Photos from the Grace and favour archive

I know you’re all wanting to see some of Chris’s work on this blog, and it will come shortly, but he’s run into a slight technical problem and will be operating at full speed shortly.  In the meantime, I have a special treat for you… and there are photos involved.

When I first started at HRP I worked at Hampton Court Palace and spent a few happy hours in the HRP photo archive looking for suitable images to go on the walls of the new Clore Learning Centre.  I was immediately drawn to the grace and favour archive which is made up of images from many different sources.

Once Hampton Court ceased being a royal residence it was split up into a series of apartments for ‘grace-and-favour’ residents who were granted rent-free apartments because of the great service they had given to the nation.  You can read more about the scheme here, but below are a few images from the archive.

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Grace and favour residents on a roof at Hampton Court Palace. Copyright Historic Royal Palaces.

Grace and favour residents on a roof at Hampton Court Palace. Copyright Historic Royal Palaces.

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Copyright Historic Royal Palaces

Grace and favour residents on the roof of the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace. Copyright Historic Royal Palaces

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Copyright Historic Royal Palaces.

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