In Pictures: London In 1936

Eleana Overett
By Eleana Overett Last edited 15 months ago
In Pictures: London In 1936

1936 was a year of remarkable breakthroughs and trialling turbulences. Alan Turing introduced the concept of the Turing machine to the London Mathematical Society. The BBC launched the world's first television service, and Elizabeth Cowell became the first female British television presenter, while making a broadcast from Alexandra Palace. An explosion in a women's cloakroom burned down the Crystal Palace, and King Edward VIII signed on the dotted line to abdicate the throne. Have a look at the gallery below for a glimpse into the lives of ordinary London people on ordinary (and extraordinary) days.

Highbury
Source Old London
Shoe shine, Charing Cross Road
Source Old London
The ruins of the Crystal Palace, London, after it was burned down
Source Old London
Victoria station
Source Old London
Barge horses, Brentford
Source Old London
A woman is arrested at the Battle of Cable Street in October
Source East End Women's Museum
Euston station from the air
Source Thebeautyoftransport
Arsenal's east stand. Lots of obstructed views
Source Old London
1936
Source Rob Baker
Tower Beach
Source Old London
The warehouses of Shad Thames
Source Davenant
Battersea Power Station with original two chimneys
Source Old London
HMV record store, Oxford Street
Source Londonist
An elephant stops a tram on Gray's Inn Road to eat an apple from the driver
Source Old Pics Archive
Buskers dressed as Father Christmas. Creepy
Source Rob Baker
Queen's Park Rangers football team
Source Old London
Striking rubber workers in east London
Source Old London
Sunshine Milk Bar
Source Aucharbon
Westminster
Source Old London
Easter shopping
Source Filof Life
Highbury Clock End
Source Old London
Morden tube station
Source Old London
Father Christmas
Source Handpicked London

Last Updated 08 June 2017