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Wessex Collection

Background imageWessex Collection: Map of Wessex

Map of Wessex
A map of the Wessex of the novels

Background imageWessex Collection: Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster

Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Poster
Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Spithead Air Ferry to and from the island, winter fare seven shillings and sixpence return, seven services daily

Background imageWessex Collection: Royal Navy helicopters photographed off Portland

Royal Navy helicopters photographed off Portland. From top: Westland Sea King, Westland Wessex HAS1, Westland Wessex HU5, Westland Wessex HAS1, Westland Lynx, Westland Wasp HAS1 and Westlad Gazelle

Background imageWessex Collection: Three Royal Navy helicopters alongside St Michaels Mount

Three Royal Navy helicopters alongside St Michaels Mount, Cornwall. From left:Westland Sea King HAS1 of 706 Squadron; Westland Wessex HAS1 of 771 Squadron and a Westland Gazelle of 705 Squadron

Background imageWessex Collection: An RAF Westland Wessex flies over HMS Fearless (L10) at ?

An RAF Westland Wessex flies over HMS Fearless (L10) at ?
An RAF Westland Wessex flies over HMS Fearless (L10) at Lee-on-Solent, 2 March 1966

Background imageWessex Collection: Page from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Page from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
A page from a version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, narrating events of the years 772 to 794. It was written in Old English in the 9th century by a Wessex scribe

Background imageWessex Collection: A Westland Wessex flies over HMS Albion (R07)

A Westland Wessex flies over HMS Albion (R07)

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HAS1, XP116, of 845 Royal naval Air Squa?

Westland Wessex HAS1, XP116, of 845 Royal naval Air Squa?
Westland Wessex HAS1, XP116, of 845 Royal naval Air Squadron on the Batang Rajang, September 1963

Background imageWessex Collection: Wessex / Waterstone House

Wessex / Waterstone House
Wessex scenery: Waterstone House, Dorset, home of Bathsheba Everdene in Thomas Hardys novel Far From the Madding Crowd

Background imageWessex Collection: Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall

Teenage barmaid, Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall
Teenage barmaid at the Halfway House, Rame, Cornwall. circa 1980s

Background imageWessex Collection: Royal Marine Commandos re-embarking from a Westland Wessex

Royal Marine Commandos re-embarking from a Westland Wessex helicopter on to a Royal Navy Commando Carrier

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HC2, XT678, of No28 Squadron RAF Kai Tak?

Westland Wessex HC2, XT678, of No28 Squadron RAF Kai Tak?
Westland Wessex HC2, XT678, of No28 Squadron RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong

Background imageWessex Collection: Pleasure Flights Poster

Pleasure Flights Poster, Portsmouth, Southsea & Isle of Wight Aviation Ltd, Bembridge Farm Aerodrome at any time by arrangement at the farm

Background imageWessex Collection: Queen Elizabeth II and family at Frogmore, 1965

Queen Elizabeth II and family at Frogmore, 1965
The royal family photographed at Frogmore in April 1965. The Queen, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Prince Andrew

Background imageWessex Collection: Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate

Drawing Room at Thomas Hardys home, Max Gate
View of the Drawing Room at Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset, the home of Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet. Hardy designed the house

Background imageWessex Collection: Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, at Max Gate

Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, at Max Gate
Thomas Hardy, English novelist and poet, outside his home at Max Gate in Dorchester, Dorset. Hardy designed the house, and his brother built it -- Hardy and his first wife Emma moved there in 1885

Background imageWessex Collection: Wessex / Bockhampton Lane

Wessex / Bockhampton Lane
Wessex scenery: Bockhampton Lane near Dorchester, model for Mellstock Lane in Thomas Hardys novel Under the Greenwood Tree

Background imageWessex Collection: Royal Air Force Westland Wessex HC. 2 XR505

Royal Air Force Westland Wessex HC. 2 XR505
Royal Air Force Westland Wessex HC.2 XR505 (msn WA130) at RAF Odiham First flight on 01-10-1963, delivered 18-10-1963, to Uruguay Navy as A-081 on 01-1998 Date: 1964

Background imageWessex Collection: Royal Family at Christmas Service, 1969

Royal Family at Christmas Service, 1969
Members of the Royal family leave St. Georges Chapel, Windsor after attending the Christmas service there. In the foreground is Queen Elizabeth II holding the hand of her youngest son

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex 52 helicopters for the Iraqi Air Force

Westland Wessex 52 helicopters for the Iraqi Air Force

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HC2s, XR527 and XR588, of No28 Squadron ?

Westland Wessex HC2s, XR527 and XR588, of No28 Squadron ?
Westland Wessex HC2s, XR527 and XR588, of No28 Squadron RAF Kai Tak, Hong Kong, August 1976

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HC-2

Westland Wessex HC-2
RAF Westland Wessex Hc-2 Mk-2 at the Intensive Flying Trials Unit at Odiham, UK Date: 1963

Background imageWessex Collection: A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies ?

