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"Bill: A Journey Through History and Culture" Step into the fascinating world of Bill, where history, art, and entertainment intertwine

Background imageBill Collection: POSTER: BOOKS, 1966. Enjoy summer more, read books. Poster by Bill Sokol, 1966

POSTER: BOOKS, 1966. Enjoy summer more, read books. Poster by Bill Sokol, 1966

Background imageBill Collection: A Shoe-billed Stork, London Zoo, July 1926 (b / w photo)

A Shoe-billed Stork, London Zoo, July 1926 (b / w photo)
3483822 A Shoe-billed Stork, London Zoo, July 1926 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British, out of copyright

Background imageBill Collection: HRG competing in the London Motor Club Coventry Cup Trial, Knatts Hill, Kent, 1938

HRG competing in the London Motor Club Coventry Cup Trial, Knatts Hill, Kent, 1938
HRG 1496 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. BUE743. Event Entry No: 32. Place: Knatts Hill, Kent. NW London MC Coventry Cup Trial. Date: 12.2.38

Background imageBill Collection: UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster

UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster
Notice posted by the Ulster Volunteer Force intending to quell speculation that its founding was a direct violent challenge to those of differing views within Ulster

Background imageBill Collection: Wartime Toby jugs, WW1

Wartime Toby jugs, WW1
Advertisement for Soane & Smith of Oxford Street, promoting their range of Toby jugs based on wartime leaders, principally Sir David Beatty, Sir Douglas Haig, Lord Jellicoe, Marshal Joffre

Background imageBill Collection: Picture No. 10741261

Picture No. 10741261
Portland Bill, Isle of Portland, Dorset, England Date:

Background imageBill Collection: Bill Sykes (Barnard)

Bill Sykes (Barnard)
Bill Sykes sits at a table with a bottle of booze while his dog Bullseye cowers against the wall, afraid of being hit

Background imageBill Collection: Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall

Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall
His Pals - Fragments Copyright. Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, 1St Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1888-1959)

Background imageBill Collection: Rock n Roll Dancing

Rock n Roll Dancing
Two young things in full 1950s attire, partake in a bit of Rock n Roll dancing

Background imageBill Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageBill Collection: Me and My Girl - Lambeth Walk sheet music cover, 1937

Me and My Girl - Lambeth Walk sheet music cover, 1937
Bill Snibson (actor Lupino Lane 1892-1959) peeps from behind his stately home on this music cover for The Lambeth Walk, as featured in Arthur Rose and Douglas Furbers musical Me and My Girl. 1937

Background imageBill Collection: Womens Social and Political Union Votes for Women Help the Suffragettes to rush

Womens Social and Political Union Votes for Women Help the Suffragettes to rush the House of Commons on Tuesday evening, 13 October 1908 at 7.30

Background imageBill Collection: Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Calypte anna, Annas hummingbird

Background imageBill Collection: Gladstone / Home Rule Bill

Gladstone / Home Rule Bill
The House of Commons, February 13 1893. William Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister, introduces the Second Home Rule Bill

Background imageBill Collection: Riley Lynx of AR Rye competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935. Artist: Bill Brunell

Riley Lynx of AR Rye competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935. Artist: Bill Brunell
Riley Lynx 1089 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. BPC886. Event Entry No: 158 Driver: Rye, A.R. Retired. Place: M.C.C. Lands End Trial. Date: 19/20.4.35

Background imageBill Collection: Bill Frisell, 2006. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth

Bill Frisell, 2006. Artist: Alan John Ainsworth
Bill Frisell, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 2006

Background imageBill Collection: Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), South Padre Island, Texas

Roseate Spoonbill (Ajaia ajaja), South Padre Island, Texas

Background imageBill Collection: F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery

F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery
F G Pearce Ltd, Ice Cream company of Grant Street Dairy, Radford, Nottingham, business stationery (statement). circa 1930s

Background imageBill Collection: ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey

ALL-STAR GAME, 1937. Major League baseball players Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg at the 1937 All-Star Game

Background imageBill Collection: Raphus cucullatus, dodo

Raphus cucullatus, dodo
Plate 1 from Memoirs on the Dodo by Sir Richard Owen, 1866

