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Heavy Collection

In the realm of strength and power, a word that resonates through time

Background imageHeavy Collection: A pair of working Shire Horses & Farmer

A pair of working Shire Horses & Farmer
A pair of working Shire Horses, Farmer and Collie dog. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHeavy Collection: WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy

WW2 - Flower-Class Corvette in heavy seas - Atlantic Convoy
WW2 - Weather hazards which the convoy escorts in the Atlantic Ocean have to face in Winter - a Flower-Class Corvette, of 930 tonnes, being thrown high out of the water by a heavy sea. Date: 1943

Background imageHeavy Collection: Farmer and team of working horses plough a field

Farmer and team of working horses plough a field
A team of two heavy horses plough a field, watched by a large crow and a pet springer spaniel. Watercolour painting by Malcom Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageHeavy Collection: Horses pulling the plough

Horses pulling the plough
Two heavy horses, pull a farmers plough through a newly cut cornfield. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHeavy Collection: sisyphus

sisyphus
Jeffrey Hummel

Background imageHeavy Collection: HMS Suffolk

HMS Suffolk, heavy cruiser, the ship that shadowed the Bismarck by maintaining radar contact from the evening of 23rd May 1941 for 31 long hours until the early morning of 25th May

Background imageHeavy Collection: Shire Horses pull the plough

Shire Horses pull the plough
A team of two white shire horses pull a light plough across a field of recently cut corn. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHeavy Collection: Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that

Scotland Forever! The Charge of the Scots Greys, the British heavy cavalry regiment that
Battle of WATERLOO : Scotland for ever ! the charge of the Scots Greys

Background imageHeavy Collection: Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, artillery and horses at Ypres, WW1
Painting by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing artillery going into action before the Battle of Ypres

Background imageHeavy Collection: Horse-drawn harvester

Horse-drawn harvester
Two shire horses pull a farmer sitting asride an basic harvesting machine. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHeavy Collection: HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War

HMS Duke of York firing a broadside; Second World War
Photograph showing the Royal Navy battleship HMS Duke of York firing her 14-inch guns, whilst heavy seas break over her bows, sometime during the Second World War

Background imageHeavy Collection: Car transporter, side view

Car transporter, side view

Background imageHeavy Collection: A team of working horses at work

A team of working horses at work in the fields ploughing. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageHeavy Collection: Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942

Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942
Photograph of an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber at a British airfield, ready to take off, somewhere in England, 1942. Although the engines are already running

Background imageHeavy Collection: Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Eng

Napoleonic Wars. Cuirassier. French Army. Heavy cavalry. Engraving. 1806

Background imageHeavy Collection: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - One of the many steel mills. Date: 1937

Background imageHeavy Collection: Battle of Brunanburh during the Viking invasions of England

Battle of Brunanburh during the Viking invasions of England
Battle of Brunanburh between the Anglo-Saxon King Aethelstan and an alliance of Olaf Guthfrithson and others, during the Viking invasions of England

Background imageHeavy Collection: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Consolidated B-24 Liberator Date: 1940s

Background imageHeavy Collection: Consolidated RY-3 B-24 Liberator

Consolidated RY-3 B-24 Liberator
RAF Consolidated Ry3 B-24 Liberator C-9 C.Ix / Privateer Flying Date: 1945

Background imageHeavy Collection: Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)

Bedford Heavy Unit in the NFS (London Region)
About 1000 of the pumps were built on a Bedford chassis and most were capable of pumping water at 700 gallons per minute. Here a heavy unit and crew are undertaking hose drills at Lambeth

Background imageHeavy Collection: Fresh Air from the Potteries

Fresh Air from the Potteries
" Fresh Air from the Potteries" A sarcastic caption accompanying a fine photograph of the skyline of dark satanic mills which characterised the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent)

Background imageHeavy Collection: HMS Norfolk, British heavy cruiser, WW2

HMS Norfolk, British heavy cruiser, WW2
HMS Norfolk, British County-class heavy cruiser, launched 1928, served throughout the Second World War, decommissioned 1950. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageHeavy 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 imageHeavy 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 imageHeavy Collection: Shire horse pulling a hay wagon

Shire horse pulling a hay wagon
A heavy working horse pulls a high hay wagon along a country lane. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageHeavy Collection: Design for Wallpaper in blue and white

Design for Wallpaper in blue and white, with snowdrops in art nouveau style. Pencil and Gouache on heavy paper. Silver Studio. 1895

Background imageHeavy Collection: LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders

LFCDA-LFB Fire Rescue tenders
The 1990s saw a new breed of fire rescue tenders, large and small, introduced into the London Fire Brigade. The heavy rescue unit carried a comprehensive range of cutting and spreading equipment

Background imageHeavy Collection: Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Monongahela River, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - founded in 1851 by Bernard Lauth and B. F. Jones. Date: circa 1903

Background imageHeavy Collection: Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1

Painting by Hs Power, War, WW1
Painting entitled War by the Australian war artist Harold Septimus Power (1877-1971), showing soldiers on horseback, pulling heavy artillery across a field

Background imageHeavy Collection: Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake

Heavy shire horse pulls an old hay rake
A farmer and his heavy horse take a break from working to gather hay on a field. They stop to talk to another farmer and a young lady in white dress

