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Background imageEdwardian Collection: Children labelling tins of tea c. 1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690

Children labelling tins of tea c. 1910, Butlers Wharf BB87_09690
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. From 1921 children had to be at least 12 years old before they could work full-time, though some of these boys look younger

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745

Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09745
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. A cargo of bananas in specially ventilated crates is unloaded and transferred into the warehouse via a conveyor belt while two foremen in bowler hats look

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Station Master BB98_05551

Station Master BB98_05551
STATION MASTER, Finmere Station, Oxfordshire. In 1898-99 the Great Central Railway Company (formed 1897) created a main railway route from Sheffield through Nottingham and Leicester to London

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666

Pay day, Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames BB87_09666
Pay day at Butlers Wharf, Shad Thames, London. A line of workmen collect their wages from a hatch, while a security guard looks on. Photographer unknown, c.1910

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Edwardian music room, Thornton Manor BL17551

Edwardian music room, Thornton Manor BL17551
Thornton Manor, near Port Sunlight, Merseyside. Edwardian interior of the music room, which was added in 1902. A large organ is built in over a seating area to the right

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Queens College, Oxford CC51_00352

Queens College, Oxford CC51_00352
QUEENs COLLEGE, Oxford, Oxfordshire. A 1903 view looking west along the south arcade of the front quad with parked bicycles belonging to members of the college

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Sessions House, Preston BL18224

Sessions House, Preston BL18224
SESSIONS HOUSE, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire. The interior of number 1 court at the County Sessions House. The court house was built between 1900 and 1903 to the designs of Henry Littler

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Finmere Station, Oxfordshire 1904 BB98_05550

Finmere Station, Oxfordshire 1904 BB98_05550
FINMERE STATION, Oxfordshire. The Great Central Railway Company built this station on the line from Sheffield through Nottingham and Leicester to London in 1898-9

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Didcot Junction in 1904 CC97_02192

Didcot Junction in 1904 CC97_02192
DIDCOT, Oxfordshire. Looking from the east at a signal box towards the junction station, with an engine approaching and a line of carriages to the right

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Selfridges Department Store 1909 BL20507

Selfridges Department Store 1909 BL20507
SELFRIDGES DEPARTMENT STORE, Oxford Street, London. Selfridges Department Store in Oxford Street is photographed here soon after it opened in 1909. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere in May 1909

Background imageEdwardian Collection: St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539

St Giles Fair, Oxford CC49_00539
St Giles Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905. Photographed by Henry William Taunt (1842-1922) on silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Palace of Westminster, London 1909 EGP_22657_85

Palace of Westminster, London 1909 EGP_22657_85
PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, London. Aerial view of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and River Thames taken from the balloon Corona on 22nd May 1909 at 4:30pm

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Children pose for the camera a97_05492

Children pose for the camera a97_05492
A thatched cottage, Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire. A group of people pose for the camera in front of thatched cottages. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Son 1904

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Butlers Wharf BB87_09741

Butlers Wharf BB87_09741
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. Crates of goods wrapped in straw for protection are unloaded in London and set on the conveyor belt to the warehouses

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Abel Beesley, University Waterman in 1901 CC71_00075

Abel Beesley, University Waterman in 1901 CC71_00075
FISHER ROW, Oxford, Oxfordshire. The waterman Abel Beesley on his punt full of bundles of rushes with old Pacey Bridge in the background. Photographed by Henry Taunt in 1901

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Marmalade factory, Oxford CC66_00389

Marmalade factory, Oxford CC66_00389
Male and female workers at Coopers Marmalade Factory, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Henry Taunt 1902

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Scala Cinema, Ilkeston

Scala Cinema, Ilkeston
One of the earliest purpose built cinemas in the country still in use. IoE 352257

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Sessions House, Preston BL18223

Sessions House, Preston BL18223
SESSIONS HOUSE, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire. The interior of the assembly hall at the County Sessions House. The court house was built between 1900 and 1903 to the designs of Henry Littler

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Horse-drawn trams, Oxford c. 1905 CC73_01178

Horse-drawn trams, Oxford c. 1905 CC73_01178
HIGH STREET, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Two horse-drawn trams passing in the street with advertising panels attached to the roofs

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Car lift at a multi-storey car park BL19998

Car lift at a multi-storey car park BL19998
MITCHELL MOTORS COMPANY, 114 Wardour Street, Westminster, London. An early motor car, with a chauffeur in the drivers seat on a car lift

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London DD60_00223

Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London DD60_00223
CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT, Old Bailey, London. The Central Criminal Court at the Old Bailey, taken from Holborn Viaduct. The present building, designed by Mountford and opened in 1907

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Admiralty Arch 1923 BL26970_009

Admiralty Arch 1923 BL26970_009
ADMIRALTY ARCH, The Mall, Westminster, London, photographed from the roof of the Grand Hotel in February 1924. Containing offices and residential accommodation

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Office work. D M Gant, turf accountant BL_20490_03

Office work. D M Gant, turf accountant BL_20490_03
An interior view of a crowded office. D M Gant was a turf accountant based at 25 Conduit Street, London. Photographed by Adolphe Augustus Boucher, a photographer for Bedford Lemere & Co, 1 April 1909

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Harvest AA97_05926

Harvest AA97_05926
Harvesting with a mechanical harvester near Hellidon, Northamptonshire. Alfred Newton and Son July 1902

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Billiard Hall 1903 BL17646

Billiard Hall 1903 BL17646
THURSTONs BILLIARD HALL, Leicester Square, London. Interior of the match room, with seating for spectators. Numbers 45 and 46 Leicester Square were rebuilt in 1902 to 1903 to the designs of E