Background imageBill Collection: Mergus merganser, goosander

Mergus merganser, goosander
Plate 331 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageBill Collection: The Count Basie Orchestra in concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 18 July 1980

The Count Basie Orchestra in concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, 18 July 1980: Count Basie (piano), Cleveland Eaton (bass), Freddie Green (guitar), Gregg Field (drums)

Background imageBill Collection: Extinct marine reptiles

Extinct marine reptiles
Sheet 1 of a series of posters called Extinct Animals by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins c. 1862. This collection of marine reptiles lived during the Jurassic period between 200

Background imageBill Collection: Mauritian Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), compact bird with curved, brown bill and brown feet, side view

Mauritian Dodo (Raphus cucullatus), compact bird with curved, brown bill and brown feet, side view

Background imageBill Collection: Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi)

Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi)

Background imageBill Collection: Brooklands Poster

Brooklands Poster
A poster for the racing programme at Brooklands Race Tract at Weybridge, Surrey, featuring Sir Malcolm Campbell driving (at the time) the worlds fastest car, Bluebird

Background imageBill Collection: Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953

Compton and Edrich leave the Oval pitch, 1953
Photograph showing the two English batsman, Denis Compton and Bill Edrich, leaving the pitch at the Oval Cricket Ground, London, 19th August 1953

Background imageBill Collection: The Battle Between Cribb and Molineaux, September 28, 1811, October 3, 1811

The Battle Between Cribb and Molineaux, September 28, 1811, October 3, 1811. Cribbs second was John Gully and his bottle-holder Joe Ward

Background imageBill Collection: Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1

Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1
This historic incident took place during the first battle of Ypres, but the Censor held stern views about battle pictures in those days

Background imageBill Collection: CLINTON INAUGURATION, 1993. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath

CLINTON INAUGURATION, 1993. Chief Justice William Rehnquist administering the oath of office to President Bill Clinton on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Photograph, 20 January 1993

Background imageBill Collection: Parus caeruleus, blue tit

Parus caeruleus, blue tit
A blue tit (Parus caeruleus) in flight, U.K.The blue tit is common throughout Britain living mainly in deciduous woodland. Photographed by Frank Greenaway

Background imageBill Collection: BILL PICKETT (1870-1932). The cowboy star in an American poster for the 1923 film, The Bull-Dogger

BILL PICKETT (1870-1932). The cowboy star in an American poster for the 1923 film, The Bull-Dogger

Background imageBill Collection: Poster advertising The Better Ole, Theatre Royal, Chatham

Poster advertising The Better Ole, Theatre Royal, Chatham
Poster advertising a comedy produced by Charles Cochran, The Better Ole, or The Romance of Old Bill, at the Theatre Royal, Chatham. Performed twice nightly, with a Wednesday matinee

Background imageBill Collection: Buffalo Bills Wild West

Buffalo Bills Wild West
Promotional postcard for Buffalo Bill Codys Wild West Show and Congress of Rough Riders of the World featuring the Union Jack flag and the Stars and Stripes

Background imageBill Collection: A Rehearsal of the Wild West show

A Rehearsal of the Wild West show
A series of sketches by Ralph Cleaver of rehearsals for Colonel Codys " Wild West" show at Olympia, including Sioux braves racing horses, cow girls and cowboys

Background imageBill Collection: Ta Poster / Bairnsfather

Ta Poster / Bairnsfather
A recruitment poster for the Territorial Army featuring Bairnsfathers WWI creation, Old Bill

Background imageBill Collection: Empire Nut Brown

Empire Nut Brown
Advertisement for Adkins Empire Nut Brown tobacco featuring Bairnsfathers WWI creation, Old Bill

Background imageBill Collection: Empire Theatre / 1889

Empire Theatre / 1889
The cover of a programme for the Empire theatre, London. The bill featured comedians including Dan Leno and Cleopatra, A Grand Ballet Divertissement

Background imageBill Collection: One of Our Minor Wars, by Bairnsfather

One of Our Minor Wars, by Bairnsfather
One of Our Minor Wars " Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, possibly his most famous, shown as it first appeared in The Bystander 1915

