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1940s Collection

Background image1940s Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background image1940s Collection: St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080

St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking south-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church

Background image1940s Collection: Brixham EAW007578

Brixham EAW007578
Brixham Harbour and town, Brixham, Devon, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: South Woodford Woolworths HAB01_01_02_01

South Woodford Woolworths HAB01_01_02_01
George Lane, South Woodford, Redbridge, Greater London. The shopping parade at 130-150 George Lane, showing the shop front of F W Woolworth and Company Limited in the foreground

Background image1940s Collection: Huddington Court BB48_00220

Huddington Court BB48_00220
HUDDINGTON COURT, HUDDINGTON, WYCHAVON, WORCESTERSHIRE. Exterior view of Huddington Court and gardens. Exterior view of Huddington Court and gardens

Background image1940s Collection: Edmonton shops HAB01_01_09_02

Edmonton shops HAB01_01_09_02
Fore Street, Edmonton, Enfield, Greater London. Exterior view showing the shopping parade at 365-373 Fore Street

Background image1940s Collection: Torquay EAW005875

Torquay EAW005875
Torquay, Devon. The harbours and the town, from the south-east, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Totquay New Harbour EAW007583

Totquay New Harbour EAW007583
Torquay, Devon. The New Harbour, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Torquay Old Harbour EAW011685

Torquay Old Harbour EAW011685
The New Harbour and Old Harbour, Torquay, Devon, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Torquay Old Harbour EAW011689

Torquay Old Harbour EAW011689
The Old Harbour, Torquay, Devon, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Torquay harbours EAW011684

Torquay harbours EAW011684
The New Harbour and Old Harbour, Torquay, Devon, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Torquay EAW007582

Torquay EAW007582
The Old and New Harbour and the town, Torquay, Devon, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Torquay EAW007581

Torquay EAW007581
The Old and New Harbour and the town, Torquay, Devon, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Kingston shops HAB01_01_07_14

Kingston shops HAB01_01_07_14
Castle Street, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London. A view from Fife Road looking south into Castle Street, showing the shopping parades on either side, with people on the streets

Background image1940s Collection: Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_004

Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_004
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. View from the north of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

Background image1940s Collection: Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_001

Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_001
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. An elevated view of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

Background image1940s Collection: Market Cross a48_00561

Market Cross a48_00561
Market Cross, Market Place, North Walsham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, 1947. The Market Cross, seen from the west

Background image1940s Collection: Teign Valley US_7PH_GP_LOC118_V_5046

Teign Valley US_7PH_GP_LOC118_V_5046
Teign Valley, Devon, photographed by an aircraft of the United States Eighth Air Force's 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on 22 December 1943

Background image1940s Collection: Chatham High Street BB42_00150

Chatham High Street BB42_00150
High Street, Chatham, Medway, Kent, 1942. View from the north-west showing terraced shops on the north side of the High Street, with number 277 in the foreground

Background image1940s Collection: Delivering a dragline excavator JLP01_08_001556

Delivering a dragline excavator JLP01_08_001556
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. A Pickfords low loader transporting a W90 walking dragline excavator to Whitley Bay opencast coal site

Background image1940s Collection: North Shields shops a49_07233

North Shields shops a49_07233
97-100 Howard Street, North Shields, North Tyneside, 1949. Exterior view from the north-west of 97-100 Howard Street

Background image1940s Collection: Weymouth Harbour JLP01_07_016_007

Weymouth Harbour JLP01_07_016_007
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. A view from the east looking towards Weymouth Pavilion and seafront, with cranes lining Weymouth Harbour on the left

Background image1940s Collection: Afternoon tea JLP01_08_000297

Afternoon tea JLP01_08_000297
THE SPA, BRIDLINGTON, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. A group of people having lunch at a long table in the Spa Cafe during a day trip of Laing staff to Bridlington

Background image1940s Collection: Aneurin Bevan JLP01_01_055_66

Aneurin Bevan JLP01_01_055_66
PATCHWAY, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Aneurin Bevan, the Minister of Health, greeting children and signing autographs at the official opening of fifty houses on the Patchway Estate

Background image1940s Collection: Tennis Courts JLP01_08_001339

Tennis Courts JLP01_08_001339
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A view through a hatch towards people playing tennis at Laings new Sports Ground in Elstree

Background image1940s Collection: Moreton-in-Marsh US_7GR_LOC349_RP_3041

Moreton-in-Marsh US_7GR_LOC349_RP_3041
Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucesterhsire. Photographed by the USaF early in 1944, prior to D-Day, with barracks, truck parks and Sherman tanks parked in the main street

