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Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Badger hunters outside Plough Inn, Pyecombe, Sussex

Badger hunters outside Plough Inn, Pyecombe, Sussex

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Detachment of The Black Watch in Dundee, Scotland

Detachment of The Black Watch in Dundee, Scotland
Threatening encounters between rioters and the police in Dundee, Scotland, brought a large detachment of The Black Watch to the city

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Sober Amongst the Drunk

Sober Amongst the Drunk
" I m condemned to drinking nothing but Vichy Water..." ; the lament of a sober man in between two tipsy young women. Date: 1921

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Petticoat Lane, 1940s

Petticoat Lane, 1940s
A busy scene at historic Petticoat Lane market in the East End of London in the late 1940s. 1940s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Fashion illustration by David Wright, 1930s

Fashion illustration by David Wright, 1930s
Fashion illustration by David Wright, better known for his pin-up girls during World War II, featuring two elegant women wearing chic outfits for the outdoors. Date: c.1935

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: South London high street, late 1940s

South London high street, late 1940s
An unidentified street somewhere in London, but as the tram is heading for Wandsworth and the van to the left of the picture is based in Streatham Hill, its likely to be in South London. 1940s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Cabinet Makers in Shoreditch

Cabinet Makers in Shoreditch
A man guides a piece of wood through a large saw at a cabinet makers in Shoreditch, London. 1940s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Girl and Lamb 1912

Girl and Lamb 1912
A little girl in a meadow chats to a lamb. Date: 1912

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Strike action, with London trams at a standstill

Strike action, with London trams at a standstill
The scene near the Elephant and Castle, London, with a continuous line of double-decker trams all heading in the direction of London Bridge during the 1911 strike. 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Police escorting a cart during Dundee riots, Scotland

Police escorting a cart during Dundee riots, Scotland
Policemen escorting a cart to the docks during riots in Dundee, Scotland. Strikers trying to prevent the delivery of coal fought with the police and rioted: four constables were seriously injured

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Arch Druids planting Coronation Oak, Crystal Palace

Arch Druids planting Coronation Oak, Crystal Palace
To commemorate the coronation of King George V, the Arch Druid of England planted a Coronation Oak sapling at the Crystal Palace, London. The ceremony was attended by many foreign delegates

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Former Prime Minister A J Balfour at golf

Former Prime Minister A J Balfour at golf
The former Prime Minister Arthur James Balfour competing in the annual summer golf meeting of the North Berwick Old Club, Scotland

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Exiled King Michael of Romania and Queen Helen

Exiled King Michael of Romania and Queen Helen
Ex-King Michael of Romania (born 1921) and his mother Queen Helen (formerly Princess Helen of Greece) arriving at Victoria Station

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Foyles book shop, Charing Cross Road

Foyles book shop, Charing Cross Road
The famous Foyles book shop on Charing Cross Road in London, established in 1903. c.1948

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Soldiers asleep in railway carriage during rail strike

Soldiers asleep in railway carriage during rail strike
During the 1911 rail strike two soldiers of the South Staffordshire Regiment take a nap in one of the unused railway carriages. 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Police guard MP at 5, 000 slate club share out

Police guard MP at 5, 000 slate club share out

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Funeral of Captain William Henry Urquhart

Funeral of Captain William Henry Urquhart
From the moment it became known that a Crimean War hero, Captain William Henry Urquhart, aged 84, had died in poverty, and that without assistance he would receive a paupers funeral

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Thames Ironworks demonstration, London

Thames Ironworks demonstration, London
Employees of Thames Ironworks staged a mass demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, in a bid to secure a contract for a warship

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Prince of Wales Hospital Carnival, North London

Prince of Wales Hospital Carnival, North London
The national car in procession at the annual Prince of Wales Hospital Carnival in the Tottenham area of North London. The event concluded in Tottenham High Street

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Leicester Great Fire, church destroyed

Leicester Great Fire, church destroyed
The most disastrous fire ever known in Leicester broke out on a Thursday evening in Queen Street, and a series of warehouses and large factories were destroyed

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Muriel Matters

Muriel Matters
The suffragist, Muriel Matters. She was a speaker & organiser for the WFL and most notably chained herself to " that ville grill" behind which women sat in the Commons Date: 1908

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: 4th Cavalry Brigade at Hamilton Camp, Salisbury Plain

4th Cavalry Brigade at Hamilton Camp, Salisbury Plain
View of the 4th Cavalry Brigade training camp (Hamilton Camp) on Salisbury Plain, taken in the early morning at reveille from the aeroplane of Mr Barrington Kennith

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Lord George Sanger with his ponies

Lord George Sanger with his ponies
Lord George Sanger (1827-1911) was an English showman and circus proprietor who ran shows and circuses throughout much of the 19th century and early 20th with his brother John

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Royal London Yacht Club racing, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Royal London Yacht Club racing, Cowes, Isle of Wight
The Royal London Yacht Club racing at Cowes, Isle of Wight. The first race in 1911 saw White Heather out for the first time in the season

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Military Church Parade, Tadworth, Surrey

