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The King of Kings, commanding the attention of a mesmerized crowd, as he delivers his powerful speech at the Festival of Britain View

Background imageCrowds Collection: The King of Kings

The King of Kings -- Jesus Christ surrounded by rulers (kings, queens, emperors, etc) from various countries and periods in history. 1916

Background imageCrowds Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab I at the quay, Padstow, Cornwall. 1883-1900

RNLI lifeboat Arab I at the quay, Padstow, Cornwall. 1883-1900
The lifeboat Arab I under sail off the quay at Padstow with the railway yards in the background. The lifeboat has a full compliment of women

Background imageCrowds Collection: Festival of Britain View

Festival of Britain View
Aerial view of the exhibition site of the 1951 Festival of Britain on Londons South Bank showing the Dome of Discovery, The Skylon and other pavilions

Background imageCrowds Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageCrowds Collection: RNLI Padstow Lifeboat No. 2 Edmund Harvey with the tug Helen Peele alongside in the background

RNLI Padstow Lifeboat No. 2 Edmund Harvey with the tug Helen Peele alongside in the background, Padstow, Cornwall. 1901
The photograph is thought to have been taken on the lifeboats inauguration day in 1901. She served from 1901 to 1929. The crew are all wearing cork life jackets

Background imageCrowds Collection: First Remembrance Day 1919

First Remembrance Day 1919
On 11th November 1919, the first anniversary of Armistice day, the Britsh nation, in reponse to an invitation by King George V

Background imageCrowds Collection: Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Background imageCrowds Collection: Theatre Crowd in Shaftesbury Avenue, London

Theatre Crowd in Shaftesbury Avenue, London
The early winter and Christmas season in London - a theatre crowd pouring out into Shaftesbury Avenue. The scene is outside the Lyric Theatre, looking towards the Globe, the Queen s

Background imageCrowds Collection: A view of the river Thames from Richmond Bridge, London, England, with a pleasure

A view of the river Thames from Richmond Bridge, London, England, with a pleasure boat full of passengers just about to pass underneath. Late 1940s, early 1950s

Background imageCrowds Collection: The Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen

The Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen
Pictured are members of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment (HCMR) on the Mall as the Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen

Background imageCrowds Collection: Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Tulane Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Tulane Stadium (known as The Sugar Bowl), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The annual sugar bowl American football game was played here from 1935 onwards. The stadium was demolished in 1979-1980

Background imageCrowds Collection: The destruction of York Minster, 1829 (engraving)

The destruction of York Minster, 1829 (engraving)
3103693 The destruction of York Minster, 1829 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The destruction of York Minster, 1829)

Background imageCrowds Collection: The Riot at Stockport (engraving)

The Riot at Stockport (engraving)
1618256 The Riot at Stockport (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Riot at Stockport. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 10 July 1852)

Background imageCrowds Collection: The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (chromolitho)

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (chromolitho)
972104 The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem (chromolitho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem)

Background imageCrowds Collection: Burning crosses at the annual bonfire night parade held in Lewes, East Sussex

Burning crosses at the annual bonfire night parade held in Lewes, East Sussex
England, East Sussex, Lewes, The annual bonfire night parade celebrating 17 protestant martyrs killed in the fifteen hundreds

Background imageCrowds Collection: RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908

RNLI lifeboat Arab II at Harlyn Bay, St Merryn, Cornwall. Around 1908
The RNLI Lifeboat Arab II being towed across the sands at Harlyn Bay to be launched, followed by a mixed group of men, women and children

Background imageCrowds Collection: Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden

Catching the 5: 15 at Liverpool Street by Grace Golden
Scene inside Liverpool Street Station in the City of London showing commuters and travelling swarming around the station concourse and platforms as they rush to catch trains to NE London suburbs

Background imageCrowds Collection: Italy / Siena Palio 1913

Italy / Siena Palio 1913
Siena: crowds gather in the Campo in front of the Palazzo Pubblico to watch the annual horse race, known as the Palio Date: 1913

Background imageCrowds Collection: Coronation procession at Oxford Circus, 1953

Coronation procession at Oxford Circus, 1953
The colour and pageantry of the Coronation procession - detachments of the Foot Guards marching along Oxford Street into Oxford Circus showing the vast crowds lining the decorated route. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowds Collection: Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II - Silver Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II, a vision in pink smiles and chat with crowds of well wishers as she goes on a royal walkabout in London to celebrate the Silver Jubilee in 1977

Background imageCrowds Collection: No 92220 Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960

No 92220 Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960
2-10-0 9F class locomotive, built 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works. Withdrawn 1965

Background imageCrowds Collection: Perch Rock Lighthouse - New Brighton Lighthouse

Perch Rock Lighthouse - New Brighton Lighthouse
Liverpool - Rock Lighthouse New Brighton - Lighthouse and crowds. Part of Box 62 Boswell Collection - Liverpool. The New Brighton Lighthouse was originally known as Perch Rock Lighthouse

Background imageCrowds Collection: Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta
A stylised illustration of a view at Henley Regatta, started in 1839 by a local solicitor and one of the highlights of the summer social calendar being the most famous rowing event of the year

Background imageCrowds Collection: Harris Promenade - Douglas, Isle of Man

Harris Promenade - Douglas, Isle of Man. A large crowd has gathered to watch a performance by the Pierrots at the Bandstand (centre). Date: 1907

Background imageCrowds Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageCrowds Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - crowds at Romsey

Royal Wedding 1947 - crowds at Romsey
Huge crowd of well wishers waiting in the churchyard of Romsey Abbey to catch a glimpse of the newlywed Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh

