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Midlands Collection

"Discover the rich heritage and vibrant landscapes of the Midlands. " Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Background imageMidlands Collection: Advertisement for Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Advertisement for Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. circa 1930

Background imageMidlands Collection: The All Blacks perform the first ever Haka under floodlights in Britain as they prepare to take

The All Blacks perform the first ever Haka under floodlights in Britain as they prepare to take on the Midlands in 1983
Rugby Union - 1983 New Zealand Tour to Scotland & England - Midland Division 19 New Zealand 13 (8/11/1983) New Zealand centre Steve Pokere leads the All Black Haka at Welford Road, Leicester

Background imageMidlands Collection: F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery

F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery
F G Pearce Ltd, Ice Cream company of Grant Street Dairy, Radford, Nottingham, business stationery (statement). circa 1930s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Melbourne, Derbyshire

Melbourne, Derbyshire
Castle Street, Melbourne, Derbyshire

Background imageMidlands Collection: Ward C3 at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, 11th August 1969

Ward C3 at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, 11th August 1969

Background imageMidlands Collection: Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMidlands Collection: Dusty Hare kicks the late long-range penalty that put the Midlands into the lead against the All

Dusty Hare kicks the late long-range penalty that put the Midlands into the lead against the All Blacks in 1983
Rugby Union - 1983 New Zealand Tour to Scotland & England - Midland Division 19 New Zealand 13 (8/11/1983) Midlands full back Dusty Hare kicks the long-range penalty that puts his side into the lead

Background imageMidlands Collection: Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands

Entrance to Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands, with a statue of William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley, on the right. Date: 1905

Background imageMidlands Collection: Antique map, West Yorkshire, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, 19th Century

Antique map, West Yorkshire, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Antique map, West Yorkshire, Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Stafford, Leicester, Rutland, England. 19th Century

Background imageMidlands Collection: New University, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands

New University, Selly Oak, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Ascent of Mr Sadler, Nottingham

Ascent of Mr Sadler, Nottingham
The Ascent of Mr Sadler the celebrated British Aeronaut at Nottingham. 1 November 1813

Background imageMidlands Collection: Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire
View of Bestwood Colliery, near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire. The colliery closed in 1967, but the surviving headstock and winding house, and vertical steam engine of 1873

Background imageMidlands Collection: Oakham, Rutland / Leicestershire

Oakham, Rutland / Leicestershire
The market cross at Oakham, formerly in the county of Rutland but now in Leicestershire

Background imageMidlands Collection: Oldbury Factories

Oldbury Factories
A West Midlands town known for its manufacture of iron and steel tubes, chemical and engineering products - hence such an out put of smoke !

Background imageMidlands Collection: Poster design, Grimwade Fine Art Pottery, Stoke

Poster design, Grimwade Fine Art Pottery, Stoke. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Cover design, Western Airways timetable

Cover design, Western Airways timetable
Cover design, Western Airways summer timetable, showing a map with destinations: Manchester, Birmingham, Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol, Weston, Barnstaple, Newquay and Penzance. 1939

Background imageMidlands Collection: Central Manchester, aerial view

Central Manchester, aerial view. North is at top. Manchester is one of the largest cities in the UK. The River Irwell (upper left) flows through the city centre (centre left)

Background imageMidlands Collection: Orphan Asylum, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Orphan Asylum, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
A view of the Wolverhampton Orphan Asylum in the West Midlands. Designed by Joseph Manning, the orphanage opened in 1854 on Penn Road at Goldthorn Hill. The building is now known as the Royal School

Background imageMidlands Collection: Union Workhouse, Bagthorpe, Nottingham

Union Workhouse, Bagthorpe, Nottingham
Front entrance of the Nottingham Union Workhouse at Bagthorpe, Nottingham, with staff seated outside. Designed by Arthur Marshall

Background imageMidlands Collection: Arboretum with fountain and Royce statue, Derby

Arboretum with fountain and Royce statue, Derby
The Arboretum, a public park near the centre of Derby, with a fountain (left) and a statue of Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933), the English engineer and automobile manufacturer

Background imageMidlands Collection: Baddesley Clinton Hall

Baddesley Clinton Hall
The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton Hall in Solihull, Midlands; the building dates from the 15th century

Background imageMidlands Collection: Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, showing the Footshape Works where the boots and shoes are made, with addresses of branches below, in London, Bradford, Brighton and Leicester

Background imageMidlands Collection: The scoreboard shows the Midlands ahead against the All Blacks in 1983

The scoreboard shows the Midlands ahead against the All Blacks in 1983
Rugby Union - 1983 New Zealand Tour to Scotland & England - Midland Division 19 New Zealand 13 (8/11/1983) The Welford Road crowd celebrate as the scoreboard shows the Midlands ahead after Dusty

Background imageMidlands Collection: Shrewsbury - 1923

Shrewsbury - 1923
Shrewsbury Castle and Station, West Midlands

Background imageMidlands Collection: General view of Birmingham, West Midlands, England (engraving)

General view of Birmingham, West Midlands, England (engraving)
KW1078128 General view of Birmingham, West Midlands, England (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: General view of Birmingham, West Midlands)

Background imageMidlands Collection: Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire

Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire
Sketch of the Swithland area of Leicestershire, looking north-east towards Buddon Wood, Kinchley Hill and Mountsorrel, by Reverend Baden Powell (1796-1860), father of Robert Baden Powell. 1859

Background imageMidlands Collection: Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton
Brochure cover design, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, advertising boots by post, with a circular illustration of the Footshape Works where the boots are made. Date: 20th century

