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Miles Collection

"Miles: A Journey Through Time and Space" In the vast expanse of history, there are individuals who have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness

Background imageMiles Collection: Shackleton / Wild / Adams

Shackleton / Wild / Adams
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Shackleton, Wild and Adams 178 kilometres from the South Pole

Background imageMiles Collection: Box Tunnel, Wilts

Box Tunnel, Wilts
Isambard Kingdom Brunels famous Box Tunnel, Corsham, Wiltshire, took 5 years (1836- 41) to build. Two miles long, it was the longest railway tunnel in Europe when it opened

Background imageMiles Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background imageMiles Collection: England / Ulverston

England / Ulverston
The town centre at Ulverston, Cumbria, a market town a few miles south of the English Lake District

Background imageMiles Collection: Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London

Policeman on BSA motorcycle, London
A Metropolitan Police officer riding a BSA motorcycle in London. The BSA could travel at up to 70 miles per hour

Background imageMiles Collection: Map / Afghanistan C1860S

Map / Afghanistan C1860S
Map of Afghanistan and Beluchistan (note camel routes are measured in days, not miles)

Background imageMiles Collection: Hitchin, Herts 1940S

Hitchin, Herts 1940S
The corner of Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where the speed limit for W.D. (War Department) vehicles is 15 m.p.h. The Half Moon pub, sells Noted Luton Ales, too

Background imageMiles Collection: Paul Chambers, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Paul Chambers, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Paul Chambers, 1960

Background imageMiles Collection: Shackleton / Sledging / 1908

Shackleton / Sledging / 1908
Ernest Shackletons expedition reached within 100 miles of the South Pole. Relaying sledges over the rough terrain. Date: 1908

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis Quintet, 1960

Background imageMiles Collection: Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom in the chow line at the ?

Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom in the chow line at the ?
Astronaut Virgil ?Gus? Grissom in the chow line at the Grand Bahama Island tracking station, the day after his sub-orbital flight, which had reached an altitude of 118 miles

Background imageMiles Collection: Suffragette Womens March 1912

Suffragette Womens March 1912
In October 1912, six women left Edinburgh to walk 400 miles to London, gathering signatures en route in support of Womens Suffrage. The march was organised by Mrs

Background imageMiles Collection: The 24 hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill, 1892

The 24 hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill, 1892
Photograph showing the Cyclists participating in the 24 hour Bicycle race at Herne Hill velodrome, on the 22nd July 1892, shortly before the start. The race was won by F.W

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles Sparrowhawk

Miles Sparrowhawk
A clean-lined single-seater aircraft designed for racing and other sporting uses : it can reach 290 km/h

Background imageMiles Collection: Hitchin, Herts 1940S

Hitchin, Herts 1940S
The corner of Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where the speed limit for W.D. (War Department) vehicles is 15 m.p.h. A horse and cart keeps strictly to this limit

Background imageMiles Collection: Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett

Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989. Creator: Brian Foskett
Jack DeJohnette, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 1989

Background imageMiles Collection: Golders Green FC football team 1936

Golders Green FC football team 1936. Back row: Walker, Shorland, Boston, Miles, Bloxham, Bradis. Front row: Breagan, Browne, Bucci (Captain), Evans, Boston. Date: 1936

Background imageMiles Collection: General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G

General Dempsey, General Hodges, Field-Marshal Montgomery, G
Photograph showing (left to right) Lieut-General Sir Miles Dempsey, British Second Army; Lieut-General Hodges, US First Army; Field-Marshal Montgomery; Lieut-General Simpson

Background imageMiles Collection: Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874-1922), British explorer, dressed for Antarctic conditions. Shackleton made four expeditions to the South Pole during his career

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis Quintet, 1960. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis Quintet, 1960

Background imageMiles Collection: The great international university boat race On the river Th

The great international university boat race On the river Thames (England) from Putney to Mortlake 4 miles 2 furlongs August 27th 1869

