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The 1950s Framed Print Collection

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Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Foggy London. Policeman, Strand a100360

Foggy London. Policeman, Strand a100360
The Strand, London. A City of London traffic policeman outside the Charing Cross Hotel, using outstretched arms to control vehicles, sometime between 1946 and 1959

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Breathe in that sea air JLP01_08_021440

Breathe in that sea air JLP01_08_021440
Ilfracombe, North Devon. A side view of a man, women and children posed on a beach, with boats in the water beyond, during a Laing staff trip to Ilfracombe in June 1954

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Portscatho Harbour, Cornwall OP04507

Portscatho Harbour, Cornwall OP04507
PORTSCATHO HARBOUR, Gerrans, Cornwall. A young boy looking down towards tethered boats in the harbour at Portscatho. Photographed by John Gay during 1950s-1960s

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Flying Boat JRU01_01_109

Flying Boat JRU01_01_109
TOWER BRIDGE, TOWER HILL, TOWER HAMLETS, GREATER LONDON. A Short Sunderland flying boat on the River Thames at Tower Bridge, with the bridge in the background, during the Battle of Britain Week

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Coronation decorations JRU01_01_088

Coronation decorations JRU01_01_088
THE MALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. Looking along the Mall towards Buckingham Palace, showing decorations for the coronation of Elizabeth II

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Henley-On-Thames GOM01_05_068_03

Henley-On-Thames GOM01_05_068_03
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire. The view towards Hart Street from Market Place showing cars parked in the foreground and the tower of St Marys Church in the distance

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Farnborough Air Show, 1952 EAW046639

Farnborough Air Show, 1952 EAW046639
Various aircraft on display in the Static Park for the Farnborough Air Show, 5th September 1952. Farnborough, Hampshire

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Rover Car Factory, Solihull JLP01_01_045_33

Rover Car Factory, Solihull JLP01_01_045_33
Rover Car Company Works, Lode Lane, Solihull. West Midlands. Interior view of Rover factory showing workers polishing cars, October 1956. John Laing Collection

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Stonehenge. Re-erection of Trilithon lintel in 1958 P50217

Stonehenge. Re-erection of Trilithon lintel in 1958 P50217
STONEHENGE, Wiltshire. Re-erection of Trilithon lintel 158 by the 60 ton Brabazon Crane, the larger of two cranes used to lift stones

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset a091482

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset a091482
Women walking down Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, a steep cobbled road running between picturesque cottages and the walls of St Mary and St Edwards Abbey. Photographed by John Gay, late 1950s

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Severn Railway Bridge EAW038126

Severn Railway Bridge EAW038126
The Severn Railway Bridge, Sharpness, Gloucestershire, from the south, July 1951. The Golucester-Sharpness canal is in the foreground, crossed by a swing-bridge

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Coastal flooding 1953 EAW048271

Coastal flooding 1953 EAW048271
JAYWICK SANDS, Essex. Aerial photograph taken on 2nd February 1953 showing flooded housing following the great East Coast storm surge which hit the coast overnight on 31st January

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Hertford Square Coventry OP00980

Hertford Square Coventry OP00980
Hertford Square, Coventry, West Midlands, 1953. John M Prest (1908-'86), silver gelatin DOP (developing out paper) print. A van

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Bridgnorth, Shropshire a079455

Bridgnorth, Shropshire a079455
BRIDGNORTH, Shropshire. A view of the High Street in 1953, looking north towards the timber-framed Town Hall in the middle of the road. John Gay

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Tulip picking, Lincolnshire a98_09310

Tulip picking, Lincolnshire a98_09310
Fulney, Spalding, Lincolnshire. The tulip was introduced into Europe in the 16th century from Turkey and takes its name from the French word for turban. It became an important cash crop

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: The Church Stairs, Whitby a98_15465

The Church Stairs, Whitby a98_15465
THE CHURCH STAIRS, Whitby, North Yorkshire. A baker makes deliveries, climbing the steps from the quayside to the church. 1950s. Hallam Ashley

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: BBC Transmitter Control Desk, Holme Moss JLP01_05_01_087

BBC Transmitter Control Desk, Holme Moss JLP01_05_01_087
Holme Moss BBC Transmitter, Holme Moss, Holme Valley, Kirklees, West Yorkshire. View showing a man working the control desk in the ancillary building for the BBC transmitter mast at Holme Moss

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Barton Swing Aqueduct a98_05171

Barton Swing Aqueduct a98_05171
Boats on the Barton Swing Aqueduct, carrying the Bridgewater Canal over the Manchester Ship Canal. Trafford, Greater Manchester. Photographed by Eric de Mare sometime in the 1950s

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Festival Pleasure Gardens a077613

Festival Pleasure Gardens a077613
Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, Wandsworth, London. Passengers riding the waterchute fairground ride at the Battersea Festival Gardens, Greater London, illuminated at night

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Pleasure Gardens EAW035839

Pleasure Gardens EAW035839
Festival of Britain, London 1951. The Festival Pleasure Gardens, Battersea Park, with fun fair and crowds. Photographed 12 May 1951

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Festival of Britain a67_00186

Festival of Britain a67_00186
Festival of Britain, South Bank, Lambeth, London. A nightime view across the Thames looking towards the South Bank Exhibition site during the Festival of Britain showing Skylon illuminated

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Village shop, Norfolk a98_11268

Village shop, Norfolk a98_11268
Ludham, Norfolk. Hardware shop with goods on display. Village shops had a reputation for selling everything, and the stock here has spilled out onto the pavement

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Halfords, Carlisle BB50_01941

Halfords, Carlisle BB50_01941
Exterior view showing the front elevation of 60 Scotch Street, Carlisle, Cumberland. Formerly the Blue Bell Coaching Inn, showing the right side occupied by Halfords motor and cycle stores. 1950

