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Achilles arming
V & A
Achilles, the doomed hero of Homer's Greek epic The Iliad , seems to have been a particular favourite of Thomas...
Geranium wallichianum...
RHS Wisley
Geranium can be annuals, biennials and perennials, herbaceous or evergreen, with rounded, usually palmately lobed or...
Birthday Parties
Colchester Zoo
Birthday Time! A Birthday Party at Colchester Zoo is superb value for money and gives the unique opportunity for the...
St Thomas' Hospital
London City Tours
St Thomas' Hospital is one of London's most famous hospitals - associated with names such as Astley Cooper, William...
scales and weights
Manchester Art Gallery
Scales and weights made of brass. There are 23 weights in all and a wooden box.
Phyllostachys flexuosa
RHS Wisley
Phyllostachys are attractive, tall, clump-forming bamboos with canes grooved on alternate sides between the nodes,...
Whipsnade Zoo
Reindeer live in the Arctic tundra, where it can be very cold. Their thick coats keep them warm and their large...
Cockington Church
Torre Abbey
Engraving of a pastoral view of Cockington Church, Torquay.
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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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