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Beating the odds, from Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood to a Match at Hambledon in 1777, history has witnessed remarkable feats of determination

Background imageBeat Collection: Match at Hambledon / 1777

Match at Hambledon / 1777
A cricket match at Hambledon, Hampshire. The club was founded in 1750, and beat a strong All-England team in 1777. The early matches were played on Broadhalfpenny Down

Background imageBeat Collection: Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood

Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood
A policeman on the beat around a smart London square appears to be blissfully unaware of the cooks emerging from each house to gaze adoringly at him

Background imageBeat Collection: In 1581, Ivan beat his son, Ivan in a heated argument causing his sons death

In 1581, Ivan beat his son, Ivan in a heated argument causing his sons death. Depicted in the painting by Ilya Repin, Ivan the Terrible killing his son by Ilya Repin

Background imageBeat Collection: Life / Saint Patricks Day 1924

Life / Saint Patricks Day 1924
Two Irish men in tradition costume beat a drum carried between them as they march along on Saint Patricks Day

Background imageBeat Collection: West Brom Football Team

West Brom Football Team
WEST BROMWICH ALBION The team that beat Preston North End in the FA Cup Final at Kennington Oval, March 24th 1888, by 2-1

Background imageBeat Collection: Police in London

Police in London
Police officers on the radio in the street in London. Metropolitan Police

Background imageBeat Collection: Police Officer Walking

Police Officer Walking
Metropolitan Police officer pounding the beat in London

Background imageBeat Collection: West Auckland football team

West Auckland football team - they beat Juventus in 1910 and 1911. 1910

Background imageBeat Collection: Police on Duty

Police on Duty
Police officers talking to an Asian man in the street. Metropolitan Police

Background imageBeat Collection: Policeman and Call Box

Policeman and Call Box
A police officer on the beat south of Pall Mall, central London, reports back to the station using a police call box

Background imageBeat Collection: Irregular heartbeat

Irregular heartbeat. Conceptual image of a chest X-ray overlaid with an electrocardiogram (heart monitor) trace showing extrasystole

Background imageBeat Collection: Australian Team of 1882

Australian Team of 1882
The Austalian cricket team of 1882 who beat the English in the first Ashes series, captained by W. L. Murdoch

Background imageBeat Collection: Woman outside Golders Green underground station, London

Woman outside Golders Green underground station, London. The bus, destination Hendon, carries an advertisement: You Can t Beat Harrods. 1921

Background imageBeat Collection: Policeman - April 1939

Policeman - April 1939
A uniformed policeman poses for the camera on the occasion of his retirement from the police force. George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref. No. Garland N18001

Background imageBeat Collection: WW1 recruitment poster with silhouette

WW1 recruitment poster with silhouette
World War One recruitment poster with silhouette -- Loyal Talk Won t Beat Kaiser, Krupp, Kultur, Trained Men Will! Enlist Now! Showing a determined soldier with a bayoneted rifle. 1914-1918

Background imageBeat Collection: Police on Walkie Talkie

Police on Walkie Talkie
Police officers talking on a walkie talkie in the street at Notting Hill Underground Station, London Metropolitan Police

Background imageBeat Collection: Sport / Football / Specific

Sport / Football / Specific
ENGLAND Vs SCOTLAND. Played at the West of Scotland Cricket Club, near Glasgow. England beat Scotland 5 - 2

Background imageBeat Collection: Dancing at Coconut Grove

Dancing at Coconut Grove
Elegant couples dine and dance to the calypso beat of Edmundo Ros and his band at the New Coconut Grove, Regent Street, London

Background imageBeat Collection: Irish Guards beat back a German cavalry charge with bayonets during WWI (litho)

Irish Guards beat back a German cavalry charge with bayonets during WWI (litho)
3252855 Irish Guards beat back a German cavalry charge with bayonets during WWI (litho); Private Collection; (add.info.: Irish Guards beat back a German cavalry charge with bayonets during WWI)

Background imageBeat Collection: Loyal Talk Won't Beat Kaiser Krupp Kultur - Trained Men Will Anti-German World War I recruitment

Loyal Talk Won't Beat Kaiser Krupp Kultur - Trained Men Will Anti-German World War I recruitment poster 1914-1918
528520 Loyal Talk Won't Beat Kaiser Krupp Kultur - Trained Men Will Anti-German World War I recruitment poster 1914-1918, Toronto, Canada. Silhouette of soldiers advancing with fixed bayonets

Background imageBeat Collection: Chinese paper making: young bamboo shoots are stripped of their bark

Chinese paper making: young bamboo shoots are stripped of their bark, beaten and soaked in river water for a fortnight
FLO4590195 Chinese paper making: young bamboo shoots are stripped of their bark, beaten and soaked in river water for a fortnight

Background imageBeat Collection: John o Arnha choking a monster, 1826 (engraving)

John o Arnha choking a monster, 1826 (engraving)
5912517 John o Arnha choking a monster, 1826 (engraving); (add.info.: John o Arnha choking a monster, beating him with a cudgel while other demons fly above and three witches stir a cauldron)

Background imageBeat Collection: A family beating pans and metal kitchen utensils to encourage a swarm of bees to settle in a tree

A family beating pans and metal kitchen utensils to encourage a swarm of bees to settle in a tree
5310054 A family beating pans and metal kitchen utensils to encourage a swarm of bees to settle in a tree; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a family beating pans)

