1 portrait of Patrick Lichfield
by Tom Blau, for Camera Press: London: UK
bromide press print, 1978
10 in. x 6 5/8 in. (254 mm x 167 mm) image size
Transferred from Evening Standard Library, 1983
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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield (1939-2005), Photographer. Sitter in 29 portraits, Artist associated with 60 portraits.
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Events of 1978back to top
Current affairsThe country is brought to a virtual standstill as workers in the private and public sector strike over the government's decision to restrict wage increases. As more workers joined the strikes rubbish piled up in the streets, patrol stations ran short, and storage space had to be hired for unburied coffins. The period became known as the 'winter of discontent'.
Art and scienceLouise Brown from Oldham in Greater Manchester becomes the world's first 'test-tube baby'. The 'in vitro' fertilisation procedure was a scientific breakthrough that has given thousands of infertile couples the opportunity to conceive.
Iris Murdoch wins the Booker prize with her novel. The Sea, the Sea.