Background imageBill Collection: Selasphorus rufus, rufous hummingbird

Selasphorus rufus, rufous hummingbird
Plate 379 from John James Audubons Birds of America, original double elephant folio (1835-38), hand-coloured aquatint. Engraved, printed and coloured by R. Havell (& Son), London

Background imageBill Collection: Buffalo Bills Show

Buffalo Bills Show
BUFFALO BILLs WILD WEST SHOW Bill Codys rough rider extravaganza, featuring scenes of Napoleon, and an onstage artist, Rosa Bonheur

Background imageBill Collection: Houses of Commons / Lords

Houses of Commons / Lords
Lord Palmerston addressing the House of Commons (top) A debate on the Home Rule Bill in the House of Lords (bottom)

Background imageBill Collection: Amilcar Standard Sports at the Ilkley & District Motor Club Trial, Thirsk, Yorkshire, 1930s

Amilcar Standard Sports at the Ilkley & District Motor Club Trial, Thirsk, Yorkshire, 1930s
Amilcar Standard sports 2-seater 1094 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. YH86. Event Entry No: 11. Place: Thirsk, Yorkshire. Ilkley & District M.C. Trial

Background imageBill Collection: 1937 HRG 2-seater sports of WP Uglow taking part in the NWLMC Lawrence Cup Trial, 1937

1937 HRG 2-seater sports of WP Uglow taking part in the NWLMC Lawrence Cup Trial, 1937
HRG 2 seater sports. 1937 1496 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. CRL200. Event Entry No: 2 Driver: Uglow, W.P. Chassis No. A54. Place: N.W.L.M.C. Lawrence Cup Trial. Date: 29.5.37

Background imageBill Collection: Raphus solitarius, Reunion white dodo

Raphus solitarius, Reunion white dodo
Plate 25 from Extinct and Vanishing Birds of the World (1907) by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild

Background imageBill Collection: Nyctanassa violacea, yellow-crowned night heron

Nyctanassa violacea, yellow-crowned night heron
Plate 79, hand coloured etching from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama islands (1731-43) Vol. 1 by Mark Catesby

Background imageBill Collection: Palladium Theatre / 1912

Palladium Theatre / 1912
The cover of a programme for the Palladium theatre, London. The bill featured Marie Lloyd

Background imageBill Collection: Ramphastos vitillenus, channel-billed toucan

Ramphastos vitillenus, channel-billed toucan



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"Bill: A Journey Through History and Culture" Step into the fascinating world of Bill, where history, art, and entertainment intertwine. From UVF posters to wartime Toby jugs from WW1, every artifact tells a unique story. In one corner stands an old photograph capturing Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall. His solemn expression reflects the weight of sacrifice and remembrance that this iconic monument represents. Moving on, we encounter Bill Sykes (Barnard), a character who embodies both fear and fascination. His menacing presence reminds us of the dark side lurking within society's underbelly. But let's not forget about fun. Rock n Roll dancing takes center stage as couples twirl with infectious energy. The rhythm pulsates through their bodies, transcending time and bringing joy to all who witness it. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate Compton and Edrich leaving the Oval pitch in 1953. Their departure symbolizes determination, teamwork, and the spirit of competition that defines sportsmanship. Amidst these diverse artifacts lies F G Pearce Ltd's business stationery – a testament to entrepreneurship and commerce that has shaped our societies for centuries. Bruce Bairnsfather's WW1 cartoon "A Miner Success" sheds light on the resilience of ordinary people during times of adversity. It serves as a reminder that strength can be found even in the darkest moments. The Lambeth Walk sheet music cover from 1937 transports us back to an era filled with exuberance and carefree spirit. Its catchy tune echoes through generations, reminding us to embrace life's simple pleasures. The Women's Social and Political Union Votes for Women Help Suffragettes rush poster captures a pivotal moment in history when women fought tirelessly for equality – their courage paving the way for future generations' rights. Lastly, we glimpse at Gladstone/Home Rule Bill – an emblematic representation of political reform striving towards progress while navigating complex challenges.