Background imageMiles Collection: Lovell Telescope

Lovell Telescope
The brainchild of Sir Bernard Lovell, the Lovell Radio Telescope was for many years the largest in the world and dominates the Cheshire countryside for miles around. Date: 1960s

Background imageMiles Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jack and Jill. Within four miles of London, the friends see the sun rising over St Pauls Cathedral. Date: 1914

Background imageMiles Collection: Gun transport exercise, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire

Gun transport exercise, Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire
An emergency gun transport exercise taking place at Wentworth Woodhouse, Lord Fitzwilliams residence at Rotherham, Yorkshire

Background imageMiles Collection: Poster advertising Imperial Airways

Poster advertising Imperial Airways, boasting of 28 new Empire Flying Boats which travel at 200 miles per hour. Flights serving Europe, Africa, India, the Far East and Australia

Background imageMiles Collection: Pier Head Station, Liverpool Docks, 1893

Pier Head Station, Liverpool Docks, 1893
Engraving showing the Pier Head Station of the Liverpool Docks Overhead Electric Railway, 1893. This passenger railway, which ran for seven miles through Liverpools docks

Background imageMiles Collection: National petrol advert

National petrol advert for the National benzole mixture which gives more miles per gallon

Background imageMiles Collection: Fraser Canyon / Canada

Fraser Canyon / Canada
The Fraser Canyon, eight miles west of North Bend, British Columbia, showing the Canadian Pacific Railway line

Background imageMiles Collection: Signpost at Lands End, Cornwall

Signpost at Lands End, Cornwall, giving the distance to John o Groats, New York and other distant places. circa 1980s

Background imageMiles Collection: Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van (split-screen, 21-window Samba Bus), 1960, Orange

Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van (split-screen, 21-window Samba Bus), 1960, Orange
Volkswagen VW Classic Camper van (split-screen, 21-window Samba Bus) 1960 Orange & white 100k 125 miles from new

Background imageMiles Collection: LNER, The 'Flying Scotsman'at full speed (colour litho)

LNER, The "Flying Scotsman"at full speed (colour litho)
5991558 LNER, The " Flying Scotsman" at full speed (colour litho) by Micklewright, G.P. (1893-1951); Private Collection; (add.info.: LNER, The " Flying Scotsman" at full speed)

Background imageMiles Collection: Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London

Woman police officer in Hartnell uniform, London
Woman police officer (Margaret Miles) in a London street, wearing the new style Norman Hartnell uniform, introduced in 1968. Date: circa late 1960s

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles Davis and his Fusion Group, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1991. Creator: Brian Foskett

Miles Davis and his Fusion Group, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1991. Creator: Brian Foskett
Miles Davis and his Fusion Group, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, 1991

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles Monitor -another, even more expensive dedicted ta

Miles Monitor -another, even more expensive dedicted target tug from the Miles stable

Background imageMiles Collection: Litesome Body Belt

Litesome Body Belt
Advert for the Litesome Body Belt, underpants devised to offer support and relief while hiking miles " without exhaustion". " Every man should wear one constantly"

Background imageMiles Collection: Nelson / Birthplace

Nelson / Birthplace
HORATIO LORD NELSON English naval officers birthplace at Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, six miles from North Walsham

Background imageMiles Collection: Lady Castellani and her daughter Lady Lampson

Lady Castellani and her daughter Lady Lampson
Josephine, nÚÑáStead (1875-1974), Lady Castellani, Wife of Sir Aldo Castellani; daughter of George Ambler Stead with her daughter Lady Jacqueline Lampson (1910-2015), wife of Sir Miles Lampson

Background imageMiles Collection: Ron Carter, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, 2003. Creator: Brian Foskett

Ron Carter, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, 2003. Creator: Brian Foskett
Ron Carter, North Sea Jazz Festival, The Hague, Netherlands, 2003

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles M. 2L Hawk Six - G-ADGP

Miles M. 2L Hawk Six - G-ADGP
Miles M.2L Hawk Six - G-ADGP at Old Warden. Date: 1989

Background imageMiles Collection: Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, along?

Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, along?
Hubert Broad, left, and his mechanic, Sid Weedon, alongside the de Havilland Super Coup Moth, G-aHR, in which they covered the 1929 La Coupe Zenith Challenge Trophy circuit of 1

Background imageMiles Collection: Miles Davis, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1989. Artist: Brian O Connor

Miles Davis, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1989. Artist: Brian O Connor
Miles Davis, Royal Festival Hall, London, 1989. American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He was at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop

Background imageMiles Collection: Queens Park Rangers FC football team

Queens Park Rangers FC football team, in green and white stripes: Miles (Trainer), Foster (Director), Murphy, Cross, Collins (Captain), Downing, White, Singleton, McLean (Assistant Trainer)

Background imageMiles Collection: Drivers & personalities in the Five Hundred Miles Race, 1929

Drivers & personalities in the Five Hundred Miles Race, 1929
Five of the leading lights in the great Five Hundred Miles Race which took place at Brooklands on 12 October 1929. At the top is Mr Kaye Don who drove a supercharged Sunbeam, Earl Howe (top right)

Background imageMiles Collection: SQUANTO (?-1622). Squanto leading the March of Miles Standish. Detail from an American lithograph

SQUANTO (?-1622). Squanto leading the March of Miles Standish. Detail from an American lithograph, 1873

Background imageMiles Collection: Southwold Lighthouse

Southwold Lighthouse, Suffolk, England, was erected by Trinity House in 1889. It is 30.8 metres high and its 1500 watt light can be seen for 18 nautical miles. Date: 1889

Background imageMiles Collection: PILGRIM, 1620s. John Alden, one of the Pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth colony, founded in 1620

PILGRIM, 1620s. John Alden, one of the Pilgrim settlers of the Plymouth colony, founded in 1620. Illustration from a 19th century American edition of Henry Wadsworth Longfellows poem The Courtship of

Background imageMiles Collection: Phillips-Powis Miles Magister Elementary Trainer Aircraft

Phillips-Powis Miles Magister Elementary Trainer Aircraft
RAF Phillips and Powis Miles Magister Elementary Trainer Aircraft, WW2 Date: 1942

Background imageMiles Collection: The Cross Country Runner

The Cross Country Runner. People You See, from Teddy Bear magazine, 1968. Date: 1968



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"Miles: A Journey Through Time and Space" In the vast expanse of history, there are individuals who have left an indelible mark on our collective consciousness. Shackleton, Wild, and Adams - names that evoke tales of exploration and bravery in the face of adversity. Their miles traveled across treacherous terrains inspire us to push beyond our limits. Paul Chambers' iconic photograph from 1960 captures a moment frozen in time, reminding us of the creative genius that can emerge from unexpected places. England's Ulverston becomes a backdrop for this masterpiece, showcasing how they are bridge gaps between cultures and ignite artistic expression. The Map of the City of Dublin from 1797 takes us back to a bygone era when cartographers meticulously charted every inch traveled. It reminds us that even in an age without GPS or smartphones, people relied on maps to navigate their way through life's twists and turns. A Policeman on a BSA motorcycle zooms through London streets with determination etched on his face. This image encapsulates how miles become synonymous with duty as law enforcement officers tirelessly patrol our cities day after day. An old map depicting Afghanistan in the 1860s transports us to a time when explorers ventured into unknown territories seeking knowledge and adventure. These brave souls traversed countless miles to unravel mysteries hidden within distant lands. Hitchin, Herts during the 1940s brings forth memories of resilience during wartime struggles. Despite bombs falling from above, communities banded together as they endured mile after mile towards victory against tyranny. The 24-hour Bicycle Race at Herne Hill in 1892 showcases human endurance at its finest. Cyclists pedal relentlessly around the track for hours upon hours, pushing themselves beyond physical limitations – proving that sometimes it is not just about reaching your destination but embracing every mile along the way. Jack DeJohnette's electrifying performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London in 1989 reminds us of the power of music to transcend boundaries.