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1940s Collection

Background image1940s Collection: The 1948 Grand National winner Sheilas Cottage

The 1948 Grand National winner Sheilas Cottage ridden by Arthur Thompson

Background image1940s Collection: Vera Lynn 1947

Vera Lynn 1947
Singer Vera Lynn, The Forces Sweetheart in 1947

Background image1940s Collection: The launch of HMS Eagle aircraft carrier

The launch of HMS Eagle aircraft carrier
Launch of HMS Eagle, Royal Naval aircraft carrier by Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) in Belfast, 1946

Background image1940s Collection: B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomber Group 1945

B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomber Group 1945
B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 303rd Bomber Group, the original " Hells Angel" on the airfield " cab rank" 1945

Background image1940s Collection: Hawick Common Riding 1947

Hawick Common Riding 1947
The ceremony of Hawick Common Riding, showing horses in procession at St Leonard s, where dish of curds and cream is taken 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Sheffield United team group 1947

Sheffield United team group 1947 Dick Young Stan Machent J Smith Harry Latham Albert Cox Alex Forbes Dennis Thompson Harold Brook, Walter Rickett, Jimmy Hagan, Colin Collindridge

Background image1940s Collection: Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Season 1949 / 1950

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Season 1949 / 1950
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Season 1949/1950 Back Laurie Kelly, Terry Springthorpe, Eddie Russell, Dennis Parsons, Sammy Smyth, Billy Crook Front Johnny Hancocks, Jessie Pye, Bill Shorthouse

Background image1940s Collection: Battersea Power Station generating hall turbines in 1948

Battersea Power Station generating hall turbines in 1948

Background image1940s Collection: Lyons Corner House on Coventry Street in London

Lyons Corner House on Coventry Street in London 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Ploughing in Lasswade, 1949

Ploughing in Lasswade, 1949
Ploughing in progress near Lasswade against the background of the snow covered Pentland Hills 1949

Background image1940s Collection: Fishing boats at Fleetwood

Fishing boats at Fleetwood, Lancashire 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Lytham Pier 1949

Lytham Pier 1949
Lytham St Annes in Lancashire showing Lytham Pier

Background image1940s Collection: Hull City 1949

Hull City 1949 Back row from left: Taylor, Berry, Bly, Jensen, McCans, White. Front Row: Harrison, Raich Carter, Price, Buchan and Mellor

Background image1940s Collection: Turkeys for Christmas, 1946

Turkeys for Christmas, 1946
Christmas fare displayed outside a butchers shop in Scunthorpe High Street, 1946

Background image1940s Collection: Laurel and Hardy at Morecambe

Laurel and Hardy at Morecambe
The victory scene at the The Sunday Dispatch Bathing Beauty Contest at Morecambe and Heysham where the judges were Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Swansea Town 1949

Swansea Town 1949
Swansea Town FC Front Row Billy Lucas, Jackie O Driscoll, Reg Weston, Sammy McCrory Frank Burns Back row Thomas Rory Keane, Jim Feeney, Danny Canning, Frank Scrine, Roy Paul, Stan Richards

Background image1940s Collection: Annotated view of London docks in 1947

Annotated view of London docks in 1947
Annotated view of London docks during the 1947 strikes

Background image1940s Collection: Trolley Bus in Castle Street, Glasgow 1949

Trolley Bus in Castle Street, Glasgow 1949

Background image1940s Collection: 1945 Volkswagen motor cars

1945 Volkswagen motor cars
Volkswagen motor cars in Germany 1945

Background image1940s Collection: St Pauls Cathedral in 1941

St Pauls Cathedral in 1941
St. Pauls Cathedral remains intact after enemy air raid during World War II 1941 Taken from the steeple of St Mary Le Bow

Background image1940s Collection: St Pauls Cathedral after an air raid

St Pauls Cathedral after an air raid
St. Pauls Cathedral surrounded by destruction during World War II Traffic and pedestrians can be seen going through Queen Victoria Street of which a portion is in ruins 1941

Background image1940s Collection: RAF ground crew loading air sea rescue equipment into the belly of a Spitfire

RAF ground crew loading air sea rescue equipment into the belly of a Spitfire 1943

