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Villages Collection

Background imageVillages Collection: Port Sunlight - a workers utopia

Port Sunlight - a workers utopia
Page from The Illustrated London News with photographs reporting on the model factory village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, near Birkenhead

Background imageVillages Collection: Argyll, Scotland - Lochgoilhead and Loch Lomond

Argyll, Scotland - Lochgoilhead and Loch Lomond
Argyll, Scotland - the small Scottish town of Lochgoilhead and Loch Lomond, seen from the north and surrounded by towering pine trees. circa 1910s

Background imageVillages Collection: Saffron Walden by Madge Howard

Saffron Walden by Madge Howard
Saffron Walden in Essex, East Anglia, UK, featuring a street of half-timbered houses with pageting (the decorative plaster work typical of the region) covered with snow on a peaceful starry evening

Background imageVillages Collection: H. M.s Curacoa 1865

H. M.s Curacoa 1865
Conflicts with the savages of the New Hebrides, South Pacific Ocean. H.M.S Curacoa shelling the native villages on the island of Tanna

Background imageVillages Collection: The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham

The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham
Promotional postcard for The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham from the German of Hans Muller (Im Weissen Roessl, Grosses Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 8th November 1930); music Ralph Benatzky &c

Background imageVillages Collection: Interior of a Dorsetshire Labourers Cottage

Interior of a Dorsetshire Labourers Cottage
Interior view of a peasants cottage in Dorset in 1846, accompanying an article reporting on the poverty and squalor of some villages in the county

Background imageVillages Collection: Native American Sioux village near Fort Laramie, USA

Native American Sioux village near Fort Laramie, USA
A Native American Sioux village near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, USA -- men, women and children go about their daily chores

Background imageVillages Collection: Villagers Gathered Around the Wireless

Villagers Gathered Around the Wireless
Villagers in Charlwood, Sussex, gathered around the wireless radio in a local pub. 1940

Background imageVillages Collection: COLD CHRISTMAS SIGN

COLD CHRISTMAS SIGN
An amusing signpost for the villages of Much Hadham and Cold Christmas in Hertfordshire, England! Date: 1950s

Background imageVillages Collection: The Flight (La Fuite) by Pierre Paulus

The Flight (La Fuite) by Pierre Paulus - a Belgium family flee the advancing terror of the German army and the atrocities which ensued. Date: circa 1914

Background imageVillages Collection: Taking goods to the high villages Zermatt Switzerland

Taking goods to the high villages Zermatt Switzerland early 1900s

Background imageVillages Collection: Village of Cropthorne, Worcestershire

Village of Cropthorne, Worcestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageVillages Collection: Village of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire

Village of Elmley Castle, Worcestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageVillages Collection: Lodge Park, built as a grandstand in the Sherborne Estate

Lodge Park, built as a grandstand in the Sherborne Estate near the villages of Sherborne, Aldsworth and Northleach in Gloucestershire, England

Background imageVillages Collection: Chiddingstone High Street

Chiddingstone High Street. One of the prettiest villages in Kent, and perhaps England, Chiddingstone is a beautiful example of a Tudor one-street village

Background imageVillages Collection: Dwellers In The Villages

Dwellers In The Villages
A portrait painting of a young woman, sitting outside with her arm rested on a railing, wearing a red skirt and decorative shawl, she is interacting with a smiling man behind. Date: circa 1920

Background imageVillages Collection: The Church Army Waggon, Cambridgeshire

The Church Army Waggon, Cambridgeshire
The Peterborough evangelist Church Army waggon at Barnack near Stamford. These horse drawn vans toured the district often staying for a few days in some villages

Background imageVillages Collection: 5th Century AD Al Bara Al-Kafr Archaeological

5th Century AD Al Bara Al-Kafr Archaeological
5th, Century, AD, Al, Bara, Al-Kafr, archaeological, park, archeology, Architecture, arqueological, sites, Art, Asia, building, byzantine, Byzantine, Empire, Byzantium, christian, christianity, Dead

Background imageVillages Collection: Mules and donkeys still play the most important part in the local transportation of logs

Mules and donkeys still play the most important part in the local transportation of logs and other goods in the narrow streets of the villages in Corsica, France. Date: 1930s

Background imageVillages Collection: BULGARIAN ATROCITIES

BULGARIAN ATROCITIES
SERBIA Serbians, re-entering towns and villages abandoned by the retreating Bulgarians, find evidence of destruction, massacre & other atrocities Date: July 1913

Background imageVillages Collection: Mainz, Germany on the River Rhine

Mainz, Germany on the River Rhine. Notable sights and map of the River and neighbouring towns and villages. Date: circa 1905

Background imageVillages Collection: Italy - villages along the lake shore, Lake Como

Italy - villages along the lake shore, Lake Como
19th century vintage photograph: Italy - villages along the shore of Lake Como

Background imageVillages Collection: Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat

Ypres Ramparts CWGC Cemetery seen across the moat
The earliest settlement in this area is thought to have been near Langemarck in about AD960 and gradually a cluster of villages grew up around the Yperlee

Background imageVillages Collection: First womens village council in Findon, Sussex, May 1918

First womens village council in Findon, Sussex, May 1918
Photograph of the first womens village council in Findon, Sussex, established in 1917. The accompanying article describes the origins of the council in the innate female concern for domestic affairs

Background imageVillages Collection: Aerial view of Red Lion Square, Holborn, London

Aerial view of Red Lion Square, Holborn, London, in about 1730, with fields visible in the near distance. The villages of Hampstead, Highgate and Islington can be seen on the horizon. Date: 1730

