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"Keepers of the Light: Grace Darling, the Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter" In the treacherous waters off the coast of Northumberland in 1838

Background imageKeeper 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 imageKeeper Collection: Grace Darling, rowing with her father

Grace Darling, rowing with her father
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, seen here rowing with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageKeeper Collection: Military police Airedale dog at Aldershot

Military police Airedale dog at Aldershot
A military police Airedale dog at Aldershot, with his trainer

Background imageKeeper Collection: Ice Hockey 1920S

Ice Hockey 1920S
Theres a goal mouth scramble during this game of ice hockey

Background imageKeeper Collection: Denis Compton at Hastings

Denis Compton at Hastings
Denis Compton turns a ball from spinner Jim Laker (out of picture) off his legs to score another boundary past the despairing reach of the short leg fielder as wicketkeeper Stewart Billy Griffith

Background imageKeeper Collection: The Apiarist

The Apiarist - a bee keeper demonstrating the examination of frames of brood

Background imageKeeper Collection: Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter

Grace Darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, who rowed with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageKeeper Collection: CORNWALL: LIGHTHOUSE, 1870. Putting the keepers on the newly completed Wolf Rock lighthouse 8

CORNWALL: LIGHTHOUSE, 1870. Putting the keepers on the newly completed Wolf Rock lighthouse 8 miles off Lands End, Cornwall, England. Wood engraving from an English newspaper of 1870

Background imageKeeper Collection: The Cricketer

The Cricketer. People You See, from Teddy Bear magazine, 1964. Date: 1964

Background imageKeeper Collection: The Martini-Henry Rifle (engraving)

The Martini-Henry Rifle (engraving)
1625821 The Martini-Henry Rifle (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Martini-Henry Rifle. Illustration for The Illustrated London News, 22 July 1871)

Background imageKeeper Collection: Dr Johannes Vogel

Dr Johannes Vogel
Portrait of Dr Vogel, Keeper of Botany at the Natural History Museum, London. Photographed for Museums part in British Association Annual Festival of Science in Cardiff

Background imageKeeper Collection: Nash Point lighthouse keeper

Nash Point lighthouse keeper
Mr Nathan Illston, Senior Keeper at Nash Point Lighthouse, portrait. Now deceased, he was a Trinity House Keeper for 44 years. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageKeeper Collection: Eliz Ctess Shrewsbury

Eliz Ctess Shrewsbury
ELIZABETH, countess of SHREWSBURY, known as Bess of Hardwick : four times married, keeper of Mary queen of Scots, benefactress. with her autograph

Background imageKeeper Collection: Keeper Collins on a lawn at London Zoo with a Clouded Rock Iguana on a lead, London Zoo

Keeper Collins on a lawn at London Zoo with a Clouded Rock Iguana on a lead, London Zoo
2921582 Keeper Collins on a lawn at London Zoo with a Clouded Rock Iguana on a lead, London Zoo, 1924 (b/w photo) by Bond

Background imageKeeper Collection: Jumbo the elephant giving a ride at the zoo

Jumbo the elephant giving a ride at the zoo
Jumbo the elephant giving children a ride at the zoo. 1891

Background imageKeeper Collection: USA, WA, San Juan Islands. Turn Point Lighthouse on Stuart Island was built in 1893

USA, WA, San Juan Islands. Turn Point Lighthouse on Stuart Island was built in 1893. This duplex home housed the keeper and his family on one side, assistant keeper and his family on the other

Background imageKeeper Collection: Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion 1905

Chelsea vs West Bromwich Albion 1905
A montage of photographs showing action from the fixture between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion, in the Second Division of the Football League, played at Chelseas home ground, Stamford Bridge

Background imageKeeper Collection: Poster advertising Melox dog food

Poster advertising Melox dog food, showing a policeman and a shop keeper chasing a dog which has stolen a packet of delicious Melox food. 20th century

Background imageKeeper Collection: Vassilka, pet dog of Queen Mary of Teck

Vassilka, pet dog of Queen Mary of Teck
Vassilka, favourite Russian borzoi of Mary, wife of George V, poses with her keeper at the kennels at Sandringham, Norfolk. Date: circa 1930

Background imageKeeper Collection: Neil Harvey batting in the Fourth Test Match, Headingley, 19

