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Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Exeter 1942 BB42_00717

Exeter 1942 BB42_00717
EXETER, Devon. Bomb damage. Remains of two houses destroyed on Southernhay West. Blown off shutters lean against the railings on the surviving balcony

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06818

Excavating the Rotherhithe Tunnel BB99_06818
ROTHERHITHE TUNNEL, London. The construction of the Rotherhithe road tunnel under the Thames between Rotherhithe and Shadwell was begun in 1904 under the direction of Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Waterloo Gallery, Apsley House DD56_00051

Waterloo Gallery, Apsley House DD56_00051
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view. The Waterloo Gallery photographed by Newton and Co. Date range: 1890-1914

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Piccadilly Drawing Room, Apsley House DD54_00088

Piccadilly Drawing Room, Apsley House DD54_00088
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view. The Piccadilly Drawing Room. Photographed by Newton and Co. Date range: 1890-1914

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Piccadilly Drawing Room, Apsley House DD54_00087

Piccadilly Drawing Room, Apsley House DD54_00087
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Interior view. The Piccadilly Drawing Room. Photographed by Newton and Co. Date range: 1890-1914

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Potato riddling, Norfolk a98_09647

Potato riddling, Norfolk a98_09647
Marshland St James, Norfolk. After harvest, potatoes were stored in clamps in the fields. As they were needed, the clamp would be opened and potatoes dug out with a special potato shovel

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Exeter 1942 BB42_00714

Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
Exeter, Devon. A perspective view of the Georgian facade of 27-32 Southernhay West in 1942. Bomb damage. The rest of the terrace has been destroyed as part of the Baedecker raids

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Bomb damaged church, Camden, London a44_00304

Bomb damaged church, Camden, London a44_00304
Camden, London. A view of the bombed remains of the church of St John the Evangelist in Red Lion Square. It was consecrated in 1878 but was damaged by the blitz in 1941 and was later demolished

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Chelsea Gate, Chiswick House c. 1900 DD54_00112

Chelsea Gate, Chiswick House c. 1900 DD54_00112
CHISWICK HOUSE, Hounslow, London. View of the Chelsea Gate, with a bearded gardener seated on his barrowload of sticks. Photographed by Newton & Co. between 1896 and 1920

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Wembley under construction 1922 EPW008076

Wembley under construction 1922 EPW008076
WEMBLEY STADIUM, London. Construction of the Empire Stadium for the British Empire Exhibition. Aerial photograph taken on 5th September 1922 (produced from a copy negative)

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: The Silk Room, Leighton House CC53_00187

The Silk Room, Leighton House CC53_00187
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 12 Holland Park Road, London. Home of the artist Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896) which is now a museum. Interior view of the Silk Room with a number of artworks on display

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: The Arab Hall, Leighton House CC53_00182

The Arab Hall, Leighton House CC53_00182
LEIGHTON HOUSE, 12 Holland Park Road, London. Home of the artist Lord Frederic Leighton (1830 - 1896) which is now a museum. Interior view of the Arab Room decorated with polychrome tiles

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Taken on the first Aerofilms flight EPW000003

Taken on the first Aerofilms flight EPW000003
LONDON AERODROME, Hendon. From the first ever Aerofilms flight taking commercial aerial photography in July 1919. Shows the area around Hendon and another aircraft in flight

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: First ever Aerofilms photograph EPW000001

First ever Aerofilms photograph EPW000001
LONDON AERODROME, Hendon. The first ever Aerofilms commercial aerial photograph taken in July 1919 showing the London Country Club (formerly the London Flying Club)

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Flying circus EPW041022

Flying circus EPW041022
Flying circus, April 1933. Aviation events like this one were popular entertainments between the wars, including aerobatics, barnstorming and wing-walking (as seen here)

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Salters Bros. boatyard in 1900 CC74_00380

Salters Bros. boatyard in 1900 CC74_00380
SALTERS YARD, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Looking across the Thames at Folly Bridge toward the Salter Brothers boatyard, established in 1858

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: John Rylands Library DD59_00090

John Rylands Library DD59_00090
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Manchester. Interior view along one of the gallery corridors at clerestorey level. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in 1900

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Mappin and Webb jewellers BL20231_001

Mappin and Webb jewellers BL20231_001
MAPPIN AND WEBB, Oxford Street, London. View of street corner shop front of this famous jewellery store, designed by architect John Belcher. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in May 1908

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Pumping Station BL16280_013

Pumping Station BL16280_013
Riverdale Pumphouse, Upper Sunbury Road, Hampton, Middlesex. Interior view showing the newly installed engines in a pumping station belonging to the Southwark and Vauxhall Waterworks

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Freemasons Hall BL15810_002

Freemasons Hall BL15810_002
FREEMASONS HALL, 60 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London. Interior view of the staircase half-landing. Photographed by Bedford Lemere in August 1900

