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Sir Alfred J Ayer (1910-89), philosopher, at home in London in 1978

Patrick Bade, art historian and lecturer, in connection with his book 'Femme Fatale: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women', 1978

The Russian-born British philosopher Sir Isaiah Berlin, OM, at Burlington House, London in 1978

Actress Deirdre Denham in 1966 - she is now Deirdre O'Day (her real name) writer and expert on fine arts and Victorian jewellery

The American philosopher Ronald Dworkin, Professor of Jurisprudence at Oxford University, in London in 1978

Father Adrian, historian of the Benedictine Order, Douai Abbey, Woolhampton, Berkshire, 1963

Philippe Garner, photography expert, author, curator, in his office at Sotheby's in London, 1973 (He is currently at Christie's)

Ernest Gellner, Professor of Philosophy and Sociology at London School of Economics, with students at the LSE in 1978

Richard Grunberger, historian and teacher, best known for his definitive 'A Social History of the Third Reich', London 1967

Professor Gus John, while he was Director of Education in Hackney, London 1979

Ronald King, author of books on botanical subjects, 1978

The writer, broadcaster and philosopher Bryan Magee at home in London in 1978

Daphne Park, Baroness Park of Monmouth, diplomat, while she was Principal of Somerville College, Oxford, 1981

The American philosopher Willard van Orman Quine, Professor of Philosophy at Harvard, receiving an honorary degree at Jesus College, Cambridge, England in 1978

The philosopher Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton of Holywell, President of Trinity College, with his dog in New College Gardens, Oxford University in 1978

Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, American historian and social critic who served in the Kennedy administration, London 1987

Roger Smith, Director of the Royal Air Force Museum London, 1979

Lord Soper, preacher and orator

Vern G Swanson, art historian, expert on Alma-Tadema, London 1980

Dr John Tanner, curator, librarian and tutor and the first Director of the Royal Air Force Museum

Charles Taylor, Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University, in his rooms at All Souls, Oxford in 1978

Malcolm Taylor. Librarian at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Roslye Ultan, art historian, curator and teacher, at her home in Minneapolis in 1978

Bernard Arthur Owen Williams, Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University, in his rooms at Kings College in 1978

Christopher Wood, art dealer, historian and consultant, expert on Victorian art and the Pre-Raphaelites, at his gallery in London, 1980

Actors

Robin Askwith on the set of Lindsay Anderson’s film if....

John Bown, actor and film director, 1965

Walter Brown, New Zealand actor living in England since the 1960s, London 1962

Jo Collins, co-founder and Musical Director of Chickenshed Theatre Company, 1990

Billy Connolly

Terence Cooper, film actor, 1963

Kenneth Cope, actor and writer, 1962

Matthew Corbett, pupeteer and television presenter, the man behind Sooty

Paul Daneman, actor and writer in theatre, film and television, London 1961

Clare Davidson, theatre director, coach and teacher of acting and voice, while she was working at LAMDA in London, 1963

Rupert Davies, actor, famous for his portrayal of Simenon's Maigret on TV in the 1960s (among many other roles), Penn, Buckinghamshire, 1968

Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams, trustees and very good friends, with members of Chickenshed Theatre Company, 1987

Actress Deirdre Denham in 1966 - she is now Deirdre O'Day (her real name) writer and expert on fine arts and Victorian jewellery

Shirley Anne Field, shortly after her triumph as Albert Finney's girlfriend in 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, 1962

Uri Geller, controversial Israeli paranormalist, telepathic performer, celebrity and the world's leading bender of spoons, London 1989

Sheila Hancock in 1966

Robert Hardy, actor and writer, in Richmond Park in 1961

Jean Hart

Thomas Heathcote, actor, at his home in Hampstead, London, 1961

Gary Hope, actor, while he was a student at LAMDA in London

Stacy Keach, American actor in film, television and the theatre, while he was a student at LAMDA in London 1965

Cavan Kendall, actor and photographer, 1963

Renny Lister, actress, 1962

Reg Lye, Australian character actor busy in England in the sixties and seventies, London 1963. He died in 1988

Jean Marsh, actress and writer, 1961

Christine Niering, choreographer, director of dance at Chicken Shed Theatre Company

Margaret Nolan, actress, model, famous for being the girl in the 'Goldfinger' title sequence, 1967

Hazel Penwarden, actress, 1964

Vanessa Redgrave recording her protest song 'Hanging on a Tree' for Topic Records, London, 1964

