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Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - April 2024

Archive Image of the Month - April 2024
Church Path, Queen Camel, Somerset. Looking along a cobbled street towards the tower of St Barnabas Church, with three young girls tending to a doll in a pram. Photographed by John Gay in April 1953

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - March 2024

Archive Image of the Month - March 2024
GLOUCESTER DOCKS, Gloucestershire. The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal was built to specifications that allowed ocean going vessels to reach Gloucester, despite its distance from the sea

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - February 2024

Archive Image of the Month - February 2024
Great Dixter, Garden, Northiam, Great Dixter, Rother, East Sussex. Red Cross staff, recuperating soldiers and members of the Lloyd family in the gardens of Great Dixter, Northam

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - January 2024

Archive Image of the Month - January 2024
St John's Gate, St John's Lane, Clerkenwell, Islington, Greater London. The north side of St John's Gate. St John's Gate was built in 1504 by Prior Thomas Docwra

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - December 2023

Archive Image of the Month - December 2023
MELTON MOWBRAY, Leicestershire. A view at night of Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Just visible in the background is the tower of St Mary’s Church

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - November 2023

Archive Image of the Month - November 2023
PLYMOUTH B POWER STATION, CITY OF PLYMOUTH. A worker laying bricks to the top of the chimney shaft during the construction of Plymouth B Power Station

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - October 2023

Archive Image of the Month - October 2023
Teign Valley, Devon, photographed by an aircraft of the United States Eighth Air Force's 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on 22 December 1943

Background imageEditor's Picks: Sycamore Gap

Sycamore Gap
HADRIANs WALL, Northumberland. View of Sycamore Gap near Steel Rigg. Used as a film set for Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. hadrian

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - September 2023

Archive Image of the Month - September 2023
FERRYBRIDGE, Brotherton, North Yorkshire. View of the 19th century church of St Edwards in the foreground, dwarfed by the cooling towers of Ferrybridge B power station. Date range 1960 - 1980

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - August 2023

Archive Image of the Month - August 2023
Widnes And Runcorn Transporter Bridge, Widnes, Halton. A view of the Widnes - Runcorn Transporter Bridge, showing vehicles on the moving platform, early 1950s.

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - July 2023

Archive Image of the Month - July 2023
Newark Castle, Castlegate, Newark, Newark And Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. A view of the remains of Newark Castle looking across the grounds from the south-east

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - June 2023

Archive Image of the Month - June 2023
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridge Road, Long Ashton, Leigh Woods, North Somerset. Photograph taken from Clifton Down in the north between 1864 and 1920

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - May 2023

Archive Image of the Month - May 2023
WEMBLEY STADIUM, London. An aerial view of the Wembley Cup Final 1935. A Metropolitan Police Autogyro (Cierva C-30) monitors security at the match between Sheffield Wednesday

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - April 2023

Archive Image of the Month - April 2023
BRIDGE HOUSE, Ambleside, Cumbria. Bridge House was built over the Stock Ghyll to avoid land tax. Originally designed as an apple store, it was later used as a house

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - March 2023

Archive Image of the Month - March 2023
Jacob Epstein's sculpture of the Devil being delivered to Coventry Cathedral on the back of a lorry. The bronze figure forms part of St Michael's Victory over the Devil

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - February 2023

Archive Image of the Month - February 2023
ADMIRALTY ARCH, The Mall, Westminster, London. A view of the Arch and Mall in 1923 taken by Bedford Lemere. Admiralty Arch was designed by Sir Aston Webb

Background imageEditor's Picks: Archive Image of the Month - January 2023

Archive Image of the Month - January 2023
ANDERTON BOAT LIFT, Cheshire. Floodlit, night view of the boat lift from the west. It was built in 1875 to carry goods-laden boats between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the month - December 2022

Image of the month - December 2022
HALIFAX, West Yorkshire. A view showing a group of children sledging down a snow covered road. Date range 1962-1978. John Gay

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the Month - November 2022

Image of the Month - November 2022
BATTERSEA POWER STATION, London. View from the north bank of the River Thames at night. It was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1937 and was the largest brick building in europe

Background imageEditor's Picks: Portchester Castle K991184

Portchester Castle K991184
PORTCHESTER CASTLE, Hampshire. View across the site and Portchester Harbour from the top of the keep

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the Month - October 2022

Image of the Month - October 2022
TOWER BRIDGE, London. The bridge under construction around 1889. This picture was taken from the River Thames with shipping in the foreground

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the Month - September 2022

Image of the Month - September 2022
Shambles, York, 1910. A view looking south along Shambles from in front of the butcher's shop at number 44, with a number of young children standing along the street

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the Month - August 2022

Image of the Month - August 2022
Steep Street Bristol OP08887

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the Month - July 2022

Image of the Month - July 2022
Old Wellington Inn on stilts OP05766

Background imageEditor's Picks: Image of the Month - Prospect of Whitby AA002096

Image of the Month - Prospect of Whitby AA002096
Prospect Of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall, Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, Greater London. An exterior view from the River Thames. The public house was originally built in 1520

Background imageEditor's Picks: Lords Cricket Ground 24418_035

Lords Cricket Ground 24418_035
LORDS CRICKET GROUND, St Johns Wood, London. Founded on this site in 1814 the "Home of Cricket" is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)

