Festival of Britain 1951 - Tightrope Walker
Frenchman M Elleano crosses the Thames by tightrope, finishing at the South Bank site of the Festival Exhibition. Although he cannot swim, he has already crossed the Rhine by this method, and hopes to do the same at Niagra. In the background is Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
© PA Archive/Press Association Images
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Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5
Fire at 298 Old Brompton Road, London SW5, 25 February 1956. A mother is reunited with her son after a dramatic rescue by Sub Officers Kirby and Temple under dangerous conditions. The child had been left in his cot in the front room before the fire started.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
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'In Manus Tuas Domine!', 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere
'In Manus Tuas Domine!', 1879, (1918). Painting held at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester. From Bibby's Annual 1918, edited by Joseph Bibby. [The Priory Publishing Press, Liverpool, 1917]
© The Print Collector
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