A former Great Western Railway station designed by I.K. Brunel, built in the 1840s and restored in 1990. Photographed shortly after restoration, which included having extensive graffiti removal from this listed Grade II* building.
Vaynor Quarries, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK. The quarries were opened in 1847 to supply limestone to the Cyfarthfa Ironworks Works in Merthyr. The site remains open (2011) owned by Hanson Aggregates.
Hereford station; railway; railways; train; diesel multiple unit; class 158; British Rail; BR; 1990s; 1990’s; 1993
RAILWAYS, DIESEL MULTIPLE UNIT RAILWAYS, ARCHITECTURE Class 158 158822 diesel multiple unit comprising the BR Regional Railways Cardiff to Manchester Piccadilly service waiting to leave Hereford Station at just before 9am on 17th April, 1993
affluent; houses; housing; residential; South Kensington; London; UK; 1960s; 1960’s; 60s; 60’; 1968; high viewpoint
South Kensington View, London UK. Taken from the top, 4th floor of 33 Cranley Gardens, just off Fulham Road looking out over Elm Place. Lecky Street can be seen bottom left. The large building on the right is a block on Fulham Road, the nearest is 124 Fulham Road. The steeple is of St. Paul's, Onslow Square. Immediately to the left of St Paul's is the Brompton Oratory. The ornate open dome structure to the left of Brompton Oratory is the Victoria & Albert Museum. To the right of St Paul's, Onslow Square, in the distance, is the Post Office Tower (now BT Tower).
1980s; architecture; Berkshire; Britain; Edwardian; England; Great Britain; industrial; power station; Queen's Road; Reading; Reading Corporation; road; road markings; Southern England; streetscape; town; tramroad; UK; United Kingdom
Reading Corporation Tramways Power Station building, Queen's Road, Reading, Berkshire, UK – 1989. This Edwardian industrial building was built in 1903 and demolished in 1998 to make way for the Oracle shopping centre. The large square plaque at the top of the roof has been incorporated into the wall of the new building.
1980s; architecture; Berkshire; brickwork; Britain; England; Great Britain; Huntley & Palmers; industrial; office block; offices; pavement; Reading; red brick; road; Southern England; streetscape; town; UK; United Kingdom; Victorian
Huntley & Palmers, Reading, Berkshire, UK – a Victorian office block, later converted into the Huntley & Palmers recreation club. The building has now (2011) been converted into social housing. The Art Deco flower bed in the foreground no longer remains.
1980s; architecture; Berkshire; brickwork; Britain; flats; Great Britain; King's Road; pavement; Reading; Southern England; streetscape; town; UK; United Kingdom; wall
Block of flats on King's Road Reading, Berkshire, UK. The flats were built in 1980 by Reading Council. Trees have now grown up to screen King's Road from the flats. The steps in the foreground access the canal towpath.
1980s; architecture; Art Deco; Berkshire; brickwork; Britain; British; England; Great Britain; Huntley & Palmer's; masonry; offices; Reading; red brick; Southern England; streetscape; town; UK; United Kingdom; wall; windows
Huntley & Palmers Art Deco Offices, Reading, Berkshire, UK ? this office block was built in the 1930s, and demolished in the early 1990s to make way for a retail development. At the time of the photograph the building was occupied by the Nabisco Group, the parent company of Huntley & Palmers.
1980s; Berkshire; Britain; bus; bus lane; cars; Great Britain; office block; offices; one-way road; pavement; Reading; road; road markings; Southern England; street lighting; streetscape; town; traffic; UK; United Kingdom
King's Road, Reading, Berkshire, UK, in 1987. On the right is the Nabisco offices (Huntley and Palmer offices built in the 1930s) these offices were demolished in the early 1990s. Forbury Road, on the right just beyond the offices, is now (2011) a dual carriageway. A junction now exists (where the bus is in the photo) with a new road constructed to the left. The new office block to let is Abbey Gardens.
architecture; automobile; automobiles; British Rail; car; car park; cars; Central England; England; overcast; railway; rain; Shrewsbury Station; station; station forefront; UK; United Kingdom; vehicles; streetscape
Shrewsbury Station, Shropshire, England, UK, showing the front of the station and car park and Castle Foregate (the street on the left)
Fishermen's Cottages at Birling Gap, Sussex, UK; These fisherman cottages were built in 1876 but coastal erosion of the soft chalk cliffs (71cm a year) has led to the gradual demolition of the houses as they become threatened with collapse. Since this photo was taken the 2 houses nearest the sea have been demolished.
