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Background imageSpade Collection: Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop

Porthcothan Bay Cornwall, 1950s Holiday Makers dig a trech in the sand to stop cars from being driven on to the beach. The trench was 150 yards long and 2 feet deep

Background imageSpade Collection: Chef Frank Boggie of the Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland

Chef Frank Boggie of the Albany Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland, almost met his match when he cooked up Shrove Tuesday pancakes. Workman Willie Duffy reconed anything Frank could do, he could do better

Background imageSpade Collection: The Flying Scotsman - which has just returned home from America

The Flying Scotsman - which has just returned home from America, is pictured here at Chinley, Derbyshire. It is enroute to British Rail Derby for an overhaul. 19th February 1973

Background imageSpade Collection: Grounds staff at Bristol Rovers Eastville Stadium struggle to clear snow from the pitch

Grounds staff at Bristol Rovers Eastville Stadium struggle to clear snow from the pitch. 23 January 1963

Background imageSpade 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 imageSpade Collection: Manchesters oldest building, the Shambles, is rising to new heights

Manchesters oldest building, the Shambles, is rising to new heights, but its not quite as easy as ganger man Pat Hegarty makes it look

Background imageSpade Collection: Icy pavements in Middlesbrough. 1971

Icy pavements in Middlesbrough. 1971

Background imageSpade Collection: Queen Elizabeth II plants a silver birth tree in the aromatic gardens, St Helens

Queen Elizabeth II plants a silver birth tree in the aromatic gardens, St Helens, Merseyside on 21st June 1977. She is watched by the Mayor. The Queen celebrated her Jubilee year this year, 1977

Background imageSpade Collection: Doc Rosecrans a gold prospector on Superstition mountain, Apache Junction, Arizona

Doc Rosecrans a gold prospector on Superstition mountain, Apache Junction, Arizona. Where he digs for gold and searches for the legendary lost Dutchman mine

Background imageSpade Collection: Pope John Paul II, tree planting ceremony ahead of Mass at Heaton Park, Manchester

Pope John Paul II, tree planting ceremony ahead of Mass at Heaton Park, Manchester, Monday 31st May 1982

Background imageSpade Collection: Dustin Gee on the beach with fellow comediy partner Les Dennis, 1985

Dustin Gee on the beach with fellow comediy partner Les Dennis, 1985

Background imageSpade Collection: On the fringes of the village Hottot near Tilly Sur Seulles troops dig themselves in

On the fringes of the village Hottot near Tilly Sur Seulles troops dig themselves in, making good use of a bomb crater. Buildings in the village are unsafe to occupy as they are booby trapped

Background imageSpade Collection: Holidaymakers at Redcar. 1971

Holidaymakers at Redcar. 1971

Background imageSpade Collection: Members of the ARP demonstrate how to deal with a suspected gas attack during a series of

Members of the ARP demonstrate how to deal with a suspected gas attack during a series of civil defence demonstration at Sandown Park April 1939

Background imageSpade Collection: Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill (left) planting an oak tree to inaugurate work

Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill (left) planting an oak tree to inaugurate work on Cambridge Universitys new Churchill College, 17th October 1959

Background imageSpade Collection: Two young boys from Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, take the opportunity of the heavy snow

Two young boys from Dry Drayton, Cambridgeshire, take the opportunity of the heavy snow fall to build a snowman December 1962

Background imageSpade Collection: Construction workers digging the new Blackwall Tunnel in muddy and humid conditions

Construction workers digging the new Blackwall Tunnel in muddy and humid conditions, under the River Thames. 11th May 1962

Background imageSpade Collection: Donkey rides and carts on the beach at Weston Super Mare circa 1893

Donkey rides and carts on the beach at Weston Super Mare circa 1893

Background imageSpade Collection: Royal visit, Queen Elizabeth II visiting Wales. Pictured planting a tree a in the village

Royal visit, Queen Elizabeth II visiting Wales. Pictured planting a tree a in the village of Aberfan. 9th May 1997

Background imageSpade Collection: Abyssinian War October 1935 Two Italian soldiers with donkeys carrying water

Abyssinian War October 1935 Two Italian soldiers with donkeys carrying water. These animals well deserve the name of the " Soldiers friend" in the campaign

Background imageSpade Collection: This little day-tripper to Southends beach, takes a well earned nap after a long

This little day-tripper to Southends beach, takes a well earned nap after a long and hot day building sand castles with her mother and sister. 30th July 1963

Background imageSpade Collection: Mum enjoys a sandwich and dad looks on as children build sand castles on the beach at

Mum enjoys a sandwich and dad looks on as children build sand castles on the beach at Southend, Essex. 30th July 1963

Background imageSpade Collection: Chelsea Flower Show, 21st May 1988. Queen Elizabeth II visits the garden show held in

Chelsea Flower Show, 21st May 1988. Queen Elizabeth II visits the garden show held in the grounds of Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

Background imageSpade Collection: Tree planting at Guisborough. 1973

Tree planting at Guisborough. 1973

Background imageSpade Collection: Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree before leaving Powis Castle in Wales

Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree before leaving Powis Castle in Wales. Picture taken 22nd April 1989

