HMS VANGUARD : 15" GUNS
HMS VANGUARD 1960: Members of the ship's company remove the tampions on the after 15" guns of X and Y turrets on board HMS Vanguard at Portsmouth, Hampashire, where preparations are being made for removing her to the breaker's yard after a 14 year career.
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60s fashion/Mini skirt-Beat Girls
Television's 'Beat Girls' dance troupe - Dee-Dee Wilde, Lorelly Harris, Diana South, Babs Lord, Penny Fergusson and Felicity Colby - "take off" at London Airport, where they were leaving for Venice with the Luvvers pop group. They are schedlued to perform at a lavish party planned by Universal Pictures after the premiere of 'Farenheit 451', the official British entry at the Venice Film Festival. * Wearing dazzle-striped mini-skirts, white sweaters and white boots. Sixties fashion (60s). Mini skirt.
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Enoch Powell on London street
Striding out near his London home in South Eaton Place is Mr Enoch Powell, Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South-West, whose controversial speech on race relations in Birmingham has led to his dismissal from Mr Edward Heath's Shadow Cabinet. * A statement from Mr Heath said that he told Mr Powell that he considered the speech "racialist in tone and liable to exacerbate racial tensions..." 31/12/98 Personal papers belonging to Prime Minister Harold Wilson show officials were worried about public unrest surrounding the decision by Attorney General Elwyn Jones not to pursue the maverick Tory defence spokesman for inciting racial hatred in April, 1968. Downing Street was anxious to "play it cool" over the announcement that Enoch Powell was to escape prosecution for his notorious River of Blood speech, it emerged in papers released by the Public Records Office under the 30 year rule.