Background imageCrowds Collection: VE Day. Outside Buckingham Palace

VE Day. Outside Buckingham Palace
Crowds seen cheering and waving outside the gates of Buckingham Palace on May 8th 1945 (VE Day). George V and Queen Mary with Princeses Elizabeth

Background imageCrowds Collection: UK London Oxford Street Shoppers in the rain

UK London Oxford Street Shoppers in the rain

Background imageCrowds Collection: Mr. Sadlers Ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford

Mr. Sadlers Ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford
James Sadlers ascent from Merton Fields, Oxford on 7th July 1810. Sadler became the first Englishman to ascend in a balloon (the first English Aeronaut) on 4th October 1784 from Christ Church Meadow

Background imageCrowds Collection: Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

Background imageCrowds Collection: Cable Street demonstration 1936

Cable Street demonstration 1936
Anti-fascist crowds, some giving the Communist clenched fist salute, gather round a tram in the East End of London. A very large crowd gathered to protest against the proposed march by Sir Oswald

Background imageCrowds Collection: Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Wilmington

Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Wilmington
Worlds Largest Living Christmas Tree - Hilton Park, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. A three hundred year old Live Oak tree lighted with 4000 bulbs - a popular toursit attraction in Wilmington

Background imageCrowds Collection: Petticoat Lane, 1940s

Petticoat Lane, 1940s
A busy scene at historic Petticoat Lane market in the East End of London in the late 1940s. 1940s

Background imageCrowds Collection: Findon Fair, September 1932

Findon Fair, September 1932
Photograph by George Garland Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No: Garland N6183

Background imageCrowds Collection: Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960

Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960
Crowds at the naming ceremony for Evening Star at Swindon Works in 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works

Background imageCrowds Collection: The FA Cup Final 1899

The FA Cup Final 1899
The 1899 FA Cup Final was contested by Sheffield United and Derby County at Crystal Palace, London. Sheffield United won 4-1, with goals scored by John Almond, Walter Bennett

Background imageCrowds Collection: Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving)

Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving)
XJF311252 Warwick Races, from The Illustrated London News, 12th April 1845 (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCrowds Collection: VE Day Celebrations

VE Day Celebrations
Winston Churchill and members of the Royal family waving to the crowds at Buckingham Palace on Victory in Europe Day

Background imageCrowds Collection: Marathon 1927

Marathon 1927
Huge crowds turn out to watch the 26-mile Marathon through the streets of Liverpool

Background imageCrowds Collection: The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912 (colour litho)

The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912 (colour litho)
3093760 The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912 (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Kings State Barge, Henley Royal Regatta, 1912)

Background imageCrowds Collection: Island of Vis - Croatia

Island of Vis - Croatia
Vis (Issa) - a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea

Background imageCrowds Collection: Crowds of tourists on the beach with tall seafront buildings, at Tel Aviv

Crowds of tourists on the beach with tall seafront buildings, at Tel Aviv, Israel, Middle East

Background imageCrowds Collection: Christmas Santas walking across Shibuya crossing, Shibuya ward, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Christmas Santas walking across Shibuya crossing, Shibuya ward, Tokyo, Japan, Asia

Background imageCrowds Collection: Runners, marathon

Runners, marathon, New York, New York State, United States of America, North America

Background imageCrowds Collection: Fire Engine in Action

Fire Engine in Action
A London fire-engine in action racing to a burning building

Background imageCrowds Collection: Social / Bloomsbury Drinks

Social / Bloomsbury Drinks
Crowds gather for drinks in a Bohemian tavern in Bloomsbury, London

Background imageCrowds Collection: Africa, Morocco, Marrakech, Busy market of Jemaa el-Fnaa at dusk

Africa, Morocco, Marrakech, Busy market of Jemaa el-Fnaa at dusk

Background imageCrowds Collection: Launch of the City of Dublin Life-Boat at the Custom-House Quay, Dublin (engraving)

Launch of the City of Dublin Life-Boat at the Custom-House Quay, Dublin (engraving)
1610912 Launch of the City of Dublin Life-Boat at the Custom-House Quay, Dublin (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)



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The King of Kings, commanding the attention of a mesmerized crowd, as he delivers his powerful speech at the Festival of Britain View. Runners pushing their limits in a marathon race, surrounded by an enthusiastic crowd cheering them on with unwavering support. The solemn silence that enveloped the First Remembrance Day in 1919, as crowds gathered to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Witnessing history unfold before their eyes, a sea of faces eagerly awaiting the grandeur and romance of the Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. The vibrant energy emanating from a theatre crowd on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, buzzing with anticipation for an unforgettable performance. Intricate patterns formed by burning crosses illuminate the night sky during Lewes' annual bonfire night parade, captivating crowds with its fiery spectacle. RNLI lifeboat Arab II standing tall at Harlyn Bay in St Merryn, Cornwall around 1908 - a symbol of hope and safety embraced by grateful onlookers. Grace Golden capturing the hustle and bustle as commuters rush to catch the 5:15 train at Liverpool Street station - an everyday scene amidst bustling crowds. Petticoat Lane bustling with activity in the 1940s; market stalls filled with eager shoppers navigating through lively crowds searching for hidden treasures. RNLI lifeboat Arab I majestically docked at Padstow quay in Cornwall between 1883-1900 - drawing curious crowds who admire its strength and resilience. A jubilant Army celebrating their Queen's birthday; united under one flag while creating memories that will forever be etched into history.