Reliant Robin, a Three-Wheeled Car That Was Voted the Worst British Car of All Time!

The Reliant Robin is a small three-wheeled car produced by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth, England. It was offered in several versions (Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3) over a period of 30 years. It is the second-most popular fibreglass car in history, with Reliant being the second-biggest UK-owned car manufacturer for a time. Its steeringContinue reading “Reliant Robin, a Three-Wheeled Car That Was Voted the Worst British Car of All Time!”

30 Amazing Vintage Photos of a Young Queen Elizabeth II in the 1940s and 1950s

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). Her father acceded to the throne in 1936 upon the abdicationContinue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Photos of a Young Queen Elizabeth II in the 1940s and 1950s”

61 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Europe during the Mid-1960s

These recovered Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides were taken by noted photographer William P. Gottlieb in Britain and Scandinavia, 1965-1966.These Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides were recovered from a dumpster, where they had been discard by my neighbor, a retired professional photographer. Labels on the boxes, and their source, indicate that they were taken by William P.Continue reading “61 Vintage Photos Showing Life in Europe during the Mid-1960s”

50 Amazing Vintage Portrait Photos of British Army Soldiers From the Late 19th Century

The British Army during the Victorian era served through a period of great technological and social change. Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837, and died in 1901. Her long reign was marked by the steady expansion and consolidation of the British Empire, and industrialisation and the enactment of liberal reforms (by both Liberal andContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Portrait Photos of British Army Soldiers From the Late 19th Century”

A Couple Sleeping in a Morrison Shelter Used as Protection From Collapsing Homes During the WWII ‘Blitz’ Bombing Raids

Morrison shelters were a way of protecting people from in their own homes from falling bombs. This was an alternative to the Anderson shelter in the garden and the public shelters. The Morrison shelter’s official name is the “Table (Morrison) indoor shelter”, it was designed by John Baker and named after Herbert Morrison who wasContinue reading “A Couple Sleeping in a Morrison Shelter Used as Protection From Collapsing Homes During the WWII ‘Blitz’ Bombing Raids”

The London Milkman: The Story Behind One of the Most Iconic Images of the Blitz

As photography had become part of people’s daily lives during the inter-war period, numerous iconic images were taken of the Second World War, creating an album of hope and horror, of atrocities and valor. The one that perhaps represented the fighting spirit of well-mannered Great Britain most clearly was the famous picture taken by aContinue reading “The London Milkman: The Story Behind One of the Most Iconic Images of the Blitz”

Wonderful Photographs of Princess Diana Relaxing in the Countryside in the Early 1980s

It’s rare to see royals stomping about through the mud, but a recently unearthed set of photographs shows Princess Diana and Prince Charles doing exactly that. These rare candid photographs belonged to the late housekeeper of Queen Elizabeth’s cousin Princess Alexandra. They were discovered by the housekeeper’s son and reveal a relaxed Princess Diana inContinue reading “Wonderful Photographs of Princess Diana Relaxing in the Countryside in the Early 1980s”