Background imageMidlands Collection: Women workers, World War I

Women workers, World War I
British women aeroplane workers in the Midlands, acetylene welding frame lugs for planes during World War I

Background imageMidlands Collection: West Midlands Pepper Street Staffordshire May

West Midlands Pepper Street Staffordshire May
west, midlands, pepper, street, staffordshire, may, peoples, march, jobs, 1983, protest, demonstration, marchers, history, historical, 10609794

Background imageMidlands Collection: Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands

Court Oak Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, with a shop and Post Office on the corner of Earls Court Road. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Newark, UK. The castle on the bank of the river trent in winter

Newark, UK. The castle on the bank of the river trent in winter

Background imageMidlands Collection: View of Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands

View of Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands
View of the Bull Ring Market, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. Date: circa 1905

Background imageMidlands Collection: John Goodwin playing for the Midlands against the All Blacks in 1983

John Goodwin playing for the Midlands against the All Blacks in 1983
Rugby Union - 1983 New Zealand Tour to Scotland & England - Midland Division 19 New Zealand 13 (8/11/1983) Midland winger John Goodwin tussels with All Blacks Andrew Donald (left)

Background imageMidlands Collection: Coal-mine in the Midlands

Coal-mine in the Midlands in the 1790s featuring a Newcomen engine adapted for rotary motion motion and used a whimsey for winding up coal. Date: 1790s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Mitchells and Butlers Brewery Malting Floor

Mitchells and Butlers Brewery Malting Floor
The Malting Floor at the Mitchells and Butlers Cape Hill Brewery, Smethwick, West Midlands. Barley grain lies a foot deep on the floor for ten days, being constantly turned

Background imageMidlands Collection: Midlands full back Dusty Hare celebrates after his team defeat the All Blacks in 1983

Midlands full back Dusty Hare celebrates after his team defeat the All Blacks in 1983
Rugby Union - 1983 New Zealand Tour to Scotland & England - Midland Division 19 New Zealand 13 (8/11/1983) Midlands full back Dusty Hare celebrates in the Welford Road changing room after the game

Background imageMidlands Collection: Women brickmakers in the Black Country

Women brickmakers in the Black Country
Women brickmakers at work in the Black Country -- south Staffordshire and north Worcestershire

Background imageMidlands Collection: High Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

High Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, on the corner with the Market Place. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMidlands Collection: Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA

Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA Advert, Samuel Allsopp & Sons IPA
Advertisement, Samuel Allsopp & Sons, Brewers of Burton-on-Trent, India Pale Ale. Date: 1862

Background imageMidlands Collection: Swimmers laze in the sun by the outdoor pool at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham

Swimmers laze in the sun by the outdoor pool at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, Friday 30th August 1963

Background imageMidlands Collection: Ground floor of new mess hall at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, 25th April 1957

Ground floor of new mess hall at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, 25th April 1957, which was opened today (by John Thompson)

Background imageMidlands Collection: Old fashioned ward at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, Friday 30th August 1963

Old fashioned ward at Rubery Hill Hospital, Birmingham, Friday 30th August 1963, showing the high dingy roof and narrow windows

Background imageMidlands Collection: Humber Vintage Car towing a Humber-built Monoplane - (The first all-British aviation

Humber Vintage Car towing a Humber-built Monoplane - (The first all-British aviation meeting), Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton, Midlands, England. Date: 1910

Background imageMidlands Collection: Stonehouse Lane, California, near Bartley Green, Birmingham

Stonehouse Lane, California, near Bartley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, with a row of houses on the left. Date: circa 1930

Background imageMidlands Collection: War Lane and Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham

War Lane and Victoria Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMidlands Collection: Catalogue cover, Horncastle & Son

Catalogue cover, Horncastle & Son, General Furnishing & Builders Ironmongers, The Parade, Bedford Street, Royal Leamington Spa. circa late 19th century

Background imageMidlands Collection: Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team

Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team
Group photo, Northamptonshire CCC Cricket Team. Date: circa 1936



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"Discover the rich heritage and vibrant landscapes of the Midlands. " Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Explore its captivating trails and witness breathtaking views that will leave you in awe. Witness history being made as The All Blacks perform their iconic Haka under floodlights for the first time in Britain, gearing up to face off against the mighty Midlands in 1983. F G Pearce Ltd presents premium business stationery that exudes professionalism and elegance, perfect for leaving a lasting impression on your clients. Experience the charm of Melbourne, Derbyshire - a picturesque town filled with quaint cottages, stunning gardens, and a warm community spirit that welcomes visitors with open arms. Embark on an exhilarating journey as Mr Sadler conquers new heights during his ascent in Nottingham – an adventure that promises breathtaking views and unforgettable memories. Relive sporting glory as Dusty Hare kicks a late long-range penalty to secure victory for the Midlands against none other than the formidable All Blacks in 1983 – a moment etched forever into rugby history. Step back in time at Castle grounds, Dudley, West Midlands – where ancient walls whisper tales of knights and kings while offering serene surroundings for leisurely strolls or picnics with loved ones. Uncover hidden gems within West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire through an antique map from the 19th century – a fascinating glimpse into our region's historical roots. Journey through time to Rubery Hill Hospital's Ward C3 on August 11th, 1969 - witness compassion and care intertwine as dedicated healthcare professionals provide comfort to those who need it most. W Barratt & Co Ltd invites you to explore Northampton's vibrant culture through their brochure illustration - discover unique shops, lively markets, and indulge your senses with local delicacies.