Oliver Reed, film actor, 1963

Margaret Reilly, actress, 1976

Andrew Robinson, American actor on film and television, best known as Scorpio the serial killer in 'Dirty Harry', while he was a student at LAMDA in London 1965

Anton Rogers, actor in theatre, film and television, and occasional director and writer, London 1963 He died in 2007

Norman Rossington, well-known character actor in film, television and on stage, 1962. He died in 1999

David Rubin, actor, London 1988

Hilary Tindall, actress, 1963

Richard Vincent, actor, playwright, director and screenwriter, 1981

Mary Ward, co-founder and Artistic Director of Chickenshed Theatre Company, 1990

Jane Wenham, actress in film, theatre and especially television, London 1972

Artists

BDMW Associates on the roof of their office in London, 1963 (George Daulby, George Mayhew, Peter Wildbur and Derek Birdsall)

Eileen Bell, artist and writer, at an exhibition of her paintings in Aldeburgh, 1980

Derek Birdsall, graphic designer, particularly well-known for book design and typography, London, 1962

Sophia Blackwell, textile designer and printer, in her studio in Chedworth, Gloucestershire, 1985

James Boswell, painter and illustrator, in his studio in the early 1960s

Laura Boswell, printmaker

Kenneth Budd, mosaic artist, at work on his ‘Horse Fair’ mural in central Birmingham, 1966

Stephen Dalton, wildlife photographer

George Daulby, graphic designer and a pioneer in graphics for TV programmes at the BBC, London, 1962

Alan Davidson, press photographer

Paul Hogarth

Claudette Johnson, artist active in the highly political black art movement of the eighties and nineties, London 1986

Francois-Xavier Lalanne and a work from his exhibition ‘Domesticated Beasts and Other Creatures’ at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 1976

Andrew Logan, sculptor, jeweller and himself an extravagant work of art, in his show at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, 1976

Tim Minett, sculptor, 1976

Henry Moore OM, artist and sculptor, in London with Sir Roland Penrose, 1965

Jane Quail, Sculptor

David Redfern, jazz and popular music photographer

Ian Ribbons, artist, illustrator, writer, in his studio in Chelsea, London 1974

Sefton Samuels, Photographer, Manchester, 1987, noted for his portraits of Manchester people and his documentation of the North West of England

Brian Shuel, photographer

Sal Shuel, illustrator, expert in photographic copyright, 1977

John Skelton, sculptor and letter-cutter, working on a mural map for the Coventry branch of Sainsbury's, 1964

Bill Tidy, cartoonist, for a book about epitaphs called ‘Dead Funny’ which he illustrated, London 1974

Fr Jerome Tupa, artist and priest, in his studio at the University of Notre Dame, Minnesota, 1989

Stella Vine, painter

Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, writer, artist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, painting at his home in Trinidad, 1969

Vivienne Westwood at a demonstration outside Aldermaston.

Gregg Whelan & Gary Winters, performance artists

John Wragg RA, sculptor, in his studio in Wiltshire, 1966

Craftsmen

Jack Barber, blacksmith/farrier

Will Berry, willow basket maker

Ian Casley, stone turner, maker of serpentine artefacts

Paul Caton, woodcarver

Adrian Charlton, basket maker

David Comerford, wood carver

Bill Cordaroy, blacksmith

Bobbie Cox, tapestry weaver

Theo Crowder, wood turner

George Dray, thatcher

Peter Faulkener, coracle maker

Guy Gale, thatcher

Mark Kitchener, potter

Eugene Lambe, uillean pipe maker

Ray Marshall, potter

Hector Miller, silversmith, London 1972

Jessie Milne, weaver from Archiestown, Moray

Eric Plant, stick dressre (walking stick handle maker)

John Price, blacksmith

Paul Quail, stained glass maker

Art Robb, guitar and lute maker

Adel Rootstein, revolutionary mannequin designer and manufacturer, 1971 (She died in the early nineties but her company lives on)

Fiona Salazar, potter

John Sizeland, furniture maker and husband of Kay Corbett at Corbett Woodwork in Norfolk

Steven Walsh, pargeter

Folk musicians

Browse all folk musicians

The Alberts (Doug & Tony Gray)

