On this day…

Dudley railway station 24th March 1951 West Midlands England Britain Vintage Dudley Station, with the auto-train from Dudley Port

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Dudley railway station in England’s West Midlands, photographed here on the 24th of March, 1951.

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The Victorian-era station was closed in July of 1964.

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The signal box of the now abandoned Settle Junction railway station in North Yorkshire, England, photographed on the 19th of March, 1983.

Settle Junction railway station signal box England. 19th march 1983. Black and White.

On this day: the aftermath of an air raid

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The British Army cleans up after an air raid on Birkenhead, England in this photograph dated the 15th of March, 1941.

The Blitz, Germany’s bombing offensive against the United Kingdom, ran from September 1940 to May 1941, and attacked London as well as the UK’s major ports and industrial cities.

On this day: London Library is Bombed

After a number of near misses, London Library was finally hit by German bombs on the 23rd of February, 1944.

The library, founded in 1841, is on St James’s Square.

On 23rd February 1944 The London Library came within a few feet of being totally destroyed. Bombed Second World War Two0241_-_The_Art_Room_19440238_-_

On 23rd February 1944 The London Library came within a few feet of being totally destroyed. Bombed Second World War Two

On 23rd February 1944 The London Library came within a few feet of being totally destroyed. Bombed Second World War Two 0238_-_The_Sackler_Study_1944

On this day: Burghley House in 1887

This image of Burghley House in Cambridgeshire, England was taken on the 31st of January, 1887.

The sixteenth-century house has been featured in numerous movies.

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Exterior of Burghley House, Cambridgeshire, viewed from the north-west.. Photograph taken on the 31st of January 1887.

January 1959

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.

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Aerial view of Alnwick, Northumberland, January 1959 Alnwick Castle England Britain Black and White Vintage