Background imageBeat Collection: Pen And Paper

Pen And Paper
Xuan Thai

Background imageBeat Collection: Drawing Of A Man Spanking A Child, After Hans Holbein The Younger

Drawing Of A Man Spanking A Child, After Hans Holbein The Younger. From Histoire Des Peintres, eCole Allemande
Drawing Of A Man Spanking A Child, After Hans Holbein The Younger. From Histoire Des Peintres, ECole Allemande, Published 1875

Background imageBeat Collection: Much Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00362

Much Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00362
8 - 10 Much Park Street, Coventry. Exterior view showing a policeman walking past the front elevation of 8-10 Much Park Street, premises of C. G. Hewitt

Background imageBeat Collection: Woman beating her husband with a shoe (colour litho)

Woman beating her husband with a shoe (colour litho)
3096446 Woman beating her husband with a shoe (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Woman beating her husband with a shoe)

Background imageBeat Collection: They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks, Isaiah II

They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks, Isaiah II, 4 (engraving)
5218626 They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks, Isaiah II, 4 (engraving) by English School

Background imageBeat Collection: Lenny Davidson guitarist with the English pop rock group

Lenny Davidson guitarist with the English pop rock group, Dave Clark Five in a recording studio with the band. 2nd February 1964

Background imageBeat Collection: Policemen Ray Fullalove and Sgt. James Findlay on patrol. February 1975 75-01072

Policemen Ray Fullalove and Sgt. James Findlay on patrol. February 1975 75-01072

Background imageBeat Collection: The Albermarle Club at 37 Dover Street, London

The Albermarle Club at 37 Dover Street, London
Exterior view of the Albermarle Club at Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London which opened in 1874 for BOTH men and women, a previously unheard of event

Background imageBeat Collection: Comic Postcard - The Fathers Revenge on daughters Man

Comic Postcard - The Fathers Revenge on daughters Man
Comic Postcard - " Loves Reward" - The Fathers Revenge on her daughters new man, who is getting a hearty spanking for some indiscretion which has made his girl cry

Background imageBeat Collection: Game over

Game over
Victoria Glinka

Background imageBeat Collection: Planing, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Planing, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Background imageBeat Collection: Sawing, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Sawing, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Background imageBeat Collection: St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Background imageBeat Collection: Mantel pieces, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Mantel pieces, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Background imageBeat Collection: Showroom, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Showroom, St Beat Marble Quarry Haute-Garonne France

Background imageBeat Collection: Scotland International Football team, 1933

Scotland International Football team, 1933 Date: 1933

Background imageBeat Collection: A Scottish Highlander Piper plays Auld Lang Syne

A Scottish Highlander Piper plays Auld Lang Syne whilst strolling through the thistles and the heather... Date: circa 1942

Background imageBeat Collection: John Mahon London District Secretary Communist

John Mahon London District Secretary Communist
john, mahon, london, district, secretary, communist, communism, party, great, britain, biographer, biography, harry, pollitt, woman, admiring, poster, brick, wall, news, media, press, stories, beat

Background imageBeat Collection: I ll never do it again (coloured photo)

I ll never do it again (coloured photo)
3642828 I ll never do it again (coloured photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: I ll never do it again. Postcard, early 20th century.); © Look and Learn

Background imageBeat Collection: Johnny assaulting Lawyer Gripe-all in his office after being cheated of 100 pounds

Johnny assaulting Lawyer Gripe-all in his office after being cheated of 100 pounds
FLO4999638 Johnny assaulting Lawyer Gripe-all in his office after being cheated of 100 pounds. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Thomas Rowlandson from William Combes The History of Johnny Quae

Background imageBeat Collection: The uprising in South Africa (Colour Litho)

The uprising in South Africa (Colour Litho)
2809091 The uprising in South Africa (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The uprising in South Africa)

Background imageBeat Collection: The Dead Who Resurrects (Colour Litho)

The Dead Who Resurrects (Colour Litho)
2778068 The Dead Who Resurrects (Colour Litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The resurrecting dead)

Background imageBeat Collection: Old carved whipping block, preserved in the crypt of St Martins Church, London (engraving)

Old carved whipping block, preserved in the crypt of St Martins Church, London (engraving)
1093196 Old carved whipping block, preserved in the crypt of St Martins Church, London (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Old carved whipping block)



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Beating the odds, from Too Many Cooks by Lawson Wood to a Match at Hambledon in 1777, history has witnessed remarkable feats of determination. Just like the West Brom Football Team, these individuals have shown resilience and strength in their pursuit of victory. From the bustling streets of London to a police officer walking his beat, law enforcement ensures safety for all. Reflecting on Life during Saint Patrick's Day in 1924, celebrations brought joy amidst challenging times. However, not all stories are triumphant; Ivan's heated argument with his son led to an unfortunate tragedy in 1581. In every corner of society, we see dedicated police officers on duty tirelessly protecting our communities. The iconic image of a policeman next to a call box represents their unwavering commitment to serve and protect. But sometimes it's not just external threats that challenge us – an irregular heartthey are remind us how fragile life can be. Sports have also seen moments where underdogs triumph against all odds. Like the Australian Team of 1882 or the West Auckland football team who defied expectations and emerged victorious. Whether it's overcoming adversity or achieving greatness through teamwork and skill, beating is more than just physical force – it symbolizes perseverance and determination that inspire us all.