gloucester at Badminton where the royal family were watching the Olympic horse trials

Background imageTrials Collection: Trials on the Midland Railway

Trials on the Midland Railway, May 1848, between Jenny Lind and Jenny Sharp Date: 1896

Background imageTrials Collection: Sheep Dog Trial in 1876

Sheep Dog Trial in 1876
Sheepdog trials at Alexandra Palace

Background imageTrials Collection: London / Brighton Veteran Motor Car Trials / Run, Brighton, Engl

London / Brighton Veteran Motor Car Trials / Run, Brighton, Engl
London/Brighton Veteran Motor Car Trials/Run, Brighton, Sussex, England. Date: 1905

Background imageTrials Collection: Coventry Ordinance Works Biplane Trials No 11

Coventry Ordinance Works Biplane Trials No 11

Background imageTrials Collection: Dreadnought at Speed

Dreadnought at Speed
The innovative battleship undergoing trials at sea. Her combination of high speed and heavy gunpower will be copied worldwide. Date: circa 1906

Background imageTrials Collection: Sketches at the Crippen trial

Sketches at the Crippen trial
The Most Sensational Trial for Many Years. Sketches in court at the trial of Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, accused of (and later hanged for) the murder of his wife Cora

Background imageTrials Collection: The Irish water spaniel club trials, 1909

The Irish water spaniel club trials, 1909
A page from The Illustrated Sporting Dramatic News, reporting on the Irish water spaniel club trials near Mildenhall, Suffolk, 1909. 1909

Background imageTrials Collection: Queen launches the ship that bore her name

Queen launches the ship that bore her name
In September 1938 HM the Queen launched the ship that bore her name. In October 1946 the Queen returned to the Clyde. She accompanied the vessel during the speed trials off the Isle of Arran

Background imageTrials Collection: Gas mask trials

Gas mask trials
A trial of gas masks, to test their effectiveness

Background imageTrials Collection: The Turbine Steamer Queen, 1903

The Turbine Steamer Queen, 1903
Photograph of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Companys turbine steamer Queen, during sea trials, June 1903. This vessel was announced to be the first turbine steamer to enter cross-Channel

Background imageTrials Collection: Escalator Trials

Escalator Trials
A couple misunderstand the instructions for stepping off a new fangled moving staircase and land in an undignified heap on the floor of the underground station

Background imageTrials Collection: Handley Page Hastings C.2 WD480

Handley Page Hastings C.2 WD480
Royal Aircraft Establishment - Handley Page Hastings C.2 WD480, at RAF Abingdon on 15 September 1973. WD480 was fitted with a large pannier housing sonobuoy bays

Background imageTrials Collection: Avro 563 Andover G-EBKW

Avro 563 Andover G-EBKW (msn 5097), The fourth Andover, built as a civil airliner, of Imperial Airways, during route proving trials. Date: 1925

Background imageTrials Collection: Sud-Aviaton SO.4050 Vautour IIN 348 - F-AZHP

Sud-Aviaton SO.4050 Vautour IIN 348 - F-AZHP
Armee de l'Air - Sud-Aviaton SO.4050 Vautour IIN 348 / F-AZHP (msn 348), operated by CEV (Centre d'Essais en Vol) for radar and missile trials. (Armee de l'Air - French Air Force). Date: circa 2005

Background imageTrials Collection: Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 XM563

Saunders-Roe Skeeter AOP.12 XM563 (msn S2/5118), at Eastleigh on 15 February 1961. Seen fitted with a Turbomeca/Blackburn Turmo engine for trials with the Ministry of Supply. Date: 1961

Background imageTrials Collection: Saunders-Roe Skeeter XK773

Saunders-Roe Skeeter XK773
Saunders-Roe Skeeter Mk.6 XK773 (msn SR.904, ex G-ANMG), at Eastleigh on 18 January 1961, in use on auto-stabilisation trials with Saro. Date: 1961

Background imageTrials Collection: Grumman F-11A Tiger 141824

Grumman F-11A Tiger 141824 (msn 141), on display at Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona. Taken from the bone yard by Grumman

Background imageTrials Collection: Ethel Gee, Portland Spy Ring

Ethel Gee, Portland Spy Ring
Ethel Elizabeth (Bunty) Gee (1914-1984), member of the Portland Spy Ring, arrested in 1961 and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Date: 1961

Background imageTrials Collection: Henry (Harry) Houghton, Portland Spy Ring

Henry (Harry) Houghton, Portland Spy Ring
Henry (Harry) Frederick Houghton, (1905-1985), member of the Portland Spy Ring. He was arrested in 1961 and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Date: 1961

Background imageTrials Collection: HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer

HMAS Yarra - River-Class Torpedo Destroyer
Royal Australian Navy - HMAS Yarra / HMS Yarra, a River-Class Torpedo Destroyer, making way at speed, on the River Clyde during manufacturers trials in 1910. Yarra was built by William Denny & Bros

Background imageTrials Collection: United States Navy Wright XF3W-1 A7223

United States Navy Wright XF3W-1 A7223. Built as a landplane for racing and engine development testing, the XF3W-1 was later fitted with a pair of floats and also a single float with stabilisers



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