Captain Collins of Brighton, with his family
Captain Fred Collins of Brighton, who ran three pleasure boats called the Skylark and was a familiar figure on Brighton Beach for sixty years. His cry of Any More for the Skylark became so famous that it became a national saying for pleasure boats. It is believed that the novelist Charles Dickens knew Collins, and went for a trip on the Skylark in 1867, commenting later on the captain's witty chatter to the trippers. Collins is seen here on the right, with his son, grandson and great grandson. The fleet continued to sail until just after the Second World War under his son, also named Fred Collins, although two of the three boats were lost at Dunkirk in 1940.
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Crystals of beta-endorphin
Beta-endorphin. Polarised light micrograph ofcrystals of beta-endorphin, an opioid peptidethat relieves pain. Endorphins are a group ofpeptides (small proteins) that occur in the brain. Beta- endorphin is the most active type.Their effects resemble morphine and other opiatedrugs, that is, alteration of the perception ofpain. Because they are produced by body cells theywere named endorphins ("endogenousmorphines"). Besides the nervous system, theyoccur at other body sites. Their effects on nerveendings are analgesic (pain killing), while theymay also control the body's response to stress aswell as determining mood and pleasure.Magnification: x150 at 6x7cm size.
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A young woman prepares to take a putt whilst out playing golf with a female companion. A small boy stands behind acting as caddie for the day, looking away in to the distance. Illustrating an article entitled 'Useful Pastimes For Health and Pleasure': 'It affords plenty of good exercise, fresh air, sufficient excitement and enough calmativeness to cause you to forget every worldly worry'.
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