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"Exploring the Tapestry of Social History: From Evening Church to Jarrow March" Step into the rich tapestry with these captivating artworks and historical documents

Background imageSocial History Collection: Coming from Evening Church, 1830, (1947). Creator: Samuel Palmer

Coming from Evening Church, 1830, (1947). Creator: Samuel Palmer
Coming from Evening Church, 1830, (1947). Congregation leaving an Evensong service in Shoreham, Kent, with full moon above the church. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageSocial History Collection: Cartouche on W. Mayos Map of Barbados, 1722, (1944). Creator: William Mayo

Cartouche on W. Mayos Map of Barbados, 1722, (1944). Creator: William Mayo
Cartouche on W. Mayos Map of Barbados, 1722, (1944). A New & Exact Map of the Island of Barbadoes in America. According to an Actual & Accurate Survey

Background imageSocial History Collection: Agua Volcano and Arco de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Arch) in Antigua Guatemala

Agua Volcano and Arco de Santa Catalina (Santa Catalina Arch) in Antigua Guatemala
Santa Catalins Arch or Arco de Santa Catalina is probably the most iconic place in Antigua Guatemala, it was was built in 1693 - 1694 to allow nuns to cross the street without being seen

Background imageSocial History Collection: Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard

Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Creator: James Pollard
Trolling for Pike in the River Lea, 1831, (1941). Anglers using a running line to catch pike on the Lea at Waltham Abbey, to the north-east of London. Painting in the Tate Gallery, London

Background imageSocial History Collection: Goldfinches, 1863, (1942). Creator: John Gould

Goldfinches, 1863, (1942). Creator: John Gould
Goldfinches, 1863, (1942). Male and female of the finch family, from " Birds of Britain" by John Gould. Published in " The Birds of Britain, by James Fisher. [Collins, London, 1942]

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Jarrow March. The marchers left Jarrow on 5th October 1936

The Jarrow March. The marchers left Jarrow on 5th October 1936. They reached London on 31st October 1936 and they returned to Jarrow on 5th November 1936

Background imageSocial History Collection: John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Creator: John Everett Millais

John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Creator: John Everett Millais
John Ruskin, 1853-1854, (1944). Portrait of English artist, critic and author John Ruskin (1819-1900), by his friend John Everett Millais

Background imageSocial History Collection: Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious

Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious
Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). RAF Spitfires at a British airfield during the Second World War. Painting in the Imperial War Museum, London. From " Britain In The Air", by Nigel Tangye

Background imageSocial History Collection: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Portrait of Anglo-Irish soldier and future British prime minister Arthur Wellesley

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany

The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Creator: Johan Zoffany
The Sharp Family, 1779-1781, (1942). Portrait of the musical and aptly named Sharps aboard their sailing barge Apollo on the River Thames at Fulham in London: Mary Lloyd-Baker (nee Sharp)

Background imageSocial History Collection: Stunt JCB diggers perfoming formation dance routine at New Forest show 2006

Stunt JCB diggers perfoming formation dance routine at New Forest show 2006
Stunt JCB diggers perfoming formation " dance" routine at New Forest show 2006

Background imageSocial History Collection: George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade

George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Creator: Francois d Albert Durade
George Eliot, c1850, (1942). Portrait of British author George Eliot (1819-1880), born Mary Ann Evans. Painting in the National Portrait Gallery, London

Background imageSocial History Collection: My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My First Sermon, 1863, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, sitting upright and somewhat daunted

Background imageSocial History Collection: My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais

My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). Creator: John Everett Millais
My Second Sermon, 1864, (1947). The Artists Daughter in Winchelsea Church : portrait of Millais daughter Effie, aged about five, having fallen asleep during the service

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown

The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Creator: Unknown
The Village of Kineton, Warwickshire, 1885-1887, (1944). Map showing the market place, St Peters Church, Wesleyan chapel, the Steam Corn Mill, the Manor House and the River Dene

Background imageSocial History Collection: Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of

Matthew Pariss Map of Great Britain showing rivers & towns in the south of England & part of Wales, c. 1250 (1944)
Many place-names are still recognisable today. The word Auster, written over the English Channel at the bottom, refers to wind bringing heavy cloud cover and fog

Background imageSocial History Collection: Charles I and Speaker Lenthall, c1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Charles I and Speaker Lenthall, c1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Charles I and Speaker Lenthall, c1850, (1947). On 4 January 1642, King Charles I (1600-1649, standing, in hat) entered the House of Commons to arrest five Members of Parliament for high treason

Background imageSocial History Collection: Boxing, early 19th century, (1941). Creator: Henry Thomas Alken

