Harold Wilson June 18 – United Kingdom general election, 1970: the Conservative Party wins and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister, ousting the Labour government of Harold Wilson after nearly six years in power. The election result is something of a surprise, as most of the opinion polls had predicted a third successive Labour win

Harold Wilson June 18 – United Kingdom general election, 1970: the Conservative Party wins and Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister, ousting the Labour government of Harold Wilson after nearly six years in power. The election result is something of a surprise, as most of the opinion polls had predicted a third successive Labour win

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Harold Wilson by Ruskin Spear  Date painted: exhibited 1974 Oil on canvas, 51.1 x 38.1 cm  At forty-eight Britain's youngest Prime Minister since Pitt, Harold Wilson led a series of cabinets through the 1960s and 1970s which confirmed Britain's commitment to a welfare state. A gifted speaker and a skilful politician, he is portrayed in Spear's portrait with the air of hard-won informality that distinguished his public style.

Harold Wilson by Ruskin Spear Date painted: exhibited 1974 Oil on canvas, 51.1 x 38.1 cm At forty-eight Britain's youngest Prime Minister since Pitt, Harold Wilson led a series of cabinets through the 1960s and 1970s which confirmed Britain's commitment to a welfare state. A gifted speaker and a skilful politician, he is portrayed in Spear's portrait with the air of hard-won informality that distinguished his public style.

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Harold Wilson. First term as Labour Prime Minister 1964-70. Gannex raincoat and pipe.

Harold Wilson. First term as Labour Prime Minister 1964-70. Gannex raincoat and pipe.

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A First Class Royal Mail Stamp featuring Harold Wilson. Part of the 'Influential Prime Ministers' Series. Released 2014.

A First Class Royal Mail Stamp featuring Harold Wilson. Part of the 'Influential Prime Ministers' Series. Released 2014.

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The Ministry of Audio Pleasure Presents - Play Records, Dance, Make Love (UK) // Set up in the mid-1960s under Harold Wilson, The Ministry of Audio Pleasure was a government organisation with the task of promoting the benefits of listening to popular music and safeguarding the general public against the misuse of vinyl records.

The Ministry of Audio Pleasure Presents - Play Records, Dance, Make Love (UK) // Set up in the mid-1960s under Harold Wilson, The Ministry of Audio Pleasure was a government organisation with the task of promoting the benefits of listening to popular music and safeguarding the general public against the misuse of vinyl records.

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The mural is to be found on the old telephone exchange building on Farringdon Road in Central London and comprises nine stunning, hand painted ceramic panels designed in 1960 by the little known artist Dorothy Anann.    Although the work is untitled, and there is precious little about her on the net, I gather that Annan set out to depict various aspects of the communications and telephone industry, relating the work very much to the idea of Harold Wilson’s “white heat of technology” in a…

The mural is to be found on the old telephone exchange building on Farringdon Road in Central London and comprises nine stunning, hand painted ceramic panels designed in 1960 by the little known artist Dorothy Anann.  Although the work is untitled, and there is precious little about her on the net, I gather that Annan set out to depict various aspects of the communications and telephone industry, relating the work very much to the idea of Harold Wilson’s “white heat of technology” in a…

Commonwealth Special Forces In Vietnam. British SAS assisted Australian and New Zealand SAS as instructors in Vietnam. Prime Minister Harold Wilson was reluctant to officially support US forces & British SAS and other British servicemen participated on a clandestine level much to the chagrin of the Wilson government.

Commonwealth Special Forces In Vietnam. British SAS assisted Australian and New Zealand SAS as instructors in Vietnam. Prime Minister Harold Wilson was reluctant to officially support US forces & British SAS and other British servicemen participated on a clandestine level much to the chagrin of the Wilson government.

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