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"Capturing Moments in Time

Background imagePart Collection: Turin Shroud Face 1934

Turin Shroud Face 1934
Part of the first photograph of the Shroud, showing the face : the image is revealed more strongly in the negative

Background imagePart Collection: Daylight Raid from my Studio Window, July

Daylight Raid from my Studio Window, July
" Daylight Raid from my Studio Window, 7 July 1917. Lavery, Sir John 1856-1941. From 1929 catalogue card:If the screen across the lower part of the window be examined it will be seen that Lady

Background imagePart Collection: Felix Dzerzhinsky

Felix Dzerzhinsky
FELIX DZERZHINSKY Polish/Russian agitator, banished to Siberia, exiled for part in 1905 rising, returned 1917, head of secret police (Cheka) etc

Background imagePart Collection: HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940

HMS Exeter arriving at Plymouth, Second World War, 1940
Photograph showing the arrival of the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Exeter at Plymouth Docks, February 1940. Exeter was returning to Britain for the first time since taking part in the Battle of the River

Background imagePart Collection: The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi
A view of part of the code of Hammurabi, one of the earliest systems of law. It was named after the ruler of Babylon who reigned from 1795 - 1750 BCE. (Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imagePart Collection: Tapestry of Bayeux. The complete tapestry depicts

Tapestry of Bayeux. The complete tapestry depicts the Norman invansion of England. Knights of King Edward III (upper part) and naves of Harold II (down). Detail. Fresco. FRANCE. Bayeux

Background imagePart Collection: Codex Troano - 1

Codex Troano - 1
Part of a Calendar used by Maya priests, depicting gods and symbolic creatures Plate xx

Background imagePart Collection: England / Ludlow 1950S

England / Ludlow 1950S
Broad Gate, Ludlow, Shropshire, the last of seven gates in the old city walls. The town is on the Welsh borders and played a great part in the Marches history

Background imagePart Collection: Map / Europe / Germany 1871

Map / Europe / Germany 1871
Imperial Germany after the Franco- Prussian War, showing Alsace and Lorraine as part of the country, not to mention huge chunks of Poland in East Prussia

Background imagePart Collection: Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War

Gliders ready for Operation Market Garden Second World War
Photograph showing gliders and men of the Allied Airborne Army, on an airfield somewhere in Britain, September 1944. On 17th September 1944 Operation Market Garden was put into action; a bold plan

Background imagePart Collection: Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou
MARGARET OF ANJOU Queen of Henry VI, she played an active part in the Wars of the Roses. Date: 1430 - 1482

Background imagePart Collection: Sherlock Holmes theatre poster

Sherlock Holmes theatre poster
Theatre poster advertising a four-part drama of Sherlock Holmes, playing at the Grand Theatre in Halifax, the show travelling from the Lyceum Theatre in London

Background imagePart Collection: Gloster Gladiator

Gloster Gladiator
The last of Britains biplane fighters, it entered service in 1937 and took part in World War Two, notably in the defence of Malta, though quite outclassed by its opponents

Background imagePart Collection: Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858

Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858
Indian Smoothbore.656 in musket, Pattern 1858, lock dated 1856.Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket in India 1858 (c), this exceptionally rare item was part of an original issue of 10

Background imagePart Collection: Youghal Clock Gate

Youghal Clock Gate
The famous Youghal Clock Gate, in the seaport of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland, was built in 1777 on the site of Trinity Castle, part of the towns fortifications. Date: 18th century

Background imagePart Collection: British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1

British First Airborne dug in at Arnhem; Second World War, 1
Photograph showing a unit of the British First Airborne Division, in shallow trenches along a road side near Arnhem, September 1944

Background imagePart Collection: Map / Roman Empire / Cup

Map / Roman Empire / Cup
Part of the Roman Empire, showing St Pauls journeys

Background imagePart Collection: Sailing Ship / Nonsuch

Sailing Ship / Nonsuch
The replica of the sailing ship the Nonsuch, built in 1970. The original ship sailed to Canada in 1668 and played a part in the establishment of the Hudson Bay Company

Background imagePart Collection: Houses for Sale 1920S

Houses for Sale 1920S
Semi-detached houses for sale, freehold or leasehold (from only 440 each), on Goodwyn Avenue, part of the Mill Hill Garden Estate, north London."

Background imagePart Collection: Suffragette Demonstration Hyde Park 1908

Suffragette Demonstration Hyde Park 1908. Advertisement for an excursion train to London from Ipswich on Sunday June 21st 1908

Background imagePart Collection: H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905

H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905
As part of the Nelson celebrations of the centenary of his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory, his flagship

Background imagePart Collection: Dresden Codex

Dresden Codex
Part of the Mayan manuscript known as the Dresden Codex : the illustrations appear to show gods and demons

Background imagePart Collection: Herm, Channel Islands, Blacksmiths Cottage, La Rosiere Steps

Herm, Channel Islands, Blacksmiths Cottage, La Rosiere Steps
Blacksmiths Cottage and La Rosiere Steps at Herm (Haerme) - one of the Channel Islands and part of the Parish of St Peter Port in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePart Collection: Cover design, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Cover design, The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
Cover design for the first instalment of The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by Charles Dickens. 1836

Background imagePart Collection: Dicotyledon plant stem, light micrograph

Dicotyledon plant stem, light micrograph
Dicotyledon plant stem. Light micrograph of a longitudinal radial section through a typical dicotyledon stem. The section has passed through a vascular bundle and other stem tissue

Background imagePart Collection: Geranium anther, SEM

Geranium anther, SEM
Geranium anther. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of pollen (pink) on the anther of a geranium flower (Geranium sp.)

