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Background imageCommunity Collection: 1953 Coronation street party

1953 Coronation street party
Photograph of a childrens street party in an unidentified but bunting adorned location, with children enjoying some teatime treats and parents

Background imageCommunity Collection: Group of Toda men, southern India

Group of Toda men, southern India
Group of Toda men, belonging to a small pastoral community living on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in southern India. circa 1890s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Men drawing water from a well, India

Men drawing water from a well, India. circa 1890s

Background imageCommunity Collection: A Bohra merchant, Bombay (Mumbai), India

A Bohra merchant, Bombay (Mumbai), India, belonging to the Gujarati-speaking Muslim community. circa 1890s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Toda man, southern India

Toda man, southern India
A Toda man, belonging to a small pastoral community living on the isolated Nilgiri plateau in southern India. circa 1890s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Bohra women, Bombay (Mumbai), India

Bohra women, Bombay (Mumbai), India
Two young Bohra women of Bombay (Mumbai), India. They belong to the Gujarati-speaking Muslim community. circa 1890s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Group of Bheels (Bhels), Sindh, India (now Pakistan)

Group of Bheels (Bhels), Sindh, India (now Pakistan)
Group of Bheels (Bhels, Bhils), members of a Sindhi tribe in Sindh, India (now Pakistan). They are a Hindu tribal community found mainly in the Tharparkar District. circa 1890s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Monastery of Mar Saba, Holy Land

Monastery of Mar Saba, Holy Land

Background imageCommunity Collection: Communal water tank, China

Communal water tank, China. circa 1890

Background imageCommunity Collection: A District Nurse

A District Nurse standing in the doorway of her single-storey thatched cottage circa 1910s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Medication time at old peoples home

Medication time at old peoples home
At an old peoples home in Daventry, a nurse with a tray of medicines arrives at a table where old women are having tea, to supply them with the correct pills. Date: 1964

Background imageCommunity Collection: Old lady in Slad, near Stroud, Gloucestershire

Old lady in Slad, near Stroud, Gloucestershire
A characterful old lady in a field during a village show in Slad, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Date: 1961

Background imageCommunity Collection: Childrens Day in Roundhay Park, Leeds

Childrens Day in Roundhay Park, Leeds
A crowded Roundhay Park in Leeds, Yorkshire, on Childrens Day. One little girl is sitting on a mans shoulders in order to see what is going

Background imageCommunity Collection: Presenting the prizes at the Slad village show

Presenting the prizes at the Slad village show
Two local dignitaries presenting the prizes at the Slad village show, near Stroud in Gloucestershire. Date: 1961

Background imageCommunity Collection: Spike Milligan at adventure playground opening

Spike Milligan at adventure playground opening
Spike Milligan (1918-2002), comedian and writer, at the opening of the Ampton Street Adventure Playground in the Kings Cross area of Central London. A group of children cluster round him

Background imageCommunity Collection: Brandon Estate, Southwark, London

Brandon Estate, Southwark, London
The Brandon Estate, a flagship 1960s council estate in Southwark, south east London. It has been a popular film location for a number of TV programmes, including Silent Witness

Background imageCommunity Collection: Communal water well, Calangute, Goa, India

Communal water well, Calangute, Goa, India
A communal well in Calangute, Goa, India, with children collecting water in various containers. Date: 1992

Background imageCommunity Collection: Adoption Society Meal

Adoption Society Meal
Mealtime for a group of National Adoption Society children. Date: 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Southam St (Mayne) 1961

Southam St (Mayne) 1961
Two ladies have a chat on the kerb as a mother heads off with her young child across the street and a stern faced woman walks home with the shopping. Date: 1961

Background imageCommunity Collection: Adoption Society Bath

Adoption Society Bath
A National Adoption Society little girls helps a nurse to give her younger brother a bath. Date: 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Street Corner / 1956 / Mayne

