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England Black Collection

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Wellington Bombers

Wellington Bombers
8th February 1940: A flight of Vickers Wellington long range bombers, used by the Royal Air Force to undertake raids into Germany and elsewhere. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Teasmaid

Teasmaid
March 1950: A teasmaid machine. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Liver Buildings

Liver Buildings
circa 1925: The Liver Buildings in Liverpool, Merseyside, near the citys dockside. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Marylebone Station

Marylebone Station
June 1921: The interior of Marylebone station in London which belongs to the Great Central Railway. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Iron Miner

Iron Miner
5th June 1948: A miner pauses in a tunnel before starting a shift in Britains most modern iron ore mine, at Irthlinborough in Northamptonshire

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Fawley Oil Refinery

Fawley Oil Refinery
circa 1952: Fawley Oil Refinery, Southampton, is owned by the Esso Petroleum Company. It is the largest oil refinery in Europe. (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Corby Ironworks

Corby Ironworks
11th February 1950: Corby Ironworks in Northamptonshire at night. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4975 - Did You Know This Was Happening To England? - pub

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Claridges Hotel

Claridges Hotel
circa 1889: The reception hall at the Claridges Hotel in London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Battersea Power Station Silhouette

Battersea Power Station Silhouette
25th January 1954: Battersea power station in London. With dimensions of 160m x 170m, the roof of the boiler house 50m tall, and its four 103m tall, tapering chimneys

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Newcastle Upon Tyne
circa 1800: The city of Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly the county town of Northumberland, situated on the River Tyne. Original Artwork: Engraving by Pelton. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: HMS Victory

HMS Victory
circa 1860: Horatio Nelsons flagship HMS Victory in dock in London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Blackpool Tower

Blackpool Tower
circa 1950: Built in 1894, and modelled on the Eiffel Tower, the tower at Blackpool dominates the towns skyline standing 158 metres tall. (Photo by George H. Hall/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Its A Lonely Road; Three children walk hand in hand down the main street of the village

Its A Lonely Road; Three children walk hand in hand down the main street of the village
1940: Three children walk hand in hand down the main street of the village. Original Publication: Picture Post - 339 - Life In A Village - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Lyons Corner House

Lyons Corner House
circa 1930: Lyons Corner House on junction of Coventry Street and Rupert Street in Piccadilly, London W1. (Photo by Sasha/Keystone/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Hounds And Horse

Hounds And Horse
17th January 1953: Some of the hounds of the Pytchley Hunt with a horse at a meeting in Daventry in Northamptonshire. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6531 - A Hunting We Will Go - pub

Background imageEngland Black Collection: St Mary Abchurch

St Mary Abchurch
circa 1800: The Church of St Mary Abchurch, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: A Punt Full Of Swans

A Punt Full Of Swans
1st June 1900: Swans being removed from Henley Reach by punt, in peparation for the practices of Henley Regatta, June 1900. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Imperial Institute

Imperial Institute
circa 1890: The outside of the Imperial Institute in South Kensington, London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Colliery

Colliery
17th November 1926: The Pleasley Colliery in Derbyshire, back in operation after the General Strike. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: London Power Station

London Power Station
2nd July 1955: Battersea power station in London. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7838 - What can The Citizen Do ? - pub. 1958 (Photo by Michael Hardy/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt

Star Loco; A scene from the Ealing Comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt
6th September 1952: A scene from the Ealing comedy, Titfield Thunderbolt with the Thunderbolt played by the Lion a 114 year old locomotive lent by the Liverpool Engineering Society which originally

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Airship R-101

Airship R-101
October 1929: Airship R101 passing over St Pauls Cathedral, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Non-Stop Scotsman

Non-Stop Scotsman
11th May 1928: The 150 ton LNER Pacific class locomotive Flying Scotsman, pulling the train of the same name, leaving Kings Cross Station in London on its first non-stop run to Edinburgh

