1 of 2 portraits of Peter Arkwright
by Hay Wrightson Ltd
bromide print, 1957
4 1/8 in. x 6 in. (105 mm x 151 mm) image size
Transferred from Imperial War Museum: London: UK, 1993
Sitterback to top
- Peter Arkwright (active circa 1957), Lieutenant-Colonel; son of R.A. Akrwright. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 41 New Bond Street, London)
Events of 1957back to top
Current affairsHarold 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.