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Kensington Collection

Background imageKensington Collection: Mersey Street, West London

Mersey Street, West London
A view of Mersey Street, North Kensington, London, with a woman and three children. The street looks very run down, and there is an auction sale sign on the terraced housing to the left. Date: 1960

Background imageKensington Collection: Airship, the Eagle, on display in London

Airship, the Eagle, on display in London
Engineering drawing of an airship, on display to the public at the Grounds of the Aeronautical Society, Victoria Road, opposite Kensington Gardens, London. With descriptive text below. 1835

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys pushing a car, Princedale Road, Kensington, London

Boys pushing a car, Princedale Road, Kensington, London
A group of boys giving a car a push start in Princedale Road, North Kensington, London. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Scene in the Lounge, Prince of Wales Hotel, London

Scene in the Lounge, Prince of Wales Hotel, London
Scene in the Lounge of the Prince of Wales Hotel, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London, with elegant people taking afternoon tea. early 20th century

Background imageKensington Collection: Man tending garden in Princes Place, London

Man tending garden in Princes Place, London
An elderly man tending a front garden in Princes Place, North Kensington, West London. Date: 1963

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Two boys playing Knock em Down in a London street

Two boys playing Knock em Down in a London street

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys in the gym at Hill House School, Kensington

Boys in the gym at Hill House School, Kensington
A group of young boys enjoying a games session in the gymnasium at Hill House Pre-Preparatory School, Kensington, London. Date: 1961

Background imageKensington Collection: Two little girls dancing in Kensal Road, London

Two little girls dancing in Kensal Road, London
Two little girls dancing together on the pavement in Kensal Road, North Kensington, West London. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Botanical Sketchbook -- Common Tormentil

Botanical Sketchbook -- Common Tormentil. 1920s

Background imageKensington Collection: The Round Pond angler in silhouette

The Round Pond angler in silhouette
A small child with a fishing net amuses himself at the Round Pond, Kensington Gardens, London. Date: 1926

Background imageKensington Collection: Children in Kensington Gardens in silhouette

Children in Kensington Gardens in silhouette
Charming scene showing two children in Kensington Gardens, London during the 1920s. Date: 1926

Background imageKensington Collection: Couple walking near Natural History Museum, London

Couple walking near Natural History Museum, London
A couple walking along the pavement opposite the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, London. Date: 1961

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Two forms of transport on a London bridge

Two forms of transport on a London bridge -- a double decker bus on the left, a horse and cart on the right. The bus is on Route 33A, serving Sheen, Hammersmith, Kensington, Piccadilly Circus

Background imageKensington Collection: London bus during the General Strike

London bus during the General Strike, Route 1, destined for Kensington Church, the Aldwych and Notting Hill Gate. Alongside the driver, on the outside of the vehicle

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys playing with tyres

Boys playing with tyres
Three boys playing with rubber tyres in Heathfield Street, off Portland Road, North Kensington, London. Date: 1958

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Boy with cricket bat in Addison Place

Boy with cricket bat in Addison Place
A boy with a determined expression on his face wields a cricket bat in Addison Place, North Kensington, London. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Swinging girl in Southam Street, London

Swinging girl in Southam Street, London
A girl swings on a piece of rope tied to a lamp post in Southam Street, North Kensington, London, aided and abetted by her friend

Background imageKensington Collection: Girl with cat in Southam Street, London

Girl with cat in Southam Street, London
A girl in Southam Street, North Kensington, London, holds a cat to her upturned face and kisses it. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys with football, North Kensington

Boys with football, North Kensington
Five boys on the street in North Kensington, pausing from their game of football. The one in the foreground looks as if hes had enough and is walking away. Date: 1958

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Latimer Road underground station

Latimer Road underground station
Outside Latimer Road underground station in North Kensington, West London -- the road is cut across by a huge railway bridge, as this particular station isn t actually under the ground. Date: 1960

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys playing bows and arrows with a car

Boys playing bows and arrows with a car
A group of naughty boys play bows and arrows outside and inside a rather nice looking shiny black car in the North Kensington area of London. Hopefully it is with the owners permission! Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Men in Southam Street, London

Men in Southam Street, London
A group of men coming out of a house in Southam Street, North Kensington, London. Two men in the foreground are sorting out some cash. Date: 1959

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Boys drinking school milk

Boys drinking school milk
Three boys at Gibbs Pre-Preparatory School, Kensington, London, drinking the traditional mid-morning bottle of milk, which was eventually done away with by Mrs Thatcher ten years later. Date: 1961

Background imageKensington Collection: Bowling in Addison Place

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

Background imageKensington Collection: Children at Wetherby School

Children at Wetherby School
Children in a classroom at Wetherby Pre-Preparatory School, South Kensington, London. One thoughtful little boy is looking straight at the camera rather than getting on with his lesson. Date: 1962

Background imageKensington Collection: West Indian girl in North Kensington

West Indian girl in North Kensington
A West Indian girl in a North Kensington street, standing near some boys fighting in the roadway. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Boy hanging from a wall in Southam Street, London

Boy hanging from a wall in Southam Street, London
A boy hangs from a wall in Southam Street, North Kensington, London -- perhaps he is trying to retrieve a lost football. The wall is in rough concrete, with writing chalked on it. Date: 1958

Background imageKensington Collection: Schoolboys sketching dinosaur skeleton

Schoolboys sketching dinosaur skeleton
Two schoolboys sit on folding stools in the Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, sketching a large skeleton of the Triceratops Prorsus which is on display in front of them. Date: 1960

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

Boy keeping goal in Southam Street, London

Background imageKensington Collection: Girls larking about in North Kensington, London

Girls larking about in North Kensington, London
A group of young women lark about on the pavement in a street in North Kensington, London, while two young men watch and smile. Date: 1959

Background imageKensington 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 imageKensington Collection: Corner of Southam Street, London

Corner of Southam Street, London
A corner of Southam Street, North Kensington, London. A young boy looks straight at the camera, while various adults go about their business. Date: 1961

Background imageKensington Collection: Street scene in North Kensington

Street scene in North Kensington
A street scene in North Kensington. A smiling woman crosses the road with a baby in a pram and another child at her side; two women chat on the steps in the background

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys playing in North Kensington

Boys playing in North Kensington
Four boys playing with a large piece of ironwork on a street in North Kensington, London. A girl watches them, wondering what they are going to do with it. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Woman with toddler in Southam Street, London

Woman with toddler in Southam Street, London
A middle aged woman with a toddler in Southam Street, North Kensington, London. A sign warns traffic that this is a play street

Background imageKensington Collection: Welcome Cafe, North Kensington

Welcome Cafe, North Kensington
View of the aptly named Welcome Cafe, on the corner of Walmer Road and Oldham Road in North Kensington, London. The street is deserted, and the shabby old building is up for sale. Date: 1960

Background imageKensington Collection: Bicycles and chalk marks, Portland Road

Bicycles and chalk marks, Portland Road
Boys playing an interesting game with bicycles and chalk marks in the roadway in Portland Road, North Kensington, London. (1 of 2) Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Boys playing cricket in Addison Place

Boys playing cricket in Addison Place
Two boys getting ready to catch a high flying cricket ball in Addison Place, North Kensington, London. Date: 1957

Background imageKensington Collection: Teacher and boys at Gibbs Pre-Prep School

Teacher and boys at Gibbs Pre-Prep School
A teacher sits on a piano stool with an upright piano behind him to teach a class of boys at Gibbs Pre-Preparatory School, Kensington, London. Date: 1962




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