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In the quaint village of Tilford, Surrey, England, UK, hobbies come alive in vibrant colors and endless possibilities

Background imageHobby Collection: Village green cricket, Tilford, Surrey, England, UK

Village green cricket, Tilford, Surrey, England, UK

Background imageHobby Collection: La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)

La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas)
PHD926 La Grenouillere, 1869 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 65x92 cm; Oskar Reinhart Collection ʻAm Romerholz, Winterthur, Switzerland; (add.info.: by Pierre Auguste Renoir)

Background imageHobby Collection: George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, on 8 bells, 1863

George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, on 8 bells, 1863
George Morris, the celebrated bell ringer, playing on eight bells at once, in the steeple of St James Clerkenwell, London

Background imageHobby Collection: Falconry equipment

Falconry equipment
Plate from Hermann Schlegel and A.H. Verster de Wulverhursts Traite de Fauconnerie (1844-1853)

Background imageHobby Collection: The Patchwork Quilt

The Patchwork Quilt
Artist: Calkin, Lance - Title: The Patchwork Quilt - Date: 1887 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 86.4 x 61

Background imageHobby Collection: Practicing synchronised swimming

Practicing synchronised swimming. Aerial view of swimmers training before a junior-league synchronised swimming competition. Photographed at Trud swimming pool, Moscow, Russia

Background imageHobby Collection: The Days Work by Muriel Dawson

The Days Work by Muriel Dawson
A little boy in dungarees or overalls and with a wide brimmed hat stands on the end of a jetty fishing with a makeshift rod and line. Swans fly overhead

Background imageHobby Collection: Horse riding on the beach at sunrise

Horse riding on the beach at sunrise, Gisborne, East Coast, North Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageHobby Collection: Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson

Little Miss Natty Fingers by Muriel Dawson
A little girl concentrates on a garment she is sewing, presumably for the doll which sits next to her. An interesting basket full of sewing paraphenalia spills over beside her

Background imageHobby Collection: H. G. Wells playing Little Wars

H. G. Wells playing Little Wars
H.G.Wells playing Little Wars. His book of the same name, published in 1913, described a set of rules for playing with toy soldiers

Background imageHobby Collection: Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot

Coronation 1953, the royal box at Ascot
A scene of excitement in the royal box at Royal Ascot when the Queens colt, Choir Boy, won the Royal Hunt Cup on 17 June 1953, a fortnight after the Coronation

Background imageHobby Collection: chilled surfing

chilled surfing
Raissa Oltmanns

Background imageHobby Collection: Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676

Dolls House of Petronella Dunois, c. 1676
Dolls House of Petronella Dunois (1650-1695), c. 1676. Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam. Holland

Background imageHobby Collection: Ride-a-cock-horse to Banbury Cross

Ride-a-cock-horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine lady ride on a white horse... 20th century

Background imageHobby Collection: Oiling a Model Railway

Oiling a Model Railway
The points on a model railway set are oiled to keep the track and trains running smoothly Date: 1960s

Background imageHobby Collection: Electric guitar and amplifier

Electric guitar and amplifier

Background imageHobby Collection: A Picture WITH Words by Chloe Preston

A Picture WITH Words by Chloe Preston
A studious looking little girl with spectacles balanced on her nose, sits among dictionaries as she works on countless crosswords

Background imageHobby Collection: The Fisherman

The Fisherman
Artist: Tuke, Henry Scott - Title: The Fisherman - Date: 1888-1889 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 116.8 x 198.1

Background imageHobby Collection: People skating in Central Park

People skating in Central Park, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America (USA), North America

Background imageHobby Collection: Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900 / 1904. Creator: Paul Cezanne

Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900 / 1904. Creator: Paul Cezanne
Roses in a Bottle [recto], 1900/1904

Background imageHobby Collection: Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon

Falco rusticolus, gyrfalcon
Plate from Hermann Schlegel and A.H. Verster de Wulverhursts Traite de Fauconnerie (1844-1853)

