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1956 Collection

Background image1956 Collection: Children at play - Addison Place, London

Children at play - Addison Place, London
Children playing cricket and climbing drainpipes - Addison Place, London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Street entertainer in Soho, London

Street entertainer in Soho, London
A street entertainer in Soho, London, dancing in the roadway, watched by passers-by. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Motor mechanic at work under a car

Motor mechanic at work under a car
A motor mechanic at work under a car. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Open air sculpture exhibition, Cirencester

Open air sculpture exhibition, Cirencester
People at an open air sculpture exhibition in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Danger Ahead - Cover by David Wright

Danger Ahead - Cover by David Wright
Front cover of Danger Ahead by Peter Saxon, in the Sexton Blake Library series, designed by David Wright and featuring an elegant looking dark-haired woman wearing a strapless dress relaxing against

Background image1956 Collection: Boys tying rope round a lamppost, Southam Street

Boys tying rope round a lamppost, Southam Street
Two boys tying a length of rope round a lamppost in Southam Street, North Kensington, West London, so that they can swing round it (see 10061196). Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: View of docks at Palermo, Sicily

View of docks at Palermo, Sicily
A view of the docks at Palermo, capital of Sicily, with an old man sitting by the waterside. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Rendez-vous for elegant couple

Rendez-vous for elegant couple Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Two boys in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow

Two boys in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow
Two boys and a bicycle make their way along a wet road in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Scotland, with modern housing in the background

Background image1956 Collection: House of the Free Press, Bucharest, Romania

House of the Free Press, Bucharest, Romania
View of the House of the Free Press (or Press Freedom House) in Bucharest, Romania, the headquarters of various newspapers and media publications. It was built between 1952 and 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Three boys playing football, Addison Place

Three boys playing football, Addison Place
Three boys playing football in front of some garage doors in Addison Place, North Kensington, West London. Date: circa 1956

Background image1956 Collection: School dinner at Hallfield School, Paddington

School dinner at Hallfield School, Paddington
A dinner lady begins to clear up at Hallfield School, Paddington, West London. A little boy seems to be asking for a top-up. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: People on the frozen river at Guildford, Surrey

People on the frozen river at Guildford, Surrey
People walking on the frozen river at Guildford in Surrey -- in the foreground is a man, a child, and a dachshund. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Children at Hallfield School, Paddington

Children at Hallfield School, Paddington
Children in the playground at Hallfield School, Paddington, West London -- they appear to be going back inside at the end of playtime. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Titanic book covers

Titanic book covers
A selection of nine books written about the Titanic disaster, with dates ranging from 1912 to 1956. Included are My Father by Estelle W Stead, A Night to Remember by Walter Lord

Background image1956 Collection: White Arctic fox fur stole 1956

White Arctic fox fur stole 1956
A seductive looking model, with cigarette in hand, peers provocatively at the camera wearing a white arctic fox fur stole from Molho of Brook Street. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Outside North Kensington pub

Outside North Kensington pub
Some people stand outside a pub holding glasses of beer in North Kensington, London, One woman holds a half empty glass in one hand and a pram with a baby sitting in it in the other

Background image1956 Collection: Tokyo subway

Tokyo subway
A mans face is obscured as he reads a newspaper while sitting on a subway train in Tokyo. Another man in a suit sits next to him. Date: 1986

Background image1956 Collection: Couple dancing

Couple dancing
A young man and woman dance together at the Seven Feathers Youth Club in North Kensington, London. Another girl watches in the background. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Coal delivery men in Portobello Road

Coal delivery men in Portobello Road
Two coal delivery men chat to a woman in Portobello Road, West London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Old man in Petticoat Lane, London

Old man in Petticoat Lane, London
Closeup of an old man in the crowds at Petticoat Lane market, West London. He wears National Health glasses, a bowler hat, and an overcoat and scarf. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Boys playing football in Southam Street, London

Boys playing football in Southam Street, London
A group of boys play football in the middle of Southam Street, North Kensington, London, while four West Indian men stand chatting on the far pavement. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Two men in Modena, Italy

Two men in Modena, Italy
Two middle aged men while away the time in Modena, northern Italy. One of them is asleep, while the other sits with his head resting on his fist

