In pictures: Picturing England

More than 300 images depicting the changing face of England and its people over the past 150 years have been printed in a recently published book from Historic England. Here, we bring you the highlights...

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Egg gatherers, Flamborough, East Yorkshire, July 1926

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Diamond Jubilee decorations, Lime Street, Nether Stowey, Somerset, 1897

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Oxford Arms Inn, Oxford Arms Passage, Warwick Lane, City of London, 1875

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Portrait of an elderly woman, Selworthy, Somerset, c1890–1910

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Rotherhithe Tunnel under construction, Southwark, London, 30 November 1906

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Barton Swing Aqueduct, Bridgewater Canal, Trafford, Greater Manchester, 1945-54

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Tile-hanging at Turk Farm, Smarden, Kent, c1931

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The beach at Hastings, East Sussex, c1890

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St Giles’s Fair, Oxford, Oxfordshire, September 1905

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The 70-Tram Road, East Pool Mine, Carn Brea, Cornwall, c1893

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Picturing England: The Photographic Collections of Historic England, by Mike Evans, Gary Winter and Anne Woodward, is publishd by Historic England, priced £45. Find out more at the Historic England website