Picture of the day Charles I, King of England, was beheaded in Whitehall on the 30th January 1649. Read more...
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The Royal Aeronautical Society Collection, housed in the National Aerospace Library at Farnborough, beautifully documents the history of man's quest to conquer the skies. Founded in 1866, it contains an exceptional and comprehensive selection of pictures devoted to the history and development of aviation and aerospace.
We are pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the photographic work of Robin Dale. Born in Stockton-on-Tees in 1940, Robin became fascinated with photography as a teenager. His work captures people in moments of joy and contemplation. It includes some fantastic 1970s outfits, and his industrial landscapes are markers of economic change.