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"Starting Line: A Glimpse into Sporting Moments Across Time and Space" In 1962, the Girls Hockey Match at Airedale School in Castleford

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Cars on the start line at a BARC race meeting, Brooklands, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell

Cars on the start line at a BARC race meeting, Brooklands, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell
Alfa Romeo 3000 cc. No: 6. Bugatti Type 37 1496 cc. Event Entry No: 9. Riley 1089 cc. Event Entry No: 5. Lea Francis Hyper 1496S cc. No: 3. Brooklands. BARC. Date: 22.3.30

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The departure of an automobile rally, 1931. Artist: Guy Sabran

The departure of an automobile rally, 1931. Artist: Guy Sabran
The departure of an automobile rally, 1931. A print from the front cover of the magazine L Illustration, 3 October 1931

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Morgan and Crouch cars on the start line of a motor race, Brooklands, 1914. Artist: Bill Brunell

Morgan and Crouch cars on the start line of a motor race, Brooklands, 1914. Artist: Bill Brunell
Morgan and Crouch cars on the start line of a motor race, Brooklands, 1914. Morgan Event Entry No: 3. Background Crouch Event Entry No: 1. Place: Brooklands. Date: 1914

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Girls hockey match, Airedale school, Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1962

Girls hockey match, Airedale school, Castleford, West Yorkshire, 1962

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Racing Start

Racing Start
20th September 1924: Start of the Junior Car Clubs International 200 miles race at Brooklands. Nos 2 and 3 are Alvis cars and nos 4 & 6 Horstmann. (Photo by Osbourne/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The Hound Trails at Ambleside Sports Lake District UK

The Hound Trails at Ambleside Sports Lake District UK
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageStarting Line Collection: UK Ladybird species, native and invasive, from left to right: Seven-Spot (Coccinella 7-punctata)

UK Ladybird species, native and invasive, from left to right: Seven-Spot (Coccinella 7-punctata), Harlequin (Harmonia axyridis), Harlequin morph, Two-Spot (Adalia bipunctata)

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Franz Miller firing starter pistol, 1928. Creator: Unknown

Franz Miller firing starter pistol, 1928. Creator: Unknown
Franz Miller firing starter pistol, 1928. Official at the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam. From " Die Welt in Bildern", (The World in Pictures), cigarette card album, c1928

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Sailing yachts cross start line

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The Start, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain

The Start, 1886. Artist: Joseph Swain
The Start, 1886. On the left at the starting line is the Grand Old Man of politics, the Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Wolseley at the start of the Gordon Bennett eliminating trials, Isle of Man, 1905

Wolseley at the start of the Gordon Bennett eliminating trials, Isle of Man, 1905

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of the RAC Tourist Trophy race, Goodwood, Sussex, 1958. Creator: Unknown

Start of the RAC Tourist Trophy race, Goodwood, Sussex, 1958. Creator: Unknown
Start of the RAC Tourist Trophy race, Goodwood, Sussex, 1958. Stirling Moss leads the way in the Aston Martin that he and teammate Tony Brooks drove to victory in the race

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The curiosities of sport... to laugh (colour litho)

The curiosities of sport... to laugh (colour litho)
2777894 The curiosities of sport... to laugh (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The curiosities of sports... for laughs)

Background imageStarting Line Collection: An original race of human greyhounds was organized between the members and members of a club

An original race of human greyhounds was organized between the members and members of a club... (colour litho)
2777879 An original race of human greyhounds was organized between the members and members of a club... (colour litho) by Beltrame

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The Betting Post, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)

The Betting Post, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)
661029 The Betting Post, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint) by Pollard, James (1797-1867) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Epsom Races)

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Yachting on the Clyde, 'Rainbow, 'Gleniffer'and 'Bona'off Garroch Head (litho)

Yachting on the Clyde, "Rainbow, "Gleniffer"and "Bona"off Garroch Head (litho)
1042807 Yachting on the Clyde, " Rainbow, " " Gleniffer" and " Bona" off Garroch Head (litho) by Wyllie

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Preparing to Start, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)

Preparing to Start, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint)
661028 Preparing to Start, print made by Charles Hunt, 1836 (aquatint) by Pollard, James (1797-1867) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Epsom Races)

Background imageStarting Line Collection: A sea of faces at the mass start of the Junior Great North Run in Gateshead

A sea of faces at the mass start of the Junior Great North Run in Gateshead. 20th June 1987

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Footrace behind the Mandan Village, 1832-1833. Creator: George Catlin

