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Background imageDangerous Collection: England v West Indies Fifth Test match at the Oval. England batsman Hugh Morris

England v West Indies Fifth Test match at the Oval. England batsman Hugh Morris narrowly avoids a bouncer from West Indies bowler Curtly Ambrose. August 1991

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: Steeplejacks working on the north west tower chimney of Battersea Power Station

Steeplejacks working on the north west tower chimney of Battersea Power Station, August 1949

Background imageDangerous Collection: Brtitish Army soldiers of the Royal Engineers undertake a bomb disposal at St James Park

Brtitish Army soldiers of the Royal Engineers undertake a bomb disposal at St James Park, London Picture shows: Sappers excavating the land for the 1000 lb bomb believed to be embedded between 20 to

Background imageDangerous Collection: A gang of children risks injury playing with fire on wasteland at Beaumont Street

A gang of children risks injury playing with fire on wasteland at Beaumont Street

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: Lisa Dosell helps her father Reg Dosell May 1984 clean up Nelsons Column

Lisa Dosell helps her father Reg Dosell May 1984 clean up Nelsons Column

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: No health and safety here as this painter stands precariously on top of the hand rails of

No health and safety here as this painter stands precariously on top of the hand rails of the safety cradle on 14th September 1985

Background imageDangerous Collection: Tom Baker British actor in television role in February 1980

Tom Baker British actor in television role in February 1980

Background imageDangerous Collection: Four year old Jarno Barratt of Corby, Northamptonshire, performs a stunt on his 50 cc

Four year old Jarno Barratt of Corby, Northamptonshire, performs a stunt on his 50 cc Italjet motorbike, using his parents as props. 10th June 1979

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

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

Background imageDangerous Collection: British Fifth Army at Anzio Bridhead during the Second World War

British Fifth Army at Anzio Bridhead during the Second World War. Despite having to attend fires day and night on the bridgehead at Anzio, Italy

Background imageDangerous Collection: Allied soldiers of the Fifth Army fight to extinguish flames in an ammunition dump in

Allied soldiers of the Fifth Army fight to extinguish flames in an ammunition dump in the beach-head area of Anzio, Italy after a German bombing raid

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: Three soldiers of a Company of a British Army regiment watching for snipers in the German

Three soldiers of a Company of a British Army regiment watching for snipers in the German village of Stein, one of twelve captured during the new offensive by General Dempseys Second Army on the Roer

Background imageDangerous Collection: 24 year old Joy fletcher and 19 year old Brenda Cawdell at work in the foundry

24 year old Joy fletcher and 19 year old Brenda Cawdell at work in the foundry. The white hot liquid metal can be seen on the moulds that they are clamping down

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: A knife throwing act which uses a dog as part of its show. 1972

A knife throwing act which uses a dog as part of its show. 1972

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: The high rise flats at Cruddas Park Housing Estate in Newcastle 2 July 1963

The high rise flats at Cruddas Park Housing Estate in Newcastle 2 July 1963, the concrete adventure playground - not ideal for young children!

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

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

Background imageDangerous Collection: Window cleaning in Park Lane, London. 10th April 1954

Window cleaning in Park Lane, London. 10th April 1954

Background imageDangerous Collection: Window cleaners at work. 10th February 1954

Window cleaners at work. 10th February 1954

Background imageDangerous Collection: A horse act at Bertram Mills Circus. 19th December 1958

A horse act at Bertram Mills Circus. 19th December 1958

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

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

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: Council engineers have set a weekend deadline for a demolition firm to pull down an old

Council engineers have set a weekend deadline for a demolition firm to pull down an old factory which neighbouring parents claim is being used as a potentially lethal playground by children

Background imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous 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 imageDangerous Collection: Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly with England international footballer Kevin Keegan

Former Liverpool manager Bill Shankly with England international footballer Kevin Keegan during an England training session. 20th November 1979

Background imageDangerous Collection: A goods train makes its way across the tow bridge in the centre of Stourbridge as it is

A goods train makes its way across the tow bridge in the centre of Stourbridge as it is being reconstructed, 11th October 1959

Background imageDangerous Collection: A woman helping to direct traffic through the thick fog in Central London

A woman helping to direct traffic through the thick fog in Central London. Circa 1955

Background imageDangerous Collection: Workman James Woods demolishing a chimney stack with his pickaxe in the shadow of St

Workman James Woods demolishing a chimney stack with his pickaxe in the shadow of St Pauls cathedral, after the building was damaged in an air raid during the Second World War. March 1942

Background imageDangerous Collection: Workers cleaning and painting the dome which houses the famous 28 inch telescope at

Workers cleaning and painting the dome which houses the famous 28 inch telescope at Greenwich Royal Observatory in London. 21st July 1936

Background imageDangerous Collection: Window cleaner Adrian Rogers in his cradle as he cleans one of the many windows at

Window cleaner Adrian Rogers in his cradle as he cleans one of the many windows at the GPO Tower in London. 7th June 1966

Background imageDangerous Collection: Window cleaner Adrian Rogers in his cradle as he cleans one of the many windows at

Window cleaner Adrian Rogers in his cradle as he cleans one of the many windows at the GPO Tower in London. 7th June 1966

Background imageDangerous Collection: Way up on the high scaffolding of the new Bankside power station

Way up on the high scaffolding of the new Bankside power station, which is towering over the tiny house in which Christopher Wren lived

Background imageDangerous Collection: David Niven March 1965 Filming 'Lady L'at Castle Howard

David Niven March 1965 Filming "Lady L"at Castle Howard
David Niven March 1965 Filming " Lady L" at Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Background imageDangerous Collection: A painter painting the mast of an old sailing ship. Circa 1955

A painter painting the mast of an old sailing ship. Circa 1955

Background imageDangerous Collection: Tiger ripping a truck tyre off at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

Tiger ripping a truck tyre off at Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire. Help! Theres a tiger in my tyre June 1977



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