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Mid 20th Century Collection

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524

Blacksmith, Southrop BBL_02524
The Forge, Southrop, Cotswold, Gloucestershire. Interior view of the Forge, showing the blacksmith at work. Photographed in 1938 by Sydney Alfred Pitcher

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Rebuilding P_H00101_009

Rebuilding P_H00101_009
DOVER, KENT. A large group of Belgian labourers, working on behalf of the Ministry of Works and posing outside of reconstructed terraced housing, in Dover, Kent

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Classic Cinema Quinton NWC01_01_0462

Classic Cinema Quinton NWC01_01_0462
Classic Cinema, Hagley Road West, Quinton, Dudley. The Classic Cinema viewed from the south-east at dusk, showing the illuminated sign and billboard, with parked cars and motorcycles in front

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: St Michael and the devil UXC01_01_01_0009_18

St Michael and the devil UXC01_01_01_0009_18
St Michaels Cathedral, Coventry, Coventry, Coventry. Detail of the Jacob Epstein sculpture of St Michael over Lucifer holding a long spear in his right hand, arms and wings outstretched

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Ideal kitchen 1946 P_H00004_001

Ideal kitchen 1946 P_H00004_001
Two women in a demonstration kitchen in an exhibition held by the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Food, July 1946. The exhibition may have been held at Bankes Stores

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Odeon Cinema Birmingham NWC01_01_0248

Odeon Cinema Birmingham NWC01_01_0248
Odeon Cinema, New Street, Birmingham. A view of the Odeon Cinema at night from the north-west, showing the illuminated tower sign and billboard

Background imageMid 20th Century 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 imageMid 20th Century Collection: Coronation decorations JRU01_01_092

Coronation decorations JRU01_01_092
THE MALL, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. A detail of the metalwork crown suspended from a Coronation Arch on the Mall, designed for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: High Street Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03367

High Street Sutton Coldfield, 1942 a42_03367
High Street, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. The front elevation of 20-24 High Street, including the premises of Boots the Chemists

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Corporation Street Birmingham, 1941 a42_00402

Corporation Street Birmingham, 1941 a42_00402
Coleridge Chambers, 175 - 177 Corporation Street, Birmingham. Coleridge Chambers, home of the Ideal Benefit Society and Barclays Bank, at 175-177 Corporation Street

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Backworth Hall PLA01_05_101

Backworth Hall PLA01_05_101
Backworth Hall, Backworth, North Tyneside. The main south elevation of Backworth Hall, serving as the clubhouse of Backworth Miners Welfare. Backworth Hall is dated 1778

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Barton Aerodrome Control Tower PLA01_04_049

Barton Aerodrome Control Tower PLA01_04_049
Barton Aerodrome, Control Tower, Liverpool Road, Eccles, Salford, Greater Manchester. Barton Aerodrome Control Tower, seen from the seen-east

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground PLA01_02_094

Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground PLA01_02_094
Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground, Sports Pavilion, Mather Avenue, Wyncote, Liverpool, Merseyside. The clubhouse and viewing platform at the sports pavilion at the Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground PLA01_02_091

Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground PLA01_02_091
Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground, Sports Pavilion, Mather Avenue, Wyncote, Liverpool, Merseyside. A corner of the glazed clubhouse of the 1960s sports pavilion at the Geoffrey Hughes Memorial Ground

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Childwall Golf Club PLA01_02_066

Childwall Golf Club PLA01_02_066
Childwall Golf Club, Naylors Road, Liverpool, Merseyside. The Art Deco clubhouse of Childwall Golf Club, seen from the south-east with dark clouds beyond

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Childwall Golf Club PLA01_02_065

Childwall Golf Club PLA01_02_065
Childwall Golf Club, Naylors Road, Liverpool, Merseyside. The Art Deco clubhouse of Childwall Golf Club, seen from the south-west with a golfer on the practice area in the foreground

