• 1890
  • 1900
  • 1910
  • 1920
  • 1930
  • 1940
  • 1950
  • 1960
  • 1970
  • 1980
  • 1990
  • 2000
  • 2011
THE STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT

The State Opening Of Parliament (1947)

Traditional pageantry surrounds the State Opening of...

SEVEN CROWDED DAYS aka THE KING UNVEILS A STATUE

Seven Crowded Days AKA The King Unveils A Statue (1947)

King George VI unveils memorial statue of...

MOTORISTS PROTEST IN HYDE PARK

Motorists Protest In Hyde Park (1947)

Protests in London about the removal of the basic petrol ration.

FIRST PICTURES OF SKY QUEEN CRASH

First Pictures Of Sky Queen Crash (1947)

A flying boat ditches in the Atlantic and has to be rescued...

CROYDON TRAIN CRASH MANY KILLED

Croydon Train Crash Many Killed (1947)

Many are killed in railway crash in South Croydon.

THE CAMERA WAS THERE aka MILLION POUNDS DAMAGE IN NEW ENGLAND

The Camera Was There AKA Million Pounds Damage In New England (1947)

Huge forest fires in New...

ELIZABETH LAYS FOUNDATION STONE

Elizabeth Lays Foundation Stone (1947)

Princess Elizabeth lays the foundation stone for St Mary's...

SCOTTISH EXPRESS CRASHES

Scottish Express Crashes (1947)

Large train crash near Goswick, Northumberland.

HOLLYWOOD STARS IN UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES INQUIRY

Hollywood Stars In Unamerican Activities Inquiry (1947)

Ronald Reagan gives evidence to the...

GREAT LONDON DOCK FIRE

Great London Dock Fire (1947)

Massive rubber fire burns in London docks.

THE WEDDING MONTH OPENS aka ROYAL VISIT TO PLYMOUTH

The Wedding Month Opens AKA Royal Visit To Plymouth (1947)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth...

PARIS MOTOR SHOW

Paris Motor Show (1947)

Various new designs of car are shown off to the appreciative French crowds.

ROYAL FAMILY AT DARTMOUTH

Royal Family At Dartmouth (1947)

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visit Dartmouth's famous Naval...

FESTIVAL OF DASSHERA

Festival Of Dasshera (1947)

The Maharajah of Jaipur receives homage of other Indian nobles.

BRITONS KILLED IN SWEDISH AIR CRASH

Britons Killed In Swedish Air Crash (1947)

A Swedish Skymaster airliner crashes in a mountainside in...

PRINCESS ELIZABETH

Princess Elizabeth (1947)

Princess Elizabeth with fiancee Philip launches the liner 'Caronia'.

ROYAL WEDDING PRESENTS

Royal Wedding Presents (1947)

Potters at Sevres make a porcelain dinner service for Prince Philip and...

BRITAIN'S LITTLE ELECTION WEEK

Britain's Little Election Week (1947)

People go to the polls in Britain's local municipal elections.

HERBERT MORRISON RECEIVES THE FREEDOM OF LAMBETH

Herbert Morrison Receives The Freedom Of Lambeth (1947)

Morrison and Montgomery both receive the...

LAUREL AND HARDY COME BACK

Laurel And Hardy Come Back (1947)

Stan and Ollie are on the boat train in France, they are coming back...

THE PRINCESS BRIDESMAIDS

The Princess Bridesmaids (1947)

Views of the bridesmaids for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth to...

M MIKOLAJCZYK IN ENGLAND

M Mikolajczyk In England (1947)

Leader of a Polish opposition party leaves the country in fear of his...

GREAT RUBBER DUMP FIRE IN ISLINGTON

Great Rubber Dump Fire In Islington (1947)

A night time rubber fire in North London illuminates the...

A PAGE OF HISTORY

A Page Of History (1947)

Remembrance Day ceremonies are led by the King in Whitehall.

LONDON'S NEW OIL WELL

London's New Oil Well (1947)

A new oil well is sunk in Willesden - even the Texans are paying interest.