Footrace behind the Mandan Village, 1832-1833. Creator: George Catlin
Footrace behind the Mandan Village, 1832-1833

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The start, 1844. Creator: Unknown

The start, 1844. Creator: Unknown
The start, 1844. Jockeys and their mounts at Northampton horse races. From " Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol I

Background imageStarting Line Collection: A False Start - Derby, 1883. Creator: John Sturgess

A False Start - Derby, 1883. Creator: John Sturgess
A False Start - Derby, 1883. Jockeys and their horses at the Derby, an annual flat horse race at Epsom Downs racecourse in Surrey. From The Illustrated London News, 26 May 1883

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of W Class race: Squirrel (3), Jadi (26), Diana (8), Emerald (27), Melody (28), 1931

Start of W Class race: Squirrel (3), Jadi (26), Diana (8), Emerald (27), Melody (28), 1931

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Stern view of W Class boats racing downwind, 1933. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Stern view of W Class boats racing downwind, 1933. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Stern view of W Class boats racing downwind, 1933

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of race at East Cowes Sailing Club, July 1921. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Start of race at East Cowes Sailing Club, July 1921. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Start of race at East Cowes Sailing Club, July 1921

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of International 14 dinghy race from Island Sailing Club, 1934

Start of International 14 dinghy race from Island Sailing Club, 1934
Start of International 14 dinghy race from Island Sailing Club, Cowes, Isle of Wight, 1934

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of One Ton Cup Race, Stokes Bay, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Start of One Ton Cup Race, Stokes Bay, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Start of One Ton Cup Race, Stokes Bay, 1913. The 1913 Cup was won by Britain in Cremona of the Royal Thames Yacht Club. Cremona was designed by Morgan Giles

Background imageStarting Line Collection: The Big Class yachts Valdora, The Lady Anne and Margherita starting the

The Big Class yachts Valdora, The Lady Anne and Margherita starting the Kings Cup race, 1913

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Sailing yachts cross start line. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Sailing yachts cross start line

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of the Kings Cup race, August 1908. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Start of the Kings Cup race, August 1908. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Start of the Kings Cup race, August 1908

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Le Jade (H21), the Norwegian Antwerpia IV (H1) and Ventana (H11) start

Le Jade (H21), the Norwegian Antwerpia IV (H1) and Ventana (H11) start the 8 Metre class race

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of 6 Metre Class boats for the first British-American Cup, 1921

Start of 6 Metre Class boats for the first British-American Cup, 1921
Start of 6 Metre Class boats for the first British-American Cup held at Cowes and won by Britain, 1921

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Big Class yachts starting the Kings Cup race, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Big Class yachts starting the Kings Cup race, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Big Class yachts starting the Kings Cup race, 1913

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start for the Kings Cup yacht race, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Start for the Kings Cup yacht race, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Start for the Kings Cup yacht race, 1913

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start for the Kings Cup yacht race. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Start for the Kings Cup yacht race. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Start for the Kings Cup yacht race

Background imageStarting Line Collection: First leg of Kings Cup yacht race, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

First leg of Kings Cup yacht race, 1913. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
First leg of Kings Cup yacht race, 1913

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start for the Kings Cup yacht race, 1909. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Start for the Kings Cup yacht race, 1909. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes
Start for the Kings Cup yacht race, 1909

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Head of the River for Schools, (rowing race on the Thames, London), after c1925

Head of the River for Schools, (rowing race on the Thames, London), after c1925. The start of a school boat race, with Albert Bridge in the distance

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Motorcycle sand races, pre 1915. Artist: Bill Brunell

Motorcycle sand races, pre 1915. Artist: Bill Brunell
M/cycle sand races. Date: Pre-WW I

Background imageStarting Line Collection: MG SA of GB Hall competing in the Blackpool Rally, 1936. Artist: Bill Brunell

MG SA of GB Hall competing in the Blackpool Rally, 1936. Artist: Bill Brunell
MG SA 2-litre Vehicle Reg. No. CNC4. Event Entry No: 189. Driver: Hall, G.B. Place: Blackpool Rally. Date: 12-14.6.36

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Start of a the Irish Grand Prix Saorstat Cup race, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell

Start of a the Irish Grand Prix Saorstat Cup race, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell
Centre: Lea-Francis 1496S cc. Reg. No. KD7361. Entry No: 26. Driver: Higgin, D. Left: Lea-Francis 1496S cc. Vehicle Reg. No. UY5788. Entry No: 25. Driver: Field, J.F. Phoenix Park, Dublin

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Cars before the start of the Irish Grand Prix, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell

