Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants
Boys from the Training Ship Mercury swimming nude in the River Hamble. The Mercury, established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare, was originally based at Binstead on the Isle of Wight, but moved in 1892 to the River Hamble, near Southampton, where shore-based premises were also provided. Boys aged 12-15 were trained in seamanship, with many going on to join the naval services.
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The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham
Promotional postcard for The White Horse Inn by Harry Graham from the German of Hans Muller (Im Weissen Roessl, Grosses Schauspielhaus, Berlin, 8th November 1930); music Ralph Benatzky &c. First produced at the Coliseum Theatre, 8th April 1931. The Mammoth Musical Play From The London Coliseum. Touring to Empire Theatre, Southampton, 2nd May 1933 Date: 1933
© The Michael Diamond Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
LCC-LFB Breathing apparatus communications set
A Sub Officer from Lambeth's (D61) emergency tender crew demonstrating the Southampton communications equipment that was worn with a full face mask on the Proto (oxygen) breathing apparatus set. The two-way communications enabled a firefighter working in an incident to relay information to a control officer on the outside, or to receive instructions or information from the control officer.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library