Alistair Anderson

Ian Anderson, editor of fRoots Magazine

Harvey Andrews

Frankie Armstrong

Dave & Toni Arthur

Dave Arthur

Toni Arthur

Long John Baldry

Margaret Barry

The Batish Family

Dominic Behan

Peter Bellamy

Don Bilston

Iris Bishop

The Black Country Three

Andy Boyle

Alice Brenan

Les Bridger

Marc Brierley

Anne Briggs

Bob Bunting

Packie Byrne

Martin Byrnes

Isla Cameron

Alex Campbell

David Campbell

Ian Campbell Folk Group

Sydney Carter

Eliza Carthy

Martin Carthy

Bobby Casey

Nadia Cattouse

The City Ramblers

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Caroline Clayton

The Clifford Family

John & Julia Clifford

Bill Clifton

Fitzroy Coleman

Chris Collins

Dolly Collins

Shirley Collins

Billy Connolly

Pete Cooper

The Copper Family

The Corries

Harry Cox

Terry Cox

Sandy & Jeannie Darlington

Bob Davenport

Rev Gary Davis

Sandy Denny

Nigel Denver

Diz Disley

John Doonan

Felix Doran

Ronnie Drew

The Dubliners

Bob Dylan

Ernest Dyson

Alf Edwards

The Elliotts of Birtley

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Fairport Convention

Julie Felix

Archie Fisher

Ray Fisher

John Foreman

The Four Courts Ceili Band

Finbar & Eddie Furey

Vic Gammon

Ron Geesin

Tom Gilfellon

Gordon Giltrap

Herbie Goins

Michael Gorman

Davy Graham

Cy Grant

Marion Gray

The Grehan Sisters

Gordon Hall

Reg Hall

Robin Hall & Jimmy Macgregor

Owen Hand

Johnny Handle

Tim Hardin

Roy Harper

John Harrison

Jean Hart

Shirley Hart

Tim Hart

The Haverim

Brian Hayden

Joe Heaney

Dorris Henderson

Hamish Henderson

Carolyn Hester

Lizzie Higgins

Paul Higgs

Frank Hinchcliffe

John Howson

Katie Howson

Stan Hugill

Hamish Imlach

Andy Irvine

Bert Jansch

The Johnstons

Fred Jordan

Nat Joseph

Luke Kelly

Stan Kelly

Peter Kennedy

Enoch Kent

Sandra Kerr

Louis Killen

The Kipper Family

Lisa Knapp

Alexis Korner

Bill Leader

Sam Lee

A L Lloyd

Jim Lloyd

Tod Lloyd

Trevor Lucas

Tomas Lynch

Jimmy MacBeath

Dolina MacLennan

The McPeake Family

Mikeen McCarthy

Tom McCarthy & Family

Tony McCarthy

Ewan McColl

Ewan McColl & Peggy Seeger

Rory & Alex McEwen

Matt McGinn

Jimmy Macgregor

Freddy McKay

Barney McKenna

Jeannie McLerie

Flora MacNeil

Josh Macrae

Jacqui McShee

Ralph McTell

Stan Marsden

Arthur Marshall

Adrian Mitchell

Mick Moloney

Johnny Moynihan

Noel Murphy

Old Hat Dance Band

Mike Oldfield

Sally Oldfield

The Original Battersea Heroes

Gabriel O’Sullivan

Tom Paley

Charles Parker

John Pearse

Bob & Carol Pegg

Pentangle

Jimmy Power

Maddy Prior

Russell Quay

Gerry Rafferty

Rattle on the Stovepipe

Jon Raven

Mike Raven

John Renbourn

Bob Roberts

Jeannie Robertson

Andrew Rodgers

Annie Ross

Colin Ross

Leon Rosselson

Ian Russell

Sallyangie

Chris Sandford

Derek Sarjeant

Martha Schlamme

Eric Von Schmidt & Dick Farina

Willie Scott

Mike & Penny Seeger

Peggy Seeger

Pete Seeger

The Singing Postman

Alan Smethurst

Phoebe Smith

Mike Smythe

The Spinners

John Steele

Dessislava Stefanova

Alec Stewart

Belle Stewart

Dan Stewart

Gabe Sullivan

Redd Sullivan

Isabel Sutherland

Donald Swann

Dave Swarbrick

Sweeney’s Men

Cyril Tawney

Malcolm Taylor. Librarian at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Scan Tester

Danny Thompson

The Three City Four

Trimmer & Jenkins

The Trunkles

Lisa Turner

The Voice Squad

Ann Waterson

Lal Waterson

Mike Waterson

Norma Waterson

The Watersons

Peta Webb

Hedy West

Colin Wilkie

Eric Winter

Heather Wood

Terry Woods

Martyn Wyndham-Read

The Yetties

The Young Tradition

Miscellaneous

Helen Bamber, founder of the Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture, London 1990