Background image1956 Collection: Crystal Palace TV mast, south London

Crystal Palace TV mast, south London
View from below of the Crystal Palace television mast in south London, during its construction. A solitary human figure stands on a hanging platform, one-third of the way up. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Two small boys in Cefalu, Sicily

Two small boys in Cefalu, Sicily
Two small boys outside their home in Cefalu, on the northern coast of Sicily. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Children playing in Portland Road

Children playing in Portland Road
Three children, two girls and a boy, playing in Portland Road, North Kensington, London. The girl on the pavement is skipping

Background image1956 Collection: Guy Fawkes Night in Southam Street, London

Guy Fawkes Night in Southam Street, London
Guy Fawkes Night in Southam Street, North Kensington, London, with a bonfire burning in the middle of the road. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Poster advertising Aegean cruises

Poster advertising Aegean cruises around the Greek islands, including Skiathos, Delos, Skyros, Milos and Mykonos. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Children in North Kensington

Children in North Kensington
A group of seven children, five girls and two boys, hang out on the pavement in North Kensington, London. On the brick wall behind them someone has chalked " WIPE SUEZ OUT"

Background image1956 Collection: Bowling in Addison Place

Bowling in Addison Place
A boy bowls a cricket ball in Addison Place, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: New homes in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow

New homes in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow
Newly built, ultra-modern homes in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Cumbernauld was created as a new town in 1956, to cope with Glasgows population overspill. Date: 1965

Background image1956 Collection: Cops and robbers in Addison Place

Cops and robbers in Addison Place
Two boys playing cops and robbers with a toy gun in Addison Place, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Lambeth Palace garden party

Lambeth Palace garden party
A group of people sit drinking tea and chatting politely at a Lambeth Palace garden party, in aid of the Missions to Seamen charity. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Women on a street in Rome

Women on a street in Rome
Women sitting and standing on a pavement in a street in Rome. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Wedding at Addison Place, London

Wedding at Addison Place, London
A wedding taking place at Addison Place, London. The bride and groom pose on the steps for their photograph, while the guests gather on the right. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Boy keeping goal in Southam Street, London

Boy keeping goal in Southam Street, London

Background image1956 Collection: General view of Southam Street, London

General view of Southam Street, London
A general view of Southam Street, North Kensington, London, with various adults and children. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Cathedral of St Martin, Lucca, Italy

Cathedral of St Martin, Lucca, Italy
View of the east facade of the Cathedral of St Martin (Duomo San Martino) in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. The building was begun in 1063, and has both Romanesque and Gothic features

Background image1956 Collection: Bottle kiln, the Potteries, Staffordshire

Bottle kiln, the Potteries, Staffordshire
Close-up view of a bottle kiln in the Potteries, Staffordshire. Dating from the 18th century, there were at one time over 4000 of these kilns all over the Staffordshire area

Background image1956 Collection: Three old men in St Peters Square, Rome

Three old men in St Peters Square, Rome
Three old men pass the time of day in St Peters Square, Rome. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Boy and girl playing street cricket

Boy and girl playing street cricket
A boy gets ready to bat and a girl gets ready to field during a game of cricket in Addison Place, North Kensington, London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Changing scenery for the NSDF

Changing scenery for the NSDF
Changing scenery after a performance ready for the next days rehearsal, as part of the National Student Drama Festival. The NSDF was founded in 1956 by the Sunday Times arts columnist Kenneth

Background image1956 Collection: Policeman in Southam Street, London

Policeman in Southam Street, London
A policeman speaks to a resident through her open window in Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Another resident stands in the doorway, hand on hip, looking on rather disdainfully. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Adventures of Rene Cutforth

Adventures of Rene Cutforth
The Adventures of Rene Cutforth. Artwork for Lilliput magazine by Raymond Sheppard Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: View of Palermo, Sicily

View of Palermo, Sicily
A view of Palermo, capital of Sicily, with a storm gathering over the mountains. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Boys playing football, Harrow Road area

Boys playing football, Harrow Road area
Two boys playing football against a large brick wall in a street in the Harrow Road area, Paddington, London. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: The London Group art exhibition

The London Group art exhibition
Scene at the opening of an art exhibition by The London Group of artists. Date: 1956

Background image1956 Collection: Couple jiving, North Kensington

Couple jiving, North Kensington
A young couple jiving at a Youth Club in North Kensington, London. Date: 1956




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