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Caps Collection

"From Reids Palace Hotel to the Welsh women road builders, they have always been a symbol of identity and belonging

Background imageCaps Collection: Pub Darts Match

Pub Darts Match
A serious darts match held in the Merlins Cave, Clerkenwell, between the home team and the Lord High Admiral in the Barclay League

Background imageCaps Collection: Reids Palace Hotel, Madeira advertisement, 1928

Reids Palace Hotel, Madeira advertisement, 1928
Advertisement for Reids Palace Hotel, Madeira boasting happy sunny days, no rain and unequalled sea bathing besides many other comforts and advantages. 1928

Background imageCaps Collection: England cricket team of 1885

England cricket team of 1885
Cricketers of the England eleven of 1885, with W G Grace at the centre, surrounded by Barnes, Lyttelton, Shrewsbury, Gunn, Bates, Steel, Read, Peate, Barlow and Ulyett. 1885

Background imageCaps Collection: Cat ~ Persian kitten wearing graduation cap surrounded by balloons

Cat ~ Persian kitten wearing graduation cap surrounded by balloons
Cat - Persian kitten wearing graduation cap surrounded by balloons Date: 30-09-2011

Background imageCaps Collection: Dry Stone Walling

Dry Stone Walling
Two working class men in flat caps build a dry stone wall together at Galashiel, Selkirkshire, Scotland

Background imageCaps Collection: Picture No. 11768937

Picture No. 11768937
DOG Black Labrador puppy wearing flat cap ( 6 weeks old ) with wellington boots Digital Manipulation:Hat PAB brightened Date:

Background imageCaps Collection: Club Caps & Colours

Club Caps & Colours
Badges caps and colours of English county cricket clubs

Background imageCaps Collection: Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match

Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for football match
Officers of the Metropolitan Police B Division on duty for a football match between Fulham FC and West Ham United FC Reserves, competing for the Combination Cup

Background imageCaps Collection: The Staffordshire Regiment

The Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales ) (or simply " Staffords" for short) was an infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales Division

Background imageCaps Collection: Woman police officer attending an accident

Woman police officer attending an accident where a man appears to have fallen off a ladder. She is speaking into her hand-held radio. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageCaps Collection: Tywarnhayle Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. Around 1907

Tywarnhayle Mine, St Agnes, Cornwall. Around 1907
Three miners next to the centrifugal pump shaft. This was the first electric pump in Cornwall. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageCaps Collection: Blacksmiths outside their forge

Blacksmiths outside their forge
A superb photograph of six Blacksmiths and coachbuilders posing for a photograph outside their forge/workshop, each holding the tools of their trade

Background imageCaps Collection: Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Elizabeth as Junior Commander in the ATS inspecting

Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Elizabeth as Junior Commander in the ATS inspecting The Motor Transport Training Centre at Camberley, Surrey during the Second World War. Circa May 1945

Background imageCaps Collection: Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1

Four early women police officers in uniform, WW1
Four early women police officers in uniform, in the street outside the Women Police Service building, London, on duty during the First World War. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageCaps Collection: Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936

Accrington Stanley FC football team 1936. Back row: Kerr, Robinson, Wilson, Gill, Ivill, Treanor, Hacking (Manager), Brennand (Trainer)

Background imageCaps Collection: Welsh women road builders, South Wales

Welsh women road builders, South Wales
A group of twenty Welsh women road builders in Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales, holding their spades. They built the road to Hook in 1903-4 to facilitate transport to the colliery

Background imageCaps Collection: Men standing around an Ariel motorcycle

Men standing around an Ariel motorcycle
Men in street gathered around a 1934 Ariel Red Hunter motorcycle in the 1930s

Background imageCaps Collection: Grenadier Guards at St Michaels Mount

Grenadier Guards at St Michaels Mount
The 2nd Battalion of the Grenadier Guards visit St Michaels Mount, West Cornwall

Background imageCaps Collection: GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales

