Product code: (8016)
Original Vintage Newspaper THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Dated 1956



The Illustrated London News

Original Weekly Newspaper

DATED 1956


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Washington USA: President Eisenhower Greeting Mr Nehru - front page.

The French Atar Volant P1 Being Remotely Controlled from a Bubble Control Point - info. turbo jet engine.

Commemorating 350th Anniversary of the First Settlers of Jamestown Virginia: Lord Mayor Laying Wreath at Blackwall Memorial.

Sculptured Crib Scene at St Martin in the Fields Showing Two Refugee Children by the Hungarian Sculptor H. Ripszan.

The Foal of a Prjewalski's Horse at Rotterdam Zoo.

Blackpool Tower Fire: The Damaged Ballroom With Firemen Still Damping Down.

Flower Gathers at Work in Scilly Flower Farm Picking Soleil D'or Narcissi.

The East of End of St Bride's Church Fleet St As It Will Look When Finished.

Ibadan, Nigeria: Sir James Robertson Governor Gen. Presenting New Colours to the 5th Battalion Queens Nigeria Regt. Miel.

Suez Crisis: Port Said Egypt - double page:

A Hooded Egyptian Informer Points Out Suspects at Port Said.

Royal Scots Regt in The Search for the Kidnapped British Officer Second Lt. Moorhouse.

Finnish Contingent to the United Nations Emergency Force Driving Along the Canal Rod.

Sailors From the Submarine Depot Ship HMS Forth During an Exercise For the Defence of the Embarkation Jetty at Port Said.

Lt Gen. Wheeler In Charge of the UN Salvage Operations.

Salvage Craft Raising a Sunken Blockship - half page (hp).

A Floating Dock After Being Refloated at Port Said.

Talks at the NATO Talks at Palais de Chaillot in Paris: Mr Lester Pearson of Canada, Signor Martino of Italy, Hr. Lange of Norway.

A Photograph of Massed Soviet Tanks in a Depot in a Budapest Suburb; A Photograph Brought Out of Hungary by a Refugee.

The Territorial Army HQ Which Was Heavily Damaged During the IRA Terrorist Raids in NortherN Ireland: At Enniskillen.

The Lisnaskea Police Barracks After an Attack by IRA Terrorists. Sleekburnc.

Japan Admitted to Membership of the United Nations.

Berlin: The Massive 1936 Olympic Bell Unearthed by British Troops.

Britains First Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft The Short SC.1 - info. developed by The Short Brothers powered by Rolls Royce RB108 engine.

A French Oil Installation in the Sahara.

Dalai Lama of Tibet and the Panchen Lama Adjusting Their Cine Cameras During Their Tour of India. Info Choekyi Gyaltsen (Panchen Lama).

Daughter of the Shah of Persia Princess Shahnaz at the Cermony Marking Her Engagement: Mr Ardeshir Zahedi - General Zahedi - Princess Shams.

M. Anton Topic of Montreux Switzerland and His Record Catch for Wahoo Caught of Nassau Bahamas.

Princess Usha of Indore Marries a Commoner Mr Satis Malhotra at Bombay.

The American Owned Tanker Sinclair Petrolore Diverted to England in the Oil Crisis.

Antarctica: An Up to Date Map Showing Bases for International Geophysical Year Researches and Intended Route of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition - nr fp with explanatory article.

Sir Kenneth Clark the Author of The Nude. A Study of Ideal Art.

Deception Island in the Antarctic Where the Duke of Edinburgh Will See in the New Year - fp:

Penguins on the Slopes of the Island - hp.

The Falkland Islands Dependencies Base on Deception Island.

The Islands Base.

Norfolk Island, Pacific Ocean - dp showing x11pics:

Map of Norfolk Island in Relation to New Zealand and Australia.

The Islands Airstrip.

The Former Penal Colony from the Air.

Ruins of the Convict Settlement at Kingston.

Kingston with the Ruins of the Convict Settlement.

A Drawing Made in 1853 Showing the Convict Settlement.

Two of the Larger Norfolk Island Houses Which Survive from the Convict Settlement.

Flat Rock Reputedly the Spot Where Captain Cook Landed in 1774.

The Haunted Road near Kingston.

Old Norfolk Island Cemetery.

Gravestone of A Norfolk Island Convict Executed in 1834L Henry Knowls.

