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Kent Collection

Background imageKent Collection: Recruitment Poster - British Military 1900

Recruitment Poster - British Military 1900
THE BUFFS EAST KENT REGIMENT, 1900 (c). Poster, artist unknown, published for the Ministry of Defence, 1900 (c). Recruitment poster with uniform studies of soldiers from 1572 to 1896

Background imageKent Collection: Balloon ascent from Seal, near Sevenoaks, Kent

Balloon ascent from Seal, near Sevenoaks, Kent
Preparing a balloon for ascent from the Village of Seal, near Sevenoaks, Kent, during which Mr P Cornillot achieved horizontal steering at different heights. 23 August 1825

Background imageKent Collection: Mr Green on horseback with his balloon

Mr Green on horseback with his balloon
Article and illustration, Ascension of Mr Green with his Balloon, on Horseback, on Tuesday from the Eagle Tavern, City Road, with an Account of his Descent at Beckenham in Kent. 1828

Background imageKent Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, seaplane Scipio

Imperial Airways Poster, seaplane Scipio
Imperial Airways Poster, showing a diagrammatic drawing of the seaplane Scipio, one of the new Kent class, for use on the trans-Mediterranean service. 1931

Background imageKent Collection: Charles Greens Nassau balloon over Medway, Kent

Charles Greens Nassau balloon over Medway, Kent
View of Charles Greens Nassau balloon with several passengers, flying over the River Medway in Kent. 7 November 1836

Background imageKent Collection: International Air Display and Races Poster

International Air Display and Races Poster
Poster, International Air Display and Races at Lympne, near Hythe, Kent, organised by the Cinque Ports Flying Club. September 1934

Background imageKent Collection: Royal childrens fashion - Nursery woollies knitting booklet

Royal childrens fashion - Nursery woollies knitting booklet
Front cover of a knitting booket, with patterns based on fashions worn by children in the royal family and featuring portraits of Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II)

Background imageKent Collection: Fox hunt near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Fox hunt near Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Two people on horseback, taking part in a fox hunt near Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Date: 1962

Background imageKent Collection: The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
The Pantiles, an affluent collonaded shopping area of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Queen Anne paid for the area to be paved (with pantiles ) after her son fell over on the Collonade. Date: c.1950

Background imageKent Collection: Granpop Makes Whoopee for the Royal Wedding

Granpop Makes Whoopee for the Royal Wedding
Lawson Woods own tribute to the 1934 royal wedding between Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece, showing his orang utan character

Background imageKent Collection: The Duchess of Kent, Queen Victorias mother

The Duchess of Kent, Queen Victorias mother
Princess Viktoria of Saxe-Coburg, later H.R.H. Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), mother of Queen Victoria. Formerly Victoria of Saxe-Coburg

Background imageKent Collection: Envelope from the Titanic

Envelope from the Titanic
An envelope, postmarked Southampton, 10 April 1912, addressed to Irvine Aitchison Esq of Sherwood, Beckenham, Kent. It contained a letter from his fiancee on White Star Line RMS Titanic headed paper

Background imageKent Collection: Cover design for map of Chatham and Maidstone

Cover design for map of Chatham and Maidstone
Cover design for an Ordnance Survey contoured road map of Chatham and Maidstone, Kent. 20th century

Background imageKent Collection: The Royal East Kent Regiment - Corporal

The Royal East Kent Regiment - Corporal
A Corporal of the East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Painting by Malcolm Greensmith Date: 1895

Background imageKent Collection: Fishermen with a catch of sprats at Deal, Kent

Fishermen with a catch of sprats at Deal, Kent
Fishermen with a catch of sprats on the beach at Deal, Kent. 20th century

Background imageKent Collection: Lady Mary Dorothea Hope

Lady Mary Dorothea Hope (1903 - 1995), later Lady Mary Herbert after her marriage to Sidney Herbert, 16th Earl of Pembroke in 1936. Shown here as a bridesmaid at the wedding of Captain E. W

Background imageKent Collection: Ramsgate, Kent - Habour scene with boats

Ramsgate, Kent - Habour scene with boats
Ramsgate, Kent - Harbour scene with fishing boats and pedestrians. circa 1900

Background imageKent Collection: A group of people hop picking in Kent

A group of people hop picking in Kent

Background imageKent Collection: Hop picking in Kent

Hop picking in Kent. circa 1910

Background imageKent Collection: Horse and cart with owner

Horse and cart with owner
Horse and cart in a field with a man, probably the owner, Es Briggs of North Foreland House, Broadstairs, Kent