Cars before the start of the Irish Grand Prix, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell
OM Open 4-seat body. 3000S cc. Entry No: 12. Driver: Fronteras, E. Centre: OM Open 4-seat body. 3000S cc. Entry No: 11. Driver: Minoia, Cav. N. Right of centre: OM Open 4-seat body. 3000S

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Bugatti of Leon Cushman racing at the Southsea Speed Carnival, Hampshire. 1922. Artist

Bugatti of Leon Cushman racing at the Southsea Speed Carnival, Hampshire. 1922. Artist
Bugatti 1496 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. XK9542. Event Entry No: 63. Driver: Cushman, L. Place: Southsea Speed Carnival. Date: 23.8.22

Background imageStarting Line Collection: GN Silver Gnat of GL Hawkins and a Wolseley at the Southsea Speed Carnival, Hampshire

GN Silver Gnat of GL Hawkins and a Wolseley at the Southsea Speed Carnival, Hampshire
GN Silver Gnat 8.7 hp Event Entry No: 4. Driver: Hawkins, G.L. Right: Wolseley 1 Event Entry No: 16. 2-seat streamlined racing body. Southsea Speed Carnival. Date: 23.8.22

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Vauxhall 30 / 98 of D Tinker competing in the MAC Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcestershire, 1927

Vauxhall 30 / 98 of D Tinker competing in the MAC Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb, Worcestershire, 1927
Vauxhall 30-98 4250 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. YN1913. Event Entry No: 1. Driver: Tinker, D. Place: M.A.C. Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb. Date: 24.9.27

Background imageStarting Line Collection: GN Kim II of Archie Frazer-Nash and AC of JA Joyce, Southsea Speed Carnival, Hampshire

GN Kim II of Archie Frazer-Nash and AC of JA Joyce, Southsea Speed Carnival, Hampshire
Centre: GN Kim II Event Entry No: 92, Driver: A.Frazer Nash. Right: AC Event Entry No: 88, Driver: J.A.Joyce. Place: Southsea Speed Carnival. Date: 23.8.22

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Race at the JCC Members Day, Brooklands, 1936. Artist: Bill Brunell

Race at the JCC Members Day, Brooklands, 1936. Artist: Bill Brunell
Austin Nippy 1936 747 cc. Reg. No. OW9306. Entry No: 2. MG C 1931. Reg. No. RX8628. Entry No: 3. Chassis No. C0265. MG Swept-wing J2. 1934. Reg. No. BPC802. Brooklands. J.C.C. Members Day

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Cars at the start of a BARC race, Brooklands, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell

Cars at the start of a BARC race, Brooklands, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell
Bugatti Type 37 1496 cc. Reg. No. XV1673. Entry No: 2. Driver: Rogers, P.B. Car colour is Blue. Vauxhall 30-98 4234 cc. Reg. No. NM6006. Entry No: 3. Driver: Munday, R.J. Chassis No. OE207. Munday

Background imageStarting Line Collection: Derby Sports competing in the JCC Half-Day Trial, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell

Derby Sports competing in the JCC Half-Day Trial, 1930. Artist: Bill Brunell
Derby Sports 1928 1100 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. YW17. Event Entry No: 1. Place: J.C.C. Half-day Trial. Date: 8.3.30



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"Starting Line: A Glimpse into Sporting Moments Across Time and Space" In 1962, the Girls Hockey Match at Airedale School in Castleford, West Yorkshire marked the beginning of a fierce competition on ice. The departure of an automobile rally in 1931 captured by artist Guy Sabran symbolizes the adrenaline-fueled start of a thrilling race. Racing Start. The anticipation builds as athletes prepare to sprint towards victory, pushing their limits with every stride. At Ambleside Sports Lake District UK, hounds eagerly chase their trails, signaling the energetic commencement of an exhilarating pursuit. From left to right: Native and invasive UK Ladybird species line up like competitors ready for battle - who will dominate this ecosystem? Sailing yachts elegantly cross the start line, crafted by Kirk & Sons of Cowes; setting sail towards adventure and triumph on vast open waters. Franz Miller ignites excitement with his starter pistol in 1928; its sharp crack echoing through time as countless races begin anew. Joseph Swain's artwork "The Start" from 1886 captures a moment frozen in time – where dreams take flight amidst cheers and determination. Wolseley revs up at the start of Gordon Bennett eliminating trials on Isle of Man in 1905; engines roar as drivers embrace challenges ahead. The RAC Tourist Trophy Race commences at Goodwood, Sussex in 1958 – showcasing speed demons vying for glory on this iconic circuit.