1980s; architecture; Britain; British; British Rail; car park; cars; city; diesel locomotive; England; Great Britain; office block; passenger train; railway; railway station; railways; Southern England; streetscape; town; UK; United Kingdom
Guildford Railway Station and central Guildford 1983 as seen from Guildford Park Road, looking south east. Extensive development and redevelopment has taken place since, to both the station and central Guildford. A Manchester to Portsmouth train is at the station with Class 47 locomotive, 47444 "University of Nottingham" at the head of the train. The foreground station car park and railway sidings are still in place.
Waterloo Bridge; National Film Theatre; London; River Thames; South Bank; Sir Gilbert Scott; streetscape; Historic photo; 1960s; 1969; 1960's; 60s; 60's
Waterloo Bridge in 1969; Designed by Sir Gilbert Scott, the bridge was built 1942-45 by a largely female workforce. The National Film Theatre ( now the BFI Southbank) was built under the bridge and opened in 1957. The young trees planted are now fully mature.
Airbus; Airbus Industrie; A300; A300B2-1A; 3rd prototype; F-WUAD; widebody; airliner; jetliner; aircraft; aeroplane; airplane; twin-engine; Farnborough International 1976; 1970s; 1970's; FI1976; UK; Great Britain; Royal Aircraft Establishment; RAE; control tower; landing; monochrome; IPSV2811; IPSV2803; IPSV0517; IPSV0259; IPSV2804; IPSV0243; IPSV0519; IPSV5478
Airbus A300B2-1A F-WUAD landing at the Farnborough International Airshow, UK, on 8th September, 1976. F-WUAD was the third prototype A300 built. The A300 is a widebodied, twin-engine airliner. The A300 made its first flight in 1972 and entered airline service in 1974. Production ceased in 2007. In the background is the Royal Aircraft Establishment
Grumman; F-14A; Tomcat; US Navy; USN; Farnborough International 1976; 1970s; 1970's; jet; fast jet; fighter; airplane; aeroplane; aircraft; landing; swing-wing; variable sweep; variable geometry; FI1976; runway; A shed; RAE; IPSV0178; IPSV0243; IPSV0177; IPSV0915; IPSV0519; IPSV5478
Grumman F-14A Tomcat 159855 landing at Farnborough International Airshow, England, UK on 8th September 1976. In the background are the famous Farnborough "A Shed". The F-14A was developed for the US Navy and was in service from 1974 until 2006. The F14 is still flying (2010) with the Iran Air Force (the planes were supplied when the US and Iran were on friendly terms).
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar at Farnborough International Airshow, England, UK. The TriStar is a three engined, wide-bodied jet airliner using Rolls Royce RB211-524B engines. Seen here is Gulf Air TriStar A40-TY.
chemical storage; storage tank; pipes; pipework; gas works; gasworks; coal gas; gasification plant; industrial works; North Thames Gasworks; Slough; Berkshire; England; UK; British; industry; historic photo; 1970; 1970s; 1970's
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Storage tank and pipework at North Thames Gasworks at Slough, Berkshire, England, UK; this gasworks was a modern (in 1960's) works producing Coal Gas before the widespread introduction of Natural (North Sea) Gas in the late 1960's; the coloured pipework transport different chemical by-products from the gasification to storage tanks.
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Part of the coal gasification plant at North Thames Gasworks at Slough, Berkshire, England, UK; this gasworks was a modern (in 1960's) works producing Coal Gas before the widespread introduction of Natural (North Sea) Gas in the late 1960's; the coloured pipework transport different chemical by-products from the gasification to storage tanks.
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Front of Danny, Sussex, England UK; Retirement flats for the elderly in country houses run by Mutual Household Association (later the Country Houses Association, the successor of the MHA, which went into liquidation in 2003)
Pythouse; Wiltshire; England; UK; country house; residential; retirement; flats; elderly; Mutual Households; Association; Country Houses Association
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Side of Pythouse, Wiltshire, England UK; built circa 1725, and was rebuilt in 1805; retirement flats for the elderly in country houses run by Mutual Household Association in 1975 (later the Country Houses Association, the successor of the MHA, which went into liquidation in 2003)
Albury Park House, Surrey, England UK; country house; residential; retirement; flats; elderly; Mutual Households; Association; Country Houses Association; 70s; 70's; 1970s; 1970's 1974
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Front of Albury Park House, Surrey, England UK; renouned for its 63 early 19th Century chimneys; retirement flats for the elderly in country houses run by Mutual Household Association in 1974 (later the Country Houses Association, the successor of the MHA, which went into liquidation in 2003)
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Whitefriars Glassworks, Harrow, Herts, UK; Furnace pots made from fireclay slowly drying with the heat from electric bulbs, prior to being installed in a furnace to produce molten glass. Historic photograph taken January, 1970. [For Image with cable in bottom right removed see image FOT684099]
THIS PHOTO IS AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY Whitefriars Glassworks, Harrow, Herts, UK; Furnace pots made from fireclay slowly drying with the heat from electric bulbs, prior to being installed in a furnace to produce molten glass. Historic photograph taken January, 1970 [DIGITAL ALTERATION â€“ electric cable in bottom right removed. For original image with cable in place see FOT694939]
Mature English Elm, or Atinian Elm (Ulmus procera) at Farnham Park, Surrey, UK in 1977, in early spring. By this time many of the English Elms in the UK had succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease. Mature English Elms only survive in a few locations, and are arguably not as majestic as those seen in the past.
