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Background imageDanger Collection: Toddlers in Merseyside running after National Coal Board Lorries and trying to jump

Toddlers in Merseyside running after National Coal Board Lorries and trying to jump on. This is a very dangerous activity. Picture taken 9th June 1963

Background imageDanger Collection: Three year old David Fellows, puffs away happily in his pedal-car, on a man-sized cigar

Three year old David Fellows, puffs away happily in his pedal-car, on a man-sized cigar. Mr. Fellows, who has four other children

Background imageDanger Collection: A German B1E 1 KG Incendiary bomb. The bomb consisted of a cylindrical body

A German B1E 1 KG Incendiary bomb. The bomb consisted of a cylindrical body, made of magnesium alloy, filled with thermite, an incendiary compound, to which a three-finned steel tail was attached

Background imageDanger Collection: A young boy feeds a hippo a loaf of bread whilst riding on his back at Coventry Zoo

A young boy feeds a hippo a loaf of bread whilst riding on his back at Coventry Zoo, West Midlands. 23rd May 1969

Background imageDanger Collection: Swansea West Pier which has been closed to the public because of dangerous conditions of

Swansea West Pier which has been closed to the public because of dangerous conditions of its timber. 10th April 1956

Background imageDanger Collection: Blue Peters John Noakes, climbs to the top of Nelsons Column

Blue Peters John Noakes, climbs to the top of Nelsons Column. He talks at the top to workmen who are washing Nelson. 29th April 1977

Background imageDanger Collection: Catherine-de-Barnes Isolation Hospital, which is on constant stand-by to deal with

Catherine-de-Barnes Isolation Hospital, which is on constant stand-by to deal with smallpox. They last admitted patients in 1978 during the smallpox outbreak at Birmingham University

Background imageDanger Collection: Fog and ice on Hampstead Heath. Boys sliding on the ice in the fog at Hampstead Heath

Fog and ice on Hampstead Heath. Boys sliding on the ice in the fog at Hampstead Heath ponds. Although the weather was wintry and the fog was thick

Background imageDanger Collection: An afternoon walk on the park lake. The overnight fall of snow ruined skating chances

An afternoon walk on the park lake. The overnight fall of snow ruined skating chances on Sefton Park lake but many people had the experience of walking on the lake

Background imageDanger Collection: 27 year old actor Michael Crawford, who doesn t use stunt men in dangerous parts

27 year old actor Michael Crawford, who doesn t use stunt men in dangerous parts, filming underwater with a Rolls Royce at MGM Studios, Elstree for the new Twentieth Century Fox production

Background imageDanger Collection: Winifred Atwell plays the piano in a lion cage. 22nd December 1953

Winifred Atwell plays the piano in a lion cage. 22nd December 1953

Background imageDanger Collection: Wedding off the top of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire. The High Society wedding of the year

Wedding off the top of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire. The High Society wedding of the year, as escapologist Karl Bartoni marries his sweetheart Wendy Stokes

Background imageDanger Collection: No one will believe him. But there he was, quietly fishing at Longleat

No one will believe him. But there he was, quietly fishing at Longleat, Lord Baths place in Wiltshire, when these two hippos appeared. Nasty-looking brutes. Wouldn t take the worm. Just yawned

Background imageDanger Collection: Children looking down a drain hole in the road in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

Children looking down a drain hole in the road in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. 2nd November 1954

Background imageDanger Collection: French film actress Brigitte Bardot on location at London Zoo during filming of her

French film actress Brigitte Bardot on location at London Zoo during filming of her latest movie " Two Weeks in September"

Background imageDanger Collection: Fritz and Helga Brumbach with the items used in their knife-throwing circus act

Fritz and Helga Brumbach with the items used in their knife-throwing circus act. 15th September 1983

Background imageDanger Collection: Stunt team in action 1966. Man leaps on a motorcycle over men lying on the ground

Stunt team in action 1966. Man leaps on a motorcycle over men lying on the ground

Background imageDanger Collection: Wall of Death riders Sylvia Stone and Tornado Smith in Southend, 1950

Wall of Death riders Sylvia Stone and Tornado Smith in Southend, 1950

Background imageDanger Collection: Roy Spring steeple jack at the top of Salisbury Cathedral. April 1985 P005208

Roy Spring steeple jack at the top of Salisbury Cathedral. April 1985 P005208

Background imageDanger Collection: Steeplejacks repairing the spire on Salisbury Cathedral. April 1985 P005207

Steeplejacks repairing the spire on Salisbury Cathedral. April 1985 P005207

Background imageDanger Collection: Falkland Islands re-visited. Sign warning that mines lie ahead - 5th March 1999

Falkland Islands re-visited. Sign warning that mines lie ahead - 5th March 1999

Background imageDanger Collection: A Bridlington lifeboat assists a fishing vessel during a gale in the North Sea

A Bridlington lifeboat assists a fishing vessel during a gale in the North Sea. 16th November 1933

Background imageDanger Collection: A lifeboat in ice floes near Skegness. 3rd March 1947

A lifeboat in ice floes near Skegness. 3rd March 1947

Background imageDanger Collection: Children search for bomb shrapnel in the gutters of Edward Street, Redfield

Children search for bomb shrapnel in the gutters of Edward Street, Redfield, Bristol during the Second World War. These trophies of war were proudly shown off and even swapped with others

Background imageDanger Collection: People crossing the motorway dangerously, in the north of England. 8th November 1974

People crossing the motorway dangerously, in the north of England. 8th November 1974

