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Central Drive School 1
Bolton Museum
(now WH County Primary) Class Photograph This image is from the Archive's Bolton Archives collection
Scilla bifolia
RHS Wisley
Scilla are perennial bulbs with narrow basal leaves and erect stems bearing racemes of star-shaped, flat or...
Lemur Islands
Colchester Zoo
The Lemur Islands exhibit houses our 3 types of Lemurs at Colchester Zoo, the Red-Ruffed, Black and White Ruffed and...
Torquay from the Sea
Torre Abbey
An engraving of Torquay from the sea, showing the harbour.
V & A
This knife has hinges where the blade joins the handle. The arrows on the dials have to be set to the right...
Sambucus nigra
RHS Wisley
Sambucus can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous shrubs or small trees, with pinnate leaves and umbels or panicles of...
Familiar Friends
Colchester Zoo
Familiar Friends is an area that is great for all the family, plus you can even get to feed some of the animals...
Choristers, St....
Torre Abbey
A depiction of a church interior, showing figures at prayer, whilst choristers sing above. Acc.A155i (one of a...
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Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'
RHS Wisley
Abies are evergreen conifers, often very tall, with whorled branches bearing flattened, linear leaves, often whitish beneath, and on the upper branches, large cones...
Commuting by Cable
Old Treasury Building
Travel by cable tram through the streets of Melbourne between 1885 and 1940. This documentary presents rare archival footage detailing the story of the largest cable...
Horse Ramp (in canals)
London Canal Museum
The ramps in the canals were once used to save horses after they fell into the river. Animal safety was important, or at least it was important to retain the animals...
Canal Gate
London Canal Museum
These gates were put in place to stop the flow of the river. It was necessary to do this in the instance of bombs falling on the Canal and ceasing the flow of debris....
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