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Background imageHistory Collection: David Attenborough with orangutan and her baby at London Zoo, Friday 2nd April 1982

David Attenborough with orangutan and her baby at London Zoo, Friday 2nd April 1982

Background imageHistory Collection: Cottages are being demolished in Northgate (pictured) and Patten Lane, Guisborough

Cottages are being demolished in Northgate (pictured) and Patten Lane, Guisborough. The old stone-built cottages, with their red pantile roofs and chimney stacks built of small bricks

Background imageHistory Collection: Church Street in Guisborough. Circa 1951

Church Street in Guisborough. Circa 1951

Background imageHistory Collection: Among up to the minute shopping facilities, Guisborough preserves its historic link

Among up to the minute shopping facilities, Guisborough preserves its historic link. 10th September 1962

Background imageHistory Collection: Courtaulds works, Foleshill Road, Coventry. 8th January 1981

Courtaulds works, Foleshill Road, Coventry. 8th January 1981

Background imageHistory Collection: Aerial view of the Morris Engines factory, Courthouse Green, Coventry

Aerial view of the Morris Engines factory, Courthouse Green, Coventry. 13th October 1970

Background imageHistory Collection: Keresley hospital, Coventry. The site is now the Royal Court Hotel

Keresley hospital, Coventry. The site is now the Royal Court Hotel. 11th October 1968

Background imageHistory Collection: Kay Flavell in Lark Lane, Liverpool. She has collated history about the area. August 1983

Kay Flavell in Lark Lane, Liverpool. She has collated history about the area. August 1983

Background imageHistory Collection: Picture shows the original dress worn by Florence Nightingale

Picture shows the original dress worn by Florence Nightingale, on display at The Nursing Exhibition in 1942, opened by Earnest Brown, Minister of Health

Background imageHistory Collection: Picture shows Mr Albert Little, a 69 year old retired Manchester businessman

Picture shows Mr Albert Little, a 69 year old retired Manchester businessman, holding a lamp given to him by Florence Nightingale, when he was 12 years old

Background imageHistory Collection: The British Museum, London. 1930s

The British Museum, London. 1930s

Background imageHistory Collection: The Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Battle of Edgehill at Kineton, Warwickshire

The Sealed Knot Society re-enactment of the Battle of Edgehill at Kineton, Warwickshire. 25th August 1985

Background imageHistory Collection: Hellfire Corner, Dover Castle, Kent, England. See other frames in this set

Hellfire Corner, Dover Castle, Kent, England. See other frames in this set showing, Dame Vera Lynn opens English Heritage Hellfire Corner at Dover Castle, Kent. England

Background imageHistory Collection: Dame Vera Lynn opens English Heritage Hellfire Corner at Dover Castle, Kent. England

Dame Vera Lynn opens English Heritage Hellfire Corner at Dover Castle, Kent. England. Hellfire Corner is a series of secret tunnels in the famous White Cliffs under Dover Castle

Background imageHistory Collection: The Dig at Bayley Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, 9th May 1989

The Dig at Bayley Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, 9th May 1989. Russell Trimble, the site assistant, with some of the treasures discovered at The Bayley Lane dig

Background imageHistory Collection: The Government has been called in to help an inconvenienced council

The Government has been called in to help an inconvenienced council. Newcastle councillors want to close the public lavatories in Shakespeare Street but unfortunately for them

Background imageHistory Collection: The Siege of Reading, 1643, Tilehurst. English Civil War, re-enactment

The Siege of Reading, 1643, Tilehurst. English Civil War, re-enactment, performed by The Sealed Knot, an educational charity, Reading, June 1980

Background imageHistory Collection: This row of buildings in Westgate, Guisborough, North Yorkshire

This row of buildings in Westgate, Guisborough, North Yorkshire, from the stone built house on the right to the far Co-Operative shop have been added by the department of Environment to the towns

Background imageHistory Collection: Part of the history of Guisborough is being given new life

Part of the history of Guisborough is being given new life. The old-fashioned cobbles, are being relaid only a short distance from the towns market cross

Background imageHistory Collection: Guisborough Market. 20th August 1968

Guisborough Market. 20th August 1968

Background imageHistory Collection: Guides and Brownies in Shelley staged a trip down Memory Lane to celebrate

Guides and Brownies in Shelley staged a trip down Memory Lane to celebrate the movements 75th birthday. They donned various uniforms hats

Background imageHistory Collection: David Attenborough with orangutan and her baby at London Zoo, Friday 2nd April 1982

David Attenborough with orangutan and her baby at London Zoo, Friday 2nd April 1982

Background imageHistory Collection: The Redesdale cinema, 224 Foleshill Road, Coventry, opened in 1933

The Redesdale cinema, 224 Foleshill Road, Coventry, opened in 1933. It closed in 1952 and became a dance hall called Tree Tops Club in 1973 which closed in 1978. It is now a Sikh Temple

Background imageHistory Collection: Demolition worker Les Gilbert prepares the Morris rebus for its move to the Museum of

Demolition worker Les Gilbert prepares the Morris rebus for its move to the Museum of British Road Transport at Cook Street, Coventry

Background imageHistory Collection: Cook Street Gate, Coventry. Built in the Fourteenth century as a means of collecting

Cook Street Gate, Coventry. Built in the Fourteenth century as a means of collecting taxes from anyone who entered the city wall. 11th March 1963