Background imageHobby Collection: Dewars advertisement

Dewars advertisement
Advertisement for Dewars White Label whiskey showing four gentlemen smartly attired in evening wear enjoying a game of cards - and a glass of Dewar s. 1934

Background imageHobby Collection: Surf riding at Muizenburg on the Cape Coast

Surf riding at Muizenburg on the Cape Coast
A contrast to the grey days at home: surf-riding at Muizenburg, the Queen of Cape Coast Watering Places. A universal summer pastime of the South African coastal resorts, surf-riding

Background imageHobby Collection: Rock climber attempts bouldering, and volcano in background, Conguillio National Park

Rock climber attempts bouldering, and volcano in background, Conguillio National Park, Chile, South America

Background imageHobby Collection: Kite surfing at Santa Maria on the island of Sal (Salt), Cape Verde Islands

Kite surfing at Santa Maria on the island of Sal (Salt), Cape Verde Islands, Atlantic Ocean, Africa

Background imageHobby Collection: Padstow Hobby Horse

Padstow Hobby Horse
ENGLAND: PADSTOW HOBBY HORSE: MAY DAY. Oss, teaser & attendants dance. Any woman caught under the frame of the Oss will become pregnant before the end of the year

Background imageHobby Collection: Padstow Hobby Horse

Padstow Hobby Horse
ENGLAND: PADSTOW HOBBY HORSE: From midnight 30 April-1 May Oss, teaser & attendants dance through the streets. Any who dance with Oss will be blessed with good fortune

Background imageHobby Collection: Rifle fete at Ecclesbourne, near Hastings, 1860. Creator: W Thomas

Rifle fete at Ecclesbourne, near Hastings, 1860. Creator: W Thomas
Rifle fete at Ecclesbourne, near Hastings, 1860. The contest was chiefly among the members of the Cinque Ports Corps...The first prize was a Lancaster rifle, value ten guineas, which was won by Mr

Background imageHobby Collection: Neville Chamberlain fishing by Ernest H. Thomas

Neville Chamberlain fishing by Ernest H. Thomas
Prime Minister, The Right Hon. Neville Chamberlain engaged in his favourite pastime of fly fishing. The artist, Ernest H. Thomas

Background imageHobby Collection: Queen Elizabeth II uses a cine camera

Queen Elizabeth II uses a cine camera
Queen Elizabeth II using a cine camera to capture the action at an event she attends. Date: c.1965

Background imageHobby Collection: Young Pgirl playing a game oh hopscotch with her friends in the school playground

Young Pgirl playing a game oh hopscotch with her friends in the school playground. 22nd March 1967

Background imageHobby Collection: Roses in a Vase, c1910. Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Roses in a Vase, c1910. Artist: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Roses in a Vase, c1910. Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageHobby Collection: Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley

Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley
A page of silhouettes showing various Victorian pastimes and games including archery, croquet, skating and chess

Background imageHobby Collection: Dog - Basset Hound puppy in studio on skateboard

Dog - Basset Hound puppy in studio on skateboard
LA-4699 Dog - Basset Hound puppy in studio on skateboard Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageHobby Collection: Kayaking on the Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, border of Zambia / Zimbabwe

Kayaking on the Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, border of Zambia / Zimbabwe
Kayaking on the Zambezi River, Batoka Gorge, Victoria Falls, border of Zambia/Zimbabwe

Background imageHobby Collection: Patience in a Punt, 1811. 1811. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson

Patience in a Punt, 1811. 1811. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Patience in a Punt, 1811

Background imageHobby Collection: A hobby, c1930, (1945)

A hobby, c1930, (1945). Winston Churchill building a wall at his home, Chartwell. From Winston Churchill: His Life in Pictures, by Ben Tucker. [Sagall Press, Ltd. London, 1945]

Background imageHobby Collection: Winston Churchill by a lake at Chartwell

Winston Churchill by a lake at Chartwell
Winston Churchill by one of the lakes at his home, Chartwell Manor, Westerham, Kent in 1939. " Admiralty Billet for fish

