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"Passing: A Journey Through Time and Skill" Step into the captivating world of "passing, " where history, sportsmanship, and teamwork intertwine

Background imagePassing Collection: Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated

Hockey - Footwork, Dribbling and Passing demonstrated. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePassing Collection: Gordon Highlanders

Gordon Highlanders
A detachment of Gordon Highlanders dip the colours to passing royalty near Buckingham Palace on Constitution Hill

Background imagePassing Collection: World Cup 1966 Front Cover

World Cup 1966 Front Cover
Front cover of The Illustrated London News. Victory for the England football team. Bobby Moore passing the World Cup trophy to team manager

Background imagePassing Collection: African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) pack passing infront of large African elephant (Loxodonta africana)

African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus) pack passing infront of large African elephant (Loxodonta africana) Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe October 2012

Background imagePassing Collection: Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
One of eighteen photographs of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, mostly passing out parades, 1943-1968. Includes visit by Marshal Alphonse Juin

Background imagePassing Collection: London Routemaster Bus

London Routemaster Bus
A no.6 Routemaster bus for Hackney Wick passing along Oxford Street. Date: Late 1960s

Background imagePassing Collection: Picture No. 10789115

Picture No. 10789115
Hen Harrier - Male passing prey to female in flight above nest (Circus cyaneus) Date:

Background imagePassing Collection: USS Nevada, American battleship, Panama Canal

USS Nevada, American battleship, Panama Canal
USS Nevada (BB36), American battleship, passing through Caillard Cut, Panama Canal, with a tug escort. Date: circa 1920

Background imagePassing Collection: Airship R-101

Airship R-101
October 1929: Airship R101 passing over St Pauls Cathedral, London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imagePassing Collection: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen passing through Westminster Abbey wearing St Edwards crown and carrying the orb and sceptre. Date: 2nd June 1953

Background imagePassing Collection: Lambeth Bridge 1950S

Lambeth Bridge 1950S
Industrial steam tugs passing underneath Lambeth Bridge, London, England

Background imagePassing Collection: Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2

Small boats used in the Dunkirk evacuation, WW2
A convoy of small boats which had been used in the Dunkirk evacuation, seen here on 9 June passing Lambeth Bridge, on the River Thames in London. Date: 1940

Background imagePassing Collection: The Queen meeting her New Parliament, passing through the Corridor to the House of Lords (engraving)

The Queen meeting her New Parliament, passing through the Corridor to the House of Lords (engraving)
1623121 The Queen meeting her New Parliament, passing through the Corridor to the House of Lords (engraving) by Overend, William Heysham (1851-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imagePassing Collection: Isle of Man TT

Isle of Man TT
4th June 1913: Tom Peek on a Peelers and W Creyton on an Ariel passing through Kirk Michael village during the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imagePassing Collection: Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909

Aerial view of Wanstead from a balloon - 1909
Perhaps the chief interest in this photograph is the actual passing of a balloon under the basket of the one from which this picture was taken

Background imagePassing Collection: Taranto, Italy

Taranto, Italy - A series of Italian naval vessels pass through the famous Swing Bridge. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePassing Collection: Circular countryside scene

Circular countryside scene
A watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith showing a typical English rural countryside setting of a half-timbered cottage set amid fields, surrounded by fauna in the shape of a passing Cuckoo

Background imagePassing Collection: Future New York

Future New York will be pre- eminently the city of skyscrapers - and of noise, what with the elevated railway passing your window and the aircraft flying low overhead

Background imagePassing Collection: Coal Narrow Boats

Coal Narrow Boats
A pair of laden narrow boats, with their cargoes of coal, passing through a lock on the Grand Union Canal near Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Background imagePassing Collection: Four boys in a street in the East End of London

Four boys in a street in the East End of London
Four boys walking along a street in the East End of London, passing the premises of the East End News. Two of them have bare feet. Two are wearing hoods, though it doesn t appear to be raining

