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Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Saltdean Chalk Cliffs

Saltdean Chalk Cliffs
The beach and white chalk cliffs at Saltdean, Sussex, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Sailors Knots

Sailors Knots
A variety of knots used by sailors for a variety of purposes. Some run, some slip, others stay put... Date: 1926

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: CROMWELLs ARCH

CROMWELLs ARCH
Cromwells Arch, Bovey Tracey, Devon. England, is all that remains of a monastery which stood on the site and and was finally demolished in 1822. Date: medieval

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Selby Abbey 1950S

Selby Abbey 1950S
The West Front of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, England, a mixture of Norman, Gothic and Victorian architecture. Note the double decker bus, Selby to Doncaster, via Askern. Date: founded 1069

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Wales / Newtown

Wales / Newtown
Bridge over the River Severn at Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Sheriff Hutton Castle

Sheriff Hutton Castle
The snow covered ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle, Rydale, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1379 by Bertram de Bulmer, Sheriff of York, as a fortified manor house. Date: 14th century

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: England / Rickmansworth

England / Rickmansworth
A solitary vehicle leaving Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England, in the days when it was more like a country lane. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Thurso Castle

Thurso Castle
The entrance gateway to Thurso Castle a 17th century stone tower house, absorbed into a 19th century baronial mansion, which sadly burned down. Date: 17th century

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Covent Garden Porters

Covent Garden Porters
Covent Garden was formerly the convent garden of the abbey of Westminster : it was for many years Londons major fruit and vegetable market. Date: 1924

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Fishing Tackle & Trouts

Fishing Tackle & Trouts
Fishing tackle and trouts. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: The Flint Knapper

The Flint Knapper, at Brandon, Suffolk, England. This ancient craft is still continued in Norfolk, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Grasmere Rush Festival

Grasmere Rush Festival
The Rush Bearing Festival at Grasmere, Lake District, England. Church floors were earthen and rushes were strewn on the floor for warmth. Held on St. Oswalds Day. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Selby Abbey Clock

Selby Abbey Clock
The head verger winding up the clock in the clock tower of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Ford on the River Lea

Ford on the River Lea
The Ford on the River Lea, Waterend, east of Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England. The lane is a fragment of a Roman Road, pointing towards Welwyn. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Jubilee Arch 1810

Jubilee Arch 1810
Jubilee Arch, spanning the Old Coach Road from Rhayader to Devil Bridge, Radnorshire, Wales, was erected by Thomas Johnes to commemorate George IIIs Golden (50th) Jubilee. Date: 1810

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: 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 imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Caledonian Ball

Caledonian Ball
The Caledonian Ball, held annually at the Hotel Cecil, London. Date: 1924

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Medieval Corbal

Medieval Corbal
A medieval corbal of a peasant thrusting his staff into a dragons mouth, in the Chapter House of Wells Cathedral, Somerset, England. Date: 14th century

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Loch Katrine

Loch Katrine
A loch steamers bow wave in the still waters of Loch Katrine, the Trossachs, Perthshire, Scotland. The hills round Strath Gartney are in the background. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Hms Invincible

Hms Invincible
One of three battle-cruisers added to the R.N. at this time, she cost L1720739 and will fight in many notable battles of WW1, including Falkland Is. and Jutland. Date: launched 1909

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Wilmington Long Man

Wilmington Long Man
The Wilmington Long Man (or giant), cut in the chalk on the South Downs, between Lewes and Eastbourne. This figure is about 230 feet high and was reset in bricks in 1874. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Derwent Hall

Derwent Hall, Derbyshire, England, was built in 1672 by the Belguy family. It became a youth hostel in 1931, but it was submerged 1945 when the Derwent dam was completed. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Leam Hall Youth Hostel

Leam Hall Youth Hostel
Three young men in shorts take in the magificent scenery at Leam Hall Youth Hostel, near Grindleford, Derbyshire, England, with its fine view of the Upper Derwent Valley. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Tagore in Italy

Tagore in Italy
SIR RABINDRANATH TAGORE Indian writer, seen visiting Italy as a guest of Mussolini. Date: 1861 - 1941