Background image1940s Collection: Full Size Pedal Car

Full Size Pedal Car
Mr and Mrs Bottani riding along Kilburn High Road, London, in their pedal car

Background image1940s Collection: Ploughing scene in Cheshire

Ploughing scene in Cheshire
A ploughing scene in Cheshire, 1948

Background image1940s Collection: Grimsby docks 1945

Grimsby docks 1945
A busy quayside scene at Grimsby, where large quantities of fish have been landed. 1945

Background image1940s Collection: Sleeping sailors

Sleeping sailors
Sailors sleeping on a bench at Waterloo train station waiting for their train

Background image1940s Collection: Halifax players visit Wembley ahead of their Rugby League cup final 1949

Halifax players visit Wembley ahead of their Rugby League cup final 1949
Halifax players visit Wembley ahead of their Rugby League cup final Full back Chalkleys kick is watched by Price, Kenny, Pansegrouw, Hatfield, Reid and Mawson

Background image1940s Collection: Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip watching a cricket match at Windsor 1948

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip watching a cricket match at Windsor 1948

Background image1940s Collection: Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip 1947

Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip 1947
Marriage of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip L-R George VI, Lady Mary Cambridge, Princess Margaret, Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) Prince Philip

Background image1940s Collection: HMS Nelson, battleship on her way to breakers yard, 1949

HMS Nelson, battleship on her way to breakers yard, 1949
HMS Nelson, battleship on her way to Thomas Ward and sons breakers yard, Inverkeithing 1949

Background image1940s Collection: VJ Day celebrations

VJ Day celebrations
People dancing in the Trafalgar Square fountain on VJ Day

Background image1940s Collection: Fred Trueman in 1949

Fred Trueman in 1949

Background image1940s Collection: Glasgow Fish Market, 1949

Glasgow Fish Market, 1949
Glasgow Fish Market, the Briggait 1949

Background image1940s Collection: The Avro York 1943

The Avro York 1943

Background image1940s Collection: Princess Dock in Hull 1949

Princess Dock in Hull 1949

Background image1940s Collection: Rowers at Tower Bridge

Rowers at Tower Bridge 1949

Background image1940s Collection: Royal Coach on Fleet Street

Royal Coach on Fleet Street
Crowds line Fleet street as the Royal Coach continues its journey to a thanksgiving service at St Pauls Cathedral 1945

Background image1940s Collection: The Windmill Theatre Soho, 1947

The Windmill Theatre Soho, 1947
he Windmill Theatre, Great Windmill Street (Archer Street) Soho, 1947

Background image1940s Collection: Holborn Circus in 1947

Holborn Circus in 1947

Background image1940s Collection: A Jaguar S. S. in the Scottish Sporting Car Club Hill Climb

A Jaguar S. S. in the Scottish Sporting Car Club Hill Climb
Mrs J. P. Hetherington, the only woman competitor, driving a Jaguar S.S. in the Scottish Sporting Car Club Hill Climb 1949

Background image1940s Collection: Turkey farm 1948

Turkey farm 1948
Fattening turkeys for Christmas at Dean Park farm, Midlothian, Scotland 1948

Background image1940s Collection: A linotype operator

A linotype operator
A newspaper linotyper at work in the 1940s

Background image1940s Collection: Snow plough 1940

Snow plough 1940
Horse pulling snow plough through Hyde Park, London in winter, 1940

Background image1940s Collection: The composing room

The composing room
Printers in the composing room of the Daily Mail in the 1940s

Background image1940s Collection: Britain: Air Raids. London: The Temple Church May 1941

Britain: Air Raids. London: The Temple Church May 1941
WWII: Britain: Air Raids. London: The Temple Church. The Temple Church blazes during the raid in May 1941

Background image1940s Collection: London in the Blitz Temple Church air raid 18

London in the Blitz Temple Church air raid 18

Background image1940s Collection: London in the Blitz Temple Church air raid 17

London in the Blitz Temple Church air raid 17 The ruins of the Round Church in the Temple, showing the effigy of William the Younger lying in the rubble

Background image1940s Collection: London in the Blitz Temple Church air raid 16

London in the Blitz Temple Church air raid 16 The bust of Dr. Joseph Parker, the famous Nonconformist preacher, still stands amid the ruins of the famous City Temple



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