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Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt; Margaret Thatcher, Karen Buxton, Peter Leonard Brooke and five unknown sitters

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Sir Denis Thatcher, 1st Bt; Margaret Thatcher, Karen Buxton, Peter Leonard Brooke and five unknown sitters

by Anne-Katrin Purkiss
bromide fibre print, 11 June 1987
8 3/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. (223 mm x 297 mm)
Purchased, 1988
Photographs Collection
NPG x31695

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  • Anne-Katrin Purkiss (1959-), Photographer. Artist or producer of 110 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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This photograph was taken outside a polling station in Thatcher’s constituency where she was casting her own vote.

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Hurricane-force winds batter southern England, blowing-down trees, and damaging buildings, blocking roads and causing 19 deaths. The storm was not predicted by the Met Office, a fact that is often jeeringly referred to by quoting Michael Fish's response to a report that 'there was a hurricane on the way…don't worry… there isn't' (the report was actually referring to Florida, not the UK).

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The second largest ever one-day percentage decline in the stock market is named Black Monday. The Dow Jones index in the USA dropped dramatically followed by similar drops around the world. It is still unclear what exactly caused the crash, although worldwide panic selling certainly made it escalate.
Terry Waite is taken hostage while trying to negotiate the release of four men held by the Islamic Jihad in Beirut.

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Karen buxton

20 October 2016, 23:42

I was stood behind with a rosette as the St James local city councillor. Rt Hon Peter Brooke MP there too. MP for westminste