Background imageSpade Collection: A Chimpanzee wrapped up against the cold, clearing the paths after a fall of snow at

A Chimpanzee wrapped up against the cold, clearing the paths after a fall of snow at Twycross Zoo. 14th January 1982

Background imageSpade Collection: A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo ready for travelling. 27th May 1981

A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo ready for travelling. 27th May 1981

Background imageSpade Collection: A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo sitting on a chair with a bucket and spade nearby

A Chimpanzee at Twycross Zoo sitting on a chair with a bucket and spade nearby. 27th May 1981

Background imageSpade Collection: Construction of a new road off of Long Lane signals the beginning of a new housing

Construction of a new road off of Long Lane signals the beginning of a new housing development. Circa 1931

Background imageSpade Collection: Youngsters got digging when they turned out to Ormesby Hall to plant trees in a bid to

Youngsters got digging when they turned out to Ormesby Hall to plant trees in a bid to restore the grounds. About 30 pupils from Henry Taylor primary school at Ormesby turned up to pant holly

Background imageSpade Collection: Work is now underway on the 8 million extension of the Tees container terminal at

Work is now underway on the 8 million extension of the Tees container terminal at Teesport The plan to more than double the size of the existing quay at the terminal a total waterfront of 290 metres

Background imageSpade Collection: Children playing with monkeys at Chester Zoo, 16th May 1960

Children playing with monkeys at Chester Zoo, 16th May 1960. Robert McCann, grandson of George Mottershead, Director at Chester Zoo, playing with Mary, a baby chimpanzee

Background imageSpade Collection: Clare Johnson (r) and Louise Granger, aged 12, pupils at Kings Cross Manor School, Acklam

Clare Johnson (r) and Louise Granger, aged 12, pupils at Kings Cross Manor School, Acklam, who received a trophy on behalf of the school for work they are doing to clean up the Thornby Marshalling

Background imageSpade Collection: Scenes in Margate, Kent, during Good Friday. Two toddlers playing on the beach besides a

Scenes in Margate, Kent, during Good Friday. Two toddlers playing on the beach besides a merry-go-round. 27th March 1964

Background imageSpade Collection: Hard at work on a new nature reserve are these Reinwood Junior School, Oakes

Hard at work on a new nature reserve are these Reinwood Junior School, Oakes, pupils (from left) Mark Rayner, Paul Coupland, Sukdip Kaur and Lyndsey Anchor

Background imageSpade Collection: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Lansbury estate

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Lansbury estate, which was to be a Festival of Britain showpiece in Poplar. There would be an exhibition about building research

Background imageSpade Collection: Coal Dump, Northampton Street, Birmingham, Wednesday 9th February 1972

Coal Dump, Northampton Street, Birmingham, Wednesday 9th February 1972

Background imageSpade Collection: Scavenging for Coal, Hednesford, Staffordshire, Monday 31st January 1972

Scavenging for Coal, Hednesford, Staffordshire, Monday 31st January 1972

Background imageSpade Collection: Teessiders use shovels to dig themselves out of the snow. Middlesbrough

Teessiders use shovels to dig themselves out of the snow. Middlesbrough. 14th December 1981

Background imageSpade Collection: A combination of dig and push helps to free a lorry trapped on the Teesside to Hartlepool

A combination of dig and push helps to free a lorry trapped on the Teesside to Hartlepool road, Middlesbrough. 28th December 1968

Background imageSpade Collection: Residents of Rothesay Grove, Nunthorpe, join forces to clear a way through the snow

Residents of Rothesay Grove, Nunthorpe, join forces to clear a way through the snow. Middlesbrough. 18th March 1979

Background imageSpade Collection: The men who are working on this wall, which is designed to prevent the sea eeating

The men who are working on this wall, which is designed to prevent the sea eeating further into Cullercoats cliffs, are having their progress controlled by the sea itself on 24th September 1962

Background imageSpade Collection: A steam roller at County Technical College in Ashington on 10th March 1965

A steam roller at County Technical College in Ashington on 10th March 1965

Background imageSpade Collection: Gwappeling in the undergwof... botanist and parliamentary candidate David Bellamy

Gwappeling in the undergwof... botanist and parliamentary candidate David Bellamy planted a tree in Gosforth Central Park to commemorate St Oswalds Hospices 10th anniversary on 14th March 1997

Background imageSpade Collection: This is a low res scan. If you require the hi res image please email urn to

This is a low res scan. If you require the hi res image please email urn to desk@mirrorpix.com Mud Mud Glorious Mud A small boy seen here enjoying himself on the muddy beaches of Southend Circa 1948

Background imageSpade Collection: Wish you were here! Sharon-Anne Taney, left, and Maria Grant build a sand castle in

Wish you were here! Sharon-Anne Taney, left, and Maria Grant build a sand castle in the sunshine on Ayr beach 11th May 1981

Background imageSpade Collection: Children playing a beach in Scotland, 5th July 1976

Children playing a beach in Scotland, 5th July 1976

Background imageSpade Collection: All games were called off and Coventry Citys groundsman Gordon Pettifer could only

All games were called off and Coventry Citys groundsman Gordon Pettifer could only look on as his precious Highfield Road pitch lay beneath a blanket of snow. 8th February 1991



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