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Nostalgic Collection

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Rambles in South Devon - 1930s

Rambles in South Devon - 1930s
Front cover of a guide to rambling in South Devon showing a couple enjoying a rest amid open skies and a patchwork quilt of fields, with the sea and coastline just visible beyond. Date: c.1935

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Spangles Coronation advertisement

Spangles Coronation advertisement
Lovely advertisement for Spangles fruit sweets - the sweet way to go gay - showing a crowd excitedly watching the Coronation and waving flags. Date: 1953

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Play the Game Football book cover

Play the Game Football book cover
Front cover of a book depicting a young boy kicking a football on the front cover. Date: c.1941

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Children kissing

Children kissing
Charming photograph of two children, perhaps a brother and sister, sitting in a wicker chair in a garden and exchanging a friendly kiss. Date: c.1925

Background imageNostalgic Collection: An elephant with holidaymakers at Butlins, Filey

An elephant with holidaymakers at Butlins, Filey
A crowd of holidaymakers at Butlins holiday camp, Filey, pose with an obliging elephant. Date: c.1959

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Street scene near St Pauls Cathedral, London

Street scene near St Pauls Cathedral, London. 20th century

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Playing at Indians by May Smith

Playing at Indians by May Smith
A group of children play at being native American Indians while camping in a woodland glade. Date: c.1916

Background imageNostalgic Collection: The birthday surprise

The birthday surprise
A small girl stands on a cushion in order to savour the sight and aroma of a plate full of cakes, presumably made for her birthday. Date: c.1920

Background imageNostalgic Collection: The new baby

The new baby
A lovely baby with ruddy cheeks wearing sweet beribboned jacket, reaches out her hand in excitement. Date: 1929

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Baby in high chair

Baby in high chair
An elegantly dressed mother attends to her chubby, blonde baby who sits in a highchair as she has her bunny rabbit slippers put on. Date: 1927

Background imageNostalgic Collection: Anon. Feeding the Birdies 1916

Anon. Feeding the Birdies 1916
Two small children, smartly dressed in coats, leggings and matching hat feed a small flock of tiny birds bread crumbs in the snow. Date: 1916

Background imageNostalgic 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 imageNostalgic Collection: Elizabethan style Christmas card by Ethel Parkinson

Elizabethan style Christmas card by Ethel Parkinson
A Christmas card by Ethel Parkinson, showing a young couple dressed in Elizabethan style costume in a snowy landscape. The greeting reads

Background imageNostalgic 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 imageNostalgic Collection: SNOW / LEEDS 1952

SNOW / LEEDS 1952
A picturesque snowy scene in a park in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1952



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