Boxing, early 19th century, (1941). Creator: Henry Thomas Alken
Boxing, early 19th century, (1941). Bare-knuckle fighting. Illustration which originally appeared in " The National Sports of Great Britain" illustrated by Henry Alken. (London, 1821)

Background imageSocial History Collection: William Hogarth Four Times of the Day - Morning

William Hogarth Four Times of the Day - Morning
Vintage engraving of showing a scene from William Hogarths Four Times of the Day. They are humorous depictions of life in the streets of London, the vagaries of fashion

Background imageSocial History Collection: Map of the Cinque Ports (Victorian engraving)

Map of the Cinque Ports (Victorian engraving)
An old map of the Cinque Ports, which are five historic ports on the south-eastern corner of Kent, England. The Confederation of Cinque Ports (Cinque is pronounced asinka)

Background imageSocial History Collection: Black and white shot of Angkor Wat

Black and white shot of Angkor Wat
A black and white shot of Angkor Wat with its reflection on a lake. Angkor Wat is one of UNESCO world heritage sites, located in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Background imageSocial History Collection: Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Boston, Lincolnshire, 1838, (1943). View of St Botolphs Church and ships on the River Witham in the town of Boston. After an engaving by JMW Turner

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). Creator: Dupuis

The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). Creator: Dupuis
The Battle of Naseby, 1645, 1727, (1944). The victory at Naseby of the Parliamentarian New Model Army under Fairfax and Cromwell over the Royalist army commanded by Prince Rupert marked the decisive

Background imageSocial History Collection: Ellen Terry, 1864, (1942). Creator: George Frederick Watts

Ellen Terry, 1864, (1942). Creator: George Frederick Watts
Ellen Terry, 1864, (1942). Portrait of British actress Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928), the leading Shakespearean actress of her time

Background imageSocial History Collection: Saxtons Map of Norfolk, 1574, (1944). Creator: Christopher Saxton

Saxtons Map of Norfolk, 1574, (1944). Creator: Christopher Saxton
Saxtons Map of Norfolk, 1574, (1944). Detail of the county of Norfolk, showing rivers, towns and villages, and a ship in The Wash

Background imageSocial History Collection: Fordson tractor, with Land girls 1940 s. Creator: Unknown

Fordson tractor, with Land girls 1940 s. Creator: Unknown
Fordson tractor, with Land girls 1940 s

Background imageSocial History Collection: Wringer, wet clothes dryer

Wringer, wet clothes dryer
Antique illustration of a wringer, wet clothes dryer

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Royal Liver Building

The Royal Liver Building is a Grade I listed building located in Liverpool, England. It is part of Liverpools UNESCO designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City

Background imageSocial History Collection: Handbill advertising a performance of Hamlet at the Theatre, Leeds

Handbill advertising a performance of Hamlet at the Theatre, Leeds
5917334 Handbill advertising a performance of Hamlet at the Theatre, Leeds, 9th November 1843 (print) by English School, (19th century)

Background imageSocial History Collection: Light up Shirakawa-go village with snow on Winter 2017

Light up Shirakawa-go village with snow on Winter 2017
Shirakawa-go, Japan

Background imageSocial History Collection: Cinque Terre coastline villages, La Spezia, Italy

Cinque Terre coastline villages, La Spezia, Italy
Facing the mediterranean sea, Cinque Terre (meaning Five lands ) coastline villages, La Spezia, Italy. This is a high view of colorful Vernazza, the other are Monterosso al Mare, Manarola

Background imageSocial History Collection: Deir al-Bahri, Hatshepsut

Deir al-Bahri, Hatshepsut
Dayr el-Bahari or Dayr el-Bahri is a complex of temples and tombs on the west bank of the Nile. The complex is part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Background imageSocial History Collection: Boy Scout Uniform and Badges, 1944. Creator: Kenneth Brookes

Boy Scout Uniform and Badges, 1944. Creator: Kenneth Brookes
Boy Scout Uniform and Badges, 1944. Patrol leaders hat badge; scarf of troop colour; all-round cords for six badges; staff of shoulder height

Background imageSocial History Collection: Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Creator: Unknown

Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Creator: Unknown
Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious, 1944. Wedgwood Commemorations mug - Etruria 1730: Barlaston 1940; Edward VIII Coronation mug dated 1937

Background imageSocial History Collection: Fifteen year old skinhead Chris Harward poses at home with his mother Joan at their flat

Fifteen year old skinhead Chris Harward poses at home with his mother Joan at their flat in Streatham, South London. 10th April 1970

Background imageSocial History Collection: Teddy Boys in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, Circa 1965

Teddy Boys in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England, Circa 1965

