the winner of the ‘Beautiful Toddlers’ competition watches as the other competitors struggle over her prize - a large toy dog. The competition was part of Southend Carnival, held in Priory Park, August 16, 1938

the winner of the ‘Beautiful Toddlers’ competition watches as the other competitors struggle over her prize - a large toy dog. The competition was part of Southend Carnival, held in Priory Park, August 16, 1938

Arthur C(harles) Clarke (b 1917) was to become a leading science fiction writer, following a period of work in scientific research. Here, Arthur (top) is depicted with his mother, Mrs Nora Clarke (nee Willis), his sister Mary and his brothers Fred (left) and Michael. They are outdoors at Ballifants, the family farm in Somerset. At this time, the father was ailing from injuries sustained during the war. Mrs Clarke and her two eldest sons had to work hard on the farm to make ends meet. photograph by George James Sr, circa 1929
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Arthur C(harles) Clarke (b 1917) was to become a leading science fiction writer, following a period of work in scientific research. Here, Arthur (top) is depicted with his mother, Mrs Nora Clarke (nee Willis), his sister Mary and his brothers Fred (left) and Michael. They are outdoors at Ballifants, the family farm in Somerset. At this time, the father was ailing from injuries sustained during the war. Mrs Clarke and her two eldest sons had to work hard on the farm to make ends meet. photograph by George James Sr, circa 1929
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Arthur C(harles) Clarke (b 1917) was to become a leading science fiction writer, following a period of work in scientific research. Here, Arthur (top) is depicted with his mother, Mrs Nora Clarke (nee Willis), his sister Mary and his brothers Fred (left) and Michael. They are outdoors at Ballifants, the family farm in Somerset. At this time, the father was ailing from injuries sustained during the war. Mrs Clarke and her two eldest sons had to work hard on the farm to make ends meet. photograph by George James Sr, circa 1929

during a particularly hot August, Edward Ball and his band join up with chorus girls from Daly’s Theatre to make use of the Piccadilly Hotel roof garden in London, August 11, 1932

during a particularly hot August, Edward Ball and his band join up with chorus girls from Daly’s Theatre to make use of the Piccadilly Hotel roof garden in London, August 11, 1932

chorus girls of Katja the Dancer practicing for the High Kicking Competition on the roof of the Gaiety Theatre in London. photo by E Bacon - August 4, 1925

chorus girls of Katja the Dancer practicing for the High Kicking Competition on the roof of the Gaiety Theatre in London. photo by E Bacon - August 4, 1925

three London girls, Miss Elizabeth McNabb, daughter of Surgeon-Rear-Admiral Sir Daniel McNabb, Miss HMDodds, and Miss E Brightman, have established themselves as women decorators. So good is their work that they are in great demand and have built up a great business. They have been engaged by some of the largest establishments in London. They are at present decorating the interior of the Imperial Airways headquarters in London. July 31, 1931

three London girls, Miss Elizabeth McNabb, daughter of Surgeon-Rear-Admiral Sir Daniel McNabb, Miss HMDodds, and Miss E Brightman, have established themselves as women decorators. So good is their work that they are in great demand and have built up a great business. They have been engaged by some of the largest establishments in London. They are at present decorating the interior of the Imperial Airways headquarters in London. July 31, 1931

left to right - Bridget Gibbs, grand-daughter of the Earl and Countess of Carrick, Diana Margaret Corbett, Hazel Phillips, Pamela June Colt, Georgina Moira Wood, Somerset Brian Gibbs, grandson of the Earl of Carrick and son of Lady Rosamund Gibbs, enjoying the sunshine in Hyde Park, London - July 24, 1931

left to right - Bridget Gibbs, grand-daughter of the Earl and Countess of Carrick, Diana Margaret Corbett, Hazel Phillips, Pamela June Colt, Georgina Moira Wood, Somerset Brian Gibbs, grandson of the Earl of Carrick and son of Lady Rosamund Gibbs, enjoying the sunshine in Hyde Park, London - July 24, 1931

spectators gain a good vantage point during the Epsom Derby in Surrey - June 5, 1929 

spectators gain a good vantage point during the Epsom Derby in Surrey - June 5, 1929 

these vacationers clad in bathing suits or summer clothing were having drinks at the bar of the Havre des Pas hotel in Jersey, England, June 4, 1933

these vacationers clad in bathing suits or summer clothing were having drinks at the bar of the Havre des Pas hotel in Jersey, England, June 4, 1933