Four Standard Types of Modern Oil Tankers - dp of sectional diagrams and a chart Drawn by Special Artist G. H. Davis....

The Roman Villa of Bignor West Sussex Discovered in 1811 - a wonderful dp specially drawn for the ILN by Alan Sorrell.

The Cross Channel Vessel Maid of Orleans Entering Folkestone Harbour in a heavy Swell - fp.

London' s Charterhouse Restored - dp showing x4 sketches by Dennis Flanders of the interior and exterior.

Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery - fp showing x9pics.

Two Young Barn Owls x2photos by Jane Burton.

The Strange Galapagos Bat Fish One of the Ugliest Beings Alive - fp showing x4photos by Mr Philip R. Houghton.

Personalities of the Week page:

Mister W. N. Edwards Former Keeper of Geology at British Museum.

The Late Miss Nina Hamnett the Sculptress and Painter etc.

Sir Andrew Caird the Late Managing Dir. of the Daily Mail.

Miss Mervyn Pike the New MP for Melton Mowbray.

Late Lord Allendale.

Mr St Laurent the Canadian PM with President Eisenhower in a Golf Cart reive at Augusta.

Princess Alexandra of Kent.

Saying Farewell to PM and Lady Eden at his Home in Hyde Park Gate: Sir Winston Churchill.

Major D. Pinkerton Killed in Port Said.

Colonel Sarraj of the Syrian Army.

Mr Albert van de S. Centlivres Chief Justice of South Africa.

Mr Ronald McKinnon Wood the New London County Council Chairman.

Christmas Shows in London Theatre - fp showing x7photos:

Cinderella on Ice at the Empire Pool Wembley x2.

Norman Wisdom as Aladdin at The Palladium.

Sheila Hamilton and Gloria Nord the Principals in Cinderella on Ice.

Janette Scott as Peter Pan. c.keenlyside

Karah Khavak from Czechoslovakia The Worlds Foremost Crocodile Hypnotiser.

Enid Blytons Famous Five: Gordon Gardner - Grazyna Frame - Michael Maguire - Pat Garwood - and Timmy.

Cinema: Cole Porter.

Scene From High Society: Grace Kelly - Bing Crosby - Frank Sinatra - Celeste Holm.

Scene from Davy Crocket and the River Pirates: Jeff Yorke - Fess Parker - etc

Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia - fp showing x8pics:

The Sisters Tonita and Lill on the Tight Rope.

Lydia and Her Lions.

Malta and Fernando's Dogs x3.

Joan With Four Baby Elephants. - info. Kruse.

Meribeth Old the Acrobat and Contortionist.

The Two Beeloos from Holland and Their Bicycle Balancing Act.

Theatre and The Crazy Gang in a Scene From These Foolish Kings: Teddy Knox - Bud Flanagan - Eddie Gray - Jimmy Gold - Jimmy Nervo - Charlie Naughton.

Scene from the Comedy The Country Wife at the Royal Court: George Devine - Joan Plowright - Maureen Quinney - Jill Showell.

Dick Whittington at the Palace Theatre London - fp showing x5scenes with Roy Pannell - Ernest Arnely - Beryl Stefens - George Formby - and others.

Chess by Baruch H. Wood.


St Bertram's Bridge, Dovedale - fp back cover.

The Wolseley Fifteen Fifty - fp inside front cover.

The Howrah Bridge - fp photograph showing showing the bridge being lowered into position in circa 1942. A cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Fp advert for Cleveland Bridge Engineering Co. of Darlington.

GEC Simon-Carves Atomic Energy Group - fp advert with artists impression of the new power station within the advert.


This second part of the description features articles etc. but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Note Book page by Arthur Bryant.

Reopening of the Suez Canal.

Window of the World: NATO Decides on House Painting By Cyril Falls.

Gardening by Clarence Elliott.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis.

Young Barn Owls by Maurice Burton.

Cinema by Peter Forster.

Theatre by J. C. Trewin.

Books Reviewed by K. John and E. D. O'Brien. ref. Sleekburnc. 2912 


This is an original but USED vintage newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. For a Birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

20 pages (40 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age. The staples are slightly rusty leaving witness marks. The outer advertising cover is detached down the spine (I have tucked the two pages inside the paper). The images vary in size. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News would carry on from the previous issue therefore did not start at number 1.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a tube; sent RM small parcels.

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Product Code (8016)
Weight 0.31kg