Alan Gregory; Margery Allingham; Joyce Allingham

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Alan Gregory; Margery Allingham; Joyce Allingham

by Francis Goodman
bromide contact print, 1946
2 1/4 in. x 2 1/8 in. (56 mm x 55 mm) image size
Purchased, 1988
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax39595

Sittersback to top

  • Joyce Allingham (1913-2001), Photographer, publishing secretary and business manager; daughter of Herbert John Allingham; sister of Margery Allingham. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
  • Margery Louise Allingham (1904-1966), Crime writer and novelist. Sitter in 48 portraits. Identify
  • Alan Gregory (1906-1985), Friend of Margery Allingham and Philip Youngman Carter. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify

Artistback to top

  • Francis Goodman (1913-1989), Photographer. Artist or producer of 1400 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Current affairs

The new Labour government begins to act upon the recommendations of the Beveridge Report (1942) by nationalising The Bank of England and Imperial Communications, bringing in a National Insurance Bill, and setting plans for the National Health Service. Nationalisation of industry and the provision of free healthcare and welfare were the main aims of post-war domestic politics.

Art and science

Mervyn Peake publishes Titus Groan; the first of his Gormenghast Trilogy. The three novels are regarded as classics of the fantasy genre, although they contain no magic or intelligent non-human characters, so might more appropriately be described as belonging to the 'gothic' or 'fantastic' genre.


Nazi officials are tried for their part in the War and the Holocaust at Nuremberg. The trials were to prosecute war criminals and the location was chosen because it was the site of the annual Nazi rallies, and therefore seen as a fitting place for the demise of the party. The Nuremberg Trials paved the way for post-war developments in international criminal law.

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