Gaston Berlemont, legendary proprietor of 'The French House' (officially The York Minster) in Dean Street, Soho, London, 1976

Susie Clark, paper and photographic conservator, at the BBC Hulton Picture Library in 1987

Dr Pauline Cutting, surgeon, celebrated for her humanitarian work in Beirut, at a charity event in London with Cecil Parkinson MP, 1987

Fred Dibnah, steeplejack, engineer, television personality and eccentric, c1995

Charlie Dimmock, television gardening presenter

The Muslim Imam, Dr Mohamed El Sharkawy seen taking a Justice Awareness Course with prisoners made up from all religious and non-religious groups, at The Mount Prison, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to Aberfan in 1973

Mary and Hilary Evans in the Mary Evans Picture Library, Blackheath, London, 1973

Derek Freeman, breeding manager for Guide Dogs For the Blind. 1960-1987

Martyn K Ginder, funeral director

Sir Alexander Glen, explorer, intelligence officer, businessman and (when this was taken) Chairman of the British Tourist Authority, 1973

Ellie Harrison, television presenter

Molly Hattersley, educationalist, when she was Head of Creighton School in North London, 1974

John Knowles, founder of Marwell Zoological Park

Mac MacDonald, the last keeper of South Stack Lighthouse before it was automated, Holy Island, Anglesey, 1977

Sir Robert Mark, Metropolitan Police Commissioner 1972-1977, at his home in Surrey, 1978

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, historic car enthusiast and founder of the National Motor Museum.

Adel Rootstein, revolutionary mannequin designer and manufacturer, 1971 (She died in the early nineties but her company lives on)

Arthur Rowland, bottle collector and dealer

Lord Shackleton, geographer and explorer, President of Royal Geographical Society, at the RGS in 1992

Roger Smith, Director of the Royal Air Force Museum London, 1979

Lord Soper, preacher and orator

Malcolm Taylor, librarian at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Dame Janet Vaughan, physician, haematologist, radiobiogilst, graduate and later Principal of Somerville College, Oxford, at her home in Oxford, 1981

Musicians

The Batish Family

Sir George Christie, Director of the Glyndebourne Opera

Cream at the Marquee Club, August 1966

Bob Dylan

Fairport Convention

Julie Felix

Sarah Francis, oboist, 1979

Ron Geesin

David Geringas, cellist and conductor, 1979

Gordon Giltrap

Tim Hardin

Roy Harper

Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer, during rehearsals for The Marriage of Figaro at Glyndebourne, 1973

Alexis Korner

Marc Laho, opera singer, performing Rossini’s Comte Ory at Glyndebourne, 1998

Eugene Lambe, uillean pipe maker

David Lindup, composer and arranger of many film and television scores, 1965. He died in 1992

Mike Oldfield

Gerry Rafferty

Frederica von Stade, opera singer, as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro at Glyndebourne, 1973

Composer and entertainer Donald Swann with his daughter Natasha, London 1981

Lloyd Ultan, American composer, Chairman and Professor of composition and music theory at the University of Minnesota School of Music, at his home in Minneapolis in 1978

Politicians and business

Austin Albu, Labour MP for Edmonton and member of the Fabian Society, 1963

Kenneth Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking, during his time as Secretary of State for Education and Science, 1988

Sir Gerald Barry, journalist, editor, TV executive, best known as Director General of the 1951 Festival of Britain, in his office at Granada TV in London, 1961

Hilary Benn, Environment Secretary, visiting the site of the 2012 Olympic Games

Barbara Castle MP (1910-2002), later Baroness Castle of Blackburn, labour cabinet minister and MEP speaking at High Wycombe in 1968

Sir Hugh Cubitt, chairman of the Housing Corporation in 1980

Tom Driberg, controversial journalist and left-wing politician, later Lord Bradwell, died in 1976

George Ewer, Chairman of the George Ewer Group which included Grey-Green Coaches, at their HQ in Stamford Hill, London, 1972

Michael Foot, former Labour party leader

Roy Hattersley, now Baron Hattersley of Sparkbrook, politician, writer and journalist in his home in Westminster, 1974

Norman Hogg, Baron Hogg of Cumbernauld, in the Houses of Parliament, London

Professor Gus John, while he was Director of Education in Hackney, London 1979

Neil Kinnock, former Labour party leader and European Commissioner

Sir Robert Mark, Metropolitan Police Commissioner 1972-1977, at his home in Surrey, 1978

