Training Ship Cornwall, Purfleet, Essex
The Training Ship Cornwall was established on the River Thames at Purfleet, Essex, in 1859 by the School Ship Society as a boys' reformatory establishment. In 1868, a replacement vessel took on the name and remained at Purfleet until moving to Denton, near Gravesend, Kent, in 1928. Boys aged 13-15 were taught all aspects of seamanship and many went on to have a career at sea.
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Politics - General Election Campaign - Conservative Candidate Edwin Hubbard - Edmonton
Conservatives at Edmonton, London, believe Edwin Hubbard is the first General Election candidate to start his campaign. He was out canvassing within five minutes of his adoption last night. He is watching Janis Welling, 21-year-old secretary of the local Young Conservatives, affixing a poster to the wall of the Conservative Committee Rooms in Church Street, Edmonton. With Mr Hubbard are his wife Gladys (r) and Nickie Denton, 20, chairman of the Edmonton Young Conservatives.
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Colonialism - Annexation of Ado by the British
The Annexation of the territory of the King of Ado by the British in 1891 - a real pictorial example of the extension of the British Empire. Captain George Chardin Denton (1851-1928), Colonial Secretary of Lagos (Bight of Benin, now Nigeria) taking over dominion of the region under the British flag. The caption below the photograph is (in itself) a quite incredible example of colonial thought and propaganda! Date: 1891
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