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Choose from 131 pictures in our Leisure collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Historic England.


Traction Engine BAR03_01_030 Featured Leisure Print

Traction Engine BAR03_01_030

A steam traction engine being inspected by members of the public, during an event in the grounds of Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire in 1956. This showman's road locomotive or engine was produced by Charles Burrell & Sons in 1904. It is an 8 NHP engine, numbered 2668. The engine was still touring in the early 21st century

Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991 Featured Leisure Print

Thames pleasure craft CC73_00991

Cleeve Lock, Goring, Oxfordshire. A group of people enjoying a pleasure ride on the steam-powered boat The Fashion, circa 1900. The party is waiting in the lock, with the lock keepers cottage in the background. By this time lock receipts for pleasure boats had become a major source of income for the river authorities

Sandown Pier EPW043023 Featured Leisure Print

Sandown Pier EPW043023

SANDOWN, Isle of Wight. The Paddle Steamer Sandown arriving at Sandown Pier in August 1939. Sandown Pier was originally much shorter, but was extended in 1895 with a new pavilion and steamer landing stage. It was intended to attract tourism to Sandown and entertainments included a band and a ballroom. Southern Railways PS Sandown operated the Portsmouth-Ryde service across the Solent between 1934 and 1964 when she was finally broken up. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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