Martin McGuinness, Irish Sinn Féin politician and former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, now

Mr Alan, Baron Sainsbury of Drury Lane, 1967 (Chairman of J Sainsbury 1956-67, died 1998)

David Sainsbury, later Baron Sainsbury of Turville, at an event to do with children and yoghurt in London, 1989

Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, American historian and social critic who served in the Kennedy administration, London 1987

Lord Soper, preacher and orator

Jeremy Thorpe, leader of the Liberal Party, Weybridge, Surrey, 1968

Harold Wilson, Labour Prime Minister elected three times between 1964 and 1974, at a meeting in Southampton in May 1963

Potters

Paul Barron

Val Barry

Svend Bayer

Clive Bowen

Michael Cardew

Seth Cardew

Emmanuel Cooper

Siddig El Nigoumi

David Frith

Margaret Frith

Ewen Henderson

Jane Herold

David Leach

Janet Leach

John Leach

Michael Leach

John Maltby

Bryan Newman

Katherine Pleydell-Bouvery

John Pollex

Sarah Radstone

Lucy Rie

Peter Smith

Janice Tchalenko

Bernard Thomas, coracle maker

Sport

Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, at a promotional event in Hemel Hempstead in 1971

Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer and writer, at his home in Cumbria, c1995

Ian Callaghan, footballer for Liverpool and England, at Anfield in 1968

Emlyn Hughes, footballer for Liverpool and England, at Anfield in 1968

Roger Hunt, footballer for Liverpool and England, at Anfield in 1968

Chris Lawler, footballer for Liverpool FC, at Anfield in 1968

Tommy Lawrence/a>, Liverpool FC goalkeeper, at Anfield in 1968

Bill Shankley, legendary manager of Liverpool Football Club 1959-1974, at Anfield in 1968

Tommy Smith, footballer for Liverpool FC, at Anfield in 1968

Ian St John, footballer for Liverpool and Scotland, at Anfield in 1968 (After he retired 'The Saint' became a TV pundit)

Peter Thompson, footballer for Liverpool FC, at Anfield in 1968

Writers

Joan Aiken, novelist, children's author, at a book launch in London, 1987

Russell Ash, author, publisher and compiler of lists, 1975

Patrick Bade, art historian and lecturer, in connection with his book 'Femme Fatale: Images of Evil and Fascinating Women', 1978

Richard Booth, bookseller and self-proclaimed King of Hay-on-Wye, in his castle at Hay, 1974

Ruth Boswell, author, scriptwriter, film and television producer and publisher, 1978

Guy Browning, Guardian writer

Eugene Dubnov, Russian poet and teacher living in England, at a poetry book launch in London, 1987

Richard Edwards, poet and teacher, at a poetry book launch in London, 1987

Zoe Fairbairns, novelist, poet, playwright and journalist, 1967

Philippe Garner, photography expert, author, curator, in his office at Sotheby's in London, 1973 (He is currently at Christie's)

Richard Grunberger, historian and teacher, best known for his definitive 'A Social History of the Third Reich', London 1967

Robert Hardy, actor and writer, in Richmond Park in 1961

Richard Harris, television scriptwriter, 1962

James Herriot, veterinary surgeon and and well-known writer of 'All Creatures Great and Small', outside his surgery in Thirsk where he was known by his real name of Alf Wight, 1980s

Angela Huth, novelist and journalist, at the launch of 'The Island of Children' an anthology of poems for children which she edited, London 1987

Ronald King, author of books on botanical subjects, 1978

Benji Lanyado, Guardian travel writer

Christopher Loguen, poet, author and pacifist

Sir John Mortimer, barrister, author, playwright, creator of Rumpole, at his house in Oxfordshire, 1977

Oscar Muspratt, vicar of Penn, writer

Nigel Nicolson, writer, publisher and politician, at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent, 1973

Beatrice Phillpotts, author and expert on faeries, wizards and other mythic beings, 1978

Harold Pinter, in 1968. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005

JB Priestley, novelist, playwright, broadcaster

Julian Shuckburgh, book packager and publisher, 1987

Richard Vincent, actor, playwright, director and screenwriter, 1981

Sean Patrick Vincent, Irish playwright, 1962

Derek Walcott, poet, playwright, writer, artist and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992, painting at his home in Trinidad, 1969

Roger Woddis, writer, humorous poet, crossword compiler, associated with 'Punch' and Unity Theatre, at a poetry book launch in London, 1987. He died in 1993

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