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Rural Scenes Collection

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Farmer Baird has shifted his farm from Auchinleck, Ayrshire, to Andover by rail

Farmer Baird has shifted his farm from Auchinleck, Ayrshire, to Andover by rail. Twelve hours after leaving Auchinleck the train stopped at Kentish Town, the cows unloaded and milked

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: General view showing the main street passing through the village of Ightham in Kent. 1926

General view showing the main street passing through the village of Ightham in Kent. 1926

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Old water mill at Dunster in Somerset August 1921 Alf 60

Old water mill at Dunster in Somerset August 1921 Alf 60

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Mrs. Thatchers House. Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent. January 1975 75-00599

Mrs. Thatchers House. Court Lodge, Lamberhurst, Kent. January 1975 75-00599

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: River scenes in Maidenhead, Berkshire. June 1954

River scenes in Maidenhead, Berkshire. June 1954

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Hop pickers arrive on the train from London to help harvest this years crop

Hop pickers arrive on the train from London to help harvest this years crop. This family are shown leaving Paddock Wood station heading off to the hop fields - note the carpet

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Ladybower Reservoir on the snake road to Sheffield. Ladybower Reservoir is a large

Ladybower Reservoir on the snake road to Sheffield. Ladybower Reservoir is a large Y-shaped reservoir, in the Upper Derwent Valley in Derbyshire. 1965

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Swallow Falls, the Rhaeadr Ewynnol (English: Foaming Waterfall)

Swallow Falls, the Rhaeadr Ewynnol (English: Foaming Waterfall), a multiple waterfall system in Wales, located on the Afon Llugwy near Betws-y-Coed, in Conwy county borough. August 1948 P009086

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Village cricket pitch being prepared near Littlehampton, West Sussex

Village cricket pitch being prepared near Littlehampton, West Sussex. The council objected to the game taking place on a Sunday. 20th August 1946

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Burnsall, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. River Wharfe. Circa 1970

Burnsall, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. River Wharfe. Circa 1970

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Brimham Rocks above Nipperdale, North Yorkshire. September 1971

Brimham Rocks above Nipperdale, North Yorkshire. September 1971

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: At 14 Months baby David is just lobster pot size and that is just where mum puts him

At 14 Months baby David is just lobster pot size and that is just where mum puts him. April 1949

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Sollers Hope in Herefordshire, reputed residence of Dick Whittingtons family

Sollers Hope in Herefordshire, reputed residence of Dick Whittingtons family. Circa 1950

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Two Shire horses ploughing a field in the old fashioned way

Two Shire horses ploughing a field in the old fashioned way

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: A man on a farm harvesting in a field with his two horses circa 1935

A man on a farm harvesting in a field with his two horses circa 1935

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: A hoare frost clings to the trees close to the church at High Beech Hertfordshire

A hoare frost clings to the trees close to the church at High Beech Hertfordshire Nature Trees Seasons Winter Religion Church Spire Rural Village WW2 Home Front Dec 1944 1940s

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Actors in the BBC situation comedy series Last of the Summer Wine

Actors in the BBC situation comedy series Last of the Summer Wine, at a railway station during filming of the series. Standing left to right are: Brian Wilde who plays Foggy Dewhirst

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Workers gathering hay in the fields of Kent on the back od a horse

Workers gathering hay in the fields of Kent on the back od a horse and cart Circa 1935

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Oast houses surrounded by trees with cherry blossom in Ethe Kent countryside Circa

Oast houses surrounded by trees with cherry blossom in Ethe Kent countryside Circa 1935

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: At prayer in the fields. Miss Eileen Foot, girl shepherdess of Almondsbury, near Bristol

At prayer in the fields. Miss Eileen Foot, girl shepherdess of Almondsbury, near Bristol, pauses during her work, to offer a prayer. She has a two fold war job

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: The ancient market cross at Brigstock, Northamptonshire sometimes called locally '

The ancient market cross at Brigstock, Northamptonshire sometimes called locally " The Butter Cross" dates from the Edward who reigned in 1686

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Character Studies. Man sitting on wall with cat next to him

Character Studies. Man sitting on wall with cat next to him. P044415 Circa 1933

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: The first lady entrant in the Ladies section of the International Ploughing Championships

The first lady entrant in the Ladies section of the International Ploughing Championships organised by the Northern Ireland Ploughing Association

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Local residents are irate at the large sign which has been erected at Bwlch on

Local residents are irate at the large sign which has been erected at Bwlch on the mountain pass near Ruthin, on the Ruthin Mold road