Background imageEngland Black Collection: SS Caronia

SS Caronia
September 1919: The Cunard White Star liner Caronia at Tilbury docks in Essex. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Advertisement for the Cunard liner R. M. S. Campania

Advertisement for the Cunard liner R. M. S. Campania
circa 1893: An advertisement for the Cunard liner R.M.S. Campania. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Astoria Cinema

Astoria Cinema
August 1929: Exterior of the Astoria Cinema, Brixton, south London. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Dulux Dog Drunk

Dulux Dog Drunk
22nd August 1972: Dash, the famous old English sheep dog who has starred in the Dulux paint commercials for 12 years at the reception held in honour of his retirement

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Stand To Attention

Stand To Attention
29th September 1931: Peter, the mongrel dog of Tower View in London begging on a jetty near Tower Bridge. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Wath Station

Wath Station
circa 1912: A view of the station at Wath on Dearne. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein
20th February 1970: American composer, conductor and pianist Leonard Bernstein (1918 - 1990). (Photo by William H. Alden/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Greyhound Race; Priceless Border Takes His Last Gallop

Greyhound Race; Priceless Border Takes His Last Gallop
24th July 1948: Priceless Border, winner of the Greyhound Derby and the fastest dog in his league runs his last race before becoming a stud at Wembley Stadium Kennels

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Graham Greene

Graham Greene
14th August 1954: English novelist and playwright Graham Greene (1904-1991). Original Publication: Picture Post - 7239 - Graham Greene - pub. 1954 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Dorset Rams

Dorset Rams
9th July 1949: Dorset Horned rams from a flock at the Maiden Castle Farm, Dorset. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4826 - Where Are The Downland Sheep? - pub

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Morris Minor

Morris Minor
25th October 1952: A Morris Minor saloon car parked on an English village street. Original Publication: Picture Post - 6156 - 1952 - Motor Show - pub

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Sheeps Eyes

Sheeps Eyes
9th July 1949: A flock of sheep standing placidly in a field at Maiden Castle Farm, Dorchester. Original Publication: Picture Post - 4826 - Where Are The Downland Sheep? - pub

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Liverpool Docks

Liverpool Docks
circa 1930: Scene of the dockside in Liverpool with vessels alongside. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London

Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London
19th July 1950: Law Society Building in Chancery Lane, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: R-101 Airship in a hangar at Cardington, Bedfordshire

R-101 Airship in a hangar at Cardington, Bedfordshire
1929: The R101 airship in a hangar at Cardington in Bedfordshire. The R101 was 221 m (724 ft) long and had a gas capacity of 140 million litres (5 million cu ft)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: R101

R101
4th October 1930: R101 at its moorings in Cardington, Bedfordshire prior to its departure for India. It crashed en-route. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: The Flying Scotsman

The Flying Scotsman
1929: The locomotive engine the Flying Scotsman leaving Kings Cross Station, London, for its 392-mile run to Scotland. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: R101 Airship

R101 Airship
2nd October 1929: An R101 Airship in its hangar at Cardington, Bedfordshire. (Photo by Puttnam /Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Chichester

Chichester
circa 1890: The Market Cross, Chichester. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay
circa 1925: The coastal resort at Whitley Bay, Northumberland. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Claridges Hotel

Claridges Hotel
24th March 1925: The front entrance of the famous Claridges Hotel in London. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Duke Ellington in London

Duke Ellington in London
6th October 1958: American big band leader and legendary jazz pianist Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974), in London. (Photo by Reg Davis/Express/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great

Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great
circa 1950: A view of the Priory Church of Saint Bartholomew the Great. Londons oldest surviving church. Founded in 1123 as an Augustinian Priory, it has been in continuous use since 1143

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Lords Match

Lords Match
1906: Spectators watching a match at Lords cricket ground, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageEngland Black Collection: Vauxhall Motor-Car

Vauxhall Motor-Car
24th August 1931: A Vauxhall (1932 model) parked in a London street. (Photo by Sasha/Getty Images)



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