Background imageKent Collection: View of The Stade, Folkestone Harbour, Kent

View of The Stade, Folkestone Harbour, Kent

Background imageKent Collection: Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, Kent

Background imageKent Collection: Lighthouse building at Dungeness, Kent

Lighthouse building at Dungeness, Kent

Background imageKent Collection: Poster advertising Commodore Cruises

Poster advertising Commodore Cruises between Ramsgate Harbour, Clacton Pier, Guernsey and Sark

Background imageKent Collection: Dog-Tor and Patient

Dog-Tor and Patient
One of Mrs. L. Goodwins (of All Saints Avenue, Kent, England) clever German Shepherd (Alsatian) dogs, playing nurse (or dog-tor) to another patient dog! Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: England / Penshurst

England / Penshurst
Terraced steps in a walled garden near the church in the village of Penshurst, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Building a Rollercoaster at Ramsgate

Building a Rollercoaster at Ramsgate
Huge scaffolding erected for the construction of a rollercoaster, part of the Merrie England funfair at Ramsgate, Kent, England. early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Sandwich Weavers

Sandwich Weavers
A woman weaver making woven fabric in Jasper Pearsons shop at Sandwich, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Hythe Canal 1934

Hythe Canal 1934
The Royal Military Canal at Hythe, Kent, England. Note the poster advertising The Mystery of Mr. X Date: 1934

Background imageKent Collection: London Tram

London Tram
A London tram, destination Abbey Wood via Old Kent Road. Date: 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: LILLIPUTIAN TRAIN

LILLIPUTIAN TRAIN
The Lilliputian steam locomotive train, in its day the smallest in the world, on the Romney, Hythe and District Railway, Kent, England, being spruced up for the holidays. Date: 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Daddy in the Stocks

Daddy in the Stocks
Delighted children put their father in the stocks at Birchington, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: School Play 1930S

School Play 1930S

Background imageKent Collection: An ideal walking holiday in Kent, with Cooks

An ideal walking holiday in Kent, with Cooks
Cover illustration for an ideal walking holiday in Kent, a quite different holiday, walking and weaving, with Cooks, showing a young couple walking arm in arm, with the Stair House Hotel

Background imageKent Collection: England / Downe 1930S

England / Downe 1930S
The picturesque village of Downe, near Orpington, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Dymchurch Light Railway

Dymchurch Light Railway
A locomotive on the The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway (a miniature railway), Kent, England, pulling out of a station. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Canterbury Weavers

Canterbury Weavers
Women weavers weaving at their looms in Canterbury, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: The Leather Bottle pub, Cobham, Kent

The Leather Bottle pub, Cobham, Kent
View of The Leather Bottle pub in Cobham Street, Cobham, near Gravesend, Kent. At one time it was known as The Pickwick Leather Bottle Hotel through its association with Charles Dickens book

Background imageKent Collection: Family of Hop Pickers

Family of Hop Pickers
A family of hop pickers, including a baby, children, adults and grandmother, stop work for a break and something to eat and drink Date: late 1920s

Background imageKent Collection: Hythe Station

Hythe Station
Smartly-dressed adults and children watch a steam train pulling out of Hythe station, near Folkestone, Kent. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Richborough Excavations

Richborough Excavations
Excavations at Richborough, Kent, England, known to the Romans as Rutupiae. It was here that the Roman legions assembled during the Claudian Invasion of A.D. 43. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Barfreston Church

Barfreston Church
The wheel window on the East wall of the tiny Church of St. St. Nicholas, Barfreston, Kent, England, famous for being one of Englands best preserved Norman churches. Date: 12th century

Background imageKent Collection: Working Horse Lunch

Working Horse Lunch
A little girl in a bathing costume feeds a working horse at the seaside, probably Ramsgate or Margate, Kent, England. Date: early 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Girls on Donkeys 1920S

Girls on Donkeys 1920S
Three thoroughly modern girls in their swimming costumes, taking a ride on Wilfred and Squeak, two donkeys, on the beach at Ramsgate, Kent, England. Date: late 1920s

Background imageKent Collection: Kentish Farmyard

Kentish Farmyard
A typical farmyard in Kent, England, with oast houses in the background. Date: 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Sandwich Toll Bridge

Sandwich Toll Bridge
The Toll Bridge at Sandwich Kent, England and the smart gentleman in a peaked cap who used to police it. Date: 1930s

Background imageKent Collection: Spinning Wool 1930S

Spinning Wool 1930S
Two old dames using combs and and a traditional spinning wheel to spin wool which will be used on a hand loom, Sandwich, Kent, England. Date: 1920s




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