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Homes Collection

"Homes: A Tapestry of Memories and Stories" Step into the past with a glimpse of Training Ship Arethusa II, where young sailors once called this vessel their home

Background imageHomes Collection: Nonsuch Palace / Speed

Nonsuch Palace / Speed
Nonsuch Palace, Surrey

Background imageHomes Collection: Thomas Hardys cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Thomas Hardys cottage, Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Ferry Crossing on the River Wansbeck at North Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland

Ferry Crossing on the River Wansbeck at North Seaton, Ashington, Northumberland, 11th February 1930. Pictured, Ferryman Robert Wheatley, who has been working the crossing for 55 years

Background imageHomes Collection: Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal

Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal
View inside a childrens nursery at the cottage homes in Styal, Cheshire, with a large group of girls and boys posing for their photograph

Background imageHomes Collection: Dalkey Island With Rainbow, Dublin, Ireland

Dalkey Island With Rainbow, Dublin, Ireland

Background imageHomes Collection: Training Ship Arethusa II

Training Ship Arethusa II
Training Ship Arethusa - sometimes referred to as Arethusa II since it replaced the original long-serving Arethusa in 1933. Date: circa 1930s

Background imageHomes Collection: The Hollies Childrens Home, Sidcup, Kent

The Hollies Childrens Home, Sidcup, Kent
Aerial view of The Hollies, the Greenwich & Deptford Unions cottage homes at Lamorbey, near Sidcup, Kent, opened in 1902 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageHomes Collection: Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) in bright summer mating colours, peering

Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) in bright summer mating colours, peering out from his home in a discarded tube, where he was guarding his eggs (not visible in this photo), Swanage Pier

Background imageHomes Collection: Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2

Bomb damage and crater, Petherton Road, London, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage and a crater in Petherton Road, North London, 2 July 1944. A salvage operation took place, pumping out flooded basements

Background imageHomes Collection: The 199 Steps of Whitby at sunset, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The 199 Steps of Whitby at sunset, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Nevis Peak, Mount Nevis, volcano, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean

Nevis Peak, Mount Nevis, volcano, Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageHomes Collection: Gypsy caravans and tents on Belvedere Marshes, Kent

Gypsy caravans and tents on Belvedere Marshes, Kent. 1936 Travellers Romany Gypsy Gipsy gypsies Roma. social history

Background imageHomes Collection: Picture No. 10743654

Picture No. 10743654
RABBIT - in indoor cage Date:

Background imageHomes Collection: Saffron Walden, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Saffron Walden, Essex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Harris's Hawk - on nest Sanguaro Desert, Arizona, USA

Harris's Hawk - on nest Sanguaro Desert, Arizona, USA
CAN-595 HARRIS HAWK - on nest in saguaro cactus, with chicks Sonoran Desert, Arizona, USA Parabuteo unicinctus John Cancalosi Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only

Background imageHomes Collection: Pet Rat In house / bed

Pet Rat In house / bed
JD-16908 Pet RAT - in bed in cage John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHomes Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageHomes Collection: Spurgeons Homes, Birchington

Spurgeons Homes, Birchington
Aerial view of the distinctive zig-zag layout of Spurgeons Homes, Birchington, Kent. The Homes were originally based at Stockwell

Background imageHomes Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background imageHomes Collection: Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962. Our Picture Shows... mother

Liverpool Slums, 27th June 1962. Our Picture Shows... mother and children making their way through a back alley

Background imageHomes Collection: Broadway village, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Broadway village, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Multicoloured houses in the old town of Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italian Lakes

Multicoloured houses in the old town of Varenna, Lake Como, Lombardy, Italian Lakes, Italy, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Belgium, West Flanders (Vlaanderen), Bruges (Brugge)

Belgium, West Flanders (Vlaanderen), Bruges (Brugge). Medieval guild houses and restaurants on Markt square at dusk

Background imageHomes Collection: Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945

Building of a prefabricated houses in 3 hours 1945
During the Second World War many houses were destroyed, due to this, prefabricated houses (prefabs) were built, quickly and cheaply providing quality housing with all the amenities, central heating

Background imageHomes Collection: Elizabeth Ann kitchen units advertisement

Elizabeth Ann kitchen units advertisement
Advertisement for the Elizabeth Ann kitchen unit in stainless steel for the aristocrat of kitchen equipment for...a bright, easy kitchen. c.1955

Background imageHomes Collection: Tarantula / Bird-eating Spider - at nest carrying egg cocoon

Tarantula / Bird-eating Spider - at nest carrying egg cocoon
LB-10906 Tarantula / Bird-eating Spider - at nest carrying egg cocoon Ian Beames Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHomes Collection: Wates house interior imagined by Anne Morrow

Wates house interior imagined by Anne Morrow
Artists impression of the interior of a Wates house, done up in a rather fabulous 1960s scheme. Wates built a large number of houses on estates

Background imageHomes Collection: Lawn Terrace, Silloth, Cumbria

Lawn Terrace, Silloth, Cumbria. Date: circa 1910

Background imageHomes Collection: Purple flowering wisteria on a Cotswold stone house wall in the village of Broadway

Purple flowering wisteria on a Cotswold stone house wall in the village of Broadway, The Cotswolds, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Mole - eating worm undergound