GWR navvies, Treffgarne, Pembrokeshire, South Wales
A group of ten Great Western Railway navvies working on the Treffgarne railway at Nant Y Coy, Pembrokeshire, Dyfed, South Wales

Background imageCaps Collection: Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales

Picking coal from waste tip during 1921 strike, South Wales
Three men picking coal from a local colliery waste tip during the 1921 strike, South Wales

Background imageCaps Collection: Picture No. 11675656

Picture No. 11675656
Dog Teddy Bear dog wrapped in a towel wearing a shower cap. Digital Manipulation Date:

Background imageCaps Collection: East Looe Quay, Cornwall. 1904

East Looe Quay, Cornwall. 1904
Two schooners can be seen tied up along the quay, the Mary of Glasgow and Priscilla. On the right a line of railway trucks full of coal from the Liskeard and Looe Railway. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageCaps Collection: Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
John Burtons Old Curiosity Shop at 27 Market Street. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageCaps Collection: Crickhowell rugby team, Crickhowell, Powys, Mid Wales

Crickhowell rugby team, Crickhowell, Powys, Mid Wales
A group photo of the Crickhowell Rugby Football team, with a few of the club supporters, in Crickhowell, Powys, Mid Wales

Background imageCaps Collection: Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London

Trumpers Barbers - Mayfair, London
Barbershop in Central London - Mayfair. G F Trumper & Sons. An elaborate belt-driven machinery above the mirror drives a head massaging brush. Established 1875

Background imageCaps Collection: Taittinger champagne cellar, Reims, Marne, France, Europe

Taittinger champagne cellar, Reims, Marne, France, Europe

Background imageCaps Collection: Threshing Wheat

Threshing Wheat
Men threshing wheat at a farm near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, using a Surrells patent compound steam traction engine (mounted on springs)

Background imageCaps Collection: An Autumnal, mushroom fantasy

An Autumnal, mushroom fantasy
Mushrooms personified, in this unusual illustration featuring three naked women and a child with mushroom caps upon their heads

Background imageCaps Collection: Aussie Cricketers 1893

Aussie Cricketers 1893
The Eighth Australian Cricketing Team of 1893 pose in their cricket whites and a variety of caps and blazers

Background imageCaps Collection: Picture No. 11072945

Picture No. 11072945
DOG Labrador puppy wearing a cap ( black, 6 weeks old )

Background imageCaps Collection: Shooting with gun dogs

Shooting with gun dogs
Two hunters with shotguns stand awaiting the arrival of flying game. Both are wearing traditional hunting garb of tweed and flat caps and are accompanied by their gun dogs

Background imageCaps Collection: Swans in a punt at Henley

Swans in a punt at Henley
A punt load of swans, and two cygnets, about to be transported higher up the River Thames for their safety, in preparation for the annual Henley Regatta in early July

Background imageCaps Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
One of the hundreds of groups of auxiliaries at the General Post Office (GPO), dispatching parcels to distant colonies during the usual Christmas postal rush

Background imageCaps Collection: Sorting Post 1930S

Sorting Post 1930S
A postal worker at the General Post Office (GPO), at Mount Pleasant, north London, sorts out parcels on a conveyor belt in the warehouse

Background imageCaps Collection: Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Market Street, Falmouth, Cornwall. Early 1900s
Market Street, Falmouth looking from Olivers boot and shoe shop, No. 31. Photographer: Arthur Philp

Background imageCaps Collection: Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Market Square, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Early 1900s
A stereo pair view looking towards the church with a crowd of boys in the foreground. A horse bus full of passengers is standing in front of the Wellington Hotel in Market Square

Background imageCaps Collection: New recruit Allan McDougall, with (l-r) 35 yo Sgt. Bill McDougall

New recruit Allan McDougall, with (l-r) 35 yo Sgt. Bill McDougall, 26yo trooper Andrew McDougall, 27yo L/Cpl Donald McDougall, 19yo Trooper David McDougall

