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Hammersmith Collection

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Background imageHammersmith Collection: Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921

Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921 also featuring the other Palais de Danse venues in Paris, Birmingham and Liverpool Date: 1921

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Beggars Opera Poster

Beggars Opera Poster
Poster for production at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith (London)

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube

Map of London Underground railway, Hampstead Tube
Map of London Underground railway extension, highlighting the recently opened Hampstead Tube (Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway), branching out to Golders Green and Highgate. Date: 1907

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge, west London, was the first suspension bridge over the River Thames. It was designed by noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Date: completed 1887

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Bridge C1828

Hammersmith Bridge C1828
suspension bridge, with people and boats

Background imageHammersmith Collection: London arms and seals

London arms and seals
The Arms and Common Seals of the Metropolitan Boroughs of London and of the City of London, with a block map showing their boundaries

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Advert for Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921

Advert for Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921 - the temple of terpsichore Date: 1921

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Bridge, London

Hammersmith Bridge, London
Hammersmith Bridge - an interesting view looking directly across the bridge

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Sir Francis Ronalds

Sir Francis Ronalds
Portrait of English inventor, Sir Francis Ronalds (1788-1873), inventor of the electric telegraph in 1816. He fitted his garden in Hammersmith with an electric telegraph but was refused when he

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Bridge, London

Hammersmith Bridge, London - designed by the noted civil engineer Sir Joseph Bazalgette. Date: 1909

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Officer and Unicyclist

Officer and Unicyclist
Police Constable on point duty directing a member of Bertram Mills Circus to Olympia, Hammersmith, London

Background imageHammersmith Collection: The Hammersmith Bus

The Hammersmith Bus
Boarding the bus to Hammersmith

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Boat Race Hammersmith

Boat Race Hammersmith
The boat race, as viewed from Hammersmith Bridge

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Bay City Rollers fans outside the Odeon Hammersmith after the groups concert

Bay City Rollers fans outside the Odeon Hammersmith after the groups concert. 1st June 1975

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Broadway

Hammersmith Broadway
Circa 1910: Hammersmith broadway with the underground station on the right and elaborate railings at the entrance to public conveniences in the centre. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Dog and owner reunited in the trenches, France

Dog and owner reunited in the trenches, France
Private Brown of the North Staffordshires, in the trenches in France, is found by his pet terrier dog which has made its way, alone, from his home in Hammersmith, West London

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Advert for dancing at the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, Lond

Advert for dancing at the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1921 Date: 1921

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Entrance to Ashford Residential School, Surrey

Entrance to Ashford Residential School, Surrey
Located on Woodthorpe Road, at Ashford, near Staines, Surrey, and opened in 1872 as the West London District School, it provided accommodation away from the workhouse for pauper children from

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Police group on Coronation Day, 1911

Police group on Coronation Day, 1911
A group of policemen pose for their photograph outside Hammersmith Police Station, west London, to commemorate the Coronation of King George V

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Rowing Boats passing under Hammersmith Bridge, London, 1843

Rowing Boats passing under Hammersmith Bridge, London, 1843
Engraving showing rowing boats, participating in the Thames Regatta of 1843, passing Hammersmith suspension bridge

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Thames at Hammersmith

Thames at Hammersmith
Pleasure boats and commercial vessels on the banks of the river, seen from Hammersmith Bridge

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Photograph of Swan PH, Hammersmith, London

Photograph of Swan PH, Hammersmith, London. The main side of the print (shown here) depicts: Face on view of the pub. The back of the print (available on request) details: Trading Record 1934

Background imageHammersmith Collection: The First London County Council (engraving)

The First London County Council (engraving)
1055803 The First London County Council (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The First London County Council)

Background imageHammersmith Collection: 8 of 9 - June and Billy after the trick. Billy is alive, has survived the roasting

8 of 9 - June and Billy after the trick. Billy is alive, has survived the roasting, escaping with only a soot mark on his right cheek

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Two forms of transport on a London bridge

Two forms of transport on a London bridge -- a double decker bus on the left, a horse and cart on the right. The bus is on Route 33A, serving Sheen, Hammersmith, Kensington, Piccadilly Circus

Background imageHammersmith Collection: LCC-MFB Hammersmith fire station, West London

LCC-MFB Hammersmith fire station, West London
Located at 1-3 Brook Green Road W6, Hammersmith fire station opened in 1877. It was it closed in 1914 with the opening of a new Hammersmith fire station in Shepherds Bush Road

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1922

Advert for the Palais de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Sketch of W. F. Mitchell, proprietor of the Palas de Danse

Sketch of W. F. Mitchell, proprietor of the Palas de Danse
Sketch of W.F. Mitchell, proprietor of the Palas de Danse, Hammersmith, London, 1922 Date: 1922

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Carriage to Hammersmith

Carriage to Hammersmith
A coachman drives two horses pulling a carriage away for hamersmith (sic) in this scene (presumably) from Ed Finch, his Perambulations

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Morris / Kelmscott House

Morris / Kelmscott House
WILLIAM MORRIS English writers home, Kelmscott House in Hammersmith