Street Corner / 1956 / Mayne
A little girl turns to look back down the road on the corner of Southam Street, North Kensington, London as two older ladies stop to talk below a streetlamp. Date: 1956

Background imageCommunity Collection: Blowing Bubbles

Blowing Bubbles
A group of orphan children blowing bubbles around a table in the gardens of the Foundling Hospital, Guildford Street, London, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Foundling Toddlers

Foundling Toddlers

Background imageCommunity Collection: Foundlings at Play

Foundlings at Play
Children playing outdoors at the Foundling Hospital site in Guildford Street, London. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Fern Street Settlement

Fern Street Settlement
Poor working class children in Londons East End, queueing up for the Fern Street Settlement : : A delighted little girl holding up two settlement toy bundles! Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Devon Well 1930S

Devon Well 1930S
A country lass fetches water from the well in Milton Coombe, South Devon, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Adoption Society Babies

Adoption Society Babies

Background imageCommunity Collection: Adoption Society Boy

Adoption Society Boy
A nurse at the National Adoption Society playing with a little boy in a bobble hat with his toy elephant on wheels. Date: 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Female Chimney Sweep

Female Chimney Sweep
Londons only female chimney sweep, and a sturdy lass she looks, too! Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Fern Street Settlement

Fern Street Settlement
Poor working class children in Londons East End, queueing up for the Fern Street Settlement : : Delighted little girls, playing with their settlement toys. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Playing on Street / Mayne

Playing on Street / Mayne
A group of boys and young lads out on the street at Brindley Road, London. It seems likely that a football is just out of shot. Date: 1957

Background imageCommunity Collection: Southam St / 1957 (Mayne)

Southam St / 1957 (Mayne)
Women of two generations stop to talk on Southam Street, North Kensington Date: 1957

Background imageCommunity Collection: Village Pump, Java

Village Pump, Java
Native drawing water from the village pump, Java, Indonesia. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: St Stephens Gardens

St Stephens Gardens
Looking down on St Stephens Gardens in West London with its roadworks, cars and children playing Date: 1962

Background imageCommunity Collection: Egyptian Water Seller

Egyptian Water Seller
An Egyptian water seller sells water to a young woman and her child on the streets of Cairo. He cries oh may one refresh thy heart as he goes about his vital business. Date: 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Sunbathing Foundlings

Sunbathing Foundlings
At the Foundling Hospital site in Guildford Street, London, is a sunbathing centre for tiny Londoners, where many babies enjoy sunbathing, supervised by a childminder. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Old Woman sifting through roadside rubbish - Manchester 1973

Old Woman sifting through roadside rubbish - Manchester 1973
An old woman wearing a headscarf sifts through the rubbish and detritus in the scrub wasteland left by the clearing of a row of slum terraced houses in Manchester

Background imageCommunity Collection: Pyramid Flats, Paris

Pyramid Flats, Paris
A model of a series of blocks of flats in the shape of the Egyptian pyramids, Paris, France. Date: 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Roman Goddess Fountain

Roman Goddess Fountain
One of the many fountains of Rome, Italy, adorned with a sculpture of a Roman goddess clutching her breast. Date: 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Virgins Well, Bethlehem

Virgins Well, Bethlehem
Children water carriers with jars on their heads at the Virgins Well, Bethlehem. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Water Carrier, Palestine

Water Carrier, Palestine
A little girl water carrier with the water jar on her head, Palestine. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: Babies Home

Babies Home
Nurses with a pramful of small children from Hutchison House Babies Home. Date: early 1930s

Background imageCommunity Collection: SEAMENs MISSION 1930S

SEAMENs MISSION 1930S

Background imageCommunity Collection: Collecting on Cradle Day

Collecting on Cradle Day
A policeman puts some money in a charity box on Cradle Day in London. Nurses collect money for the babies and infants they care for. Date: 1931

Background imageCommunity Collection: Beggar on Steps

Beggar on Steps
This beggar curled up at the bottom of some steps is actually a dummy. Date: early 1930s




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