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"Half the Journey

Background imageHalf Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background imageHalf Collection: England / Chesterfield

England / Chesterfield
A busy scene in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, with the crooked spire dominating the skyline in the background

Background imageHalf Collection: EYCK, Jan van (1390-1441); EYCK, Hubert van (1370-1426)

EYCK, Jan van (1390-1441); EYCK, Hubert van (1370-1426). The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb. 1425-1432. BELGIUM. Ghent. Saint Bavo Cathedral

Background imageHalf Collection: Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows
" The Badgers winter stores, which indeed were visible everywhere, took up half the room." Date: First published: 1908

Background imageHalf Collection: Liverpool Docks

Liverpool Docks
The Princes Half-tide Dock, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, showing a steam ship pulling an industrial barge

Background imageHalf Collection: Imperial Airways Poster, flights to Australia

Imperial Airways Poster, flights to Australia
Imperial Airways Poster, advertising flights to Australia taking ten and a half days. 1935

Background imageHalf Collection: The Launch of R. M. S. Queen Mary, Clydebank, September 1934

The Launch of R. M. S. Queen Mary, Clydebank, September 1934
Photograph of the launch of the R.M.S. Queen Mary, viewed from the slipway she had just left, 26th September 1934. The Cunard White Star Liner then spent the next year-and-a-half in Clydebank

Background imageHalf Collection: Phases of the Moon

Phases of the Moon. Composite image showing the Moon at each stage of its 28 day cycle (a lunar month). Along the top row, the Moon is a waxing (growing in apparent size) crescent

Background imageHalf Collection: Pier Train / Southend

Pier Train / Southend
The electric train carries passengers to the end of the one and a half mile long pier, the longest in the world

Background imageHalf Collection: Saffron Walden by Madge Howard

Saffron Walden by Madge Howard
Saffron Walden in Essex, East Anglia, UK, showing a peaceful high street with half-timbered houses with pageting (decorated plaster work typical of the region) during the summer months

Background imageHalf Collection: Hitchin, Herts 1940S

Hitchin, Herts 1940S
The corner of Bridge Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, where the speed limit for W.D. (War Department) vehicles is 15 m.p.h. The Half Moon pub, sells Noted Luton Ales, too

Background imageHalf Collection: Gardener at Pensax Court, Worcestershire

Gardener at Pensax Court, Worcestershire. Photograph by Norman Synge Waller Budd

Background imageHalf Collection: Organist Plays with Fire

Organist Plays with Fire
While fire rages in Norwich cathedral, the organist plays on... and is found by the firemen half-asphyxiated by the smoke

Background imageHalf Collection: DE BARBARI, Jacopo (half 15th century-1515)

DE BARBARI, Jacopo (half 15th century-1515). Portrait of fra Luca Pacioli with a pupil. Pacioli demonstrating one of Euclids theorems. Renaissance art. Oil on wood. ITALY. Naples

Background imageHalf Collection: Blackheath versus London Scottish Rugby match

Blackheath versus London Scottish Rugby match
A rugby match between Blackheath and London Scottish rugby clubs. The picture shows Harry Coverdale of Blackheath being collared at the end of a great run

Background imageHalf Collection: Chillington Manor

Chillington Manor, now part of the Museum at Maidstone, Kent, England. Date: built 1562

Background imageHalf Collection: Mooney / Brighton F ball

Mooney / Brighton F ball
Paul Mooney, Centre-Half for Brighton & Hove Albion

Background imageHalf Collection: MOSTAERT, Jan (1470-1556). Ecce Homo. 1st half

MOSTAERT, Jan (1470-1556). Ecce Homo. 1st half 16th c. Dutch school. Renaissance art. Oil on wood. SPAIN. Burgos. Provincial Archaeological Museum

Background imageHalf Collection: DETAILLE, Jean-Baptiste Edouard (1848-1912)

DETAILLE, Jean-Baptiste Edouard (1848-1912). Hussar with the Austrian flag. 2nd half 19th c. Oil on canvas. FRANCE. Paris. Army Museum