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Morris / Kelmscott Study

Morris / Kelmscott Study
WILLIAM MORRIS English writers study at Kelmscott House, Hammersmith, in 1901 Date: 1834 - 1896

Background imageHammersmith Collection: London Horse Bus 1905

London Horse Bus 1905
A London horse bus - Hammersmith to Kings Cross

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Thames / Hammersmith 1906

Thames / Hammersmith 1906
The Thames at Hammersmith

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Ghost

Hammersmith Ghost
A mysterious figure in white terrifies the populace, so vigilantes lie in wait and shoot dead Thomas Milwood, a bricklayer whose dusty clothing led to the error

Background imageHammersmith Collection: ST PAULs SCHOOL 1904

ST PAULs SCHOOL 1904
St Pauls School, Hammersmith, West London

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Adelaide Hall (flyer for Hammersmith Palais)

Adelaide Hall (flyer for Hammersmith Palais)
Adelaide Hall (1901-1993) was a jazz innovator & Broaway star of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance who made her home in London in 1939

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Europe, England, London, Hammersmith, Lyric Theatre

Europe, England, London, Hammersmith, Lyric Theatre

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Pele meets Pele. A two and a half year old from Shepherds Bush named Pele Jairzinho

Pele meets Pele. A two and a half year old from Shepherds Bush named Pele Jairzinho Johnson by his football mad father Tony Johnson, seen here meeting his namesake

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Ronnie Scott, Jazz Expo, Hammersmith, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett

Ronnie Scott, Jazz Expo, Hammersmith, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett
Ronnie Scott, Jazz Expo, Hammersmith, London, 1968

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Louis Armstrong having haircut in Hammersmith, London, 1962. Creator: Brian Foskett

Louis Armstrong having haircut in Hammersmith, London, 1962. Creator: Brian Foskett
Louis Armstrong having haircut in Hammersmith, London, 1962

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Bridge Illuminated at dusk, Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Hammersmith Bridge Illuminated at dusk, Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Background imageHammersmith Collection: The Anglesea Arms pub, Hammersmith, London, England, UK

The Anglesea Arms pub, Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Workhouse for the United Parishes of Fulham and Hammersmith

Workhouse for the United Parishes of Fulham and Hammersmith
3480134 Workhouse for the United Parishes of Fulham and Hammersmith; (add.info.: Workhouse for the United Parishes of Fulham and Hammersmith)

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Map of London Underground railway, for Harrods

Map of London Underground railway, for Harrods
Map of the London Underground railway, How to Reach Harrods by Tube. Date: circa 1909

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Lily Brayton as Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew

Lily Brayton as Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew
Lily Brayton as Katharina in Shakespeares comedy, The Taming of the Shrew at the Kings Theatre, Hammersmith, West London, with Oscar Asche. The couple were also performing in Othello. 1900s

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Louis Armstrong and Tyree Glenn, Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett

Louis Armstrong and Tyree Glenn, Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1968. Creator: Brian Foskett
Louis Armstrong and Tyree Glenn, Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1968

Background imageHammersmith Collection: The Grove Tavern on Hammersmith Grove, London

The Grove Tavern on Hammersmith Grove, London
The Grove Tavern, Hammersmith, London on the corner of Hammersmith Grove and Adie Road. Still open to this day. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageHammersmith Collection: Hammersmith Bridge, Hammersmith, London, England, UK

Hammersmith Bridge, Hammersmith, London, England, UK



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"Hammersmith: A Historic Borough Embracing Art, Culture, and Scenic Beauty" Discover the captivating essence of Hammersmith, a borough in West London that seamlessly blends history with modern vibrancy. From its iconic landmarks to cultural events, it has something for everyone. Step back in time as you gaze upon the vintage Beggars Opera Poster, a testament to the area's rich theatrical heritage. This renowned play once graced the stages of Hammersmith, leaving an indelible mark on its artistic legacy. Marvel at the majestic Hammersmith Bridge, an architectural marvel that has spanned across River Thames since 1828. Its elegant design stands as a testament to engineering brilliance and offers breathtaking views of London's bustling waterway. Immerse yourself in history as you explore London arms and seals adorning various structures throughout Hammersmith. These symbols tell tales of centuries past and remind us of this borough's significant place within England's capital city. Transport yourself to 1921 through adverts for Palais de Danse – a vibrant dance hall that once lit up Hammersmith nights with music and revelry. The echoes of laughter and rhythmic melodies still linger within these historic walls. Crossing over Hammersmith Bridge today reveals not only picturesque scenery but also pays homage to Sir Francis Ronalds – an innovative inventor who laid down one of the world's first electric telegraphs here in 1816. His pioneering spirit lives on through this bridge. Witness unique sights like an Officer and Unicyclist navigating through busy streets; such unexpected encounters add charm to everyday life in Hammersmith. Quirky moments like these make this borough truly special. Hop aboard The Hammersmith Bus – a reliable mode of transportation connecting locals with neighboring areas while offering glimpses into daily life along its route. It weaves together diverse communities under one shared journey towards progress. Feel your heart race as you witness the thrilling Boat Race on Hammersmith's waters.