The newly established New Amsterdam Ballet in rehearsal under the direction of Mascha ter Weeme. 24th September 1959.
Two years later the company would merge with Nederlands Ballet to form today’s Dutch National Ballet, directed by Sonia Gaskell until 1969.
This aerial photograph of Bamburgh Castle with its grounds blanketed in snow was taken in January of 1959.
The castle, in Northumberland, a county in north-east England, has been the site of a fortress for over 1500 years.
These aerial images of Alnwick Castle and the town of Alnwick blanketed in snow were taken in January of 1959.
Alnwick Castle is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, and was built following the Norman Conquest, with parts of the castle dating to around 1096.
The railway station in Aintree, England (famed for its racecourse), photographed on the 12th of June, 1959.
Today is our holiday for the Queen’s “official” birthday (though not her actual birthday). The tradition of celebrating the British monarch’s birthday around summer began with King George II in 1748, largely to ensure fine weather for the occasion.
The Queen in 1959
Wallingford Station in Oxfordshire, England is photographed here on the 26th of March, 1959. Opened in 1866, today the railway is part of a heritage service.
Trains line up in County Antrim in Northern Ireland on the 5th of September, 1959. X
This 1959 kitchen looks like something out of a science fiction fantasy from eighty years ago!