Background imageHalf Collection: Ladies Football, 1894

Ladies Football, 1894
The lady footballers: an anticipation. The Sketch anticipates the brave new world of women footballers: a good looking goalkeeper recieves much attention

Background imageHalf Collection: Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall
The splendid half-timbered porch of Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Date: 15th century

Background imageHalf Collection: Human skull, X-ray

Human skull, X-ray
Human skull. Coloured X-ray of a sagittal section through a human skull. The skull has been sliced in half down the centre, revealing details of the internal structures

Background imageHalf Collection: Circular countryside scene

Circular countryside scene
A watercolour painting by Malcolm Greensmith showing a typical English rural countryside setting of a half-timbered cottage set amid fields, surrounded by fauna in the shape of a passing Cuckoo

Background imageHalf Collection: The Marriage of General Mite and Millie Edwards, Mancheste

The Marriage of General Mite and Millie Edwards, Mancheste
Engraving showing a series of scenes from the marriage of General Mite, real name Francis Joseph Flynn, and Miss Millie Edwards held at St. James Hall, Manchester, 1884

Background imageHalf Collection: OLD ENGLISH COINS

OLD ENGLISH COINS
Old (pre-Decimalisation) British coins (left to right): Top - penny, half penny, threepenny bit. Bottom - half crown, two shillings, one shilling, sixpence - tails

Background imageHalf Collection: Consolidated B-24 Liberator final assembly line at Ford

Consolidated B-24 Liberator final assembly line at Ford Motor Companys Willow Run plant Of the total 18, 482 built, this one plant produced a half

Background imageHalf Collection: England / Weobley

England / Weobley
Weobley, a beautiful Herefordshire market town of old half-timbered houses, mellowed by age and clustering round an imposing 14th century church. Date: 1950s

Background imageHalf Collection: Saffron Walden by Madge Howard

Saffron Walden by Madge Howard
Saffron Walden in Essex, East Anglia, UK, featuring a street of half-timbered houses with pageting (the decorative plaster work typical of the region) covered with snow on a peaceful starry evening

Background imageHalf Collection: SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). The Theory of Moral

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). The Theory of Moral
" SMITH, Adam (1723-1790). " The Theory of Moral Sentiments". Half-title with portrait of the author. Published in 1809. Engraving. SPAIN. Barcelona

Background imageHalf Collection: Avocado half

Avocado half. The avocado is the fruit of the avocado tree (Persea americana). The stone (centre) is the seed

Background imageHalf Collection: Volkswagen VW Kombi

Volkswagen VW Kombi

Background imageHalf Collection: No Coupons by David Wright

No Coupons by David Wright
A lady, half naked and wearing stockings, placing a hat on her head. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or pin-ups for The Sketch during the 1940 s

Background imageHalf Collection: The Bat and Ball Public House, Hambledon, 1908

The Bat and Ball Public House, Hambledon, 1908
Photograph showing the Bat and Ball Public House at Hambledon, circa 1908. The pub was formerly known as the Broadhalfpenny Hut

Background imageHalf Collection: Vikingsnekke (Lund)

Vikingsnekke (Lund)
Vikingesnekke Norwegian warriors in a half-decked warship

Background imageHalf Collection: Cornet on its Own

Cornet on its Own
The CORNET-A-PISTONS - usually known simply as the Cornet, has a tube half the length of the trumpet, and consequently plays an octave higher

Background imageHalf Collection: SHOES 1899

SHOES 1899
A pair of gentlemens lace-up half-boots or Town Boots and a pair of ladies shoes with a Louis heel complete with shoe trees are left outside a hotel room for boots to polish

Background imageHalf Collection: Half Dome mountain at sunset in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Half Dome mountain at sunset in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Background imageHalf Collection: J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911 (b / w photo)

J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911 (b / w photo)
876905 J.R.R. Tolkien, 1911 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)

Background imageHalf Collection: Cartoon, Arf a Mo, Kaiser! WW1

Cartoon, Arf a Mo, Kaiser! WW1
Cartoon, Arf a Mo, Kaiser! by Bert Thomas of the Artists Rifles, showing a British soldier lighting his pipe. The cartoons purpose was to raise money to supply tobacco

