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The van Damm family

1 of 3 portraits of Betty Lydia Jeanette Angel (née van Damm)

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The van Damm family

by Lenare
cellulose acetate negative, 21 January 1957
6 5/8in. x 4 1/2in. (154 mm x 113 mm)
Given by Lenare, 1977
Photographs Collection
NPG x8195

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  • Lenare (active 1924-1977), Photographer. Artist or producer of 1315 portraits.

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Current affairs

Harold Macmillan takes over as Conservative prime minister, manoeuvring Eden out of power after his poor handling of the Suez Crisis the previous year.
The Wolfenden Report recommends that homosexuality should no longer be a criminal offence. It still took ten years, however, before any changes were made to the law on homosexuality with the Sexual Offences Act in 1967.

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The Today Programme is first broadcast on Radio 4. This early morning current affairs programme is known for breaking major stories early, and for its hard-hitting approach and tough interviewing style. Presenters have included: Robert Robinson, Brian Redhead, Libby Purves, Jenni Murray, Sue MacGregor, John Humphrys, Anna Ford and James Naughtie.

International

The Treaty of Rome leads to the formation of the European Economic Community. Officially beginning on 1st January 1958, the EEC established a European Common Market, where goods, services, labour and capital could move freely within the European member countries, and shared policies were agreed for labour, social welfare, agriculture, transport, and foreign trade. The EEC preceded the European Community, and the European Union.

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