A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies ?
A Royal Navy Westland Wessex HU5, XT485, lifts supplies from HMS Hermes (R12)

Background imageWessex Collection: Wessex / Blackmore Vale

Wessex / Blackmore Vale
Wessex scenery: Blackmore Vale, Dorset, setting for a scene in Thomas Hardys novel Jude the Obscure

Background imageWessex Collection: Wessex / Bindon Abbey Mill

Wessex / Bindon Abbey Mill
Wessex scenery: Bindon Abbey Mill, Dorset, where Angel Clare in Thomas Hardys novel Tess of the d Urbervilles proposes to learn milling

Background imageWessex Collection: Events / Britain / Norman

Events / Britain / Norman
King Edward the Confessor sends Harold, earl of Wessex, to confirm to William, duke of Normandy, that he will succeed him on the English throne

Background imageWessex Collection: King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes

King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes
One popular legend from the life of Alfred the Great (849-899 AD), originating from 12th century chronicles, tells how after fleeing to the Somerset Levels

Background imageWessex Collection: Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in Tess of the D Urbervilles

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies in Tess of the D Urbervilles, based on the novel by Thomas Hardy, at the Barnes Theatre, Richmond, SW London. 1925

Background imageWessex Collection: Woolbridge Manor House, near Lulworth, Dorset

Woolbridge Manor House, near Lulworth, Dorset
Woolbridge Manor House, just outside the village of Wool, near Lulworth, Dorset. It was the inspiration for Wellbridge House

Background imageWessex Collection: Dorchester - The Manor House, Wool, Dorset

Dorchester - The Manor House, Wool, Dorset, associated with the novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex 60 G-ASWI

Westland Wessex 60 G-ASWI
Westland Wessex 60 series 1 G-ASWI (msn WA199, ex G-17-1) of Bristow Helicopters, at Blackpool-Squire's Gate Airport in October 1974

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HC. 2 XS678

Westland Wessex HC. 2 XS678
Royal Air Force - Westland Wessex HC.2 XS678 (msn WA197), of No.72 Squadron at RAF Odiham, in Hampshire. Date: circa 1968

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex 60 G-ATSC

Westland Wessex 60 G-ATSC (msn ), of Bristow Helicopters, at North Denes on 26 February 1968. Date: 1968

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HU. 5 XS486

Westland Wessex HU. 5 XS486
Royal Navy - Westland Wessex HU.5 XS486 (msn WA160), call-sign V, base code CU'), of 707 Naval Air Squadron, at RAF Church Fenton on 26 February 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HU. 5 XS521

Westland Wessex HU. 5 XS521
Royal Navy - Westland Wessex HU.5 XS521 (msn WA190), call-sign WR, base code CU'), of 707 Naval Air Squadron. Date: circa 1970

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HC. 2 XT680 E

Westland Wessex HC. 2 XT680 E
Royal Air Force - Westland Wessex HC.2 XT680 E (msn WA548), of No.28 Squadron at RAF Sek Kong, in Hong Kong. Date: circa 1973

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HAS. 1 XP157

Westland Wessex HAS. 1 XP157
Royal Navy - Westland Wessex HAS.1 XP157 (msn, base code CU, call-sign 503'), of 706 Naval Air Squadron from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, seen on the 25 May 1964. Date: 1964

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wasp HAS. 1 XT435

Westland Wasp HAS. 1 XT435
Royal Navy - Westland Wasp HAS.1 XT435 503 of 829 Naval Air Squadron, with Wessex HAS.3 XS868 and a Batmobile, circa 1966. Date: circa 1966

Background imageWessex Collection: KING EGBERT (775 - 839), King of the West Saxons (Wessex) (reigned 802 - 839)

KING EGBERT (775 - 839), King of the West Saxons (Wessex) (reigned 802 - 839)

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HC. 2 XR505 Aries

Westland Wessex HC. 2 XR505 Aries
Royal Air Force - Westland Wessex HC.2 XR505 Aries (msn WA130), at the Yeovilton International Air Day on 12 July 1996. ( delivered to Uruguay Navy as A-081 in 1998) Date: 1996

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HAS. 31 WA202

Westland Wessex HAS. 31 WA202
Royal Australian Navy - Westland Wessex HAS.31 WA202 (msn WA202), at The SBAC Farnborough Air Show on 8 September 1962. Date: 1962

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex Mk. 60 Series 1 ZS-HSL

Westland Wessex Mk. 60 Series 1 ZS-HSL
Westland Wessex Mk.60 Series 1 ZS-HSL (msn WA463), of Helicopter Services Pty. Ltd.. Date: circa 1978

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex HAR. 2 XR518

Westland Wessex HAR. 2 XR518
Royal Air Force - Westland Wessex HAR.2 XR518, of No.22 Squadron Search and Rescue squadron. Date: circa 1975

Background imageWessex Collection: King Edgar of England and King Alfred of Wessex, 9th century

King Edgar of England and King Alfred of Wessex, 9th century
King Edgar the Peaceful of England and portrait of King Alfred the Great of Wessex, 9th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Verico from Giulio Ferrarios Costumes Ancient

Background imageWessex Collection: British & Canadian Liberators Monument Bretteville

British & Canadian Liberators Monument Bretteville
This striking Memorial lists all the Participants in the Liberation of Communes between the rivers Thue & Mue, 3rd Can Div, RCA, 2nd Armoured Bde, 43rd Wessex Div, 15th Scottish Div

Background imageWessex Collection: Westland Wessex passenger aircraft

Westland Wessex passenger aircraft G-ABVB, of the Portsmouth, Southsea and Isle of Wight Aviation Co, also known as the Spithead Ferry. Date: circa 1932

Background imageWessex Collection: HMS Wessex, British destroyer

HMS Wessex, British destroyer
HMS Wessex (D43), British W-class destroyer. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageWessex Collection: Alfreds Mother presents him with a volume of poetry

Alfreds Mother presents him with a volume of poetry
According to the writings of Asser (a Welsh monk from St David s, Dyfed, who became Bishop of Sherborne in the 890s), the young Alfred (later King Alfred the Great 849-899 AD)



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