Background imageHobby Collection: Minehead Hobby Horse

Minehead Hobby Horse
MINEHEAD HOBBY HORSE Seen here at the opening procession of Sidmouth Folk Week. The horse is made from painted hessian, cloth strips & has a painted mask face

Background imageHobby Collection: Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house

Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house
Mr Chamberlains favourite hobby: Joseph Chamberlain in his orchid-house at Highbury, with his head orchid gardener, 1903 1903

Background imageHobby Collection: Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Hampshire, England

Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), Hampshire, England

Background imageHobby Collection: Present Day Types - Week-End Ramblers

Present Day Types - Week-End Ramblers
Two chaps with sturdy walking boots, pipes in mouth, set off on a countryside ramble while consulting their maps. Date: 1914

Background imageHobby Collection: Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls

Mlle. Lyska Kostio and her collection of dolls
One of the latest crazes in Paris in the early 1910s was doll-collecting. Apparently Mlle. Kostio took all her dolls with her when she travelled, and looked after them all herself

Background imageHobby Collection: Tandem skydivers, Waldviertel, Austria

Tandem skydivers, Waldviertel, Austria

Background imageHobby Collection: Climber on the Masara-Corda Rossa via ferrata, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy, Europe

Climber on the Masara-Corda Rossa via ferrata, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy, Europe

Background imageHobby Collection: Cycling accidents, 19th century artwork C013 / 7905

Cycling accidents, 19th century artwork C013 / 7905
Cycling accidents. 19th century artwork showing the various accidents that could befall the rider of a penny farthing bicycle

Background imageHobby Collection: Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria - royal anglers

Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria - royal anglers
Queen Alexandra (1844 -1901), pictured with her middle daughter and companion, Princess Victoria of Wales (1868 - 1935), known as Toria by the family, both of them holding angling equipment

Background imageHobby Collection: Amateur astronomy, computer artwork

Amateur astronomy, computer artwork
Amateur astronomy. Computer artwork of a silhouetted amateur astronomer using a telescope to view the Milky Way. The Milky Way is a band of stars in the night sky that is a view of our own spiral



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In the quaint village of Tilford, Surrey, England, UK, hobbies come alive in vibrant colors and endless possibilities. From the gentle hum of a cricket match on the village green to the intricate stitches of "The Patchwork Quilt, " this place is a haven for enthusiasts. Muriel Dawson's masterpiece, "The Days Work, " captures the essence of pursuing one's passion with unwavering dedication. Meanwhile, "Little Miss Natty Fingers" showcases the delicate artistry that can be achieved through needlework. For those seeking adventure, horse riding on the beach at sunrise offers an exhilarating escape from everyday life. And if you're captivated by birds of prey soaring through the sky, falconry equipment awaits your exploration. Dive into a world where grace meets water as synchronized swimmers perfect their routines with precision and elegance. Just like George Morris did back in 1863 when he mesmerized audiences with his bell ringing skills on eight bells. Even literary giants like H. G. Wells found solace in hobbies such as playing Little Wars – miniature battles that transported him to distant realms filled with imagination and strategy. As we journey through time to 1953's coronation celebrations at Ascot Racecourse, we catch a glimpse of royalty enjoying their favorite pastime from within the royal box. The air is filled with excitement and anticipation as horses thunder down the track. Artistic expressions find their way into every corner here; Paul Cezanne's enchanting creation "Roses in a Bottle" evokes emotions that transcend time itself. And let us not forget Petronella Dunois' Dolls House from 1676 – a miniature world carefully crafted for endless storytelling possibilities. In this idyllic setting where passions intertwine and dreams take flight, Tilford embraces its residents' love for hobbies wholeheartedly. Whether it be sportsmanship or creativity that fuels your soul – this charming village offers a sanctuary for all who seek to indulge in their favorite pastimes.