Background imagePart Collection: Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S

Soldier of the British First Airborne in action in Arnhem; S
Photograph showing a soldier of the British First Airborne Division firing his Sten gun at Germans near Arnhem, Holland, September 1944

Background imagePart Collection: Christmas card, Shakespearean jesters

Christmas card, Shakespearean jesters
Christmas Card - May you be merry and lack nothing (based on a quotation from Shakespeares Henry IV Part 2) - two medieval jesters dancing. circa 1935

Background imagePart Collection: Mary Jane Clarke W. S. P. U

Mary Jane Clarke W. S. P. U
Mary Jane Clarke W.S.P.U. Mary Jane Clarke, (1863-1910) Younger sister of Emmeline Pankhurst. In 1909, she was organiser for the W.S.P.U, living in Brighton, a year later

Background imagePart Collection: Troon Sea Front

Troon Sea Front
The sea front and part of the small but popular holiday resort of Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland Date: 1950s

Background imagePart Collection: Wales / Milford Haven

Wales / Milford Haven
The harbour and part of the town of Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imagePart Collection: Old Time Music Hall Show

Old Time Music Hall Show
The cast of the Old Time Music Hall show from the City Varieties in Leeds take a bow; the audience, dressed in Victorian and Edwardian costume, are part of the show Date: 1960s

Background imagePart Collection: Pollen grains, SEM

Pollen grains, SEM
Pollen grains. Coloured scanning electron micrographs (SEM) of pollen grains from a variety of plants

Background imagePart Collection: Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)

Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)
Cloudberry fruit (Rubus chamaemorus)

Background imagePart Collection: Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker (1906-1975) French singer in her dressing room at Alexandra Palace before taking part in a BBC cabaret show called Cafe Continental

Background imagePart Collection: Cave art paintings, prehistoric discovery

Cave art paintings, prehistoric discovery
A cave painting of small brown and red stags with horses, composed in Greek style, between two large black bull heads. Cave art discoveries in the Dordogne were by the Aurignacians who sought refuge

Background imagePart Collection: Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194

Major-General R. E. Urquhart in Arnhem; Second World War, 194
Photograph showing Major-General R.E. Urquhart, Commander of the British First Airborne Division, standing outside his headquarters near Arnhem, the Hartenstein Hotel, September 1944

Background imagePart Collection: George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)

George Leigh Mallory (1886-1924)
Photographic portrait of George Leigh Mallory, the British climber who took part in three expeditions to Everest in the 1920 s, pictured in 1924

Background imagePart Collection: Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, viewed from across the River Wear. The main part is Norman, built between 1093 and 1133. The impressive central tower was built around 1470

Background imagePart Collection: Rail / Chat Moss / 1831

Rail / Chat Moss / 1831
LIVERPOOL - MANCHESTER RAILWAY The railway crosses the Chat Moss peat bog, a major feat of civil engineering on the part of George Stephenson

Background imagePart Collection: Wagner / Gill / Ring Cycle

Wagner / Gill / Ring Cycle
RICHARD WAGNER German composer in a satirical comment on his four-part opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen

Background imagePart Collection: Hampstead Heath 1930S

Hampstead Heath 1930S
Part of the woods at Hampstead Heath, north London, England. Date: 1930s

Background imagePart Collection: Chillington Manor

Chillington Manor, now part of the Museum at Maidstone, Kent, England. Date: built 1562

Background imagePart Collection: Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War

Allied Airborne Army Parachutes in Holland; Second World War
Aerial photograph showing parachutes of the Allied Airborne Army floating down to earth and discarded ones, after landing, in Holland, September 1944

Background imagePart Collection: Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864

Sailing Barge Match on the Thames, July 1864
Engraving of a sailing barge match on the Thames, from the Illustrated London News, 23rd July 1864. This match was hosted by the Prince of Wales Yacht Club over a course from Erith to the Chapman

Background imagePart Collection: Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle, perched on a basalt outcrop on the edge of the North Sea at Bamburgh, Northumberland, it played a great part in the Border Wars (with Scotland)

Background imagePart Collection: Reception of Apprentice

Reception of Apprentice
An blindfolded apprentice is received into a French Masonic Lodge : he bares his right leg as part of the ceremony

Background imagePart Collection: A Watchmaker at Work

A Watchmaker at Work
A clock and watchmaker seated at his bench makes fine adjustments to a watch part, possibly a cog. He uses a bow lathe ?. Wall, mantel & grandfather clocks can be seen



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"Capturing Moments in Time: A Glimpse into History's Tapestry" From the enigmatic Turin Shroud Face of 1934 to the chilling Daylight Raid witnessed from my Studio Window in July, history unfolds before our eyes. The arrival of HMS Exeter at Plymouth during the Second World War in 1940 stands as a testament to bravery and resilience. Intriguing figures like Felix Dzerzhinsky emerge, leaving us pondering their impact on society. The intricate Tapestry of Bayeux takes us back to medieval times, revealing stories etched with threads of valor and conquest. Meanwhile, The Code of Hammurabi reminds us that justice has long been sought after. Delving deeper into ancient civilizations, Codex Troano - 1 unravels Mayan mysteries while an England snapshot from the 1950s transports us to a bygone era filled with nostalgia. Gliders poised for Operation Market Garden during the Second World War symbolize daring ambitions amidst adversity. A soldier from the British First Airborne springs into action in Arnhem; his unwavering courage echoes through time. Examining a map of Europe circa 1871 unveils shifting borders and political transformations that shaped nations. Lastly, we marvel at the Gloster Gladiator aircraft, an embodiment of aviation prowess. These fragments form part of humanity's vast tapestry – each thread representing triumphs and tribulations woven together throughout history. As we explore these captivating moments frozen in time, let them serve as reminders that our past shapes our present and future alike.