January 1953

January 1953: Evelyn Stillwell teaches a ballet class in Sarasota, Florida, USA.

Photographed by Charles Barron.

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On this day…

Frederick Farrand Trollope, aged almost three, in his Sunday best and holding a toy sabre. Photographed in Grafton on the 29th of December, 1878. New South Wales Australia VIctorian Era

Frederick Farrand Trollope, aged almost three, in his Sunday best and holding a toy sabre. Photographed in Grafton on the 29th of December, 1878.

On the Clarence River, in the north of New South Wales, Australia, Grafton received city status in 1885.

Wartime Christmas

English children evacuated during The Blitz eat their Christmas dinner in 1941 in a home for evacuees in Henley-on-Thames, a town along the River Thames in Oxfordshire.


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On this day: Churchill’s Grandson at Christmas

'English Father Christmas' presents Winston Churchill Jr., the Prime Minister's grandson, with a gift at a Christmas party at Admiralty House in London, 17 December 1942.'Father Christma


17th December 1942: Father Christmas presents British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s grandson – also named Winston – with a book of nursery rhymes for Christmas at a function at Admiralty House in London. The younger Winston was two at the time.

The younger Winston went on to become a Conservative politician. He married twice, had four children, and died of cancer in his late-sixties in 2010.