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Fifties Collection

Background imageFifties Collection: Coaches and cars mingle in the Lymington Road coach station, Torquay, in August 1951

Coaches and cars mingle in the Lymington Road coach station, Torquay, in August 1951

Background imageFifties Collection: A crowd of about 100, including a fair sprinkling of undergraduates

A crowd of about 100, including a fair sprinkling of undergraduates, saw Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret arrive at Stanley Woolstons antique shop in St Andrews Street

Background imageFifties Collection: Young people enjoying the warm spring time sunshine at the Jesus Green, Cambridge

Young people enjoying the warm spring time sunshine at the Jesus Green, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, open air swimming pool. May 1958

Background imageFifties Collection: Production line at Triumph Motorcycles factory at Meriden. Circa 1955

Production line at Triumph Motorcycles factory at Meriden. Circa 1955

Background imageFifties Collection: A father takes his son for a ride in his new convertible Bond mini car. Circa 1950

A father takes his son for a ride in his new convertible Bond mini car. Circa 1950

Background imageFifties Collection: A worker at the Mansfield shoe factory in Northampton, cutting out a leather shoe upper

A worker at the Mansfield shoe factory in Northampton, cutting out a leather shoe upper. 26th April 1956

Background imageFifties Collection: Hull St. Andrews Dock 1954 with fish being unloaded from side winding trawlers of

Hull St. Andrews Dock 1954 with fish being unloaded from side winding trawlers of the deep sea fishing fleet

Background imageFifties Collection: A handframe knitter seen here with his apprentice at The Shawl Factory of GH Hurt

A handframe knitter seen here with his apprentice at The Shawl Factory of GH Hurt and Son in Nottingham 31st March 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: Drivers take a well earned break from the road, with a refreshing cup of tea at The Links

Drivers take a well earned break from the road, with a refreshing cup of tea at The Links transport cafe on the Kingston by-pass. 31st March 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: 1950 Middlesbrough team, looking swish in their civvies

1950 Middlesbrough team, looking swish in their civvies. Right to Left Manager David Jack, players George Hardwick, Jimmy McCabe, Wilf Mannion, Micky Fenton, Dickie Robinson, Bill Whittaker

Background imageFifties Collection: A photograph taken in February 1959 of the Kingskerswell Arch on the Newton Road

A photograph taken in February 1959 of the Kingskerswell Arch on the Newton Road. The arch was demolished in 1964. road

Background imageFifties Collection: Illuminated crown on The Centre, Bristol, to celebrate coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Illuminated crown on The Centre, Bristol, to celebrate coronation of Queen Elizabeth II June 1953

Background imageFifties Collection: Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham and lady mayoress ride the dodgem cars at the Reach Fair

Mayor Leonard D. V. Wordingham and lady mayoress ride the dodgem cars at the Reach Fair, May 18th 1959 In 1201 King John granted a charter for the holding of a fair in Reach

Background imageFifties Collection: Her Majestys Procession march down Northumberland Avenue led by Colonel B. J. O

Her Majestys Procession march down Northumberland Avenue led by Colonel B. J. O. Burrows, O.B.E. T.D. and Five Companies of the Foot Guards as they escort the Queens coach to Westminster Abbey for

Background imageFifties Collection: Volunteers from the Friends of Bristol Horses Society ( now HorseWorld

Volunteers from the Friends of Bristol Horses Society ( now HorseWorld) collecting for the charity on a flag day in the 1950

Background imageFifties Collection: Torquay Regatta Fair along Victoria Parade in the early 1950s

Torquay Regatta Fair along Victoria Parade in the early 1950s

Background imageFifties Collection: 1954 Tallest woman in the world Katja Van Dyk, 8 foot 4 and a half inch tall

1954 Tallest woman in the world Katja Van Dyk, 8 foot 4 and a half inch tall and wighs 32 stone checking into her London hotel. 2nd March 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: Princess Elizabeth (soon to be Queen) paying an official visit to Wills

Princess Elizabeth (soon to be Queen) paying an official visit to Wills tobacco factory in Bedminster, Bristol in 1950

Background imageFifties Collection: Birmingham Co-Operative milkman with his dairy float and horse

Birmingham Co-Operative milkman with his dairy float and horse, which has been dressed in flowers to celebrate May Day 1st May 1953

Background imageFifties Collection: Head balancing act in the ring at the Bertram Mills Circus in Cambridge April 1959

Head balancing act in the ring at the Bertram Mills Circus in Cambridge April 1959

Background imageFifties Collection: The 400 Ballroom on Torquay harbourside in the late 1950s

The 400 Ballroom on Torquay harbourside in the late 1950s. Eric Delaney was a popular band leader Poster advertising " Mornng Beat Sessions"

Background imageFifties Collection: Maggs and Co department Store on Queen Road, Bristol Circa 1950

Maggs and Co department Store on Queen Road, Bristol Circa 1950

Background imageFifties Collection: Newark Street, Leicester City Centre 13th February 1953

Newark Street, Leicester City Centre 13th February 1953

Background imageFifties Collection: Drivers from the Trans-World Auto Daredevils also know as the Hollywood Rodeo

