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Choose from 30 pictures in our Melton Prior collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


The Matabele Insurrection: A false alarm in Bulawayo, townspeople rushing into Laager Featured Melton Prior Print

The Matabele Insurrection: A false alarm in Bulawayo, townspeople rushing into Laager

XJF437980 The Matabele Insurrection: A false alarm in Bulawayo, townspeople rushing into Laager, published in 'The Illustrated London News', June 6th 1896 (engraving) by Prior, Melton (1845-1910); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Second Matabele war was as a result of the Ndebele people revolting against the authority of the British South Africa Company; This is now celebrated in Zimbabwe as the First War of Independence; The Ndebele forces laid seige to Bulawayo between March and late May of 1896 during which the townspeople sheltered in the defensive laager, or improvised mobile fort;); English, out of copyright

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The Extraordinary Weybridge Track to be opened for Motor Ascots on 17 June 1907 Featured Melton Prior Print

The Extraordinary Weybridge Track to be opened for Motor Ascots on 17 June 1907

The Extraordinary Weybridge Track to be opened for Motor Ascots on 17 June 1907 Bird's-eye view sketched on the spot by Melton Prior The first motor track in the kingdom has been constructed by the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club near Weybridge. It is an extraordinary piece of engineering and the slopes of the curves have been so cleverly calculated that an unsteered car travelling at ninety miles an hour would run on the top of the slope with perfect safety : the analogy is that of a pea revolving in a bowl Each lap of the course measures 3? miles
"Where motors fly like peas in a bowl : the Wonderful sloping sides of the Motor Track at Weybridge"
Total cost (nearly): ?100, 000
Concrete track and bridges: 35, 000 cubic yards
Length road track: 3 miles
Earthwork shifted (including roads)
Width of track: 90 feet
Two bridges over River Wey: ?10, 000

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