Background imageDanger Collection: Cantril Farm, Knowsley, Merseyside. Giant paving stones which have been left by workmen

Cantril Farm, Knowsley, Merseyside. Giant paving stones which have been left by workmen near an unfinished pathway are not only an attraction to little children but also a constant source of danger

Background imageDanger Collection: A coroner has urged British Railways to look at safety measures at a railway line

A coroner has urged British Railways to look at safety measures at a railway line crossing at Stockingford, Nuneaton, following a fatality. Two schoolboys walk past the uprooted warning sign

Background imageDanger Collection: Men moving street furniture. Riverhead, junction of Maidstone Road. Kent. Circa 1930

Men moving street furniture. Riverhead, junction of Maidstone Road. Kent. Circa 1930

Background imageDanger Collection: Boys playing at Clydesdale Road adventure playground. 18th May 1955

Boys playing at Clydesdale Road adventure playground. 18th May 1955

Background imageDanger Collection: Mel Harveys escape act at Coventry Zoo, suspended over the lion

Mel Harveys escape act at Coventry Zoo, suspended over the lions cage by his ankles. Coventry, West Midlands, 28th March 1972

Background imageDanger Collection: The former pool, set amongst the rocks, at Porthcawl front. Circa 1995

The former pool, set amongst the rocks, at Porthcawl front. Circa 1995

Background imageDanger Collection: Big cat act at Bertram Mills Circus. 19th December 1958

Big cat act at Bertram Mills Circus. 19th December 1958

Background imageDanger Collection: Pupils from St Dominics Primary School, Redcar, have all been handed out

Pupils from St Dominics Primary School, Redcar, have all been handed out Red Alert bookers to make them aware of the dangers with fire. Katie Dowson, 7, is pictured with her new book. 7th October 1997

Background imageDanger Collection: The Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Guests crowd together in the basement area of the Ledra

The Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Guests crowd together in the basement area of the Ledra Palace Hotel. The Ledra Palace Hotel became the centre of fighting with the Greek Cypriot soldiers keeping

Background imageDanger Collection: Cardiff Zoo owner Mr George Palmer, took his Bengal tigress Kali to the annual meeting of

Cardiff Zoo owner Mr George Palmer, took his Bengal tigress Kali to the annual meeting of Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council to publicise a request for financial backing

Background imageDanger Collection: Adventure playground? Surrounded by rubble and dirt

Adventure playground? Surrounded by rubble and dirt, this disused playground is hardly the safest or the most pleasant place for children with a sense of adventure

Background imageDanger Collection: Highwire walker Rudi Omankowsky, crossed the 320 yards of the Cheddar Gorge blindfolded

Highwire walker Rudi Omankowsky, crossed the 320 yards of the Cheddar Gorge blindfolded. 450 feet at the highest end, 380 feet at the lower end. The cable weighed 700 lbs and took 4 days to erect

Background imageDanger Collection: Hoffmans Circus, Shepherds Bush, London. Lion trainer Richard Collins putting his

Hoffmans Circus, Shepherds Bush, London. Lion trainer Richard Collins putting his head in the mouth of Johnny, one of his five lions. 9th January 1975

Background imageDanger Collection: Harry Bellis horse riding tiger riders Sam, a cart horse in the Belle Vue Circus

Harry Bellis horse riding tiger riders Sam, a cart horse in the Belle Vue Circus. Timmy, a fully grown tiger from Bengal is the star attraction in the circus. Manchester, 22nd December 1969

Background imageDanger Collection: The Triumph Herald based Amphicar on test on a Thames slipway at Marlow, Buckinghamshire

The Triumph Herald based Amphicar on test on a Thames slipway at Marlow, Buckinghamshire. The car is completely sealed underneath and has twin propellers worked from the same engine. April 1965

Background imageDanger Collection: Testing out home made diving equipment, with crowds watching. Wiltshire. Circa 1945

Testing out home made diving equipment, with crowds watching. Wiltshire. Circa 1945

Background imageDanger Collection: A lifeboat at Runswick. November 1951

A lifeboat at Runswick. November 1951

Background imageDanger Collection: Runswicks new lifeboat, the Royal Thames is hauled up the beach watched by a large

Runswicks new lifeboat, the Royal Thames is hauled up the beach watched by a large crowd, after her arrival the day before. 21st September 1970

Background imageDanger Collection: Holidaymakers and local residents join a seashore service to rededicate Runswick Bay

Holidaymakers and local residents join a seashore service to rededicate Runswick Bays 37ft lifeboat, the Royal Thames. Conducted by the Venerable Stanley Linsley

Background imageDanger Collection: Warning of German minefield found by Canadian soldiers on arrival in France

Warning of German minefield found by Canadian soldiers on arrival in France. WW2 1944

Background imageDanger Collection: Didier Pasquette a tightrope walker silhouetted against the Oxo Tower in action above

Didier Pasquette a tightrope walker silhouetted against the Oxo Tower in action above the River Thames in London to meet his fellow stuntman Jade Kindar-Martin inching his way across a wire strung

Background imageDanger Collection: man sitting in Tub of Flames - man having a bath March 1969

man sitting in Tub of Flames - man having a bath March 1969

Background imageDanger Collection: Sir Henry Segrave circa 1930 in his motor boat Miss England (On 29 March 1927

Sir Henry Segrave circa 1930 in his motor boat Miss England (On 29 March 1927, Segrave was the first man to attain a speed of over 200 mph)



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