Background imageHalf Collection: The Avenger Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, of Gordon

The Avenger Lord Kitchener of Khartoum, of Gordon
THE AVENGER LORD KITCHENER OF KHARTOUM, OF GORDON.Chromolithograph from a photograph by Bassano, 1899.Published by Bassano, London

Background imageHalf Collection: Old Leadenhall Market, London, c. 1880

Old Leadenhall Market, London, c. 1880
Series of views of the Old Leadenhall Market, London, c.1880. The images show (clockwise from top left): Market entrance from Gracechurch Street; Half Moon Passage; Half Moon Corner; Old Poulterers

Background imageHalf Collection: Freak Show poster - Legless Woman

Freak Show poster - Legless Woman
A poster for a freak show exhibit of a legless Englishwoman, Miss Gabriele The English Halfwoman. Postcard from Germany

Background imageHalf Collection: Woman Smoking 1940S

Woman Smoking 1940S
A young housewife exhales a stream of smoke as she takes a break from her household tasks. By the end of World War Two, nearly half of the women in Britain had a smoking habit

Background imageHalf Collection: Clifton Suspension Brg

Clifton Suspension Brg
The Bridge under construction. Part of the bridge was moved from the old Hungerford Bridge over the Thames

Background imageHalf Collection: Vintage photograph WW II - British Churchill tank

Vintage photograph WW II - British Churchill tank
Vintage photograph World War II - British Churchill tank, Italian campaign, crossing of the Senio River

Background imageHalf Collection: Hawker Hector with Napier Dagger III engine

Hawker Hector with Napier Dagger III engine
A detail of a Hawker Hector focussing on the Napier Dagger III H-24 air-cooled piston Engine. Developing 805hp the Dagger was the next step for D

Background imageHalf Collection: Half-free morel, Morchella semi-libera, Mitrophora

Half-free morel, Morchella semi-libera, Mitrophora semilibera, edible.. Chromolithograph by C. Krause from Fritz Leubas Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1890

Background imageHalf Collection: Street Scene, Thorpe Bay, Essex

Street Scene, Thorpe Bay, Essex
Street Scene, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea, near Shoeburyness, Essex, England. Showing The Half-way House Date: 1925



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"Half the Journey, Twice the Adventure: Exploring England's Hidden Gems" Embark on a whimsical journey through half-told tales and captivating landscapes as we delve into the enchanting world of "half. " From the picturesque town of Chesterfield in England to the timeless charm of Wind in the Willows, there is no shortage of wonders awaiting discovery. Begin your odyssey at Liverpool Docks, where echoes of maritime history still reverberate. Feel the weighty presence of EYCK brothers – Jan van Eyck and Hubert van Eyck – whose artistic prowess left an indelible mark on European art during their respective lifetimes. Travel back in time to witness one of history's most pivotal moments - D-Day. Stand in awe at Omaha Beach as you pay homage to those who bravely fought for freedom. Then fast forward to September 1934 when R. M. S Queen Mary majestically set sail from Clydebank, leaving spectators breathless with anticipation. Immerse yourself in nature's beauty as you meet a gardener tending to Pensax Court's lush grounds in Worcestershire. Marvel at Imperial Airways' vintage poster beckoning travelers towards thrilling flights bound for Australia. Gaze up at the night sky and contemplate life's mysteries while observing Phases of the Moon unfold before your eyes. Take a nostalgic ride aboard Southend Pier Train, relishing panoramic views that only half reveal themselves along this iconic British landmark. Unearth hidden treasures within Jacopo de Barbari’s masterpieces from half-forgotten centuries past; let his artistry transport you across time and space. And finally, experience an organist playing with fire - not just metaphorically but literally - igniting musical passion like never before. In this extraordinary tapestry woven with fragments from various realms, "half" becomes more than just a word; it becomes an invitation to explore uncharted territories brimming with untold stories and boundless wonders.