by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 25 February 1936
9 5/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (244 mm x 197 mm) overall
Sitterback to top
- (Magdalena) Cecilia Colledge (1920-2008), Figure skater; Olympian. Sitter in 16 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bassano Ltd (active 1901-1962), Photographers. Artist associated with 42741 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 38 Dover Street, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Athletes and Olympians (20 March 2008 - 28 September 2008)
Events of 1936back to top
Current affairsFollowing the death of his father George V, Edward succeeds to the throne as King Edward VIII, but chooses to abdicate in order to marry the American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. Edward was the only monarch every to voluntarily relinquish the throne.
Art and scienceThe Spitfire, designed by Reginald Mitchell, has its maiden flight. The RAF and other allied forces used the plane extensively and to great effect during the Second World War.
Television broadcasting begins. Although the BBC had been transmitting television since 1930, regular service did not begin until 1936, when the 'BBC Television Service' (now BBC One) was broadcast from Alexandra Palace.