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Opening Collection

"Unveiling the spirit of competition at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland - Rugby's grand opening

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of the Royal Holloway College for Women by the Queen

Opening of the Royal Holloway College for Women by the Queen, the Ceremony in the Quadrangle (engraving)
1054884 Opening of the Royal Holloway College for Women by the Queen, the Ceremony in the Quadrangle (engraving) by English School

Background imageOpening Collection: Rugby at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland

Rugby at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland
Scotland triumphs over England in the Calcutta Cup championship, during the opening match for the newly built Murrayfield stadium which was inaugurated in March 1925. Date: 1925

Background imageOpening Collection: Cricketing Record 1932

Cricketing Record 1932
Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes score a record opening partnership of 555

Background imageOpening Collection: Westminster Hospital opening April 1939

Westminster Hospital opening April 1939
A great event in hospital history the new Westminister Hospital will be open on 20th April 1939 by His Majesty King accompanied by Her Majesty The Queen

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of Tower Bridge

Opening of Tower Bridge
An invitation to the opening of Tower Bridge from the corporation of the City of London

Background imageOpening Collection: Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Consequences, illustration by William Heath Robinson
Consequences -- How the thoughtlessness of a butterfly seriously affected a bishops corn, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imageOpening Collection: The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue

The Illustrated London News Festival of Britain issue
The Festival of Britain exhibition opening, a special number from The Illustrated London News. The front cover was created by Terence Cuneo 1907-1996

Background imageOpening Collection: Olympics / 1936 / Hindenburg

Olympics / 1936 / Hindenburg
The Hindenburg flies over the opening ceremony. Date: 1936

Background imageOpening Collection: The Madonna del Parto, c. 1450-70 (fresco) (post restoration) (see also 75561, 172472

The Madonna del Parto, c. 1450-70 (fresco) (post restoration) (see also 75561, 172472
XAL172471 The Madonna del Parto, c.1450-70 (fresco) (post restoration) (see also 75561, 172472 and 169194) by Francesca, Piero della, (c.1415-92); Chapel of the Cemetery, Monterchi, Italy; Italian

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of Whiteleys department store, 1911

Opening of Whiteleys department store, 1911
Two pictures reporting on the opening of Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, West London in at the end of November 1911

Background imageOpening Collection: Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London

Advertisement for Libertys new shops, London
An advertisement for Libertys new shops about to open in Argyll Place, off Regent Street, London. Liberty & Co have had the exterior and interior built in 16th century style

Background imageOpening Collection: Sheffield University - Portraits of Edward VI and Alexandra

Sheffield University - Portraits of Edward VI and Alexandra
Sheffield University - Inset portraits of Edward VI and Alexandra who opened the University in July, 1905. Date: 1905

Background imageOpening Collection: Queen Victoria opening Parliament 1886

Queen Victoria opening Parliament 1886
Queen Victoria opening Parliament, Lord Chancellor Baron Halsbury reading the Queens speech at Westminster Palace, London. Date: 21st January 1886

Background imageOpening Collection: Lancaster Castle Station

Lancaster Castle Station, Lancashire, pictured on the morning of the official opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway, for which it was the southern terminus Date: December 1846

Background imageOpening Collection: Cover of programme for the visit of HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Sheffield to open

Cover of programme for the visit of HM King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to Sheffield to open the University of
Original at Sheffield Local Studies PAMP 322 SQ

Background imageOpening Collection: BROOKLYN BRIDGE: OPENING. Invitation to the opening ceremony of the Brooklyn Bridge, 24 May 1883

BROOKLYN BRIDGE: OPENING. Invitation to the opening ceremony of the Brooklyn Bridge, 24 May 1883. Invitation engraving by Tiffany & Co

Background imageOpening Collection: Glasgow University

Glasgow University
THE UNIVERSITY GALOP Edward and Alexandra are cheered as they leave after opening GLASGOW UNIVERSITY in its fine new building by George Gilbert Scott Date: 1870

Background imageOpening Collection: Rat Tat Tat by Muriel Dawson

Rat Tat Tat by Muriel Dawson
A sweet and engaging little girl in a red dress and wide-brimmed sun hat, opens a door using an old-fashioned latch

Background imageOpening Collection: Apparition / Queens Hse

Apparition / Queens Hse
Figures photographed on the Tulip Staircase of the Queens House, though photographer saw nothing; during normal opening hours of the Museum

Background imageOpening Collection: Inauguration of Wellington College

Inauguration of Wellington College
The arrival of Queen Victoria at Wellington College for the inauguration of the school in Feburary 1859. The school, situated about twelve miles south of Windsor

Background imageOpening Collection: Newcastle / Swing Bridge

Newcastle / Swing Bridge
The opening of the new swing bridge at Newcastle-on-Tyne on June 15th 1876. The bridge was designed by William Armstrong

Background imageOpening Collection: The Opening Of Dail Eireann, Or Chamber Of Deputies, Of The Irish Free State Parliament, Dublin

The Opening Of Dail Eireann, Or Chamber Of Deputies, Of The Irish Free State Parliament, Dublin, Ireland On September 9, 1922. From The Story Of 25 Eventful Years In Pictures, Published 1935

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of Accrington to Oswaldtwistle Tramway, Accrington

Opening of Accrington to Oswaldtwistle Tramway, Accrington, near Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Date: 1907

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway: Lancaster Station, Uk, 1846

Opening of the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway: Lancaster Station, Uk, 1846