Background imageHistory Collection: Craig Breedlove is an American professional race car driver

Craig Breedlove is an American professional race car driver and a five-time world land speed record holder. He was the first person in history to reach 500 mph, and 600 mph

Background imageHistory Collection: Sports car makes legal history. Mr John O Grady

Sports car makes legal history. Mr John O Gradys 23 year old sports car (MG) made legal history when a High Court Judge said it was too unique to be scrapped

Background imageHistory Collection: A hundred years of railway history was paraded before the Duke

A hundred years of railway history was paraded before the Duke and Duchess of York at Darlington, when locomotives, rolling stock

Background imageHistory Collection: Preservation on the old City Wall is being carried out by Newcastle Corporation workmen

Preservation on the old City Wall is being carried out by Newcastle Corporation workmen, they are seen here working on a section of the West Wall. 31st July 1932

Background imageHistory Collection: The film version of Henry VIII is set to be made, Pictured is actress Charlotte Rampling

The film version of Henry VIII is set to be made, Pictured is actress Charlotte Rampling, who is to play Anne Boleyn. 5th October 1971

Background imageHistory Collection: In a major bid to shed new light on our remote ancestors BBC2 is sponsoring a 3 year bid

In a major bid to shed new light on our remote ancestors BBC2 is sponsoring a 3 year bid to excavate in and around Silbury Hill, an enormous artificial hill at the side of the A4 near Avebury

Background imageHistory Collection: Excavation at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, to be broadcast on the BBC. 7th April 1968

Excavation at Silbury Hill, Wiltshire, to be broadcast on the BBC. 7th April 1968

Background imageHistory Collection: Dr Chaim Weizmann addresses the closing session of the Zionist Federation meeting at

Dr Chaim Weizmann addresses the closing session of the Zionist Federation meeting at Kingsway Hall, London. 17th May 1939

Background imageHistory Collection: English Civil War, re-enactment, performed by The Sealed Knot, an educational charity

English Civil War, re-enactment, performed by The Sealed Knot, an educational charity, Reading, June 1980

Background imageHistory Collection: A taste of the past... Lower Hopton First School spent a day at Colne Valley Museum

A taste of the past... Lower Hopton First School spent a day at Colne Valley Museum, Golcar and pictured with Ellis Pearson, the cobbler, are Alistair Roberts (left) and Jonathan Kaye

Background imageHistory Collection: Langbaurghs centralised museum service at Kirkleatham Hall re-opened to the public

Langbaurghs centralised museum service at Kirkleatham Hall re-opened to the public yesterday almost 200 years after the original manor was closed

Background imageHistory Collection: Bury St Edmunds Abbey in Suffolk. 16th August 1968

Bury St Edmunds Abbey in Suffolk. 16th August 1968

Background imageHistory Collection: Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum staff member Sue Parvin is pictured with Victorian treasures

Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum staff member Sue Parvin is pictured with Victorian treasures donated to them by the late Shadrack Watts, to say thank you to museum boss Mick Warren for his friendship

Background imageHistory Collection: Mystery surrounds the origin of this firemans turntable ladder

Mystery surrounds the origin of this firemans turntable ladder, apparently dumped near the grounds of Kirkleatham Hall, near Redcar

Background imageHistory Collection: Members of the Rosa Mundi medieval society at their fair at Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum

Members of the Rosa Mundi medieval society at their fair at Kirkleatham Old Hall Museum. 20th June 1993

Background imageHistory Collection: Birkby Infants School pupils are pictured at Colne Valley Museum, Golcar

Birkby Infants School pupils are pictured at Colne Valley Museum, Golcar, with Mrs Monica Wood. They took a step back in time and dressed in Victorian costume to do such tasks as washing, ironing

Background imageHistory Collection: Birkby Infants School pupils Tony Chong (left), Craig Law

Birkby Infants School pupils Tony Chong (left), Craig Law and Kuljinder Singh are pictured at Colne Valley Museum, Golcar, with Mrs Monica Wood

Background imageHistory Collection: The Mayor of Langbaurgh wants to unravel a piece of the historic past of Loftus

The Mayor of Langbaurgh wants to unravel a piece of the historic past of Loftus. For three ancient banners have been uncovered by council recreational staff

Background imageHistory Collection: It was like this... Better than a text book... pupils at Honley Junior School used

It was like this... Better than a text book... pupils at Honley Junior School used a very special teaching aid for their history project

Background imageHistory Collection: A prestigious award made to an East Cleveland mining museum could mean supporters not

A prestigious award made to an East Cleveland mining museum could mean supporters not having to dig so deep into their own pockets in future

Background imageHistory Collection: Mine manager Alan Chilton lights the way forward at the Tom Leonard Mining Museum

Mine manager Alan Chilton lights the way forward at the Tom Leonard Mining Museum. 8th June 1992

Background imageHistory Collection: Former Iron stone miner Jim Easton, 84, was one of the last to leave Skinningrove mine

Former Iron stone miner Jim Easton, 84, was one of the last to leave Skinningrove mine when it closed in 1958 - and the first to go back when it opened as The Tom Leonard Mining Museum

Background imageHistory Collection: The Tom Leonard Mining Museum. 30th May 1983

The Tom Leonard Mining Museum. 30th May 1983



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