A snowy view of the town of Ludlow with the medieval castle in the foreground.
The West Doors of Bath Abbey, England
Rescuers free trapped passengers from a derailed train at the scene of the Harrow Train Crash where an incoming train crashed at speed into the rear of a local passenger train that had stopped at the station; within a few seconds of the collision an express train, travelling at speed in the opposite direction, crashed into the first train’s locomotive. The crash left 112 dead and 88 hospitalized, on the 8th of October 1952.
A German SM U-118 U-Boat lays washed ashore on Hastings beach. While it was being towed through the English Channel to be broken up for scrap, a storm hit and the ship broke off from its tow boat and drifted away. It later ran aground on the beach at Hastings. The wreck quickly became a popular tourist attraction. Eventually, it was broken up and the pieces removed and sold for scrap. It is believed that some of the keel from the submarine may still lie underneath the sand of the beach. 5th of April 1919.
A Douglas DC-3 Dakota crashed on the roof of a house in Ruislip shortly after taking off from Northolt in December 1946. Miraculously, nobody was killed and everyone inside at the time made their escape through the front door.
A crowd of poor people waiting in the snow, hoping to be let into a homeless shelter. East London,1857
The Dutch Raid on the Medway at the mouth of the River Thames where the Dutch navy destroyed fifteen of the Royal Navy’s last remaining ships during the Second Anglo-Dutch war of 1667. The daring raid remains England’s greatest naval disaster to date and lead to a quick end to the war with a Dutch dictated peace treaty. The HMS Royal Charles was towed back to the Netherlands as a trophy and its coat of arms is still on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to this day
Celebratory flotilla on the Thames on Lord Mayor’s Day, London, 1747