Drivers from the Trans-World Auto Daredevils also know as the Hollywood Rodeo, perform a stunt at the Brandon stadium near Coventry 18th May 1955

Background imageFifties Collection: Young West Indian men standing outside the Brixton Labour Exchange looking for employment

Young West Indian men standing outside the Brixton Labour Exchange looking for employment. 11th March 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: John Umelo an apprentice engineer from Nigeria, who can only get employment as a bus

John Umelo an apprentice engineer from Nigeria, who can only get employment as a bus cleaner due to the colour bar. 11th March 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: In the day nursery in Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool

In the day nursery in Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, children of all ethnic backgrounds play happily together. Whilst in the wider community immigrants to the UK are facing problems of a colour

Background imageFifties Collection: Advice given in the pages of the Womens Sunday Mirror from August 1958 Don

Advice given in the pages of the Womens Sunday Mirror from August 1958 Don t nag too much or too often, but once in a while a real scene or a tantrum may be just what is needed to jerk a husband out

Background imageFifties Collection: Wedding Fashions show in Regent Street 4th March 1958

Wedding Fashions show in Regent Street 4th March 1958

Background imageFifties Collection: The moment of detonation of the second test of Britains Hydrogen bomb

The moment of detonation of the second test of Britains Hydrogen bomb. As seen by members of the press and naval ratings aboard HMS Alert 35 miles offshore of Malden Island

Background imageFifties Collection: Upholsterers seen here at work at the Greaves and Thomas furniture makers at their

Upholsterers seen here at work at the Greaves and Thomas furniture makers at their Amherst Works in Northwold Road, Clapton. 17th March 1953

Background imageFifties Collection: Trainee mechanic seen here at work. Part of the Daily Herald Youth in Industry Feature

Trainee mechanic seen here at work. Part of the Daily Herald Youth in Industry Feature 6th April 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: A worker at the Mansfield shoe factory in Northampton seen here trimming shoes 26th April

A worker at the Mansfield shoe factory in Northampton seen here trimming shoes 26th April 1956

Background imageFifties Collection: Shoes being finished and trimmed at the H Solomons shoe factory in Tottenham

Shoes being finished and trimmed at the H Solomons shoe factory in Tottenham. 30th July 1956

Background imageFifties Collection: Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine seen here before

Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine seen here before planting an oak tree to inaugurate work on Cambridge Universitys new Churchill College, 17th October 1959

Background imageFifties Collection: Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Series 1 helicopter G-ANFH on charter from BEA to Anglia

Westland WS-55 Whirlwind Series 1 helicopter G-ANFH on charter from BEA to Anglia Television as part of their channel launch which took place on 27th October 1959

Background imageFifties Collection: Bilston Pottery 1958 A worker inspects the controls for the electrical operated

Bilston Pottery 1958 A worker inspects the controls for the electrical operated kiln at the Bilston Pottery

Background imageFifties Collection: Brierley Hill Glassworks 1st April 1952 Ernie Rowley engraving a vase in the works

Brierley Hill Glassworks 1st April 1952 Ernie Rowley engraving a vase in the works of Stevens and Williams Limited at Brierley Hill near Stourbridge

Background imageFifties Collection: Ploughmans Lunch West Hallam ploughing match - Gerald Taylor farmer 15th

Ploughmans Lunch West Hallam ploughing match - Gerald Taylor farmer 15th June 1950

Background imageFifties Collection: West Hallam ploughing match 15th June 1950 - David Neal for Hinkley

West Hallam ploughing match 15th June 1950 - David Neal for Hinkley

Background imageFifties Collection: Model Maureen Denham seen here wearing a felt Cape made from a Reveille readers pattern

Model Maureen Denham seen here wearing a felt Cape made from a Reveille readers pattern. 12th June 1956

Background imageFifties Collection: Residents of Birmingham queue with their prams at the Coal Merchants in Green Lane

Residents of Birmingham queue with their prams at the Coal Merchants in Green Lane awaiting their allocation and hoping there is enough coal to go round following earlier shortages. 6th February 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: Michael Finnemore checks his watch by his Wonder grandfather clock before it is

Michael Finnemore checks his watch by his Wonder grandfather clock before it is dismantled, packed into the family car and its 16-year-old constructor and his father travel to London

Background imageFifties Collection: Cambridge skiffle group 'The E-Ways'Circa 1959

Cambridge skiffle group "The E-Ways"Circa 1959
Cambridge skiffle group " The E-Ways" Circa 1959

Background imageFifties Collection: Clowns, clowning about in the the ring during a performance of the Bertram Mills Circus

Clowns, clowning about in the the ring during a performance of the Bertram Mills Circus whilst visiting Cambridge April 1959

Background imageFifties Collection: Skating at Mare Fen, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, 16th January 1959

Skating at Mare Fen, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire, 16th January 1959

Background imageFifties Collection: Pavement artist at work at Victoria Station, London, 21st May 1954

Pavement artist at work at Victoria Station, London, 21st May 1954

Background imageFifties Collection: Dray horses at the Vaux Brewery being prepared for their delivery rounds in Sunderland

Dray horses at the Vaux Brewery being prepared for their delivery rounds in Sunderland and Newcastle. 28th April 1954



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