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Archive for September, 2015

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The best pictures of bicycle polo

Posted in Best pictures, Historical articles, History, London, Oddities, Sport on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of bicycle polo are striking images of this unusual sport.
The first picture shows a match at Crystal Palace.

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Bicycle Polo at the Crystal Palace by S Begg

The second picture shows a cycle game of polo.

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Jeux Cyclistes, Le Polo

The third picture shows bicycle polo in a picture history of bicycles.

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A wheel on the Highway – cycle polo (bottom, middle) by Eric Parker

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The best pictures of Victorian lady cyclists

Posted in Best pictures, Fashion, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Transport on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The best pictures of Victorian lady cyclists are striking images of bicycles and fashions.
The first picture shows confident lady cyclists.

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An early feminist called Amelia Bloomer encouraged women to wear shorter skirts so they could be more mobile, but to wear "bloomers" for modesty by Peter Jackson

The second picture shows ladies cycling in Battersea Park.

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Lady Cyclists in Battersea Park by S Begg

The third picture shows ladies riding three-wheelers.

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Female cyclists by S Cowell

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The best pictures of Sir Edward Elgar

Posted in Best pictures, Famous Composers, Historical articles, History, Music, Mystery, Puzzle, Royalty on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of Sir Edward Elgar are striking images of scenes from the great composer’s life and career.
The first picture shows Elgar as a boy working in his father’s music shop.

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Edward Elgar served in his father's music shop from the age of 12

The second picture shows Elgar and his wife.

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Edward Elgar and his wife, Alice by Roger Payne

The third picture shows Elgar and Edward VII.

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Edward VII is supposed to have suggested putting words to the famous tune in Pomp & Circumstance No 1, by Roger Payne

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The best pictures of the Three Choirs Festival

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, British Cities, Famous Composers, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Music, Religion on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of the Three Choirs Festival show a variety of images associated with the great choral celebration.
The first picture is of a performance in Worcester Cathedral.

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The Festival of the Three Choirs in Worcester Cathedral

The second picture is of Gloucester Cathedral.

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Gloucester Cathedral, where the Festival of the Three Choirs is held this year by T Griffiths

The third picture shows a festival performance in Hereford Cathedral.

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The Grand Musical Festival in Hereford Cathedral

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The best pictures of Sir Hubert Parry

Posted in Best pictures, Education, Famous Composers, Historical articles, History, London, Music on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of Sir Hubert Parry are portraits of the great English choral composer and professor of Music at both the Royal College of Music and Oxford University.
The first picture is a photographic portrait.

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Portrait of Sir Hubert Parry, English composer, teacher and historian of music

The second picture shows Parry on a cigarette card of 1914.

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Sir Hubert Parry

The third picture is a montage of a concert given by blind musicians which was conducted by Parry.

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The Concert given by Blind Pupils before the Prince and Princess of Wales at Queen's Hall conducted by Sir Hubert Parry (bottom, right), by Ralph Cleaver

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The best pictures of William Blake

Posted in Art, Artist, Arts and Crafts, Best pictures, Children, English Literature, Famous artists, Historical articles, History, Illustrators, London on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of William Blake are images of the poet and his work.
The first picture is a portrait of Blake.

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William Blake

The second picture shows a decorated page from one of his books.

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A page from "Songs of Innocence"

The third picture shows an engraving by Blake for a book translated by Mary Wollstonecraft.

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An illustration from Elements of Morality by C G Salzmann

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The best pictures of roses

Posted in Best pictures, Nature, Plants on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of roses are colourful images of beautiful varieties of rose.
The first picture shows the variety ‘Duke of Edinburgh’.

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Roses, the 'Duke of Edinburgh'

The second picture shows a single rose.

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The rose

The third picture shows a posy of roses.

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A posy of the queens of roseland

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The best pictures of the Botanic Gardens, Regent’s Park

Posted in Best pictures, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Leisure, London, Plants, Royalty on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of the Botanic Gardens in Regent’s Park are lively images of people and events in London’s social life.
The first picture shows an evening fete.

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Evening Fete of the Royal Botanic Society's Gardens, Regent's Park

The second picture shows a flower show.

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Show of Spring Flowers in the Botanic Gardens, Regent's Park by Arthur Hopkins

The third picture shows the prize-giving ceremony.

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Princess Mary of Teck distributing the prizes

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The best pictures of the disastrous explosion on Regent’s Canal

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Boats, Bravery, Disasters, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, News on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of the explosion on the Regent’s Canal are images of the ruined bridge and nearby buildings.
The first picture shows a general view of the scene with rescuers and survivors.

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The scene of the explosion on the Regent's Canal

The second picture shows the park-keeper’s part-ruined house.

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The explosion on the Regent's Canal; Residence of the park keeper after the explosion

The third picture shows the aftermath at the site of the disaster.

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The disaster on the Regent's Canal: half an hour after the explosion

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The best pictures of Regent’s Canal

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Engineering, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, London, Trade, Transport on Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The best pictures of Regent’s Canal are striking images of various stretches of the famous London waterway.
The first picture shows a tunnel entrance,

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West entrance to the tunnel, Regent's Canal, Islington, London

The second picture shows a double lock.

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The double lock and east entrance to the Islington Tunnel by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd

The third picture shows the canal in the City Basin.

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Regent's Canal, the City Basin, London by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd

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