Background imagePassing Collection: Narrow boat passing through a lift bridge, Llangollen Canal, Wales, United Kingdom

Narrow boat passing through a lift bridge, Llangollen Canal, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePassing Collection: British tanks in Oosthoek Wood, Belgium, WW1

British tanks in Oosthoek Wood, Belgium, WW1
Two British tanks passing through Oosthoek Wood, near Elverdinghe, Belgium, on the Western Front during the First World War. Date: 11 September 1917

Background imagePassing Collection: First locomotive, passing Great Grimsby Church

First locomotive, passing Great Grimsby Church
The first locomotive passing Great Grimsby Church, on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway

Background imagePassing Collection: Grand Union Canal

Grand Union Canal
Narrow boats passing through the locks on the Grand Union Canal at Rickmansworth, in the Colne Valley, Hertfordshire, England

Background imagePassing Collection: Charity Bootblacks

Charity Bootblacks
To raise money for hospitals, English girls offer their services as shoeblacks to passing gentlemen in the streets of London

Background imagePassing Collection: Cheddar Gorge

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset - even more spectacular with only a rough country road passing through it

Background imagePassing Collection: Valentine Greatrakes

Valentine Greatrakes
Irish healer who, after a dream in 1662, discovered that he could heal many ailments simply by passing his hands and stroking the patient

Background imagePassing Collection: St Marks waterfront and San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Veneto, Italy

St Marks waterfront and San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Background imagePassing Collection: Gaby Deslys and her gowns by Drian 1913

Gaby Deslys and her gowns by Drian 1913
Gaby Deslys (1881-1920), French actress, dancer and singer, pictured in a variety of lavish outfits designed by Drian and realised by Landolff for her latest revue at the Palace Theatre, London

Background imagePassing Collection: Boulters Lock

Boulters Lock
A lovely scene of boats passing through Boulters Lock, a beautifully wooded section of the River Thames, between Marlow and Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, England. Date: circa 1950

Background imagePassing Collection: Trevor Evans, Swansea and Wales rugby international, in action for his club side

Trevor Evans, Swansea and Wales rugby international, in action for his club side. 5th December 1976

Background imagePassing Collection: Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge

Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge
Bristol - The Clifton Suspension Bridge (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel) over the River Avon Gorge - a paddlesteamer passes beneath. Date: 1936

Background imagePassing Collection: A pair of rich girls off shopping - passing an Etam Store

A pair of rich girls off shopping - passing an Etam Store - their chauffeur follows their progress down the street just to be sure... Date: circa late 1940s

Background imagePassing Collection: Tree on the Equator - Sign noting distance to Selfridges

Tree on the Equator - Sign noting distance to Selfridges
A lovely oddity!! A large caravan passing a large tree on the Equator in Africa bearing a sign noting the distance to Selfridges & Co. Ltd. in London! Date: 1910

Background imagePassing Collection: The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany

The benefits of taking the water at Bad Wildungen, Germany
Comic illustration of the wonderful benefits to a ladys urinary tract (!) having taken the water at Bad Wildungen - a German therapeutic spa Town with springs that bring forth water containing iron

Background imagePassing Collection: Possible UFO sighting in Ireland

Possible UFO sighting in Ireland
Was it an Irish flying saucer or merely an airborne leprechaun? A double-page spread relating to an incident that occurred in County Waterford, Ireland on the 26th December 1965

Background imagePassing Collection: Atlantic Cable Laying

Atlantic Cable Laying
Illustration of workers on board the Great Eastern passing out cable for the Trans-Atlantic telegraph cable in July 1866. (Photo by Kean Collection/Getty Images)

Background imagePassing Collection: London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), Scotch Express

London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), Scotch Express
London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), Scotch express up train passing over the water troughs at Brock, Railway supplement, 1925, p.62a Date: 1925

