3 of 4 portraits of Arthur Askey
by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 12 March 1968
8 1/4 in. x 6 1/8 in. (208 mm x 156 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Godfrey Argent (1937-2006), Photographer. Artist associated with 800 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1968back to top
Current affairsEnoch Powell delivers his 'Rivers of Blood' speech in Birmingham in opposition to anti-discrimination legislation and immigration from the commonwealth. The speech is usually regarded as racist and blamed for stirring up racial prejudice. Powell was sacked from the shadow cabinet as a result, but received considerable public approval at the time for his views.
Fay Sislin becomes England first black woman police officer.