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Background imagePeople Collection: Amy Johnson with her De Havilland Gipsy Moth Jason

Amy Johnson with her De Havilland Gipsy Moth Jason
Amy Johnson in Australia, 1930. She was one of the first women pilots to make headline news and held many records

Background imagePeople Collection: Captain Albert Ball VC DSO (2 bars) MC

Captain Albert Ball VC DSO (2 bars) MC
Captain Albert Ball VC DSO** MC

Background imagePeople Collection: Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen

Background imagePeople Collection: North American Harvard IIB

North American Harvard IIB (KF729) being flown by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1953

Background imagePeople Collection: Louis Bleriot in his Bleriot XI starting his cross channel flight, 1909

Louis Bleriot in his Bleriot XI starting his cross channel flight, 1909
On 25 July 1909 Frenchman Louis Bleriot flew from Les Baraques in France to Dover in England, becoming the first man to fly an aeroplane across the English Channel

Background imagePeople Collection: Willy Coppens de Houthulst

Willy Coppens de Houthulst, " The Balloon King"

Background imagePeople Collection: Alex Henshaw in the cockpit of a Spitfire

Alex Henshaw in the cockpit of a Spitfire
Alex Henshaw began his flying career winning air races. In 1939 he flew solo from England to South Africa and back, breaking several records as he did so

Background imagePeople Collection: Diners on the Southern Railway

Diners on the Southern Railway
The Steward checks the ladys order in a Southern Railway dining car

Background imagePeople Collection: Telephone enquiry exchange at London Bridge Station, 1934

Telephone enquiry exchange at London Bridge Station, 1934
An operator providing assistance to a caller at London Bridge Station

Background imagePeople Collection: Brighton Line electric coaches, 15 February 1933

Brighton Line electric coaches, 15 February 1933
A waiter serving tea in a Pullman carriage

Background imagePeople Collection: Durnsford Road Bridge

Durnsford Road Bridge
Children on Durnsford Road Bridge watching a three-car suburban electric train of the Southern Railway pass underneath

Background imagePeople Collection: Le Capitaine Georges Guynemer

Le Capitaine Georges Guynemer

Background imagePeople Collection: Lorimer, Feeny and Dewdney of 87 Squadron

Lorimer, Feeny and Dewdney of 87 Squadron
Pilot Officer R L Lorimer, Flying Officer G H J Feeny and Sergeant Thomas Dewdney of 87 Squadron, standing in front of a Gloster Gladiator at RAF Debden, 1938

Background imagePeople Collection: Pilots of 1 Squadron RAF

Pilots of 1 Squadron RAF
Pilots of 1 Squadron, including Wing Commander C W Hill, Flight Lieutenant E M Donaldson, Flying Officer H E C Boxer and Pilot Officer P P Hanks, RAF Tangmere, 1937

Background imagePeople Collection: James Doolittle on the float of his Curtiss R3C racer, 1925

James Doolittle on the float of his Curtiss R3C racer, 1925
Lieutenant General James H Doolittle is most famous for the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942 but had previously won the Schneider Trophy for the USA in 1925

Background imagePeople Collection: Jim Mollison

Jim Mollison was a record breaking pilot. He married Amy Johnson in 1932 and they were nicknamed the flying sweethearts. Their rivalry

Background imagePeople Collection: Carriage cleaning, Wimbledon Park 1926

Carriage cleaning, Wimbledon Park 1926
Southern Railway employees cleaning carriages at night at Wimbledon Park

Background imagePeople Collection: Three forms of travel

Three forms of travel
A rambler pauses while she is overtaken by a motorist in an Austin Six saloon and a Southern Railway express train on the embankment

Background imagePeople Collection: Children watching the Atlantic Coast Express

Children watching the Atlantic Coast Express. This is a composite photograph

Background imagePeople Collection: Rev Barham in Mardale Church

Rev Barham in Mardale Church
Rev Frederick H. J. Barham in Mardale Church

Background imagePeople Collection: Harvesting Norfolk reed

Harvesting Norfolk reed for use in thatching

Background imagePeople Collection: A sheep farm in the North of England

A sheep farm in the North of England, typical of many seen in parts of Yorkshire and the Lake District

Background imagePeople Collection: Airmen of Long Range Development Unit, with map, Upper Heyford, 1938

Airmen of Long Range Development Unit, with map, Upper Heyford, 1938
Airmen of the Long Range Development Unit, with map, RAF Upper Heyford, 1938

Background imagePeople Collection: Pullman passengers

Pullman passengers
Passengers boarding Southern Railway Pullman carriages at Victoria Station

Background imagePeople Collection: Waiting to set off

Waiting to set off
A mother anxiously hangs on to her son while he looks out of the carriage window

Background imagePeople Collection: Lord Anson at Wimbledon

Lord Anson at Wimbledon
The Mayor and Mayoress of Wimbledon on the footplate of Southern Railway Lord Nelson Class 4-6-0 locomotive Lord Anson with its designer Richard Edward Lloyd Maunsell (in bowler hat) close by

Background imagePeople Collection: Winstons Churchill 1925

Winstons Churchill 1925
Sir Winston Spencer Churchill when Chancellor of the Exchequer. The location is not recorded

Background imagePeople Collection: Lieutenant W. B. Rhodes-Moorhouse VC

Lieutenant W. B. Rhodes-Moorhouse VC
Lieutenant William Barnard Rhodes-Moorhouse VC

Background imagePeople Collection: Dublin Post Office

Dublin Post Office after the Easter Uprising, 1916

Background imagePeople Collection: Hunting with hounds

Hunting with hounds, possibly the Rockwood harriers of West Yorkshire, 1930s

Background imagePeople Collection: Romany children making clothes pegs

Romany children making clothes pegs, the caravan and horses in the background

Background imagePeople Collection: Tulip picking in Lincolnshire

Tulip picking in Lincolnshire

Background imagePeople Collection: Jean Pierre Blanchard

Jean Pierre Blanchard
Jean-Pierre Blanchard the first man to cross the English Channel by balloon on 7 January 1785, with Dr John Jeffries as passenger

Background imagePeople Collection: Breakfast

Breakfast on a Southern Railway service in the 1930s

Background imagePeople Collection: Ferry construction for the Southern Railway, Tyneside February 1934

Ferry construction for the Southern Railway, Tyneside February 1934
The construction of a new ferry for the Southern Railway at a shipyard on the River Tyne


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