Background imagePassing Collection: Town Crier in pony and trap, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Town Crier in pony and trap, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
James Smith, Town Crier of Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, in pony and trap. Seen here passing the butchers shop owned by J Potter, where cuts of meat are on display

Background imagePassing Collection: Menai Bridge with steamship

Menai Bridge with steamship
The steam ferryboat St. Seiriol passing under the Menai Bridge designed by Thomas Telford. The Menai Suspension Bridge, or Pont Grog y Borth in Welsh

Background imagePassing Collection: SS Berengaria Passing Spithead, 1935

SS Berengaria Passing Spithead, 1935
Photograph of the Cunard Liner SS Berengaria passing through the lines of the British Fleet, assembled for the Spithead Review, on her homeward journey from New York

Background imagePassing Collection: Film, The Passing of Mr Quinn, by Agatha Christie

Film, The Passing of Mr Quinn, by Agatha Christie
Film, The Passing of Mr Quinn, Argosy Film Co Ltd, with Stewart Rome and Trilby Clark, directed by Leslie Hiscott, based on a mystery story by Agatha Christie - the first British film to be made

Background imagePassing Collection: Lively cockerel

Lively cockerel
The Passing Show. A humorous scene depicting a lively cockerel chasing a hen. Artist: William Henry Ellam Date: 1914

Background imagePassing Collection: The Isle of the Dead, 1886 (oil on panel)

The Isle of the Dead, 1886 (oil on panel)
JHG176726 The Isle of the Dead, 1886 (oil on panel) by Bocklin, Arnold (1827-1901); 80x154 cm; Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany; Swiss, out of copyright

Background imagePassing Collection: Woman on a Train Date: 1950

Woman on a Train Date: 1950

Background imagePassing Collection: Odysseus passing the Sirens rock, 3rd century

Odysseus passing the Sirens rock, 3rd century
Roman mosaic from Tunisia of Odysseus passing the Sirens rock, tied to the mast, 3rd century

Background imagePassing Collection: Hawker Typhoon Ib with Spitfire IXb passing in Normandy

Hawker Typhoon Ib with Spitfire IXb passing in Normandy

Background imagePassing Collection: Picture No. 10767731

Picture No. 10767731
Black-tip / Blacktip Reef Shark - Passing beneath diver Valerie Taylor. (Carcharhinus melanopterus) Date:



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"Passing: A Journey Through Time and Skill" Step into the captivating world of "passing, " where history, sportsmanship, and teamwork intertwine. From the gallant Gordon Highlanders marching in unison to the iconic World Cup 1966 Front Cover capturing England's triumph, it has always been at the heart of human achievements. Witness the artistry of hockey as footwork, dribbling, and it can flawlessly demonstrated on icy rinks. At Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, future leaders learn invaluable lessons about trust and coordination through passing drills that forge unbreakable bonds. Nature too embraces this concept as an African Wild Dog pack elegantly passes in front of a majestic African elephant. Picture No. 10789115 immortalizes this harmonious encounter between two magnificent creatures. Travel back to Queen Elizabeth II's coronation in 1953 when she passed from princess to queen with grace and poise. Delve deeper into history with Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcards that reveal how messages were passed during times of conflict. In bustling cities like London, the iconic Routemaster Bus effortlessly passes through vibrant streets while carrying passengers towards their destinations. Meanwhile, adrenaline junkies gather at Isle of Man TT races where fearless riders pass each other at breakneck speeds on treacherous roads. The USS Nevada proudly navigates through Panama Canal—a testament to engineering marvels enabling ships to pass seamlessly between oceans. And let us not forget the heroic small boats used during Dunkirk evacuation in World War II; they symbolize humanity's resilience as they passed countless lives from danger to safety. Whether it be soldiers on parade or athletes on fields, animals in nature or historical events unfolding before our eyes—passing is more than just a simple act; it represents unity, progress, and connection across time and space. So let us celebrate this universal language that transcends boundaries and reminds us all that we are part of a grand passing journey.