RONNIE CLAYTON BEATS ENZO CORREGGIOLI

Ronnie Clayton Beats Enzo Correggioli (1947)

Ronnie Clayton wins a boxing match against Enzo...

LORD MAYOR'S SHOW

Lord Mayor's Show (1947)

Annual celebration of the Lord Mayor of London's Parade.

THE PRINCESS WEDS

The Princess Weds (1947)

Coverage of the Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

THE WEEK AFTER aka SCHOOL TEACHERS IN ANGLO AMERICAN EXCHANGE

The Week After AKA School Teachers In Anglo American Exchange (1947)

English and American...

AMERICAN AND RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS ARRIVE

American And Russian Foreign Ministers Arrive (1947)

American and Russian Foreign Ministers arrive...

OUTSIDE WINS MANCHESTER NOVEMBER HANDICAP

Outside Wins Manchester November Handicap (1947)

66-1 shot 'Regret' wins the November Handicap...

ROYAL HONEYMOONERS AT BROADLANDS

Royal Honeymooners At Broadlands (1947)

Prince Philip and Princess Elizabeth spend the first part of...

FILM STAR'S COCKTAIL PARTY AT THE SAVOY

Film Star's Cocktail Party At The Savoy (1947)

Bob Hope and other Hollywood stars enjoy a cocktail...

CONFERENCE WEEK aka FOREIGN MINISTER CONFERENCE

Conference Week AKA Foreign Minister Conference (1947)

Bevin meets Molotov in London at the Four...

FIGHTING ON NORTHERN FRONTIER OF GREECE

Fighting On Northern Frontier Of Greece (1947)

Greek troops are on the move to attack Communist...

GOVERNMENT HOLDS GRAVESEND AFTER CLOSE FIGHT

Government Holds Gravesend After Close Fight (1947)

Sir Richard Acland wins a by-election for...

AMATEUR BOXING AT WEMBLEY

Amateur Boxing At Wembley (1947)

British and Danish boxers fight it out in amateur bouts at the Empire...

HASTINGS BEATS THE BASIC BAN

Hastings Beats The Basic Ban (1947)

A two seater Electric car on show in Hastings - aimed at beating...

LONDON SEES THE WORLD'S BIGGEST CAR

London Sees The World's Biggest Car (1947)

A massive Daimler is shown in London.

ROYAL COMMAND FILM PERFORMANCE

Royal Command Film Performance (1947)

Queen Elizabeth chats to the stars at a Royal Command Film...

BIG FOUR CONFERENCE

Big Four Conference (1947)

Foreign Ministers meet in London for important talks.

SPORT TOPPED THE WEEK'S NEWS aka ETON WALL GAME

Sport Topped The Week's News AKA Eton Wall Game (1947)

The Eton Wall Game - an annual event that...

FREDDIE MILLS BEATS STEFAN OLEK

Freddie Mills Beats Stefan Olek (1947)

Freddie Mills beat the French boxer Stefan Olek on points in...

UNIVERSITY RUGBY MATCH

University Rugby Match (1947)

Cambridge beat Oxford in the annual varsity Rugby match.

DERWENT, DERBYSHIRE

Derwent, Derbyshire (1947)

A village flooded under the Ladybower Reservoir appears above the water...

FOR WOMEN; LATEST FUR FASHIONS

For Women; Latest Fur Fashions (1947)

Models in Paris show off the latest fashions in fur.

THE FRENCH STRIKE

The French Strike (1947)

Political problems in France stem from a clash of ideologies.

A CHRISTMAS MONTH STORY aka SWITZERLAND'S WEDDING GIFT

A Christmas Month Story AKA Switzerland's Wedding Gift (1947)

Switzerland's gift to Princess...

"It's Being So Cheerful ..." - Stafford Cripps (1947)

Cripps, the Chancellor of the Exchequer,...

THE ARABS DECLARE HOLY WAR

The Arabs Declare Holy War (1947)

Quick reaction to the UN plan to partition Israel and Palestine.