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September Collection

"September: A Month of Cultural Delights and Historic Triumphs" As the autumn breeze sweeps in, September brings with it a delightful medley of Gilbert & Sullivan Operas

Background imageSeptember Collection: Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir

Gilbert & Sullivan Operas, D Oyly Carte Souvenir
D Oyly Cartes Season of Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, Souvenir Programme, Princes Theatre, London, 29 September 1919 - 31 January 1920, showing a large cast of characters from the operettas. 1919-1920

Background imageSeptember Collection: Messerschmitt Bf110, U8+HL of 2 / ZG 76

Messerschmitt Bf110, U8+HL of 2 / ZG 76
Messerschmitt Bf110, U8+HL of 2./ZG 76, shot down at Cobham Farm, Lenham, Kent, on 20 September 1940

Background imageSeptember Collection: L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery

L Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. How our gunners won the VC and silenced the fire of the German guns in face of overwhelming odds Retreat from Mons, 1st September 1914

Background imageSeptember Collection: Jacobite Victory / 1745

Jacobite Victory / 1745
A Jacobite victory at the Battle of Prestonpans

Background imageSeptember Collection: First flight of BAC TSR-2 XR219 Boscombe Down

First flight of BAC TSR-2 XR219 Boscombe Down
First flight of BAC TSR-2, XR219, Boscombe Down, 30 September 1964

Background imageSeptember Collection: John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall

John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall
John Martyn (1948-2009), singer, songwriter and guitarist, in concert at the St Ives September Festival, Cornwall. Date: 1980

Background imageSeptember Collection: Schneider Trophy Air Race

Schneider Trophy Air Race
Souvenir programme cover design, Schneider Trophy Contest. Date: 12 September 1931

Background imageSeptember Collection: Prior to Coltishalls At Home day

Prior to Coltishalls At Home day on the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, September 1960. Six generations of RAF fighters line up together

Background imageSeptember Collection: Vauxhall Royal Balloon first ascent

Vauxhall Royal Balloon first ascent with 9 people, from Vauxhall, London. The maximum possible number of passengers was 28. 9 September 1836

Background imageSeptember Collection: Red deer (cervus elaphus) stag at dawn during rut in September, UK, Europe

Red deer (cervus elaphus) stag at dawn during rut in September, UK, Europe

Background imageSeptember Collection: The Blue Stocking, by Reginald Higgins

The Blue Stocking, by Reginald Higgins
A colour illustration showing a lady perched on library steps reading a book. The picture is entitled The Bluestocking, a term traditionally applied to academic women

Background imageSeptember Collection: Battle of Omdurman, Friday, September 2, 1898

Battle of Omdurman, Friday, September 2, 1898. Chromolithograph, after A Sutherland, published by G W Bacon and Company Limited, 127 Strand, London, 1900 (c)

Background imageSeptember Collection: Programme cover, Schneider Trophy Contest

Programme cover, Schneider Trophy Contest
Souvenir programme cover, The Schneider Trophy Contest, September 12th 1931, The Royal Aero Club. Showing a seaplane in flight. 1931

Background imageSeptember Collection: International Air Display and Races Poster

International Air Display and Races Poster
Poster, International Air Display and Races at Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. September 1934

Background imageSeptember Collection: Cricket at the Oval

Cricket at the Oval
Lord Harris saving a 4 for the home side during their Test against the Australians at the Oval. England won by 5 wickets

Background imageSeptember Collection: All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein

All that was left of them, 17th Lancers near Modderfontein, 17 September 1901.Chromolithograph after Richard Caton Woodville (1856-1927)

Background imageSeptember Collection: Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving

Congress of Vienna (1814-1815). Engraving
Congress of Vienna. Conference of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Metternich (1814-1815). Colored Engraving

Background imageSeptember Collection: The Launch of R. M. S. Queen Mary, Clydebank, September 1934

The Launch of R. M. S. Queen Mary, Clydebank, September 1934
Photograph of the launch of the R.M.S. Queen Mary, viewed from the slipway she had just left, 26th September 1934. The Cunard White Star Liner then spent the next year-and-a-half in Clydebank

Background imageSeptember 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 imageSeptember Collection: Constitution of Usa / 1787

Constitution of Usa / 1787
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES Drawn up by 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia

Background imageSeptember Collection: Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - September

Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - September
SEPTEMBER The wine harvest takes place close to the Chateau de Saumur Date: 1409 - 1487

Background imageSeptember Collection: Schneider Trophy Poster - Southsea

Schneider Trophy Poster - Southsea - September 6th and 7th, 1929 - Making History Still - See it all at Southsea

Background imageSeptember Collection: Italian Grand Prix poster

Italian Grand Prix poster
Poster for the meeting of the first ever Italian Grand Prix, held at Brescia - 4th to the 11th September 1921. The meeting also includes racing for aeroplanes and motorcycles

Background imageSeptember Collection: Bismarck & Napoleon III

Bismarck & Napoleon III
After the battle of SEDAN, a triumphant Bismarck chats with the defeated Napoleon III

Background imageSeptember Collection: Cromwell at Dunbar

Cromwell at Dunbar
Cromwell prepares to fight the Scots at DUNBAR

Background imageSeptember Collection: WEST VIRGINIA: COAL MINE. The next trip. Coal miners sitting in a mining car

WEST VIRGINIA: COAL MINE. The next trip. Coal miners sitting in a mining car, ready to go into the mine shaft at Maidsville, West Virginia. Photograph by Marion Post Wolcott, September 1938

Background imageSeptember Collection: 2nd Scots Guards leaving Tower of London, WW1

2nd Scots Guards leaving Tower of London, WW1
Men of the 2nd Scots Guards leaving the Tower of London to go into camp at Lyndhurst in the New Forest, for the formation of the 7th Division during the First World War