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Two children collecting water at a water pump MCF01_02_0182

Two children collecting water at a water pump MCF01_02_0182
Two children collecting water at a water pump in Cheddar, Somerset. Photographed by Katherine J. Macfee, 11th May 1907

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Harvest time, Lower Cadsden, Buckinghamshire a97_05316

Harvest time, Lower Cadsden, Buckinghamshire a97_05316
LOWER CADSDEN, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. View of people in a field, including farm workers taking a break from harvesting, with a smart lady and gentleman

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Robin Hoods Larder BB98_02554

Robin Hoods Larder BB98_02554
SHAMBLES OAK, Sherwood Forest, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire. An informal portrait of a woman standing beside the base of the Shambles Oak in Sherwood Forest, also known as Robin Hoods Larder

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Venton East Square, St. Just, Cornwall a97_07634

Venton East Square, St. Just, Cornwall a97_07634
A view of Mrs Barnes and others outside houses on Venton East Square, St. Just, Cornwall. 1901. Photgraphed by Alfred Newton and Sons

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Woods Restaurant a97_05220

Woods Restaurant a97_05220
Woods Restaurant, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland. Interior with group seated at a table and waiting staff. Photographed by Alfred Newton & Son, 1902

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Sessions House, Preston BL18232

Sessions House, Preston BL18232
SESSIONS HOUSE, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire. Interior of the dining room at the County Sessions House. The court house was built between 1900 and 1903 to the designs of Henry Littler

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Faringdon Cattle Market CC97_02236

Faringdon Cattle Market CC97_02236
MARKET PLACE, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. The cattle market underway, with the Salutation Inn to one side and the churchyard to the other. Faringdon was granted a market in 1218

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Mercedes Motor Showroom, 12 Saville Row BL19996_001

Mercedes Motor Showroom, 12 Saville Row BL19996_001
MERCEDES MOTOR SHOWROOM, 12 Saville Row, Westminster, London. A Mercedes car parked in front of the Mercedes Showroom at number 12 Saville Row, London

Background imageEdwardian Collection: 9 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London BL18802

9 Arkwright Road, Hampstead, London BL18802
9 ARKWRIGHT ROAD, Hampstead, London. Interior of hall looking towards entrance. Photographed by Harry Bedford Lemere in 1905

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Beating the Bounds CC72_02365

Beating the Bounds CC72_02365
Beating the Bounds, Longwall Street, Oxford. Boys scramble for coins at Longwall during the annual ceremony of beating the bounds, which reinforces knowledge of the parish boundary

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Lyons Popular Cafe BL18609

Lyons Popular Cafe BL18609
THE POPULAR CAFE, Piccadilly, London. Restaurant interior from the entrance with tables set and ready for customers. The start of a new restaurant venture for Lyons

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Howden Dam

Howden Dam
The Howden Reservoir was built by the for the use of the people of Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield and Derbyshire. IoE 82158

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Clock mechanism DP249078

Clock mechanism DP249078
University of Birmingham, Chamberlain Tower, University Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Detail of the clock mechanism inside the campanile clock tower

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum BL19920_A

Victoria and Albert Museum BL19920_A
VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM, Cromwell Road, Kensington, London. The Victoria and Albert Museum with its high central tower was not officially opened to the public until 1909

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Sessions House, Preston BL18222

Sessions House, Preston BL18222
SESSIONS HOUSE, Lancaster Road, Preston, Lancashire. The interior of the County Sessions House showing the staircase and entrance

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Tiverton Road Swimming Pool PLA01_01_107

Tiverton Road Swimming Pool PLA01_01_107
Tiverton Road Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre, Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham. A name stone on the flanking walls of the main elevation of the former Tiverton Road Baths

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Advertisement hoardings, Greenwich, 1907 BL19953

Advertisement hoardings, Greenwich, 1907 BL19953
Advertisement hoardings on the side of a building and on a fence surrounding a construction site on Newcastle Street (now Enderby Street), Greenwich, London

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991

Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991
Cleeve Lock, Goring, Oxfordshire. A group of people enjoying a pleasure ride on the steam-powered boat The Fashion, circa 1900

Background imageEdwardian Collection: A man wearing a bowler hat and glasses MCF01_02_0009

A man wearing a bowler hat and glasses MCF01_02_0009
A man wearing a bowler hat and glasses, standing outside a weatherboarded house in Broomfield. Broomfield and Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent. Photographed by Katherine J. Macfee, 4th April 1904

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Two horsemen reading The Sportsman BB98_02592

Two horsemen reading The Sportsman BB98_02592
General view of two horsemen reading The Sportsman newspaper, Farnborough, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Sons. 30th October 1902

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Group of Children a97_05427

Group of Children a97_05427
General view of a group of children, Hellidon, Daventry, Northamptonshire. Photographed by Alfred Newton and Sons. July 1902

Background imageEdwardian Collection: A group posed outside the Salisbury Hotel BL20862_001

A group posed outside the Salisbury Hotel BL20862_001
A group posed outside the portico of the Salisbury Hotel, Salisbury Square, Greater London. May 1910. Photographed by Bedford Lemere and Company

Background imageEdwardian Collection: Putney High Street OFH01_01_01_f07_13

Putney High Street OFH01_01_01_f07_13
PUTNEY HIGH STREET, PUTNEY, WANDSWORTH, GREATER LONDON. The view looking north along Putney High Street from the junctions of Norroy Road (right) and Disraeli Road (right)



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