Military Church Parade, Tadworth, Surrey
Officers and men of an unknown regiment gathered for their church parade at Tadworth Camp in Surrey. (See also 10573768 and 10573885.) circa 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Nepal tiger shot by Maharajah of Nepal

Nepal tiger shot by Maharajah of Nepal
This photograph was taken by Messrs Johnston & Hoffman of Calcutta, and shows a Nepal tiger shot by the Maharajah of Nepal

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Cools-Lartigues visiting scout training course, Dominica

Cools-Lartigues visiting scout training course, Dominica
Sir Alfred Cools-Lartigue and Lady Lartigue, local dignitaries, visiting a preliminary scout training course in Dominica, West Indies. 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Fleet of Standard cars for King and Queen in India

Fleet of Standard cars for King and Queen in India

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Sketch of a woman by David Wright, late 1950s

Sketch of a woman by David Wright, late 1950s
Portrait of a woman by David Wright, possibly Esme the artists wife, looking directly at the viewer and wearing earrings and necklace. Date: 1950s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Cesarewitch Handicap race, Newmarket

Cesarewitch Handicap race, Newmarket
The close finish between Willonyx (nearest horse) and Martingale II at the 1911 Cesarewitch Handicap race at Newmarket racecourse, Suffolk. 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Soldiers waiting for orders during rail strike, London

Soldiers waiting for orders during rail strike, London
Soldiers resting in the courtyard at Euston Station, London, while waiting for orders during the 1911 rail strike. 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Men of the 16th Lancers in a farmyard

Men of the 16th Lancers in a farmyard
A member of the 16th Lancers taking observations up a ladder, watched by his colleagues under cover of a farmyard. circa 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Scout and Cubs in Dominica, West Indies

Scout and Cubs in Dominica, West Indies
Group photo of a Scout (right) with a pack of Cub Scouts in Dominica, West Indies. 1975

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Military Church Parade, Tadworth, Surrey

Military Church Parade, Tadworth, Surrey
Officers and men of an unknown regiment gathered for their church parade at Tadworth Camp in Surrey. (See also 10573752 and 10573885.) 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Police escorting cart during Dock Strike, London

Police escorting cart during Dock Strike, London
Police escorting a cart during the London Dock Strike. During the strike it was practically impossible for any transport to be moved without a police escort

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Wreck of HMA1, the Royal Navys first airship

Wreck of HMA1, the Royal Navys first airship
The wreck of HMA1, The Mayfly. Built by Vickers, this was the first naval airship built in the UK; work began on it in 1909 at Cavendish Dock

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Unveiling of King Edward VII memorial, East London

Unveiling of King Edward VII memorial, East London
A memorial bust to the late King Edward VII being unveiled by Mr Edward White, Chairman of the LCC, at Mile End Waste, Mile End Road, East London. 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Lord Mayors Show, City of London

Lord Mayors Show, City of London
The Lord Mayor and other High City Functionaries show amusement at the dignity of the small boy leading the band. circa 1911

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Chelsea versus Clapton Orient football match

Chelsea versus Clapton Orient football match
Scott of Chelsea and Thompson of Clapton Orient compete for the ball in the air at the first league fixture of these two London clubs. The game was played on the Clapton Orient ground

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Peel Bell Caricature

Peel Bell Caricature
Sir ROBERT PEEL THE YOUNGER statesman depicted as a bell - a pealer, get it? Very witty... Date: 1788 - 1850

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Craftsman at a cabinet makers, Shoreditch, London

Craftsman at a cabinet makers, Shoreditch, London
An old craftsman finishes off a drawer with a plane, at a Shoreditch cabinet makers. 1940s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Norwegian boy with oranges

Norwegian boy with oranges
Evan Larsen, of Skine, Norway, leaves for home with bags packed with oranges, a fruit he had never tasted before but was being freely sold in England by the late 1940s. c.1946

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Cabinet makers, Shoreditch, London 1940s

Cabinet makers, Shoreditch, London 1940s
Two men operate a machine at a cabinet makers in Shoreditch, London. 1940s

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Ten per cent more poster, 1948

Ten per cent more poster, 1948
Large poster with a personal message from Prime Minister Clement Attlee, asking the British public to put in maximum effort in to increase industrial production output by ten per cent

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: 1930s housing

1930s housing
A typical example of 1930s housing, showing a pair of semi-detatched houses with rounded bays and the typical landscape windows of the period. c.1935

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: London signpost A555 A1 crossroads

London signpost A555 A1 crossroads
Signpost offering drivers (or pedestrians) the option of heading North, via Hatfield, west to Elstree and Watford, east to Barnet or south on the A555 to London

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Soviet Ambassador in London

Soviet Ambassador in London
The Soviet Ambassador in London, M. Zaroubin (hatless) and his wife, leave St. Margarets Church, Westminster, after the memorial service for the Czecho-Slovak Foreign Minister, Jan Mazaryk. 1947

Background imageImages Dated 2nd February 2012: Selecting timber at a cabinet makers, Shoreditch, London

Selecting timber at a cabinet makers, Shoreditch, London
A man selects a piece of wood at a cabinet makers in Shoreditch, London. 1940s



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