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Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
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Red Arrows Farewell to Vulcan
Red Arrows Farewell to Vulcan
Armed Forces

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The Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
The Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
The Northcliffe Collection

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Butlers Wharf c.1910 BB87_09668
Butlers Wharf c.1910 BB87_09668
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Battersea Power Station AA98_05903
Battersea Power Station AA98_05903
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Three steam trains racing abreast
Three steam trains racing abreast
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Fresco of dolphins from the Minoan civilisation
Fresco of dolphins from the Minoan civilisation
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Australian heritage Garratt steam locomotive at Central tation S
Australian heritage Garratt steam locomotive at Central tation S
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Australian vintage steam loco 3642
Australian vintage steam loco 3642
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Vintage Indian motorcycle close-up
Vintage Indian motorcycle close-up
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Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
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Qantas cabin bag - a collectors item
Qantas cabin bag - a collectors item
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Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456 Featured Print

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940. The House was heavily bombed during World War II and remained derelict until 1952 when parts of the remains were preserved.
Holland House, originally known as Cope Castle, was a great house in Kensington in London, situated in what is now Holland Park. Created in 1605 in the Elizabethan or Jacobean style for the diplomat Sir Walter Cope, the building later passed to the powerful Rich family, then the Fox family, under whose ownership it became a noted gathering-place for Whigs in the 19th century. The house was largely destroyed by German firebombing during the Blitz in 1940; today only the east wing and some ruins of the ground floor still remain.
In 1940, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth attended the last great ball held at the house. A few weeks later, on 7 September, the German bombing raids on London that would come to be known as the Blitz began. During the night of 27 September, Holland House was hit by twenty-two incendiary bombs during a ten-hour raid. The house was largely destroyed, with only the east wing, and, miraculously, almost all of the library remaining undamaged. Surviving volumes included the sixteenth-century Boxer Codex.
Holland House was granted Grade I listed building status in 1949, under the auspices of the Town and Country Planning Act 1947; the Act sought to identify and preserve buildings of special historic importance, prompted by the damage caused by wartime bombing. The building remained a burned-out ruin until 1952, when its owner, Giles Fox-Strangways, 6th Earl of Ilchester, sold it to the London County Council (LCC). The remains of the building passed from the LCC to its successor, the Greater London Council (GLC) in 1965, and upon the dissolution of the GLC in 1986 to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Today, the remains of Holland House form a backdrop for the open air Holland Park Theatre, home of Opera Holland Park. The YHA (England and Wales) "London Holland Park" youth hostel is now located in the house. The Orangery is now an exhibition and function space, with the adjoining former Summer Ballroom now a restaurant, The Belvedere. The former ice house is now a gallery space

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Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
Scotland, Orkney Islands, Skara Brae Prehistoric Village
Jason Friend Photography

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Partick Thistle FC with Scottish FA Cup, 1954
Partick Thistle FC with Scottish FA Cup, 1954
The Northcliffe Collection

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Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics
Viking ship, sunset, silhouette, 3D graphics
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Triumph Bonneville 650CC
Triumph Bonneville 650CC
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HMS Warspite EAW005978
HMS Warspite EAW005978
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Antique map of Tasmania
Antique map of Tasmania
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Passing Out Parade at RAF Cranwell
Passing Out Parade at RAF Cranwell
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Dead Sea scroll
Dead Sea scroll
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1955 FA Cup Final Newcastle United with the trophy
1955 FA Cup Final Newcastle United with the trophy
The Northcliffe Collection

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Classic car badge series - 1965 Ford Mustang
Classic car badge series - 1965 Ford Mustang
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Antique map of Constantinople , present day Istanbul
Antique map of Constantinople , present day Istanbul
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Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951
Portobello Beach in Edinburgh 1951
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HMS Warspite EAW005978 Featured Print

HMS Warspite EAW005978

HMS WARSPITE, Prussia Cove, Cornwall. Warspite was launched in 1913 and saw action with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. During the second world war she saw service off Norway, Italy, in the Indian Ocean, Sicily and Normandy. Plagued by steering problems almost from the outset this Queen Elizabeth class battleship was finally sold for scrap in 1947. Photographed here in May 1947, she is seen here having run her anchor during a storm and run aground while on her way to be broken up. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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Reflection of trees in autumn colour in Walden Pond
Reflection of trees in autumn colour in Walden Pond
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Ford Model A Roadster
Ford Model A Roadster
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Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905
Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905
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Stockport County F.C. 1978
Stockport County F.C. 1978
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Napoleon, (1769-1821), c1894-95, (1936). Creator: James Sant
Napoleon, (1769-1821), c1894-95, (1936). Creator: James Sant
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Sailing on the Norfolk Broads
Sailing on the Norfolk Broads
The Northcliffe Collection

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Photochrom print of the Sutro Baths in San Francisco from ca. 1900
Photochrom print of the Sutro Baths in San Francisco from ca. 1900
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Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627
Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627
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St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987
St Pauls Cathedral BB91_18987
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Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle
Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Eilean Donan Castle
Jason Friend Photography

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Australian diesel 4490 and steam 5917 locomotives
Australian diesel 4490 and steam 5917 locomotives
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Historic motorbike series - 1938 BSA Gold Star
Historic motorbike series - 1938 BSA Gold Star
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Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627 Featured Print

Wootton Bassett United Dairies, 1930. EPW032627

WOOTTON BASSETT UNITED DAIRIES, Wiltshire. The Dairy Supply Company opened its factory in 1908 and merged with United Dairies in 1915. The premises finally closed in February 2003 and have since been demolished to make way for housing (Cloatley Crescent, Dior Drive..). The Beaufort Brewery buildings are visible in the top right of the picture. Photographed in June 1930. Aerofilms Collection (see Links). Royal Wootton Bassett

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Harley Davidson 11F V-Twin (11hp) 1915 grey
Harley Davidson 11F V-Twin (11hp) 1915 grey
Car Photo Library

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Richard Feynman, caricature
Richard Feynman, caricature
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Aerial view of Portobello showing the swimming pool and the power station
Aerial view of Portobello showing the swimming pool and the power station
The Northcliffe Collection

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Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam
Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam
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Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam
Dambuster Lancaster Soars Again Over the Derwent Valley Dam
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ca 1944: portrait of Carmen Miranda
ca 1944: portrait of Carmen Miranda
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HMS Centaur EAW108229
HMS Centaur EAW108229
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Endeavour berthed at Pyrmont Bay, Sydney
Endeavour berthed at Pyrmont Bay, Sydney
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Standing Stones - Ring of Brogar - Orkney Islands
Standing Stones - Ring of Brogar - Orkney Islands
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Citroen Traction Avant or Light 15
Citroen Traction Avant or Light 15
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2011 Goodwood Revival, Lancaster Bomber with Spitfire aircraft
2011 Goodwood Revival, Lancaster Bomber with Spitfire aircraft
National Motor Museum

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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire UK
Chatsworth House in Derbyshire UK
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