St Pauls Cathedral dominates the view of the area north of Cannon Street (left) Rebuilding
St Pauls Cathedral dominates the view of the area north of Cannon Street (left) Rebuilding is now well underway on sites bombed during the blitz. In the immediate foreground will be "Watling House" (A block of offices) and behind on the left more offices (Gateway House). Running from right foreground to St Pauls is Watling Street. On the right of this can be seen steelwork for new offices of the Bank of England 18th July 1954
Portrait by John Hedgecoe - Profile of Queen Elizabeth II - Shot for a new set of
Portrait by John Hedgecoe - Profile of Queen Elizabeth II - Shot for a new set of postage stamps in 1966 and in constant use for at least the next 34 years.
This copyright image is held exclusively by TopFoto, the exclusive representative of the late Professor John Hedgecoe. He took the image in 1966, specifically for the creation of the Royal Mail?s stamp, with over 200 billion copies sold so far and counting. Hedgecoe photographed Her Majesty, then Arnold Machin made a plaster cast from the photograph, Hedgecoe then took another photograph, this time of the cast, which has been used on the Royal Mail stamps ever since.
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Dramatic photograph of a shipwreck at Brighton, 1980. The Athina B, a Greek cargo ship
Dramatic photograph of a shipwreck at Brighton, 1980. The Athina B, a Greek cargo ship, ran aground on the beach just east of the Palace Pier, in front of the Aquarium on January 21 1980. She was declared a write-off and remained on the beach for a month before an enormous crowd watched her being re-floated to the music of a brass band and and towed away to a Medway scrapyard, near Rainham. The ship's anchor can still be seen on the seafront by the Pier.
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