Background imageEditor's Picks: Elland Road, Leeds 20668_032

Elland Road, Leeds 20668_032
ELLAND ROAD STADIUM, Leeds. Aerial view. Home of Leeds United Football Club. Photographed in August 2007

Background imageEditor's Picks: Opening the Bull Ring JLP01_08_068579

Opening the Bull Ring JLP01_08_068579
BULL RING CENTRE, BULL RING, BIRMINGHAM, WEST MIDLANDS. HRH Prince Philip exiting the new Woolworth's store at the Bull Ring Centre on the day of the opening ceremony

Background imageEditor's Picks: Night work JLP01_08_099571

Night work JLP01_08_099571
New Kent Road, Newington, Southwark, Greater London. A 60-tonne Gargantua crane lowering the central section of deck into place during the construction of a footbridge over New Kent Road, Southwark

Background imageEditor's Picks: International Women's Day 2022

International Women's Day 2022
LLANDUDNO, CONWY, WALES. Hilda Laing on the beach at Llandudno during a Laing staff trip. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageEditor's Picks: Golden wedding anniversary JLP01_09_840875

Golden wedding anniversary JLP01_09_840875
A couple toasting their golden wedding anniversary while sitting in their home amongst cards and gifts. Mr and Mrs Birtmead

Background imageEditor's Picks: Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003

Stonehenge ahead FL01500_02_003
STONEHENGE, Amesbury, Wiltshire. A car drives past an AA box towards Stonehenge. Photograph 1930, from the Ministry of Works Blue Album

Background imageEditor's Picks: Grimsby Docks EPW012666

Grimsby Docks EPW012666
The Dock Tower, Royal and No 1 Fish Docks, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1925

Background imageEditor's Picks: Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506

Clevedon Pier at sunset K990506
CLEVEDON PIER, Marine Parade, Clevedon, North Somerset. A view of the pier at sunset

Background imageEditor's Picks: Lighthouse DP248862

Lighthouse DP248862
Dovercourt Lighthouses and Causeway, Marine Parade, Harwich, Tendring, Essex. General view of the outer lighthouse from the north-west, with stormy sky above and two lightning flashes behind.

Background imageEditor's Picks: St. James Park, Newcastle DP092267

St. James Park, Newcastle DP092267
ST JAMES PARK, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Home of Newcastle United Football Club. The stark lighting helps the stadium to stand out on the Newcastle skyline. Played on Tyne and Wear

Background imageEditor's Picks: Uffington White Horse 33775_047

Uffington White Horse 33775_047
Uffington White Horse, Whitehorse Hill, Oxfordshire, 2019. White Horse chalk hill figure. SU3086

Background imageEditor's Picks: Avebury Stone Circle J900435

Avebury Stone Circle J900435
AVEBURY STONE CIRCLE, Wiltshire. Sunrise over the stones

Background imageEditor's Picks: Wembley Stadium 218308_03

Wembley Stadium 218308_03
WEMBLEY STADIUM, London. Aerial view of the old sports ground. Wembley hosted several games including the final of the 1966 football World Cup

Background imageEditor's Picks: Crystal Palace CC97_01549

Crystal Palace CC97_01549
CRYSTAL PALACE, Sydenham, London. A view of the palace from the south east looking over the grounds (late 19th century). It was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park

Background imageEditor's Picks: London Docks 1958 EAW071687

London Docks 1958 EAW071687
LONDON DOCKS, Southwark. Aerial photograph of Greenland Dock, Rotherhithe in June 1958. Also showing South Dock, the River Thames and the entrance to the Millwall Outer Dock (on the Isle of Dogs)

Background imageEditor's Picks: Hadrians Wall J940488

Hadrians Wall J940488
HADRIAN'S WALL: WALLTOWN CRAGS, Northumberland. Reconstruction drawing by Alan Sorrell. hadrian

Background imageEditor's Picks: Burnden Park, Bolton EAW612756

Burnden Park, Bolton EAW612756
BURNDEN PARK, Bolton. Aerial view of the former home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club. The Trotters moved to the Reebok Stadium in 1997. Photographed in 1992

Background imageEditor's Picks: Tricorn Centre BB96_10635

Tricorn Centre BB96_10635
Tricorn Centre, Portsmouth. View of the centre from the west photographed in November 1996

Background imageEditor's Picks: Hepworth - Winged Figure DP183019

Hepworth - Winged Figure DP183019
John Lewis Departmant Store, Oxford Street, Marylebone, Greater London. Barbara Hepworth sculpture "Winged Figure" mounted on Holles Street elevation. Photographed by Chris Redgrave in 2015

Background imageEditor's Picks: Clevedon Pier N071847

Clevedon Pier N071847
CLEVEDON PIER, North Somerset. General view of the pier taken from the beach

Background imageEditor's Picks: Didcot Power Station 27604_016

Didcot Power Station 27604_016
Didcot A Power Station, Oxfordshire. Photographed from the air in February 2013, prior to decommission & closure on 22nd March 2013

Background imageEditor's Picks: Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404

Grimsby Dock Tower EAW029404
GRIMSBY DOCK TOWER, Lincolnshire. This famous maritime landmark was built in 1852 as a hydraulic reservoir to power the lock gates and cranes of Grimsby Docks



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