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Thirties Collection

Background imageThirties Collection: Butlers Chemist shop in Old Market, Bristol, circa 1930s

Butlers Chemist shop in Old Market, Bristol, circa 1930s

Background imageThirties Collection: An Anderson air raid shelter in the back garden of a Bristol home during the Second World

An Anderson air raid shelter in the back garden of a Bristol home during the Second World War, with sandbags for extra protection against the falling bombs. Circa October 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: Searchlights in Clapham Common, London. 9th November 1939

Searchlights in Clapham Common, London. 9th November 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: HMS Rodney pennant number 29 was one of two Nelson-class battleships seen here at a fleet

HMS Rodney pennant number 29 was one of two Nelson-class battleships seen here at a fleet review prior to the second world war. Circa 1936

Background imageThirties Collection: Vaino Myllyrinne the worlds tallest man whos height is recorded at 8 feet 3

Vaino Myllyrinne the worlds tallest man whos height is recorded at 8 feet 3 inches is seen here attending the wedding of Pat Collins in Birmingham. 13th July 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: Residents of Church Row Fulmer 1936

Residents of Church Row Fulmer 1936

Background imageThirties Collection: Surbiton railway station November 1938

Surbiton railway station November 1938

Background imageThirties Collection: Carpet Traders Limited, Kidderminster. A woman worker seen here operating one of

Carpet Traders Limited, Kidderminster. A woman worker seen here operating one of the countless looms in the Axminster department. 18th April 1933

Background imageThirties Collection: A police motorcyclists issues a warning to a motorist in Hampton, Middlesex

A police motorcyclists issues a warning to a motorist in Hampton, Middlesex. This patrol is one of fourteen set up by the Metropolitan Police to reduce motoring offences, 4th April 1938

Background imageThirties Collection: A group of police motorcyclists receive a final briefing at Hampton Police Station

A group of police motorcyclists receive a final briefing at Hampton Police Station, Middlesex, UK, before they begin their first days duty

Background imageThirties Collection: A group of police motorcyclists begin their first days duty in Hampton Middlesex

A group of police motorcyclists begin their first days duty in Hampton Middlesex. This patrol is one of fourteen set up by the Metropolitan Police to reduce motoring offences, 4th April 1938

Background imageThirties Collection: Flower seller in Covent Garden, Circa 1935

Flower seller in Covent Garden, Circa 1935

Background imageThirties Collection: HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

HMS Norfolk a County-class heavy cruiser Circa 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: Mr Samuel Bloor water diviner of Okengates. 16th September 1938

Mr Samuel Bloor water diviner of Okengates. 16th September 1938

Background imageThirties Collection: Station Road, West Drayton, Circa 1935

Station Road, West Drayton, Circa 1935

Background imageThirties Collection: Northwood from railway bridge 1935

Northwood from railway bridge 1935

Background imageThirties Collection: Park Court, Park Road, Uxbridge. 1st June 1934

Park Court, Park Road, Uxbridge. 1st June 1934

Background imageThirties Collection: Coronation of King George VI 12th May 1937. King George VI is passed one of the two

Coronation of King George VI 12th May 1937. King George VI is passed one of the two sceptre used during the enthronement ceremony at Westminster Abbey

Background imageThirties Collection: Battersea Power Station turbine hall, London. 17th January 1934

Battersea Power Station turbine hall, London. 17th January 1934

Background imageThirties Collection: A gas mask for the use of people who breathe through a tracheal tube in the throat has

A gas mask for the use of people who breathe through a tracheal tube in the throat has been designed by Inspector S.E. Bentley, the Derby A.R.P. organiser, and Mr. H. Hall, the head warden for No

Background imageThirties Collection: Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath during their evacuation rehearsal

Children of St. Benedicts Road School, Small Heath during their evacuation rehearsal 28th August 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: Bell Yard, Uxbridge Circa 1935

Bell Yard, Uxbridge Circa 1935

Background imageThirties Collection: Evelyns School under construction, Yiewsley 1935

Evelyns School under construction, Yiewsley 1935

Background imageThirties Collection: The widening of the main Torquay to Paignton road at Gas Works Hill nearing completion

The widening of the main Torquay to Paignton road at Gas Works Hill nearing completion. It has entailed the construction of a huge retaining wall over 4 ft in thickness at a total cost of £ 11

Background imageThirties Collection: Distin Court in Winner Street, Paignton in 1932 with the Baptist Church beyond

