Korean War - Troopship Asturias - Southampton
Centre of a family circle at Southampton is Corporal David Menzies, Royal Sussex Regiment, of Brighton, who arrived home in the Troopship Asturias after serving overseas for 14 months with his battalion of the Royal Sussex, the last British battalion to leave Korea. Greeting him are his mother (on left), his father, his sisters Irene 14 and Wendy 11, his brother John, aged 9, and (holding his arm on right) his girlfriend, Sybil Rogers. David and Sybil are about to become engaged.
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JOHN AND YOKO 1971 Heathrow
JOHN AND YOKO 1971: Former Beatle John Lennon, in sunglasses and flat cap, after he arrived at London Heathrow from New York. With him came his wife, Yoko Ono (left), whose paperback book 'Grapefruit' is to be published by Sphere books. * 06/12/00: Yoko Ono, widow of music legend John Lennon, called for the world to reflect on the horrors of gun violence in a message to mark the 20th anniversary this week of his death. 25/01/01: An art gallery was prosecuted for showing drawings of the couple having sex, because police feared the singer's, "great influence on young people", according to official files made public. The charges against the London Arts Gallery and its American owner, Eugene Schuster, for exhibiting "indecent prints" were thrown out by magistrates in April 1970 on a legal technicality. 27/3/2001: Lennon's pride and joy, his made-to-order limousine, was being auctioned after more than 200, 000 was spent on its renovation. The Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Limousine, with an unique black velvet interior, was exclusively designed in 1969 and has been renovated by Finnish collector Mikael Borgman. More than 30-years-old, the car is being auctioned at Fleetwood Owen's Rock Legends Sale at London's Hard Rock Cafe at 7pm. *23/03/04: Acording to official files made public John Lennon's graphic drawings of himself having sex may have escaped conviction for obscenity because of fears art collections throughout the country could have fallen foul of the law if the case succeeded.
Boer War Veteran : 1952
BOER WAR VETERAN: Mr W.H. Brook, 71, who was in the Relief of Ladysmith, on arrival at Southampton. Born in Deal, Kent, he has lived in South Africa for 63 years. He fought in the First World War as well as in the Boer War (1899-1902). He has arrived to take part in ceremonies commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Vereeniging peace treaty (31/05/02) which ended the Boer War. A service will be held in St. Paul's Cathedral.