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January 2, 2016

Stunning Color Vintage Photos of 1920s-30s Britain at Work and Play

These color photographs capture an innocent age a century ago of everyday life in Britain.

Two young adults sit in the grass by a cliff near water and the village of Rottingdean in East Sussex in 1931

A group of children sit, playing in the sand in 1931 at Dymchurch beach in Kent, which lies south-west of Folkestone

A girl puts an envelope in a postbox in Oxford in 1929

A girl sits in front of the rhododendrons in 1929 at Kew Gardens in south-west London, which was founded in 1840

Two Chelsea Pensioners in signature scarlet coats in 1929

Two women buy ice cream from a vendor out of his converted car in Cornwall in 1928

An informal portrait of a farmer and his cart in the small town of Crowland in Lincolnshire, near Peterborough, in 1928

Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills, in 1928

A young girl plays on the beach with bucket and spade in Sandown on the Isle of Wight in 1928

Characters in a pageant - Britannia and her colonies and dependencies - on the grass in Southampton in 1928

A man posts a letter next to a traditional telephone box in Oxford in 1928

A police constable passes the day with farmers gathering hay in Lancashire in November 1928

Children play on the sand near Yarmouth, a popular destination for holidaymakers on the Isle of Wight in 1928

A group of women hike in Cumbria in 1928

A woman sends a letter at a red pillar box on the Isle of Wight in 1928

Two girls send a letter at a red pillar box in Belfast in 1927

English Boy Scouts on a hike stop for a rest near Ambleside, north-west of Windermere in Cumbria in 1929

Two Chelsea Pensioners sit on the steps in Oxford in 1929

An Ulverston tour bus in Cumbria in 1929

A man mows grain in 1929

Passengers ride on 'Billy', a locomotive picture running at the Kent seaside resort of Margate in 1931

A child stands by The Cat and the Fiddle Inn in Exeter in 1931

A woman walks on the street in Clovelly, 1931

A woman posts a letter in Oxford in 1928

Actors dress for a pageant as Britannia and her four knights as they pose for a photo in Southampton, Hampshire, 1928

A part of the company of Yeomen preparatory, known as Beefeaters, at the Tower of London

A girl stands in an unidentified field in Lincolnshire in 1929 holding barley

An English woman points to her farm cart in Cambridgeshire, which bears the year before the photo was taken

Two children and a lady stand outside of a thatch-roofed cottage in Hampshire in 1931

A family builds a sandcastle at the seaside resort of Sandbourne, near Bournemouth in Dorset in 1932

A woman admires flowers in Clovelly, Devon, 1928

Two girls talk outside a home in Chillington, Devon in 1928

A boy posts a letter in a postbox in Sussex, 1928

Two soldiers stand in Hythe, Kent, 1928

A woman sells artificial flowers for charity on Alexandra Day in Kent

The Chief Warder, a Coldstream Guardsmen, and a Yeoman Warder pose at the Tower of London in 1929

Two girls eat lunch in a hayfield near Hawkshead in Lancashire in 1929, which is now part of Cumbria

A portrait of Boy Scouts at Abinger Hammer, a village in Surrey situated in between Dorking and Guildford, on a Sunday hike

Veteran soldiers - known as Chelsea Pensioners - sit on the steps of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London in 1928

A young girl stands outside her cottage near Clovelly, a village on the coast of North Devon in 1928

A postman delivers packages with his parcel post barrow in front of a shop in Oxford offering 'haircutting and shaving' in 1928

Two women enjoy a leisurely tea in 1928 in front of the Clock House in Buckinghamshire, which was originally a hospice

A policeman directs buses at the intersection of Trafalgar Square in the centre of London in 1929

Women sit near the Avon River with Holy Trinity Church behind in Stratford in 1929

(via Daily Mail Online)


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