1 of 3 portraits of John Oliver-Bellasis
by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 13 November 1968
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Sitterback to top
- John Oliver-Bellasis (1900-1979), Lieutenant-Colonel, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographer's studio, 78 Wigmore Street, London)
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.