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Welsh Youth Hostel

Welsh Youth Hostel
The old lifeboat house at Port Eynon, Glamorganshire, Wales, which was later used as a Youth Hostel. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Totnes East Gate

Totnes East Gate
Looking down Fore Street, the main street of Totnes, Devon and the splendid East Gate Arch, with its distinctive clock tower. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Modern Youth Hostel

Modern Youth Hostel
The fine modern building of the Kinnahalla Youth Hostel, in the Mourne Mountains, County Down, Northern Ireland. Date: late 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Great Yarmouth Shrimper

Great Yarmouth Shrimper
A shrimper (small shrimp fishing boat) enters the harbour at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in a rough sea. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Flags of the USA and the United Kingdom brooch

Flags of the USA and the United Kingdom brooch
Flags of the United States of America and the United Kingdom brooch, c. 1917, engraved We shall prevail. Commemorative Ware

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Hotel Cecil Grill Room

Hotel Cecil Grill Room
The Grill Room at the Hotel Cecil : in 1924, dinner guests wear evening dress as a matter of course. Date: 1924

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Grave Unknown Soldier

Grave Unknown Soldier
The grave of the Unknown Soldier, one of the many casualties of World War One. Date: 1924

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Hms Bellerophon

Hms Bellerophon
The fourth vessel of this name to serve in the Royal Navy, this Dreadnought-style battleship will take part in the battle of Jutland 1916, and be sold for scrap in 1921. Date: launched 1907

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Slipped Strata

Slipped Strata
A fine example of slipped strata, on the rocky Pembrokeshire coast, at Port Stinian, near St. David s, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Bolton Abbey

Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, England, was founded in 1151 by the Augustinian order, on the banks of the River Wharfe. Date: founded 1151

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Giant Tortoise

Giant Tortoise
A giant tortoise feeding at Chester Zoo, Chester, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Frog Spawn / Tadpoles

Frog Spawn / Tadpoles
Young tadpoles germinating from frog spawn. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Welsh Youth Hostel

Welsh Youth Hostel
The Youth Hostel at Bryn Aber Hall, Llanrhaiadr, Oswestry, Montgomeryshire, North Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Wolseys Gateway

Wolseys Gateway, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, is all that remains of the proposed (but never built) College of St. Mary, planned by Cardial Wolsey who died in 1530. Date: 1528

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Sawley Abbey Stonework

Sawley Abbey Stonework
Carved stonework detail in the gateway of Sawley Abbey, Lancashire, England. It was an abbey of Cisterian monks from 1147 until its dissolution in 1537. Date: founded 1147

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Cornish Shark Catch

Cornish Shark Catch
A fascinated family crowd watch as fishermen weigh the days shark fishing catch at Looe, Cornwall, England. Date: early 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: The Brutus Stone

The Brutus Stone, 51 Fore Street, Devon, England. According to medieval mythology, Totnes is where the defeated Trojans settled, led by their Prince, Brutus. Date: circa 1170 BC

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Welsh Valley

Welsh Valley
A picturesque Welsh valley, near Two Bridges, Brecknockshire, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Great Yarmouth Quay

Great Yarmouth Quay
The Town Hall and Quay at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Shark Fishing Boat

Shark Fishing Boat
A shark fishing boat, moored in the harbour at Looe, Cornwall, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Commer Van 1914

Commer Van 1914
Commer Braintree chassis for a 2-ton load. Date: 1914

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Hms Indominatble

Hms Indominatble
One of three battle-cruisers added to the R N at this time, sister to Invincible, she will take part in several notable engagements of WW1 including Jutland. Date: completed 1908

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: COMMER VAN 1914 - 2

COMMER VAN 1914 - 2
Commer Leeds chassis for a 4 1/2-ton load. Date: 1914

Background imageImages Dated 29th March 2011: Thames at Eventide

Thames at Eventide
The view upstream from Waterloo Bridge, after sunset; the brightly lit building on the right is, of course, the Hotel Cecil, who publish this book... Date: 1924



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