Distin Court in Winner Street, Paignton in 1932 with the Baptist Church beyond

Background imageThirties Collection: German airship Graf Zeppelin flies over Bristol docks and the destroyer HMS Warwick (D25

German airship Graf Zeppelin flies over Bristol docks and the destroyer HMS Warwick (D25) July 7 1932

Background imageThirties Collection: The Spring Gardens Inn, public house, North Shields 23rd February 1934

The Spring Gardens Inn, public house, North Shields 23rd February 1934

Background imageThirties Collection: Petrol Rationing: Members of the public queuing to register for petrol coupons after

Petrol Rationing: Members of the public queuing to register for petrol coupons after the government announcement that fuel would be rationed from the 22nd September 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: Air raid shelter in College Green, in the centre of Bristol

Air raid shelter in College Green, in the centre of Bristol. 1939, only a few weeks into the war with the whole country on alert with towns building air raid shelters at pace. Somerset and Avon area

Background imageThirties Collection: An ARP shelter in a haystack. 23rd October 1939

An ARP shelter in a haystack. 23rd October 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: A deserted village, Stokenham, Devon, England, World War Two

A deserted village, Stokenham, Devon, England, World War Two. The US Army have taken over the village in South West England, whilst the inhabitants have been evacuated to safety

Background imageThirties Collection: Evacuees arrive in back in London. It was good to to see a London bobby again

Evacuees arrive in back in London. It was good to to see a London bobby again. 4th September 1940

Background imageThirties Collection: Evacuees from Bitterne Park School, Southampton. June 1940

Evacuees from Bitterne Park School, Southampton. June 1940

Background imageThirties Collection: Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Children evacuated from Lathom Road, East London during World War II. Circa 1939

Background imageThirties Collection: HMS Malaya Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class battleship seen here at a fleet review prior

HMS Malaya Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth-class battleship seen here at a fleet review prior to the second world war. Circa 1936

Background imageThirties Collection: HMS Glasgow C21, a Southampton-class light cruiser, seen here prior to the second world

HMS Glasgow C21, a Southampton-class light cruiser, seen here prior to the second world war. Circa September 1937

Background imageThirties Collection: HMS Repulse pennant number 34 a Renown-class battlecruiser seen here at a fleet review

HMS Repulse pennant number 34 a Renown-class battlecruiser seen here at a fleet review prior to the second world war. Circa 1936

Background imageThirties Collection: HMS Valiant was one of five Queen Elizabeth-class battleships seen here approaching

HMS Valiant was one of five Queen Elizabeth-class battleships seen here approaching Devonport dockyard prior to the second world war. Circa 1937

Background imageThirties Collection: Employees of the Heinz factory enjoying a soup luncheon. Harlesden, Brent, London

Employees of the Heinz factory enjoying a soup luncheon. Harlesden, Brent, London. 19th September 1932

Background imageThirties Collection: Battersea Power Station, London. 17th January 1934

Battersea Power Station, London. 17th January 1934

Background imageThirties Collection: Engineer watching a bank of dials in the Control Hall of Battersea Power Station

Engineer watching a bank of dials in the Control Hall of Battersea Power Station. These dials and gauges regulated the output of electricity from the power stations generators. 17th January 1934

Background imageThirties Collection: Female workers putting lids on tins of Mansion Polish

Female workers putting lids on tins of Mansion Polish at Cherry Blossom Boot Polish and Mansion Polish Works, Chiswick, 12 November 1931

Background imageThirties Collection: Worker operating a pottery lathe in Doultons Pottery Factory, Lambeth, London

Worker operating a pottery lathe in Doultons Pottery Factory, Lambeth, London. 5th April 1932

Background imageThirties Collection: Production line at the Triumph car factory in Coventry. 23 September 1931

Production line at the Triumph car factory in Coventry. 23 September 1931

Background imageThirties Collection: Female worker breaking jute in Dundee Jute Mill, Dundee, Scotland. 16 October 1931

Female worker breaking jute in Dundee Jute Mill, Dundee, Scotland. 16 October 1931

Background imageThirties Collection: Air raid wardens seen here riding on a motorbike and sidecar during an air raid gas

Air raid wardens seen here riding on a motorbike and sidecar during an air raid gas exercise on Merseyside 18th January 1938

Background imageThirties Collection: View of Surbiton High Street taken from the railway station. November 1938

View of Surbiton High Street taken from the railway station. November 1938

Background imageThirties Collection: Commuters and schoolchildren on platform three of Kingston Station await the next train

Commuters and schoolchildren on platform three of Kingston Station await the next train to Waterloo. November 1938



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