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20th Century Collection

Background image20th Century Collection: Greyhound racing PLA01_01_043

Greyhound racing PLA01_01_043
Hall Green Greyhound Stadium, York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham. The illuminated scoreboard at Hall Green Greyhound Stadium, illuminated during a race night

Background image20th Century Collection: Tatton Cinema Gatley NWC01_01_0639

Tatton Cinema Gatley NWC01_01_0639
Tatton Cinema, Gatley Road, Gatley, Stockport. The Tatton Cinema viewed from the south-west at dusk, with people gathered below the projecting porch and billboard

Background image20th Century Collection: Hornsey Road Baths PLA01_03_0113

Hornsey Road Baths PLA01_03_0113
Hornsey Road Baths, Hornsey Road, Finsbury Park, Islington, Greater London. The entrance block of the former Hornsey Road Baths, Islington, seen from the south at dusk

Background image20th Century Collection: Roker Park PLA01_08_051

Roker Park PLA01_08_051
Roker Park Football Ground, Sunderland. The Main Stand and Fulwell End at Roker Park football ground, seen from the east, Roker End stand during a football game

Background image20th Century Collection: Tintern Abbey JRU01_01_178

Tintern Abbey JRU01_01_178
TINTERN ABBEY, MONMOUTHSHIRE, WALES. A view looking north-west towards Tintern Abbey, with a road sign displaying Tintern in the foreground

Background image20th Century Collection: Grasshopper sign JRU01_01_106

Grasshopper sign JRU01_01_106
Martins Bank, Lombard Street, City of London. Looking east along Great George Street towards Big Ben and Parliament Square, with pedestrians on the pavement in the foreground, photographed 1950-1953

Background image20th Century Collection: Master Mariners Almshouses a41_00139

Master Mariners Almshouses a41_00139
MASTER MARINERS ALMSHOUSE, CARR LANE, CITY OF KINGSTON UPON HULL. An exterior view of the Master Mariners Almshouses, damaged in an air raid in 1941

Background image20th Century Collection: Odeon Cinema Chester NWC01_01_0157

Odeon Cinema Chester NWC01_01_0157
Odeon Cinema, Northgate Street, Chester. The Odeon Cinema at dusk, showing the illuminated porch, billboards and neon sign, viewed from the south-east

Background image20th Century Collection: Plaza Cinema NWC01_01_0088

Plaza Cinema NWC01_01_0088
Plaza Cinema, Whiton Street, Northwich, Cheshire West and Chester. A detail of the sculpture above the portico entrance of the Plaza Cinema, depicting two cherubs on either side of a film camera

Background image20th Century Collection: Focus Cinema NWC01_01_0037

Focus Cinema NWC01_01_0037
Focus Cinema, Delamere Street, Crewe, Cheshire East. An exterior view of the Focus Cinema at dusk, showing the illuminated billboard

Background image20th Century 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 image20th Century Collection: Coronation decorations JRU01_01_063

Coronation decorations JRU01_01_063
Selfridges, Oxford Street, Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London. Two banners with quotes from Elizabeth I and Elizabeth II positioned on either side of a statue of Elizabeth II on a horse

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_127

China Clay Works ALB93_05_127
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. A view showing a launcher used to transport the clay stream to a sump

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_131

China Clay Works ALB93_05_131
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. A view looking across the pit towards the engine house from which the slurry pump is

Background image20th Century Collection: Diving platform PLA01_03_0036

Diving platform PLA01_03_0036
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Park, Bromley, Greater London. The reinforced concrete diving platform in the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Background image20th Century Collection: Swimming lesson PLA01_03_0030

Swimming lesson PLA01_03_0030
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Park, Bromley, Greater London. The swimming pool in the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre

Background image20th Century Collection: Swimming pools PLA01_03_0034

Swimming pools PLA01_03_0034
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Park, Bromley, Greater London. The swimming pool in the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, seen from the diving platform at the north end

Background image20th Century Collection: National Sports Centre PLA01_03_0023

National Sports Centre PLA01_03_0023
Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Crystal Palace Park, Bromley, Greater London. The elevated central walkway, framed by the reinforced concrete A -frame