Business premises located under railway arches in Portslade Road, Battersea, London, SW8, UK. Cars seen are a Morris Minor, Austin Cambridge and an Austin van. The building on the left is now (2010) used by a builders merchants, behind which is Stewarts Lane Motive Power Depot which maintains now Gatwick Express and Orient Express rolling stock.
89 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London, UK, built in the mid 1960s. In the foreground is the site of demolished industrial buildings on which the MI6 building is now built. On the left is Millbank Tower. Historic photo taken 1968
Cowie Square, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK. Aldershot Garrison married quarters built in the late 19th Century, empty awaiting demolition in March 1967. Cowie Square was one of several married quarters squares which included Grant Square, Napier Square, Cowie Square, Macadam Square and Somerset Square.
hand-made glass; skilled; worker; artisan; Whitefriars; Glassworks; Wealdstone; Hertfordshire; UK; England; black and white; monochrome; historic photo; 1970; 1970's
Producing hand-made glass at Whitefriars Glassworks, Wealdstone, Herts, UK; January, 1970 [DIGITAL ALTERATION – fine tuning of bleached background carried out on original negative just after photo was taken.]
Uddens; signal box; railway; level crossing; railway track; Dorset; West Moors; England; UK; derelict; abandoned; Dr Beeching; cuts; axe; historic; photo; 1960's; 1960s; 1968
Uddens Signal Box when derelict following closure as a result of the Beeching cuts. Uddens was on the Ringwood to Wimborne railway line near West Moors, in Dorset, England, UK; Historic photo taken 14th April, 1968
The original Pegasus Bridge over the Caen Canal, Normandy, France. The original Pegasus Bridge was the first piece of ground liberated by Allied forces on D-Day, 6th June, 1944. Original German 5cm KwK artillery piece in foreground. A new bridge replaced the original in 1994. Historic photo taken 1972.
Glass Furnace, Whitefriars Glassworks, Harrow, Herts, UK; The furnace pot (in the centre) has been charged with the raw materials and stopped up to enable the raw materials to fuse together in a molten state, ready for working into glassware. The smaller holes are for glassblowers reheating glass being worked. Whitefriars glassworks closed in 1980. Historic photo taken 1970
Replacing a fireclay furnace pot at Whitefriars Glassworks, London UK. The pre-heated pot has been placed in the furnace, and wet fireclay is being packed into the gaps. This dangerous job is being done by men who have drenched their clothes with water to prevent smoldering.
The Somerset and Dorset line between Bournemouth and Bath. Corfe Mullen signal box and waterworks buildings are in the background. The line was eventually closed to Bournemouth. The waterworks are all that remain.
Cwmystwyth Lead Mine, Ceredigion, Dyfed Wales, UK; Mill building derelict since the mine closed in 1921; photo taken 18th August, 1977. The site is now (in 2010) a site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Unfortunately, flytipping remains a problem.
railways; signal box; level crossing; wooden structure; Architecture; building; buildings; Southern Railway; British Railway; North Camp Station; England; UK; Britain; historic; photo
Signal box and level crossing at North Camp station, Hampshire, England UK; on former Southern Railway line from Reading to Guildford; one of the very few level crossings where the gates opened outwards; the signal box has been demolished and a road flyover now (2010) passes over the site; photograph taken 12.03.1968;
Quayside buildings on 17th May, 1972; including Shipping & Forwarding agents, formally The Britannia Inn, and Poole Arms pub with the front wall covered with tiles made by Carters of Poole; Poole Quay, Poole, Dorset, England UK;
Eddy Merckx; cycle racing; professional cycling; road race; 1970; 1970's; 1970s; World Championships; Leicester; England; UK; Britain; historic; photo;
The legendary Belgian Eddy Merckx riding in the 1970 World Championships Road Race, at Leicester, England UK, on 16th August, 1970, riding in Belgium national colours. Eddy Merckx won the World Road Race Championships in 1967, 1971 and 1974.