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Volunteer Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 78 pictures in our Volunteer collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


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Volunteer going to retrieve bodies in the Gresford Colliery disaster, Wales, 1935

Volunteer going to retrieve bodies in the Gresford Colliery disaster, Wales, 1935. A man with a gas mask recieving last-minute instructions. 'Heroes of the Coal Mines: on 22 September 1934, occurred on of the worst disasters in mining history, when nearly 300 miners lost their lives...After the explosion which caused the tragedy, the gas fumes were so deadly that 254 bodies still in the pit could not be rescued, and the pit had to be sealed up. On 7 March 1935, volunteers who had been especially trained, descended into the death pit to report conditions. Here is one of these men, who risked his life to reclaim his comrades' bodies'. From "The Silver Jubilee Book - The Story of 25 Eventful Years in Pictures". [Odhams Press Ltd., London, 1935]

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You cannot have efficiency without discipline., 1940. Artist: Unknown

You cannot have efficiency without discipline., 1940. From I'm A Firegirl, booklet on the Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS), in Tuck's Better Little Book series. The Auxiliary Fire Service was formed in 1938 in Britain as part of the Civil Defence Service to supplement the work of brigades at local level. Members of the AFS were unpaid part-time volunteers, but could be called up for whole-time paid service if necessary. Men and women could join, the latter mainly in an administrative role. The illustrations in “I'm A Firegirl” depict what were seen as traditional feminine qualities, (caring, nurturing, making tea!) but also show women being disciplined and efficient. [Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., London, 1940]

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'Kavanagh and Kunuji in the Swamp', 1857 (c1912). Artist: Unknown

'Kavanagh and Kunuji in the Swamp', 1857 (c1912). During the Second Siege of Lucknow the defenders were able to send messengers to and from the Alambagh, from where in turn messengers could reach Cawnpore. A volunteer civil servant, Thomas Henry Kavanagh, disguised himself as a sepoy and ventured from the Residency aided by a local man named Kananji Lal. He and his scout crossed the entrenchments east of the city and reached the Alambagh. For this action, Kavanagh was awarded the Victoria Cross and was the first civilian in British history to be honoured with such an award for action during a military conflict. From The Romance of India, edited by Herbert Strang. [Hodder & Stoughton, London, c1912]

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