'Matthew Paris's Map of Great Britain, c.1250', (1944). Creator: Matthew Paris
'Matthew Paris's Map of Great Britain, c.1250', (1944). Detail showing rivers and towns in the south of England and part of Wales. Many place-names are still recognisable today. The word 'Auster', written over the English Channel at the bottom, refers to wind bringing heavy cloud cover and fog. Map drawn by the historian Matthew Paris, a monk at St Alban's Abbey. Cotton MS Claudius D.vi, f.12v, manuscript in the British Library, London. From "British Maps and Map-Makers", by Edward Lynam. [Collins, London, 1944]
© The Print Collector/Heritage Images
Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset, c.1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset in the 1920s. Beyond the monumental broken archway of the main Abbey lies King Arthur's Tomb and Abbey House.
© STEAM Museum of the GWR
1920s, Abbey House, Glastonbury, Glastonbury Abbey, King Arthur, Ruins, Somerset, Tomb, West Country
Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943
This image, taken on Saturday 31st July 1943 (August Bank Holiday), shows hoards of passengers at Paddington Station. In 1939 the slogan “Is Your Journey Really Necessary” was introduced to discourage people from travelling within Britain. It was used to remind people to save fuel and allow trains to transport soldiers and war supplies instead. By the summer of 1943 these regulations had been relaxed slightly, which encouraged more pleasure travel. On this day, 34,000 passengers were despatched from Paddington, with 40,000 recorded on the day before. All the trains to the West Country were loaded to capacity and some passengers were left behind!