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Vermail House PLA01_02_64

Vermail House PLA01_02_64
Paradox nightclub, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Aintree Village, Sefton, Merseyside. The clock tower of Vermail House, formerly the headquarters of Vernons Football Pools, in use as the Paradox nightclub

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Ice hockey PLA01_05_074

Ice hockey PLA01_05_074
Whitley Bay Ice Rink, Hillheads Road, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. An ice hockey game in play between the Whitley Warriors and Nottingham Lions at Whitley Bay Ice Rink

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Sunderland Greyhound Stadium PLA01_05_073

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium PLA01_05_073
SUNDERLAND GREYHOUND STADIUM, SUNDERLAND ROAD, BOLDON, SOUTH TYNESIDE. Dogs racing beneath floodlights on the racetrack at the Sunderland Greyhound Stadium, East Boldon

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Newark Market Place OP35556

Newark Market Place OP35556
MARKET PLACE, NEWARK, NEWARK AND SHERWOOD, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. The view looking north east across the Market Place from the Town Hall balcony showing stalls set up for an outdoor market

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: The Islanders OP35887

The Islanders OP35887
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. The monumental relief work The Islanders by Siegfried Charoux

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Grantham Woolworths FWW01_01_0157_002

Grantham Woolworths FWW01_01_0157_002
F W Woolworth and Company Limited, High Street, Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire. Crowds of people outside the newly opened premises of F W Woolworth and Company Limited on the High Street

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Grantham Market Cross a78_03963

Grantham Market Cross a78_03963
Market Cross, Market Place, Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire. The Market Cross viewed from the east with the Conduit House and buildings in Conduit Lane visible in the background

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Shilbottle Lee Avenue RAC01_01_05_16

Shilbottle Lee Avenue RAC01_01_05_16
34 - 40 Lee Avenue, Shilbottle, Northumberland. A row of terraced housing at 34 - 40 Lee Avenue, Shilbottle, Northumberland, viewed from the north

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Alnwick Westgate House RAC01_01_05_07

Alnwick Westgate House RAC01_01_05_07
Westgate House, Clayport Street, Alnwick, Northumberland. Exterior facing south along the face of the row of terraced flats, with pedestrian pavement in the foreground, 1960-1979

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Alnwick Westgate House RAC01_01_05_05

Alnwick Westgate House RAC01_01_05_05
Westgate House, Clayport Street, Alnwick, Northumberland. Exterior facing south along the face of the row of terraced flats, with paved gardens in the foreground, 1960-1979

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Chester Le Street offices RAC01_01_04_15

Chester Le Street offices RAC01_01_04_15
Chester Le Street, County Durham. A long view of office vestibule spaces, probably from the interior of AEC Earthmoving Equipment, in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Gateshead Catholic Baptistry RAC01_01_03_22

Gateshead Catholic Baptistry RAC01_01_03_22
Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Watson Street, Gateshead. The baptistry of the Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church, Gateshead, showing the baptismal font behind a set of locked metal gates

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Sunderland Catholic Church RAC01_01_03_06

Sunderland Catholic Church RAC01_01_03_06
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Springwell Road, Sunderland. Interior view of the nave, 1950-1955. Photographed for the Architects, Reavell and Cahill

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Dome of Discovery JRU01_01_116

Dome of Discovery JRU01_01_116
Festival of Britain, South Bank Exhibition, Dome of Discovery, Chicheley Street, South Bank, Lambeth, Greater London. A view of part of the Sea exhibition in the Dome of Discovery at the South Bank

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Totem Pole BAR03_01_553

Totem Pole BAR03_01_553
Windsor Great Park, Totem Pole, Runnymede, Surrey. A view looking up the Totem Pole in Windsor Great Park. The totem pole in Windsor Great Park was presented to Queen Elizabeth II in June 1958 by

Background imageMid 20th Century Collection: Totem Pole BAR03_01_552

Totem Pole BAR03_01_552
Windsor Great Park, Totem Pole, Runnymede, Surrey. The Totem Pole in Windsor Great Park, viewed from the south-west, with people gathered around it


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