55 Vintage Photos of Great Britain during the Early 1950s

Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest of the British Isles, the largest European island, and the ninth-largest island in the world. The island is dominated by a maritime climate with narrow temperature differences between seasons. The 60% smaller island of Ireland is to the west – and together these islands, along with over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands and named substantial rocks, form the British Isles archipelago.

Connected to mainland Europe until 8,000 years ago, Great Britain has been inhabited by modern humans for around 30,000 years. In 2011, the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the world’s third-most-populous island after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan.

The term “Great Britain” is often used to refer to England, Scotland and Wales, including their component adjoining islands. Great Britain and Northern Ireland now constitute the United Kingdom. The single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the 1707 Acts of Union between the kingdoms of England (which at the time incorporated Wales) and Scotland. (Wikipedia)

St Meva, Cornwall
St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
St Goran’s Church, Cornwall
St Albans
Southwold, Suffolk
Sole Bay Inn, Southwold
Near Kessingland, Suffolk
Portmellon Cove, Cornwall
Portholland, Cornwall
Piccadilly, London
Pakefield Church, Suffolk
Outside Café de Paris, London
Net sheds, Kessingland, Suffolk
Mousehole Harbour, Cornwall
Mevagissey, Cornwall
Mevagissey, Cornwall
Mevagissey, Cornwall
Mevagissey, Cornwall
Mevagissey, Cornwall
Leicester Square, London
Kessingland, Suffolk
Kessingland, Suffolk
Kessingland, Suffolk
Kessingland, Suffolk
Kessingland, Suffolk
Kessingland, Suffolk
Fore Street, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Farm buildings in Hertfordshire
East Barnet Road, Barnet, London
East Barnet Road and Henry Road, with Coronation decorations, London
Drink stand, London
Demolition site, London
Cricket field at Clavering, Essex
Coventry Street, Piccadilly, London
Coronation decorations at Cirencester
Corner of Colliergate and St Andrewgate, York
Children outside unidentified church in England
Children on gate
Chelsfield, South East London
Carter’s Mill, Wrentham, Suffolk
Canal boats in Berkhamsted
Cadgwith, Cornwall
C.C. Dunnill’s shop at 145 East Barnet Road, Barnet, London. The shop of a tailor, Claud Cecil Dunnill (1879-1954)
Broadworthy, Devon
Boxmoor, Hertfordshire
Boxmoor, Hertfordshire
Boxmoor Lock
Blackshore, Southwold, Suffolk
Bilbury, Gloucestershire
Walberswick, Suffolk
Timber houses in Kessingland, Suffolk
The Shambles, York
Thatching, Home Counties
Station Road, Ely

( Photos by Hardwicke Knight)

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