1 of 2 portraits of Wally Fawkes
by Walter Hanlon
bromide fibre print, 1953
14 3/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (375 mm x 274 mm) image size
Artistback to top
- Walter Hanlon (1926-2009), Photographer. Artist of 28 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Jazz in London: Walter Hanlon (21 January 2008 - 20 July 2008)
Events of 1953back to top
Current affairsA combination of low pressure in the North Sea, hurricane force winds, and high tides result in the Great Flood of 1953. With no warning system many were trapped in their homes as 20-foot waves crashed on the coast; hundreds were killed at sea and on the east coast.
John Hunt's British Expedition conquers Everest. News of the achievement reached Britain on the day of Elizabeth's coronation.
Art and scienceFrances Crick and James Watson discover the double helix structure of DNA. Uncovering DNA's chemical make-up revolutionised our understanding of the building blocks of life.
Ian Fleming publishes his first James Bond novel, Casino Royal.
Chad Varah founds 'The Samaritans' helpline.