Background imageCaps Collection: Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform

Woman police officer in new Surrey uniform
Woman police officer (Eileen Greenwood) in the new Surrey uniform introduced in 1973. The jacket was single-breasted with four buttons, and the hat was in black and white with a checked design

Background imageCaps Collection: Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London

Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London
Woman police officer (Margaret Miles) in a London street, wearing the new style Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageCaps Collection: Picture No. 11772517

Picture No. 11772517
Dog cross breed dog wearing a flat cap Date:

Background imageCaps Collection: The Harbour, St Ives, Cornwall. 1911

The Harbour, St Ives, Cornwall. 1911
In the foreground two boys are standing and talking with the harbour behind them. In the middle of the picture, with the pale coloured roof, is the Sloop Inn. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageCaps Collection: Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London

Inmates of the Chelsea workhouse, London
Elderly male inmates relax in a garden of the Chelsea workhouse, London. Some are smoking pipes, some are reading newspapers, others are feeding birds

Background imageCaps Collection: Paul Heaton (left) and Stan Cullimore perform on Hull

Paul Heaton (left) and Stan Cullimore perform on Hulls Whitefriargate before they were in The Housemartins 29th November 1983

Background imageCaps Collection: A coalman delivering coal. 27th January 1972

A coalman delivering coal. 27th January 1972

Background imageCaps Collection: Miners at Langley Park Colliery on their way to work stop for a glance at their record

Miners at Langley Park Colliery on their way to work stop for a glance at their record after achieving their target during the recent 12 weeks period. 20th September 1943

Background imageCaps Collection: Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece

Three men in traditional Greek Costume - Athens, Greece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCaps Collection: Leek Show winners

Leek Show winners
Two prize winners at a Leek Show displaying their impressive vegetables alongside a couple of equally impressive mantel clocks, presumably their prizes

Background imageCaps Collection: Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London

Inspector Alice B Clayden and her brothers, London
Woman police officer, Inspector Alice Bertha Clayden, with her three brothers (together with Sergeant Henry Pegler) in the yard of Crawford Place Police Station, London W1 -- the brothers are



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"From Reids Palace Hotel to the Welsh women road builders, they have always been a symbol of identity and belonging. In this 1928 Madeira advertisement, gentlemen don their stylish caps as they explore the luxurious surroundings of the hotel. Meanwhile, skilled workers in Dry Stone Walling proudly wear their caps while constructing sturdy structures that stand the test of time. In a lively pub darts match, players sport their team's colorful caps, adding an element of camaraderie to the game. Picture No. 11768937 captures a moment frozen in time, where friends gather with their favorite caps on for a memorable day out. Club Caps & Colours signify loyalty and pride among sports enthusiasts across various disciplines. The Metropolitan Police B Division officers dutifully wear their caps while ensuring safety during football matches - a testament to both authority and unity. The Staffordshire Regiment soldiers march forward with determination under their distinctive regimental caps, ready to face any challenge that comes their way. Similarly, Welsh women road builders break gender barriers as they don hard hats alongside traditional flatcaps while contributing to infrastructure development in South Wales. Blacksmiths outside their forge showcase strength and craftsmanship wearing protective leather aprons and classic blacksmith's cap - symbols of tradition passed down through generations. Grenadier Guards at St Michaels Mount epitomize elegance and discipline as they stand tall in iconic bearskin hats - an unmistakable sight synonymous with British military heritage. GWR navvies working tirelessly in Treffgarne exemplify resilience wearing practical workman's cloth cap amidst demanding labor on railway construction projects – true unsung heroes shaping our transportation networks. Lastly, four early women police officers dressed smartly in uniform during World War I demonstrate courage breaking societal norms whilst sporting official police issue headgear – paving the way for future generations of female law enforcement professionals. " Caps throughout history have not only served functional purposes but also acted as emblems representing diverse communities, professions, and achievements.