Background image20th Century Collection: Cordite laboratory HAY03_01_087

Cordite laboratory HAY03_01_087
Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Wareham St. Martin, Dorset. The interior of the main laboratory, Royal Naval Cordite Factory

Background image20th Century Collection: Cordite railway HAY03_01_037

Cordite railway HAY03_01_037
Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Wareham St. Martin, Dorset. Cordite being transported to the press houses on the narrow-gauge railway system, Royal Naval Cordite Factory

Background image20th Century Collection: Wartime communications centre HAY03_01_035

Wartime communications centre HAY03_01_035
Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Wareham St. Martin, Dorset. A photograph taken during the Second World War showing the interior of the control trench

Background image20th Century Collection: St Johns College Library DP347271

St Johns College Library DP347271
St Johns College Library, St Johns College, St Johns Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. General view of exterior to library shot at twilight. Architect Edward Cullinan and completed in 1993

Background image20th Century Collection: Liver Bird PLA01_02_121

Liver Bird PLA01_02_121
Liverpool City Council, Wavertree One Stop Shop, Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside. A specially commissioned piece of Pilkington faience work depicting a liver bird

Background image20th Century Collection: Faience tiled staircase PLA01_02_122

Faience tiled staircase PLA01_02_122
Liverpool City Council, Wavertree One Stop Shop, Picton Road, Wavertree, Liverpool, Merseyside. A staircase in the entrance hall of the former Picton Road Baths, Wavertree

Background image20th Century Collection: Memorial plaque PLA01_02_029

Memorial plaque PLA01_02_029
Orrell Mount Park, Memorial Lych Gate, Orrell, Sefton, Merseyside. A wooden plaque on a memorial lych gate, originally located at Orrell Football Club

Background image20th Century Collection: Greyhound racing PLA01_01_042

Greyhound racing PLA01_01_042
Hall Green Greyhound Stadium, York Road, Hall Green, Birmingham. Handlers with racing greyhounds on the track at Hall Green Greyhound Stadium

Background image20th Century Collection: Roof of the Winged Horse DP183247

Roof of the Winged Horse DP183247
The Winged Horse, Luncies Road, Barstable, Basildon, Essex. General view looking north along the public houses green copper roof towards the first-floor flat

Background image20th Century Collection: Tubular steel walkway DP183604

Tubular steel walkway DP183604
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Depot, Pembroke Road, West Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London

Background image20th Century Collection: Detail of Council flats DP183603

Detail of Council flats DP183603
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Depot, Pembroke Road, West Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London

Background image20th Century Collection: Detail of tubular steel DP183605

Detail of tubular steel DP183605
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Depot, Pembroke Road, West Kensington, Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London

Background image20th Century Collection: Petrol Station MOT01_01_01

Petrol Station MOT01_01_01
Eashing Petrol Station, Lower Eashing, Shackleford, Guildford, Surrey. A car parked outside the thatched B.P. petrol station on the Guildford Godalming Bypass Road at Lower Eashing, 1930s

Background image20th Century Collection: Sailboats BAR03_01_454

Sailboats BAR03_01_454
Instow, North Devon. Three yachts with red sails, and yachts with white sails beyond, sailing in the River Torridge at Instow

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_125

China Clay Works ALB93_05_125
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. A truck waiting to be taken up the haulage incline to deposit waste at a sky-dump at

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_124

China Clay Works ALB93_05_124
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. A man shovelling sand in one of the sand pits at Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_133

China Clay Works ALB93_05_133
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. A view of the engine house at Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_132

China Clay Works ALB93_05_132
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. Men on the gantry outside the engine house from which the slurry pump is operated

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_130

China Clay Works ALB93_05_130
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. General view showing the slurry pump at Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works

Background image20th Century Collection: China Clay Works ALB93_05_129

China Clay Works ALB93_05_129
Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works, St. Stephen-in-Brannel, Cornwall. Photographed between 1919 and 1936. General view showing the sand pits and launcher at Bloomdale China Clay and Stone Works

Background image20th Century Collection: Calshot Castle K950212

Calshot Castle K950212
CALSHOT CASTLE, Hampshire. Keep interior. barrack room. First world war extendable bed and soldiers equipment


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