Christmas Morning (1885) by British painter Charles William Mansel Lewis
17th October 1918: Officers at the General Headquarters of the Anti-aircraft School of Britain’s Royal Artillery.
After more than four years of fighting, the First World War would be over less than a month after this picture was taken.
On the 18th of September, 1955, Britain claimed Rockall. Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the uninhabited granite islet is 370 kilometres east of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
In the image above Lt. Cdr. Scott RN raises the Union Flag with the words:
‘In the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, I hereby take possession of this Island of Rockall.’
Royal Marine Commando Cpl. Alexander A. Fraser stands beside him.
In March, 1943 a 170-foot wave crashing into the islet was photographed by the Royal Air Force.
4th August 1918: British soldiers in Ranchicourt, France hold a service to mark the fourth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The British Army military band stands in the foreground.
The only undisputed portrait of Emily Brontë, painted by her brother.
English writer Emily Brontë, famous for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, was born on the 30th of July, 1818.
Her famous book was first published in 1847. Brontë died the following year, at only thirty years of age.
Her Majesty, The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh greet crowds in Whitefriargate in Kingston upon Hull, England, during celebrations for her Silver Jubilee. 13th July 1977.
This photograph is dated the 20th of May, 1961, and is of Buckley Junction Station.
Buckley, a village in the Flintshire region of Wales, is known for its distinct dialect. The unique way of speech is dying out as people come and go from the area.