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Historic Collection

Background imageHistoric 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 imageHistoric Collection: Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668

Butlers Wharf c. 1910 BB87_09668
BUTLERs WHARF, Shad Thames, London. View of the gantries c. 1910. Unknown photographer

Background imageHistoric Collection: Battersea Power Station a98_05903

Battersea Power Station a98_05903
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 imageHistoric Collection: Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048

Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
An aerial view looking down on an Avro Shackleton Mark II bomber in flight over the Strand as part of a fly-by celebrating Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday. RAF photography 1956

Background imageHistoric Collection: HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905

Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905
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 imageHistoric Collection: Humber Ferry EAW 148406

Humber Ferry EAW 148406
The Humber Ferry, Kingston-upon-Hull. June 1965. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627

Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627
WOOTTON BASSETT UNITED DAIRIES, Wiltshire. The Dairy Supply Company opened its factory in 1908 and merged with United Dairies in 1915

Background imageHistoric Collection: St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987

St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987
ST PAULs CATHEDRAL, City of London. St Pauls, viewed from Bull Wharf on the river frontage, seems to dominate the Victorian City. Photograph pre-1876. Howarth-Loomes Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032629

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032629
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Coxstalls and the High Street, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032634

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032634
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Church of St. Bartholomew and All Saints and the High Street, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageHistoric Collection: HMS Centaur EAW108229

HMS Centaur EAW108229
HMS Centaur docked in Liverpool. February 1963. One of the Centaur-class light fleet carriers of the Royal Navy. Launched in 1947 she saw service until 1966. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Crystal Palace FF91_00333

Crystal Palace FF91_00333
CRYSTAL PALACE, Sydenham, London. These giant figures depicting the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II, copied from the temple at Abu Simbel

Background imageHistoric Collection: Market Court, Kensington High Street BB77_09230

Market Court, Kensington High Street BB77_09230
MARKET COURT, London. A photograph of Market Court on the south side of Kensington High Street, three years before the site was demolished. The inhabitants pose for the camera

Background imageHistoric Collection: Lord Frederic Leightons studio BL13090_A

Lord Frederic Leightons studio BL13090_A
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 12 Holland Park Road, London. Home of the artist Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896). Interior view. The studio of Lord Frederic Leighton displaying recently completed works

Background imageHistoric Collection: Hastings a98 / 05468

Hastings a98 / 05468
HASTINGS, East Sussex. View of two women walking past a group of fishermens stores ( net shops ) during 1956. Eric de Mare

Background imageHistoric Collection: QE2 at Southampton EAW191249

QE2 at Southampton EAW191249
The QE2 liner docked at Southampton. February 1969. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wreck at Fidlers Reach EAW143996

Wreck at Fidlers Reach EAW143996
River Thames, London November 1964. The capsized German Cargo Vessel " Magdeburg" laden with buses bound for Cuba. A collision with the " Yamashiro Maru" caused the wreck

Background imageHistoric Collection: Shipwreck at St Merryn EAW200562

Shipwreck at St Merryn EAW200562
The wreck of the tanker " Hemsley I" at Fox Cove, St Merryn, Cornwall. September 1969. The vessel went ashore here on 12th May 1969 en route from Liverpool to Antwerp. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Fishermen, Falmouth Pier CC56_00752

Fishermen, Falmouth Pier CC56_00752
FALMOUTH PIER, Cornwall. View of fishermen unloading their catches with boats moored in the background. Edwardian era photograph by Henry Taunt

Background imageHistoric Collection: Chagford DIX02_01_033

Chagford DIX02_01_033
Lower Street, Chagford, Chagford, West Devon. The view looking north west along Lower Street with Bishops House in the right foreground, 1930s

Background imageHistoric Collection: housing estate URBAN LANDSCAPE architecture historic

housing estate URBAN LANDSCAPE architecture historic
Design and the Environment. Timekeepers Square, Salford, Greater Manchester. Detail of the jamb between a Georgian house on Encombe Place and a new-build on the Timekeepers Square development

Background imageHistoric Collection: Stonegate York DAC01_03_025

Stonegate York DAC01_03_025
STONEGATE, YORK. Looking north east along Stonegate from beside the junction of Little Stonegate, with York Minster visible in the distance. Photographed in 1925

Background imageHistoric Collection: Lincoln High Street DIX02_01_028

Lincoln High Street DIX02_01_028
HIGH STREET, LINCOLN. An elevated view from High Bridge looking down onto High Street towards Stonbow with the tower of St Peter at Arches Church beyond and Lincoln Cathedral in the distance

Background imageHistoric Collection: Sunderland EAW405804

Sunderland EAW405804
Sunderland and the mouth of the River Wear. May 1981. Aerofilms Collection

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032632

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032632
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Church of St. Bartholomew and All Saints, High Street and Station Road, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageHistoric Collection: Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032626

Wootton Bassett, 1930. EPW032626
WOOTTON BASSETT, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Church of St. Bartholomew and All Saints, Wood Street, High Street and Station Road, June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

Background imageHistoric Collection: Royal Yacht Britannia EAW075124

Royal Yacht Britannia EAW075124
The Royal Yacht Britannia in Portsmouth Harbour. May 1959. Aerofilms Collection


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