Background imageHeavy Collection: Consolidated B-24 Liberator

Consolidated B-24 Liberator
RAF Coastal Command Consolidated B-24 Liberator Date: 1940s

Background imageHeavy Collection: HMS Suffolk, British heavy cruiser, Hong Kong, China

HMS Suffolk, British heavy cruiser, Hong Kong, China
HMS Suffolk (55), British County class heavy cruiser, at Hong Kong, China. Date: 1933

Background imageHeavy Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Womens Social & Political Union sash, in the colours of purple, white and green. White background with border edging of purple and green, dark green lettering

Background imageHeavy Collection: German Railway gun captured at the Battle of Amiens - WW1

German Railway gun captured at the Battle of Amiens - WW1
A huge German Railway gun captured at the Battle of Amiens on 8th August 1918 became a source of some Allied controversy. The Australian 31st Battalion effected its capture, but

Background imageHeavy Collection: Triumph Trophy British

Triumph Trophy British
bike, Triumph, Trophy, British, Britain, UK, United, Kingdom, England, English, dark, red, 2007, 2000s, current, contemporary, motorbike, motorcycle

Background imageHeavy Collection: Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Background imageHeavy Collection: Heavy Brigade / Simpson

Heavy Brigade / Simpson
The charge of the Heavy Cavalry

Background imageHeavy Collection: French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots

French Religious Wars 1562-1598. Siege of Poitiers 24 July-7 September 1569. Huguenots under Gaspard de Coligny (1519-1572)

Background imageHeavy Collection: Braemar Gathering, tossing the caber

Braemar Gathering, tossing the caber
Scene at the annual Braemar Gathering, showing McIntosh of Partick tossing the caber. Braemar in Scotland holds an annual Highland Games Gathering on the first Saturday in September

Background imageHeavy Collection: Battle of Lansdowne

Battle of Lansdowne
BATTLE OF LANSDOWNE The Royalists under Hopton, advancing on Bath, are halted by the Parliament army under Waller : the Royalists win the day, though with heavy Date: 5 July 1645

Background imageHeavy Collection: Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women

Suffragette W. S. P. U Sash Votes for Women
Sash produced for the Womens Social & Political Union, in the colours of purple, white and green. The sash is made in a heavy woven cotton material with white central panel and borders

Background imageHeavy Collection: Deep sea diver at work

Deep sea diver at work
A deep sea diver at work, assisted by a colleague. 1965

Background imageHeavy Collection: Heavy horses pull a Timber Wagon uphill

Heavy horses pull a Timber Wagon uphill. Painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageHeavy Collection: Lytham Lighthouse, Lancashire, 1863

Lytham Lighthouse, Lancashire, 1863
Engraving of the Lytham lighthouse, Lancashire, which was built circa. 1848 and was destroyed by heavy gales in 1863

Background imageHeavy Collection: Soviet Heavy Tank in Berlin; Second World War, 1945

Soviet Heavy Tank in Berlin; Second World War, 1945
Photograph showing a Soviet heavy tank moving through Berlin, with the Brandenburg Gate in the background, May 1945. Berlin fell to the Russian Army on 2nd May 1945

Background imageHeavy Collection: Frome Market 1930S

Frome Market 1930S
Well-dressed ladies carrying heavy wicker baskets of shopping, next to the fruit and vegetable stall at Frome farmers market, Somerset, England

Background imageHeavy Collection: Charles Martel 732

Charles Martel 732
Because of the heavy blows he showered upon the Saracens at Poitiers, Duke Charles Martel became known as " Charles The Hammer"

Background imageHeavy Collection: Gettysburg / Cassells

Gettysburg / Cassells
Picketts charge. Marking a turning point, this battle ended with a Union victory, but both sides suffered heavy losses



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In the realm of strength and power, a word that resonates through time. From the ancient days of horses pulling the plough, their muscles straining against the earth's resistance, to the gallant charge of Scotland Forever. The Charge of the Scots Greys, where British heavy cavalry regiments thundered into battle with unwavering determination. Even on water, heaviness prevailed as HMS Suffolk sailed through treacherous seas, its mighty hull cutting through waves like a force to be reckoned with. And back on land, a pair of working Shire Horses stood tall alongside a farmer, their immense size and sheer might evident as they pulled the plough effortlessly. History tells tales artillery and horses at Ypres during World War I; an image captured by Hs Power in his poignant painting. The weighty presence continued into World War II when HMS Duke of York fired a broadside that shook enemy lines to their core. The Napoleonic Wars witnessed French Army Cuirassiers embodying true heavy cavalry prowess. Clad in armor and mounted upon robust steeds, they charged fearlessly into battle without hesitation or doubt. Closer to home in London Region's NFS (National Fire Service), Bedford Heavy Unit firefighters fought bravely against raging infernos with unwavering resolve. Meanwhile, Welsh women road builders showcased their indomitable spirit as they labored tirelessly under heavy loads in South Wales. And let us not forget the horse-drawn harvester - an emblematic symbol of hard work and dedication from times gone by. These magnificent creatures harnessed their strength for mankind's benefit without complaint or falter. Heavy hints at more than just physical weight; it embodies resilience, courage, and unyielding determination throughout history. It reminds us that even amidst adversity or burdened responsibilities – whether on land or sea – there is always strength within us waiting to be unleashed.