Background imageOpening Collection: Printed souvenir paper napkin

Printed souvenir paper napkin in commemoration of the opening of the aerodrome at Hanworth Park, 16 October 1917, by the Lord Mayor. Date: 1917

Background imageOpening Collection: The Opening of Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, Uk, 1870

The Opening of Keble College, Oxford University, Oxford, Uk, 1870

Background imageOpening Collection: The Great Western Railway service from Penzance

The Great Western Railway service from Penzance
The inaugural trip of the Great Western Railway service from Penzance. The new express service, which shortens the journey by forty minutes

Background imageOpening Collection: Open / Stockton-Darlington

Open / Stockton-Darlington
The opening of the Stockton - Darlington railway

Background imageOpening Collection: Sydney Bridge Construct

Sydney Bridge Construct
The Sydnet Harbour bridge nearing completion : at the time of its opening, it is the largest suspension bridge in the world

Background imageOpening Collection: Studdy - Three newborn puppies slowly open their eyes

Studdy - Three newborn puppies slowly open their eyes
" Alas My Brothers! Tis a queer world to look upon." Three newborn puppies slowly open their eyes for the first time

Background imageOpening Collection: Hirundo rustica, Barn Swallow in flight opening its beak to catch insect, side view

Hirundo rustica, Barn Swallow in flight opening its beak to catch insect, side view

Background imageOpening Collection: Movie Theater Marquee

Movie Theater Marquee
A huge crowd gathers outside the Warner Brothers theater on Wiltshire Boulevard in Los Angeles for a film premiere, 1930s. The marquee reads in part Premiere of Premieres; Grand Opening Tonight

Background imageOpening Collection: Fingerprint scanner

Fingerprint scanner. Persons finger being scanned by a fingerprint scanner. This scanner is being used to open a door. The ridges on peoples fingers form a unique identifying pattern

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery

Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery
Ceremonial scene at the opening of the annual Colchester Oyster Fishery. On the first Friday of September the Mayor of Colchester, the Town Clerk

Background imageOpening Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageOpening Collection: Harbour / Belfast Opening

Harbour / Belfast Opening
Opening of the New Channel, Belfast Harbour - the start of the procession

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of the Mersey Tunnel - Liverpool

Opening of the Mersey Tunnel - Liverpool Date: 1934

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening a Bottle

Opening a Bottle
The landlord opens another bottle

Background imageOpening Collection: Hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius

Hippo, Hippopotamus amphibius, yawning in Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Background imageOpening Collection: Sohns Device

Sohns Device
At Daytona Beach, Florida, American birdman CLEM SOHN leaves a plane at 4000 metres, and glides to 700 metres before opening his parachute

Background imageOpening Collection: Wolf from Gladiators opening the new Blockbuster Video in Reading. 6th November 1994

Wolf from Gladiators opening the new Blockbuster Video in Reading. 6th November 1994

Background imageOpening Collection: The Opening of the New Parliament by the Queen, the Royal Procession crossing the Princes Chamber

The Opening of the New Parliament by the Queen, the Royal Procession crossing the Princes Chamber on the Way to
1062155 The Opening of the New Parliament by the Queen, the Royal Procession crossing the Princes Chamber on the Way to the House of Peers (engraving) by English School

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening of Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Opening of Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
The Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, unveiled and dedicated by Field-Marshal Lord Plumer, 24 July 1927 Date: 1927

Background imageOpening Collection: Pandora

Pandora. Pandora (the all-gifted ) was the first mortal woman according to the Greek poet Hesiod. She was sent by Zeus as a gift to Epithemus

Background imageOpening Collection: Opening ceremony of the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, January 1898

Opening ceremony of the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, January 1898
A view of the Opening Ceremony at Yealmpton Station on the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, Devon in January 1898

Background imageOpening Collection: Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre

Scenery for Aladdin, Pollocks Toy Theatre, with two rounded arches opening onto a seascape. Date: late 19th century

Background imageOpening Collection: Five bar gate opening on to barley fields, Guiting Power, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Five bar gate opening on to barley fields, Guiting Power, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageOpening Collection: Queen Elizabeth II opening the new LFB Headquarters

Queen Elizabeth II opening the new LFB Headquarters
Queen Elizabeth II with Commissioner Ronald James Dobson at the opening of the new London Fire Brigade Headquarters at 169 Union Street, London SE1



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"Unveiling the spirit of competition at Murrayfield stadium, Scotland - Rugby's grand opening. " "The majestic Tower Bridge rises in all its glory - a symbol of London's grand opening. " "A cricketing record etched in history - the monumental opening of 1932. " "Enter the whimsical world of consequences with William Heath Robinson's captivating illustration - an imaginative opening awaits. " "All aboard. Lancaster Castle Station welcomes travelers to embark on new adventures and open doors to unknown destinations. " "A beacon of hope and healing emerges as Westminster Hospital opens its doors in April 1939. " "Liberty unveils their new shops, a haven for fashion enthusiasts seeking endless possibilities. The artistry unfolds. " "Inaugurating opulence since 1911 - Whiteleys department store sets the stage for a shopping experience like no other. " "Mysterious apparitions grace Queens Hse, inviting you into a realm where secrets unravel and mysteries unfold upon each opening. " "The iconic Newcastle Swing Bridge swings open, connecting communities and bridging gaps between past and present. " "As Hindenburg soars above during the Olympics' grand opening in 1936, dreams take flight amidst anticipation and excitement. " "Sheffield University pays homage to Edward VI and Alexandra through regal portraits that open windows into history.