Neil Harvey batting in the Fourth Test Match, Headingley, 19
Photograph of (Robert) Neil Harvey, the Australian batsman, playing a shot in the Fourth Test Match between England and Australia, Headingley Cricket Ground, 1948

Background imageKeeper Collection: Bee Hives Near Welwyn

Bee Hives Near Welwyn
A cyclist stops to admire the many rows of bee hives situated here along the Great North Road near Welwyn in Hertfordshire, England

Background imageKeeper Collection: Indian Elephant in London Zoo 1896

Indian Elephant in London Zoo 1896
Jung Perchard the Indian elephant was presented to Prince of Wales (Edward VII), during the shooting expeditions in Indian twenty years before in 1876

Background imageKeeper Collection: Comic postcard, Flowers in the park Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Flowers in the park Date: 20th century

Background imageKeeper Collection: A game keeper giving directions to a couple fox hunting

A game keeper giving directions to a couple fox hunting, 19th century. Facey Romford and Lucy Somersville on the trail of a fast bag fox. Fresh as a four year old

Background imageKeeper Collection: Lubetkin Penguin Pool, January 1934 (b / w photo)

Lubetkin Penguin Pool, January 1934 (b / w photo)
878300 Lubetkin Penguin Pool, January 1934 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; (add.info.: Keeper and penguins)

Background imageKeeper Collection: 1806 Boxing Australian kangaroo in zoo

1806 Boxing Australian kangaroo in zoo
1806 " Kangaroo" Copper engraving of a keeper attempting to box a kangaroo. First image of a boxing kangaroo, now an australian national icon

Background imageKeeper Collection: African Elephant and Zoo Keeper

African Elephant and Zoo Keeper at the London Zoological Gardens in Regents Park

Background imageKeeper Collection: Champion goat at the Royal Cornwall Show

Champion goat at the Royal Cornwall Show
A championship goat and its keeper at the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, which takes place at the beginning of June each year, at Wadebridge in North Cornwall

Background imageKeeper Collection: Forfarshire Shipwreck 5

Forfarshire Shipwreck 5
When this paddle steamer wrecks on the Farne Islands, off Northumberland, lighthouse keeper Darling and 18-year old daughter Grace row to the wreck and save nine

Background imageKeeper Collection: Looking for Queen Bee

Looking for Queen Bee
Bee keeping - a method of holding a Brood Frame, when looking for the Queen Bee

Background imageKeeper Collection: Lock on the River Thames

Lock on the River Thames
A lock on the Thames is opened by a man and small child to let through an approaching barge pulled by a horse on the river bank

Background imageKeeper Collection: A scene from Tom Brown's Schooldays

A scene from Tom Brown's Schooldays
5307717 A scene from Tom Brown's Schooldays'.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a scene from Tom Brown's Schooldays')

Background imageKeeper Collection: A village deity. A colossal statue of the gate-keeper god or Dvarapala

A village deity. A colossal statue of the gate-keeper god or Dvarapala, holding a gadha mace and with his attendants
3033747 A village deity. A colossal statue of the gate-keeper god or Dvarapala, holding a gadha mace and with his attendants, in Tami?akam or the Ancient Tami? country, southern India

Background imageKeeper Collection: A Group of Aeronauts. Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806), in Edinburgh for his ascent of 5 October 10 1785

A Group of Aeronauts. Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806), in Edinburgh for his ascent of 5 October 10 1785
530536 A Group of Aeronauts. Vincenzo Lunardi (1759-1806), in Edinburgh for his ascent of 5 October 10 1785, surrounded by local ballooning enthusiasts, l.to r

Background imageKeeper Collection: The Warrener (w/c)

The Warrener (w/c)
5669017 The Warrener (w/c) by Reynolds, Frank (1876-1953); Photo © AF Fotografie

Background imageKeeper Collection: football

football
Andy Bauer

Background imageKeeper Collection: Goal

Goal
Andy Bauer

Background imageKeeper Collection: The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Creator: J. G

The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Creator: J. G
The Prince of Wales's Animals from India, 1876. Thaars; an incident on the road; Musk Deer; Wild Cat...Jung Pershad and Sepa Kali...two elephants

Background imageKeeper Collection: Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown

Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Creator: Unknown
Moving the lions at the Zoological Society's Gardens, 1876. Lioness in her new home. The lions, tigers, and panthers of the Zoological Society's collection in the Regent's Park Gardens

Background imageKeeper Collection: At the London Zoo - enjoying a ride on an elephant, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown

At the London Zoo - enjoying a ride on an elephant, 1939, (1947). Creator: Unknown
At the London Zoo - enjoying a ride on an elephant, 1939, (1947). The future Queen Elizabeth II rides an elephant with a keeper as mahout

Background imageKeeper Collection: Zoo, Washington, D.C. Sokko, The Monkey, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Zoo, Washington, D.C

Zoo, Washington, D.C. Sokko, The Monkey, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Zoo, Washington, D.C. Sokko, The Monkey, 1917
Zoo, Washington, D.C. Sokko, The Monkey, 1917

Background imageKeeper Collection: Lev Yashin, Dynamo Moscow and Soviet Union Goalkeeper arrives at Manchester Ringway

Lev Yashin, Dynamo Moscow and Soviet Union Goalkeeper arrives at Manchester Ringway Airport, he is on his way to Stoke, to take part in Sir Stanley Matthewss Testimonial match featuring an

Background imageKeeper Collection: A Black Leopard being transported in a cage by keepers at London Zoo

A Black Leopard being transported in a cage by keepers at London Zoo
1275259 A Black Leopard being transported in a cage by keepers at London Zoo, June 1922 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; (add.info)

Background imageKeeper Collection: A monkey in a hamper at ZSL London Zoo, December 1922 (b / w photo)

A monkey in a hamper at ZSL London Zoo, December 1922 (b / w photo)
1079586 A monkey in a hamper at ZSL London Zoo, December 1922 (b/w photo) by Bond, Frederick William (1887-1942); Zoological Society of London; eZoological Society of London; British, out of copyright

Background imageKeeper Collection: Alan Rough, Scottish Goalkeeper. Scotland v Portugal October 1980

Alan Rough, Scottish Goalkeeper. Scotland v Portugal October 1980

Background imageKeeper Collection: Alan Rough, Scottish Goalkeeper. October 1977

Alan Rough, Scottish Goalkeeper. October 1977

Background imageKeeper Collection: Josie Costello, 37 years old, who has been chosen as goalkeeper for her local ladies

Josie Costello, 37 years old, who has been chosen as goalkeeper for her local ladies Soccer team Bedwake United in Warwickshire. April 1976

Background imageKeeper Collection: Rangers 5-0 Hibernian, Scottish League match action at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow

Rangers 5-0 Hibernian, Scottish League match action at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, 21st September 1963. Simpson (Goalkeeper) collects the ball as Jim Forrest runs in



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"Keepers of the Light: Grace Darling, the Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter" In the treacherous waters off the coast of Northumberland in 1838, a remarkable young woman named Grace Darling emerged as a true keeper of hope. As her father rowed their small boat through raging waves, they braved the storm to rescue survivors from a shipwreck. Grace's courage and determination shone brightly that night, just like the lighthouse she called home. Speaking of keepers, let us not forget George Morris, whose skilled hands danced across eight bells in 1863. The celebrated bell ringer mesmerized audiences with his rhythmic symphony that echoed through time. Fast forward to the roaring twenties when ice hockey took center stage. With skates gliding effortlessly on frozen ponds and fierce battles for victory on icy battlegrounds, these players became keepers of tradition and camaraderie. But keeping watch over more than just lighthouses or sports arenas are those who tend to nature's delicate balance. The apiarist carefully tends to buzzing hives, ensuring harmony between humans and honeybees – true stewards of our environment. Even man's best friend can be a keeper too. A military police Airedale dog stationed at Aldershot stands tall as he guards his post with unwavering loyalty and dedication. Sports have always had their fair share of keepers - Denis Compton at Hastings showcased his cricketing prowess while an Indian Elephant captivated visitors at London Zoo in 1896 with its majestic presence. Dr Johannes Vogel is another type of keeper; an expert botanist preserving Earth's floral treasures for generations to come. His work ensures that we never lose sight of nature's beauty amidst concrete jungles. And what about those moments that bring joy? Comic postcards capturing flowers blooming in parks during the 20th century remind us all to cherish life's simple pleasures.