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Yachts on the river in Cambridgeshire. Circa 1982

Yachts on the river in Cambridgeshire. Circa 1982

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Mother is so busy on the farm that six-month-old baby Betty goes ploughing too

Mother is so busy on the farm that six-month-old baby Betty goes ploughing too. Fellow workers on a Glamorgan farm helped Mrs.Wyatt to sling Bettys cradle securely

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Children sketching in part of 35 acres of ground attached to a camp in the West Midlands

Children sketching in part of 35 acres of ground attached to a camp in the West Midlands during the Second World War. 13th August 1940

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Farmers balloting for farm implements during the Second World War. 21st March 1943

Farmers balloting for farm implements during the Second World War. 21st March 1943

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Young boys fishing for 'toddlers'in a Glamorgan canal during the Second World

Young boys fishing for "toddlers"in a Glamorgan canal during the Second World
Young boys fishing for " toddlers" in a Glamorgan canal during the Second World War. 25th June 1943

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Volunteer harvesters holds a service and prayer in the harvest field at Wylam

Volunteer harvesters holds a service and prayer in the harvest field at Wylam, Northumberland as their day of work comes to a close

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Cutting reeds in Norfolk. 12th February 1938

Cutting reeds in Norfolk. 12th February 1938

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Reed cutting at Broad Farm, Rockland St Mary, Norfolk. An industry which gives

Reed cutting at Broad Farm, Rockland St Mary, Norfolk. An industry which gives considerable employment in Norfolk. This farm cultivates reeds and grasses. 14th May 1933

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Reed cutting on Rockland Broad. There is an increasing demand for the Norfolk reeds

Reed cutting on Rockland Broad. There is an increasing demand for the Norfolk reeds, the finest in the world. 9th April 1935

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: James Webster, popularly known as 'Jimmy The One'

James Webster, popularly known as "Jimmy The One"
James Webster, popularly known as " Jimmy The One" pictured with his wife in their home built of peat squares and lined with newspapers on Lewis, the northern part of Lewis and Harris

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Rural scenes in the county of Suffolk in Southern England. 16th June 1952

Rural scenes in the county of Suffolk in Southern England. 16th June 1952

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Countryside youth service. A scheme to encourage young children to take an interest in

Countryside youth service. A scheme to encourage young children to take an interest in domestic stock has been started by Mr. E.J. Stowe, master of Market Lavington School, Wiltshire

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex

Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex. 30th March 1966

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: A worker on a hop farm in Sussex. Circa 1935

A worker on a hop farm in Sussex. Circa 1935

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Workers on stilts stringing hop poles in Sussex. Circa 1935

Workers on stilts stringing hop poles in Sussex. Circa 1935

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: The earliest yellow narcissi called Soleil D or, which are grown on the Isles of

The earliest yellow narcissi called Soleil D or, which are grown on the Isles of Scilly, are being sent out, packed in boxes and sent by boat to Penzance, for Covent Garden Market. 5th February 1953

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Hop Picking at Whitbreads Hop Fare, Beltring, Kent. While the family puts the hops into

Hop Picking at Whitbreads Hop Fare, Beltring, Kent. While the family puts the hops into the bin Maureen Stone age 15 years of Rotherhithe does a sitting down job - perhaps it is because she is a

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Stepping stones by Ogmore Castle. Ogmore Castle is located near the village of

Stepping stones by Ogmore Castle. Ogmore Castle is located near the village of Ogmore-by-Sea, south of Bridgend in Glamorgan, South Wales. 30th January 1945

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: All the girls (Curers) are idle, still few herring come in

All the girls (Curers) are idle, still few herring come in, but they have to be on duty - standing by as it were - from 8am to 5pm in case herring come in

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: A Hop Festival is taking place today and tomorrow at the Whit breads 1100 acre farm at

A Hop Festival is taking place today and tomorrow at the Whit breads 1100 acre farm at Paddock Wood and thousands of Londoners are taking part in the festivities

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: A groundkeeper with sheep outside Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near

A groundkeeper with sheep outside Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex. 5th May 1952

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: A groundkeeper cleaning the moat outside Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near

A groundkeeper cleaning the moat outside Bodiam Castle, a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex. 5th May 1952

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Great Blasket Island, Off The Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland. January 1953 D499-001

Great Blasket Island, Off The Dingle Peninsula, Co. Kerry, Ireland. January 1953 D499-001

Background imageRural Scenes Collection: Woman and horse at Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses

Woman and horse at Loch Lomond. Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch which crosses the Highland Boundary Fault. Loch Lomond is currently split between the council areas of Stirling



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