Background imageSocial History Collection: William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Creator: George Chalmers

William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Creator: George Chalmers
William St. Clair of Roslin, c1771, (1947). Portrait of Scottish golfer and archer William St Clair of Roslin, 21st Baron of Roslin (died 1778)

Background imageSocial History Collection: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, c1600, (1942). Creator: Paulus van Somer

Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, c1600, (1942). Creator: Paulus van Somer
Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke, c1600, (1942). Portrait of author, playwright and poet Mary Sidney Herbert (1561-1621)

Background imageSocial History Collection: A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown

A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Creator: Unknown
A Cricket Match at Christchurch Priory, Hampshire, 1850, (1947). Spectators watching a match on Stanpit Marsh outside the town of Christchurch, (now in Dorset)

Background imageSocial History Collection: Prairie Ghost Town in Black and White

Prairie Ghost Town in Black and White
A ghost town on the plains. Dramatic landscape image in black and white. This image taken in the great plains in an abandoned town. Saskatchewan, Canada. Western faAzade on the old store

Background imageSocial History Collection: Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land (early 19th century engraving)

Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land (early 19th century engraving)
A view of the town and harbour of Hobart Town, Van Diemens Land (now known as Tasmania), an island to the south of the Australian mainland

Background imageSocial History Collection: Genealogical tree of the Rougon-Macquart family (litho)

Genealogical tree of the Rougon-Macquart family (litho)
CHT379779 Genealogical tree of the Rougon-Macquart family (litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSocial History Collection: Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). Creator: Robert Baden-Powell

Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). Creator: Robert Baden-Powell
Design for Scouts Enrolment Card, (1944). A scout stands under the scouting motto: Be Prepared. On the right is an image of St George, patron saint of England, killing the dragon

Background imageSocial History Collection: Lord Baden-Powell, 1911, (1944). Creator: Ape Junior

Lord Baden-Powell, 1911, (1944). Creator: Ape Junior
Lord Baden-Powell, 1911, (1944). Portrait of Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell (1857-1941), British soldier and founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer

The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces... 1648, (1944). Creator: W Keymer
The Siege of Colchester by the Parliament Forces Under the Command of General Fairfax, 1648, (1944). Map of the town of Colchester in Essex which was attacked by Parliamentary commander Lord-General

Background imageSocial History Collection: Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown

Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). Creator: Unknown
Title Page of the Geneva Bible, 1614, (1943). The " Geneva" version of the Bible is significant because it was the first mechanically printed

Background imageSocial History Collection: The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). Creator: William Hogarth

The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). Creator: William Hogarth
The Man with the Load of Mischief, 18th century, (1943). A man with a chain and padlock round his neck, carrying a " load of mischief" : a woman holding a glass of gin rides on his back

Background imageSocial History Collection: Austin A40 Farina having wheel changed by R. A. C breakdown assistance. Creator: Unknown

Austin A40 Farina having wheel changed by R. A. C breakdown assistance. Creator: Unknown
Austin A40 Farina having wheel changed by R.A.C breakdown assistance



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"Exploring the Tapestry of Social History: From Evening Church to Jarrow March" Step into the rich tapestry with these captivating artworks and historical documents. In "Evening Church, 1830, " Samuel Palmer transports us back to a bygone era, where we can almost hear the hymns echoing through the countryside. The Jarrow March of 1936 holds its own place in history as brave marchers embarked on a journey for justice, leaving an indelible mark on society. Travel further back in time to Warwickshire in 1885-1887 with "The Village of Kineton. " This unknown creator captures the essence of rural life, offering a glimpse into simpler times. John Everett Millais takes us inside the church walls with his thought-provoking pieces "My First Sermon" and "My Second Sermon. " These paintings evoke contemplation about faith and spirituality. Matthew Paris's map from c. 1250 reveals how towns and rivers shaped southern England and Wales, reminding us that geography has always played a crucial role in our social fabric. Marvel at Liverpool's iconic Royal Liver Building, standing tall as a testament to architectural brilliance and societal progress. "Boston, Lincolnshire" showcases an anonymous artist's vision of this historic town in 1838. It serves as a window into everyday life during that period. John Ruskin's portrait from 1853-1854 immortalizes one of Britain's most influential thinkers whose ideas continue to shape our understanding of art and society today. "The Battle of Naseby" brings alive the intensity and sacrifice witnessed during this pivotal moment in British history. Dupuis' masterpiece invites reflection on war's impact on society. Eric Ravilious' "Runway Perspective" offers an intriguing perspective on wartime Britain, highlighting both innovation and resilience amidst adversity. Lastly, Thomas Lawrence presents Arthur Wellesley - Duke of Wellington.