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Elizabeth Darwin K970211

Elizabeth Darwin K970211
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Photograph of Elizabeth Darwin (1847-1926). Charles Darwins daughter

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Hampton Court Palace BB85_03133

Hampton Court Palace BB85_03133
GREAT HALL, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond-upon-Thames, London. Begun for Cardinal Wolsey in 1514, but following his disgrace the palace was seized by Henry VIII

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Ship in drydock BL22201_012

Ship in drydock BL22201_012
CAMMELL LAIRD SHIPYARD, Birkenhead, Merseyside. General view showing a ship in drydock. The ship may be called Audacious. Photographed in June 1913 by Bedford Lemere

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Henrietta and William Darwin K970212

Henrietta and William Darwin K970212
DOWN HOUSE, Kent. Photograph of Henrietta (Mrs Lichfield) (1843-1930) and William Darwin (1839-1914)

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Aerofilms van AFL03_aerofilms_b5794

Aerofilms van AFL03_aerofilms_b5794
THE AEROFILMS VAN advertising Aerofilms services at a National Aviation Day Display event. National Aviation Day Displays, founded by Sir Alan Cobham

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Dirigible and aircraft AFL03_aerofilms_b2308

Dirigible and aircraft AFL03_aerofilms_b2308
Dirigible and BE2 aircraft, pre-war, no date or location. This small unidentified airship is probably a Royal Navy submarine spotter

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Odeon cinema construction BB87_03506

Odeon cinema construction BB87_03506
ODEON CINEMA, Leicester Square, London. A photograph taken by John Maltby on 11th June 1937 of the buiding works for the Odeon cinema on the site of the Alhambra Theatre

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Smithfield Market BL22966_004

Smithfield Market BL22966_004
SMITHFIELD MARKET, London. Smithfield has been the site of a market since the Middle Ages, originally selling horses, cattle and pigs

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: The Blenheim Palace Fire Engine CC54_00392

The Blenheim Palace Fire Engine CC54_00392
BLENHEIM, Oxfordshire. Blenheim Palaces own fire engine. General view of the fire engine with two firemen in the foreground (date range 1866-1922). Henry Taunt

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: West Heath School for Young Ladies, Richmond 1923 BL26554_005

West Heath School for Young Ladies, Richmond 1923 BL26554_005
WEST HEATH SCHOOL FOR YOUNG LADIES, Ham Common, Richmond, London. Interior view. Founded as a school in 1879, it was bought by two teachers in 1900

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Grimsby Docks EPW012666

Grimsby Docks EPW012666
The Dock Tower, Royal and No 1 Fish Docks, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1925

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Comptometer Room, Stratford Cooperative Society 1914 BL22762

Comptometer Room, Stratford Cooperative Society 1914 BL22762
STRATFORD CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, Maryland Street, Stratford, Greater London. Interior view of the Comptometer Room at Stratford Co-operative Society

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Three Graces EPW003065

Three Graces EPW003065
A number of vessels plying their trade on the River Mersey. Georges Stage and the Three Graces, Liverpool. The " Three Graces" shown here in 1920

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Granada Cinema, Tooting BB87_02905

Granada Cinema, Tooting BB87_02905
Granada Cinema, 50 - 60 Mitcham Road, Tooting Graveney, London. Exterior view at night. Photographed by John Maltby in the 1930s

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Mill Green, Broxted, Essex a81_00922

Mill Green, Broxted, Essex a81_00922
MILL GREEN, Broxted, Essex. A cyclist rests his tandem against the finger post / sign post at Mill Green in Broxted. A windmill stands in the background

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A

Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead BL22201_011A
Cammell Laird & Co shipyard, Birkenhead. Exterior view across the outer basin looking towards a ferry moored outside the Cammell Laird buildings

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: The Grenadier, Belgravia CXP01_01_045

The Grenadier, Belgravia CXP01_01_045
The Grenadier, Wilton Row, Belgravia, City of Westminster, Greater London. A view from the south-east showing the front of The Grenadier and a man walking up the steps to the entrance of the pub

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Leighton Buzzard EPW056941

Leighton Buzzard EPW056941
The Market Square, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfrodshire. Photographed in 1938 by Aerofilms Ltd

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Morpeth Station EPW019776

Morpeth Station EPW019776
The station, Morpeth, Northumberland. Photographed by Aerofilms Ltd in 1927

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s 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 imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Kingsholm Gloucester EPW024160

Kingsholm Gloucester EPW024160
Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester. First built in 1891, it has been home for the Gloucester Rugby Union club ever since. Photographed in 1928

Background imageHistoric Images 1920s to 1940s Collection: Hedon EPW012691

Hedon EPW012691
St Augustines Church and the Town Centre, Hedon, East Yorkshire. Aerial photograph taken by Aerofilms in May 1925



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