Background imageVillages Collection: 48 Royal Marine Cdo & Civil Victims Memorial, St Aubin

48 Royal Marine Cdo & Civil Victims Memorial, St Aubin
The 48th were part of No 4 Special Service Brigade whose task was to clear St Aubin and coastal villages to the east, and following that were to take on the radar station on the high ground at

Background imageVillages Collection: Regt de la Chaudiere Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy

Regt de la Chaudiere Memorial, Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy
Canadian forces had been given clear objectives by Major General R.F.L Keller their Divisional Commander. Lines of advance were called Yew, Elm and Oak and important villages were also named

Background imageVillages Collection: Canadian Liberators Memorial, Lasson, Normandy

Canadian Liberators Memorial, Lasson, Normandy
Across the broad sweep of the Canadian advance from Juno Beach, the Maple Leaf is found in many villages as an acknowledgement of the terrible struggle they had against the fanatical SS

Background imageVillages Collection: Push bikes resting against a road sign on village green

Push bikes resting against a road sign on village green
Push bikes resting against a sign to Newton, Ashton, Lowton, Croft, Colborne and Wican. Villages near Manchester, England. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageVillages Collection: Mountain View of Finhault Municipality, Switzerland

Mountain View of Finhault Municipality, Switzerland
View of some small villages and alpine mountains in the Finhault area of Switzerland Date: circa 1900s

Background imageVillages Collection: 1930s countryside pattern

1930s countryside pattern
Lovely pattern from a book cover symbolising a bucolic British landscape with gently rolling hills, signposts, villages and churches. Date: 1939

Background imageVillages Collection: Men after a days work, Bradford Peverell, West Dorset

Men after a days work, Bradford Peverell, West Dorset
Men drinking beer after a days work, haymaking in the fields, in the West Country village of Bradford Peverell, Dorset, an English county which inspired the writings of the novelist Thomas Hardy

Background imageVillages Collection: Thatched cottages and shop, Bradford Peverell, West Dorset

Thatched cottages and shop, Bradford Peverell, West Dorset
Thatched cottages and grocers shop in Herbert Lane, in the West Country village of Bradford Peverell, Dorset, an English county which inspired the writings of the novelist Thomas Hardy

Background imageVillages Collection: Villagers outside stone cottages, 1890s

Villagers outside stone cottages, 1890s
Three rustic villagers in rather posed positions, on a patch of grass ouside stone cottages, 1890s Date: 1890s

Background imageVillages Collection: Village square, Castle Combe, Wiltshire 1890s

Village square, Castle Combe, Wiltshire 1890s
Village square, Castle Combe, Wiltshire, 1890s, with the Market Cross. Date: 1890s

Background imageVillages Collection: STARVING REFUGEES

STARVING REFUGEES
An encampment of starving refugees who have fled their villages in the Volga district. Date: 1922

Background imageVillages Collection: Every village in France guarded at night by men asking for identification from strangers

Every village in France guarded at night by men asking for identification from strangers. Date: 1914

Background imageVillages Collection: Four Black Forest Belles chosen to represent the four leading German villages

Four Black Forest Belles chosen to represent the four leading German villages during a week of big Harvest Festivals. Date: 1930s

Background imageVillages Collection: TRANSHUMANCE, SWISS

TRANSHUMANCE, SWISS
TRANSHUMANCE When the cattle are taken from the villages to their summer pastures in the mountains, they are led by the village musicians Date: circa 1880

Background imageVillages Collection: View on Ismailia, Egypt

View on Ismailia, Egypt
General view on Ismailia, a city in north-eastern Egypt, named after the third Khedive of Egypt Isma il Pasha. Date: circa 1900

Background imageVillages Collection: Al-Fayoum in the Fayoum Oasis, Egypt

Al-Fayoum in the Fayoum Oasis, Egypt
View over the canal Bahr Yussef at Al-Fayoum in the Fayoum Oasis, Egypt. Date: circa 1930

Background imageVillages Collection: Al-Salihiyah (Salehiye) in Damascus, Syria

Al-Salihiyah (Salehiye) in Damascus, Syria
Al-Salihiyah (Salehiye), a neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria, at the foot of Mount Qasioun. Date: circa 1910

Background imageVillages Collection: Africa (XIX). Equatorial Guinea. Exploration into

Africa (XIX). Equatorial Guinea. Exploration into Fernando Poo. Bubi people from Musola and Bocaboch󠶩 llages. Image appeared in La Ilustraci󮠅 spa񯬡 y Americana newspaper

Background imageVillages Collection: Fountain on the main square of a village in Djibouti

Fountain on the main square of a village in Djibouti
People gathering water from a fountain on the main square of a village in Djibouti, north-eastern Africa. Date: 1936

Background imageVillages Collection: Antakya, Turkey

Antakya, Turkey
General view on the Orontes River and Antakya, near the south border of Turkey (formerly Syria). Date: circa 1910

Background imageVillages Collection: Sawfar (Sofar), Lebanon

Sawfar (Sofar), Lebanon
Sawfar (Sofar) with the Donna Maria Sursock Mansion built circa 1909 on the right - Mount Lebanon (Liban) Governate, Lebanon. Date: circa 1910

Background imageVillages Collection: Old Biskra, Algeria

Old Biskra, Algeria
An elderly man stands next to a house made of clay-like materials, on the corner of a street in old Biskra. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVillages Collection: Starry village with snow and Christmas sleigh

Starry village with snow and Christmas sleigh
Snowy village at Christmas with starry night and Santas sleigh in the street. Date: 1960s



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