Background image1940s Collection: Bury St Edmunds Station RO_05840_006

Bury St Edmunds Station RO_05840_006
Bury St Edmunds Station, Station Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Bury St Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk. A view along the railway track at Bury St

Background image1940s Collection: West Front P_A02107_007

West Front P_A02107_007
Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Abbey Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Abbey Precinct, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk. Abbey West Front incorporated into later buildings

Background image1940s Collection: Cathedral EAW024397

Cathedral EAW024397
Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk. St James Cathedral and the Abbey Gardens, 1949

Background image1940s Collection: St Edmundsbury EAW024396

St Edmundsbury EAW024396
Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk. The Abbey Gardens and environs, 1949

Background image1940s Collection: Ripon Cathedral a72_00942

Ripon Cathedral a72_00942
St Peter and St Wilfrid's Cathedral Church, Minster Close, Ripon, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. The west front of Ripon Cathedral 1948

Background image1940s Collection: Ludlow Castle EAW010355

Ludlow Castle EAW010355
Ludlow Castle and town, Ludlow, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Ludlow Castle EAW010350

Ludlow Castle EAW010350
Ludlow Castle and the River Teme, Ludlow, Shropshire, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Circular Chapel a45_01295

Circular Chapel a45_01295
Ludlow Castle, Chapel, Ludlow, Shropshire, 1944. Interior view looking north-west in the chapel at Ludlow Castle

Background image1940s Collection: Circular Chapel a43_06727

Circular Chapel a43_06727
Ludlow Castle, Chapel, Ludlow, Shropshire. 1920-1943. Exterior view from the west of the chapel at Ludlow Castle, with two gentlemen hurrying out of shot

Background image1940s Collection: St Marys Court a43_00977

St Marys Court a43_00977
St Mary's Court, 49-51 North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, 1943. This timber framed medieval building probably dates from the 15th century. It is shown here in use as a garage

Background image1940s Collection: North Bar Within WSA01_01_03067

North Bar Within WSA01_01_03067
North Bar, North Bar Within, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, 1949. A view showing the south side of North Bar, with 59 - 67 North Bar Within adjoining on the south-west side

Background image1940s Collection: Bells Court BB43_00875

Bells Court BB43_00875
1-4 Bell's Court, Falmouth, Cornwall, 1943. During the 18th century Bell's Court was home to George and Stephen Bell (father and son), packet agents

Background image1940s Collection: Arwenack House BB43_00859

Arwenack House BB43_00859
Arwenack House, Grove Place, Falmouth, Cornwall. The "Sailors Hostel", in the south wing of Arwenack House, viewed from the south east

Background image1940s Collection: Pendennis and Falmouth Harbour RAF_106g_uk_1663_rs_4193

Pendennis and Falmouth Harbour RAF_106g_uk_1663_rs_4193
Pendennis Castle and Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, 1946

Background image1940s Collection: Berwick and Tweedmouth RAF_540_44_sffo_0184

Berwick and Tweedmouth RAF_540_44_sffo_0184
Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth, Northumberland, 1948. Aerial reconnaissance photography by the RAF

Background image1940s Collection: Market Hall a081558

Market Hall a081558
An elderly woman seated by a crate of eggs in a bustling market hall in Shropshire. Possibly taken in Shrewsbury's Victorian Market Hall, which was demolished in 1963

Background image1940s Collection: St Julians Church OP04485

St Julians Church OP04485
St Julian's Church, St Julians Alley, Norwich, Norfolk, 1941. Exterior of St Julian's Church, Norwich from the north east

Background image1940s Collection: Norwich Cathedral EAW002894

Norwich Cathedral EAW002894
Norwich Cathedral and the city centre, Norwich, from the east, 1946

Background image1940s Collection: Wolverhampton 1948 RAF_CPE_UK_2469_RP_3280

Wolverhampton 1948 RAF_CPE_UK_2469_RP_3280
Wolverhampton, 1948. Vertical aerial reconnaissance photography by the RAF

Background image1940s Collection: Factory a42_03230

Factory a42_03230
12 Church Street, Wolverhampton. A view looking north west towards the factory at 12 Church Street on the corner of St John's Square

Background image1940s Collection: Barnhurst Farm a42_03204

Barnhurst Farm a42_03204
Barnhurst Farm, Pendeford, City of Wolverhampton. Barnhurst Farm seen from the west, framed by gate piers. In 1867 Wolverhampton Corporation purchased the Banhurst estate

Background image1940s Collection: Bomb site clearance P_H00230_006

Bomb site clearance P_H00230_006
Whitmore Estate, Kingsland Road, Hoxton, Shoreditch, Hackney, Greater London. Men at work during reconstruction of flats on the Whitmore Estate in Hoxton following war damage



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