Background imageSeptember Collection: Cambrian Coast Express

Cambrian Coast Express
The Cambrian Coast Express steam locomotive train, at Llanbadarn crossing, near Aberystwyth, Wales

Background imageSeptember Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows the art-deco style Burgh Island Hotel and a number of houses

Background imageSeptember Collection: CM25 5485 Jochen Mass, Nikolaus Ditting, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

CM25 5485 Jochen Mass, Nikolaus Ditting, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA
Jochen Mass, Nikolaus Ditting, Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA, St Marys Trophy, production saloon cars, 1960 to 1966, Goodwood Revival 2018, September 2018, automobiles, cars, circuit racing, Classic

Background imageSeptember Collection: Twr Mawr lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island in Anglesey, North Wales, UK

Twr Mawr lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island in Anglesey, North Wales, UK. Autumn (September) 2013

Background imageSeptember Collection: The Beatles rehearsing for the Royal Variety Performance

The Beatles rehearsing for the Royal Variety Performance
Photo of The Beatles jumping during rehearsal for the Royal Variety Performance Date: 1963

Background imageSeptember Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background imageSeptember Collection: John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall

John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall
John Martyn (1948-2009), singer, songwriter and guitarist, in concert at the St Ives September Festival, Cornwall. Date: 1980

Background imageSeptember Collection: Members of No20 Squadron RAF

Members of No20 Squadron RAF
Members of No20 Squadron, RAF, pictured with some of their Hawker Hunter F6s at RAF Tengah, Singapore to celebrate the squadrons 50th anniversary

Background imageSeptember Collection: The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour

The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour
September 1960

Background imageSeptember Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Cricketer Denis Compton acknowledges the crowd at the Central Recreation Ground, Hastings. Playing for The South against Sir Pelham Warners Eleven

Background imageSeptember Collection: Braemar Gathering, men in kilts

Braemar Gathering, men in kilts
Scene at the annual Braemar Gathering, showing three men in traditional Highland costume and one man in a suit. Braemar in Scotland holds an annual Highland Games Gathering on the first Saturday in

Background imageSeptember Collection: Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races

Norton Motorbike, winner of 28 TT Races
Norton Motorbike - winner of 28 TT Races, September 1952. 1952

Background imageSeptember Collection: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows what is now The Pilchard Inn on the tidal island

Background imageSeptember Collection: Cross and lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, Wales. Autumn (September)

Cross and lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, Wales. Autumn (September)

Background imageSeptember Collection: Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika

Sir Donald Cameron, Governor of Tanganyika
Sir Donald Charles Cameron (1872-1948), Governor of Tanganyika (now Tanzania), seen here at Kigoma on 8 September 1928. He served as Governor from 1925 to 1931

Background imageSeptember Collection: Another Maxim Maxim by Bairnsfather

Another Maxim Maxim by Bairnsfather
Another Maxim Maxim " Machine guns form a valuable support for infantry" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather Date: 1915

Background imageSeptember Collection: Blitz - Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe

Blitz - Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe
Warehouses ablaze (the left wing of the No.8 warehouse) following the heavy enemy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe

Background imageSeptember Collection: Orange Harvest Moon

Orange Harvest Moon
The Harvest Moon gets its name from folklore. The saying is the light of the moon helped farmers gather crops when days became shorter and nights longer following the Autumnal Equinox

Background imageSeptember Collection: CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Chaplain Jacob Duche leading the first prayer in the First

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS. Chaplain Jacob Duche leading the first prayer in the First Continental Congress at Carpenters Hall, Philadelphia, September 1774: mezzotint, 1848

Background imageSeptember Collection: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 of German Ace Franz von Werra

Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 of German Ace Franz von Werra, adjutant of II Gruppe JG3, forced down at Marden, Kent, on 5 September 1940

Background imageSeptember Collection: American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955

American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955
DEAN & ANDRESS, 1955. American actor James Dean with Swiss actress Ursula Andress, 9 September 1955



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"September: A Month of Cultural Delights and Historic Triumphs" As the autumn breeze sweeps in, September brings with it a delightful medley of Gilbert & Sullivan Operas. The enchanting melodies transport us to a world of whimsy and laughter, reminding us why these timeless classics continue to captivate audiences. In the realm of history, September holds significant moments that shaped nations. We remember the Jacobite Victory in 1745, a pivotal event that reverberated through time and left an indelible mark on Scottish heritage. Meanwhile, L Battery of the Royal Horse Artillery stands as a testament to bravery and precision as they defend our nation's honor. Aviation enthusiasts rejoice as we commemorate the first flight of BAC TSR-2 XR219 Boscombe Down. This groundbreaking achievement propelled mankind into new heights, showcasing our relentless pursuit of innovation and exploration. Music lovers gather for an unforgettable evening with John Martyn in concert at St Ives, Cornwall. His soul-stirring melodies resonate deep within our hearts, creating an intimate connection between artist and audience. The Vauxhall Royal Balloon takes its inaugural ascent during this month—a breathtaking spectacle that defies gravity itself. As we gaze up at its majestic presence against the sky's canvas, we are reminded of humanity's unyielding desire to conquer new frontiers. Literature enthusiasts immerse themselves in "The Blue Stocking, " penned by Reginald Higgins—an exquisite tale that transports readers into a world brimming with intellectuality and passion. Thrill-seekers revel in the exhilarating Schneider Trophy Air Race—a display where speed meets skill as aviators push their limits for glory above azure skies. An International Air Display and Races Poster captures our attention—promising adrenaline-fueled excitement amidst roaring engines soaring across vast horizons—an experience not to be missed. Sports aficionados flock to witness cricket matches at The Oval—the epitome of sportsmanship and camaraderie.