This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

30th steel British capital a time of great change: the city finally switched from gas lighting to electric, horse-drawn carriages gave way to cars. The city authorities tried to make London a cleaner, more modern and more efficient. At a time when Europe flourished and crepe fascism on the streets of London was harsh clashes between supporters of fascism and their opponents. By the end of the decade, it became clear that war with Germany is inevitable. In Britain massively arrived German Jews who fled from the horrors of the Nazi regime, and in London started preparing for the evacuation of children. Ahead of the Londoners were waiting for war and a massive bombing of the British capital, which lasted for 57 nights in a row.

But collected in this edition, the pictures people do not suspect anything about the impending war with Nazi Germany, nor about the horrors of bombing. Pre-war London lives its normal life on the streets with a special atmosphere.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Babe with your furry pet is a cat show in Crystal Palace, 1931.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Girls eating ice cream at the pool Roehampton, 1936.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

The rooftop pool of the London hotel Piccadilly in August 1932.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

The driver pours water Carter boys on the street in Central London during the terrible heat of August, 1930.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Bathers on the banks of the serpentine lake in Hyde Park during the August heat of 1930.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Little girl drinking from a fountain with a lion's head in the pool Finchley, 1937. Opening of pools in the 30 years it has been very popular.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Schoolchildren playing in Hyde Park, 1935.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

The crowd watches as Anniversary watch removed of Queen Victoria. They will be moved to another location. 1938.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Baby-sitting with children on a walk along Rotten Row in Hyde Park, 1936.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

The pub owner, the Frenchman Victor Boniface in his shop in SOHO, London, 1939.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Girls-bathers with gas masks in boxes walking along the shore of the lake serpentine in Hyde Park.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Girls who are going on vacation, entertaining themselves by riding on the trolley with a porter waiting for the train. Euston station in London in 1939.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Tubercular patients of the hospital St Thomas ' rest in their beds under the open sky of the river Thames, in the background the Parliament building, 1936.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

After the metro accident train, on the streets of London went the extra buses. In may of 1938.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

The cleaner wipes the dust off the dinosaur skeleton in the natural history Museum in London, 1936.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

The boys ran out of the school in the heart of London Silvertaun. In the background you can see the liner Rajputana. 15 Jan 1932.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Londoners in Hyde Park sunbathing during the hot summer of 1933.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

A typical morning picture. London bridge at rush hour, 1933.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

Children play cricket on the street Millwall. In the background you can see the liner on the Thames, 1938.

This crazy, vivid London black and white photo of the 1930-ies

American silent film star Phyllis Gordon shopping in Earls Court with her 4-year-old Cheetah. The animal was brought to the UK from Kenya.

Keywords: 30th | Archive | London | B/W

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