Mole - eating worm undergound
JD-13175 European / Common MOLE - eats worm in hole underground Talpa europaea John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHomes Collection: Union Workhouse, Wokingham, Berkshire

Union Workhouse, Wokingham, Berkshire
The Wokingham Union workhouse, Berkshire. The workhouse, opened in 1850 on Barkham Road, Wokingham, later became Wokingham Hospital

Background imageHomes Collection: Union Workhouse, Wantage, Oxfordshire

Union Workhouse, Wantage, Oxfordshire
The Wantage Union workhouse, Oxfordshire. The workhouse, designed by Sampson Kempthorne, was erected in 1836 on Hungerford Road, Wantage, and later became the Downs Hospital

Background imageHomes Collection: View over the old town of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, Atlantic, Europe

View over the old town of Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, Atlantic, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Hampton Court 1926

Hampton Court 1926
Hampton Court

Background imageHomes Collection: Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement

Ransomes Lawnmowers Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for an Ideal Homes Exhibition stand for Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies Ltd. promoting Ransomes Lawnmowers. The image shows a decorative green model on a tidy lawn

Background imageHomes Collection: Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire

Great Barr Colony, Staffordshire
Great Barr colony for mental defectives, opened circa 1918 by the Walsall and West Bromwich Joint Committee to house people with severe learning difficulties

Background imageHomes Collection: Lake Superior Chippewa - Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

Lake Superior Chippewa - Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
Lake Superior Chippewa - a historical band of Ojibwe Indians on one of the Apostle Islands, Wisconsin, USA. Date: circa 1924

Background imageHomes Collection: Picture No. 10750165

Picture No. 10750165
CAT - Wicker carrying basket. Date:

Background imageHomes Collection: Scene of devastation after flying bomb attack, WW2

Scene of devastation after flying bomb attack, WW2
A panoramic daytime scene of devastation following a flying bomb attack in London during the latter stages of the Second World War. Rescue workers look for buried casualties

Background imageHomes Collection: Brightly painted houses, Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, England

Brightly painted houses, Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: ASC Barracks, Grove Park, Lewisham

ASC Barracks, Grove Park, Lewisham
Entrance to the ASC (Army Service Corps) Barracks on Marvels Lane, Grove Park, Lewisham, south east London. Two officers and a large dog stand at the entrance

Background imageHomes Collection: Boys Band, Hull Sailors Orphanage

Boys Band, Hull Sailors Orphanage
Boys naval band at the Hull Sailors Orphanage, also known as Newland Homes. The Homes, a cottage homes development, were established in 1895 by a charity originally called The Port of Hull Society

Background imageHomes Collection: Bats in the Belfry 19C

Bats in the Belfry 19C
Bats in one of their typical homes, a belfry

Background imageHomes Collection: Chicken with Chicks JD 13272 © John Daniels / ARDEA LONDON

Chicken with Chicks JD 13272 © John Daniels / ARDEA LONDON
JD-13272 CHICKEN - Hen with row of four chicks in coop John Daniels Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHomes Collection: Bournville / Village 1905

Bournville / Village 1905
Bournville Village, Birmingham: homes for Cadburys workers

Background imageHomes Collection: Cadburys / From Above

Cadburys / From Above
Cadbury s; a birds eye view of the Bournville Works and the workers homes

Background imageHomes Collection: View from Shaftesbury over Cranborne Chase AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

View from Shaftesbury over Cranborne Chase AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) scenery to Melbury Beacon, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageHomes Collection: Georgian architecture, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK

Georgian architecture, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, England, UK



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"Homes: A Tapestry of Memories and Stories" Step into the past with a glimpse of Training Ship Arethusa II, where young sailors once called this vessel their home, navigating the vast seas in pursuit of adventure. Witness the resilience etched within the bomb-damaged walls of Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, remnants from World War II. These scars bear witness to a time when homes became sanctuaries amidst chaos. Marvel at Nevis Peak towering over Mount Nevis like a guardian sentinel. This majestic volcano stands proudly in Nevis, St. Kitts and Nevis, offering shelter to those who call these Caribbean islands home. Transport yourself back to Nonsuch Palace's grandeur or Speed's vision as you explore its imagined interiors. These architectural wonders remind us that they can not just structures but reflections of dreams and aspirations. Pause for reflection at Kilgour Road's bomb damage during World War II. Amidst destruction, communities rallied together to rebuild their homes brick by brick - an enduring testament to human resilience. Let your imagination soar as you step into Wates house interior envisioned by Anne Morrow. Every corner whispers tales of comfort and belonging – reminding us that true they can built with love and care. Delight in Picture No. 10743654 capturing Harris's Hawk nesting in Sanguaro Desert, Arizona. Even nature finds solace in creating cozy nests – proof that every living creature seeks refuge within their own unique abode. Discover unexpected companionship as a pet rat scurries through its humble abode nestled among household items - showcasing how even unconventional pets can bring warmth and joy into our lives. Embrace The Hollies Childrens Home in Sidcup, Kent - a place where laughter echoed through hallways while nurturing young hearts longing for stability and love; proving that home is where compassion resides. Unearth the industriousness of moles tunneling underground while devouring worms.