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Play Street Pimlico GOM01_05_061_35

Play Street Pimlico GOM01_05_061_35
Tachbrook Estate, Pimlico, Greater London. Malcolmson House flats viewed from the junction of Grosvenor Road and Aylesford Street

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Housing estate GOM01_05_029_09

Housing estate GOM01_05_029_09
Walsingham Road, Walcot East, Swindon, Wiltshire. A view looking north west along Walsingham Road with number 5 in the left foreground and houses at the entrance to Darnley Close in the background

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Tobacconists SHC01_01_038

Tobacconists SHC01_01_038
House of Bewlay, 24 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire. A view showing the interior of the House of Bewlay shop, 1950s

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Tobacconists SHC01_01_037

Tobacconists SHC01_01_037
House of Bewlay, 24 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire. A view showing the exterior of the House of Bewlay shop, 1950s

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Rebuilding Lambeth OP35458

Rebuilding Lambeth OP35458
St Johns Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, Greater London. Exterior view from the north-west of St Johns Church, showing the building surrounded by scaffolding during rebuilding following bomb damage

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: The Queen P_C00425_003

The Queen P_C00425_003
Coronation Procession for Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. Admiralty Arch, The Mall, City of Westminster, Greater London. The Gold State Coach carrying Queen Elizabeth II past Admiralty Arch during

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: March past P_C00427_010

March past P_C00427_010
Coronation Procession for Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. City of Westminster, Greater London. New Zealand servicemen marching past during the coronation procession of Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Gold State Coach P_C00427_007

Gold State Coach P_C00427_007
Coronation Procession for Queen Elizabeth II, 1953. Parliament Square, City of Westminster, Greater London. Crowds in Parliament Square watching as the Gold State Coach carrying Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Primary School JLP01_08_07726

Primary School JLP01_08_07726
VALLEY PRIMARY SCHOOL, WHINLATTER ROAD, COPELAND, CUMBRIA. Schoolchildren engaged in various activities in a classroom at Valley Primary School

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Boat ride JLP01_08_021558

Boat ride JLP01_08_021558
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A couple and a young boy in a boat on a water ride during a Laing staff day trip to Skegness

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Playtime JLP01_08_007740

Playtime JLP01_08_007740
Maryport Primary School, Maryport, Allerdale, Cumbria. Schoolchildren playing during breaktime at Maryport Primary School, September 1952

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Hula hooping JLP01_08_053753

Hula hooping JLP01_08_053753
Goodwyn Hall, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London. A crowd of people watching men and women hula hooping at a New Year Party

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Ford Pilot JLP01_07_016_004

Ford Pilot JLP01_07_016_004
A Ford Pilot car transporting Laing director W M Johnson and his wife during a staff outing to Weymouth. Ford Pilot cars were manufactured by Ford UK from August 1947 until 1951

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Photo call JLP01_08_021709

Photo call JLP01_08_021709
Carlisle, Cumbria. A group of women posed for a photograph during a sports day at Laings Carlisle Sports Club. On 19th June 1954 an annual sports day was held at the Sports Club in Carlisle

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Apple bobbing JLP01_08_021705

Apple bobbing JLP01_08_021705
Carlisle, Cumbria. Two children competing in an apple bobbing contest as a group of children and adults watch, during a Laing sports day at Carlisle

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Dockmaster JLP01_01_064_41

Dockmaster JLP01_01_064_41
TILBURY DOCKS, CHADWELL ST MARY, THURROCK, ESSEX. Captain W. R. Crouch, Dockmaster at Tilbury Docks, directing operations in the lock as the cooling water intake caisson for Coryton Oil Refinery

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Congratulations JLP01_08_055292

Congratulations JLP01_08_055292
Harold Watkinson, the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, shaking hands with labourer J. Singh, during a visit to the London to Yorkshire Motorway (the M1)

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Sculpting the font JLP01_08_062033

Sculpting the font JLP01_08_062033
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. Ralph Beyer carving the baptismal font in Coventry Cathedral. Ralph Beyer (1921-2008)

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: New Cathedral rising JLP01_01_026_25

New Cathedral rising JLP01_01_026_25
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, PRIORY STREET, COVENTRY. A view from the north-east showing the north and east walls of Coventry Cathedral during its construction

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a

Mobile canteen at Coryton Refinery JLP01_08_008088a
CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A large group of Laing workers using a mobile canteen following severe flooding on the construction site of Coryton Oil Refinery

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Carlisle Technical College JLP01_01_117_23

Carlisle Technical College JLP01_01_117_23
Carlisle Technical College, Strand Road, Carlisle, Cumbria. A class of young men in an engineering workshop at Carlisle Technical College

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Bournemouth Beach JLP01_08_008856

Bournemouth Beach JLP01_08_008856
BOURNEMOUTH. Children playing on the beach and adults relaxing on deckchairs during a staff outing of the Laing London office to Bournemouth

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Delivering groceries JLP01_08_048781

Delivering groceries JLP01_08_048781
BERKELEY POWER STATION, BERKELEY, HAM AND STONE, STROUD, GLOUCESTERSHIRE. The local butchers wife delivering supplies to Mrs Glover

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: South Bank Lion JRU01_01_129

South Bank Lion JRU01_01_129
South Bank Lion, York Road, Lambeth, Greater London. The South Bank Lion on a plinth outside the York Road entrance of Waterloo Station, viewed from the west

Background imageThe 1950s Framed Print Collection: Stevenage New Town DAC01_03_009

Stevenage New Town DAC01_03_009
Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Looking west towards the cycle and pedestrian paths beneath the carriageway of the Six Hills Roundabout at the junction of Six Hills Way and Lytton Way



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