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1979 Collection

"1979: A Year of Iconic Moments and Cultural Shifts" In 1979, the world witnessed a seismic shift in politics as Margaret Thatcher rose to power

Background image1979 Collection: The Teessaurus a triceratops by Genevieve Glatt, fabricated by Harts of Stockton at a

The Teessaurus a triceratops by Genevieve Glatt, fabricated by Harts of Stockton at a cost of 16, 000. seen here shortly after being installed in Teessaurus Park

Background image1979 Collection: Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher
MARGARET THATCHER nee ROBERTS First woman to be British Prime Minister (Conservative) 1979-90

Background image1979 Collection: Ford Escort Mk. 2 (Rothmans Rally livery) 1979 White Rothmans livery

Ford Escort Mk. 2 (Rothmans Rally livery) 1979 White Rothmans livery
Ford Escort Mk.2 (Rothmans Rally livery) 1979 White Rothmans livery

Background image1979 Collection: Margaret Thatcher 1925-

Margaret Thatcher 1925-
MARGARET THATCHER nee ROBERTS First woman to be British Prime Minister (Conservative) 1979-90

Background image1979 Collection: Man smashing cake on other mans face

Man smashing cake on other mans face

Background image1979 Collection: London Film Festival Poster - 1979

London Film Festival Poster - 1979
Poster from the 23rd London Film Festival - 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Triumph Bonneville

Triumph Bonneville
bike, Triumph, Bonneville, Britain, British, England, English, UK, United, Kingdom, blue, grey, 1979, 1970s, 70s, seventies, classic, sportsbike, sports

Background image1979 Collection: Ford Escort Mk. 2 (Rothmans Rally livery) 1979 White Rothmans livery

Ford Escort Mk. 2 (Rothmans Rally livery) 1979 White Rothmans livery
Ford Escort Mk.2 (Rothmans Rally livery) 1979 White Rothmans livery

Background image1979 Collection: NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher

NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER, French music teacher
NADIA-JULIETTE BOULANGER (1887-1979), French music teacher and conductor. Her students included Aaron Copland, Roy Harris, Lennox Berkeley, Virgil Thomson and Leonard Bernstein. Date: early 1960s

Background image1979 Collection: 1979 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. Creator: Unknown

1979 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. Creator: Unknown
1979 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Background image1979 Collection: Highbury Stadium - Football Ground of Arsenal - November 1979 mirrorpix

Highbury Stadium - Football Ground of Arsenal - November 1979 mirrorpix stadium venue atmospheric crowd fans supporters 1970s

Background image1979 Collection: Triumph Spitfire 1500 1979 White

Triumph Spitfire 1500 1979 White
Triumph Spitfire 1500, 1979, White, Triumph, Triumph, TRI09605

Background image1979 Collection: Eddie Kidd motorcycle stuntman June 1979

Eddie Kidd motorcycle stuntman June 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mk. 2, 1979, Silver

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mk. 2, 1979, Silver
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mk.2 1979 Silver

Background image1979 Collection: Triumph TR7

Triumph TR7 1979 White

Background image1979 Collection: Volkswagen VW Golf GTi Mk 1

Volkswagen VW Golf GTi Mk 1

Background image1979 Collection: Renault 5 Turbo One

Renault 5 Turbo One

Background image1979 Collection: Platform 6 and 7 at Paddington Station, 1979

Platform 6 and 7 at Paddington Station, 1979
A view of passengers alighting British Rail Inter-City 125s at Platforms 6 and 7 at Paddington Station in London in 1979. The overall roof of the train shed is visible

Background image1979 Collection: Bomb Disposal - Join the Territorials now

Bomb Disposal - Join the Territorials now! Colour photolithograph recruiting poster, 1990 (c).Published by Armed Forces Careers Office. Date: circa 1990

Background image1979 Collection: Volkswagen VW Golf GTi Mk 1

Volkswagen VW Golf GTi Mk 1

Background image1979 Collection: Apollo-Soyuz Test Project poster

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project poster. 1979 poster celebrating the joint US/Soviet Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) that flew in 1975

Background image1979 Collection: Citroen 2CV French

Citroen 2CV French

Background image1979 Collection: This cost a pretty figure by Merlin Enabnit

This cost a pretty figure by Merlin Enabnit
Pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) posed provocatively in her underwear while examining a string of pearls. Enabnit was born in Des Moines, Iowa and was a successful commercial artist

Background image1979 Collection: John McEnroe / Wembley

John McEnroe / Wembley
John McEnroe at the Benson and Hedges Championships at Wembley in 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Engelbert Humperdinck with his parents, Mervyn and Olive Dorsey. 12th December 1979

Engelbert Humperdinck with his parents, Mervyn and Olive Dorsey. 12th December 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Model Joanne Latham will undoubtedly be criticised by Militant Feminists for posing for

Model Joanne Latham will undoubtedly be criticised by Militant Feminists for posing for this kind of picture. Its not the slogan they will object to

Background image1979 Collection: Piles of rubbish in Soho, London, during the dustmens strike. 30th January 1979

Piles of rubbish in Soho, London, during the dustmens strike. 30th January 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Actress Deborah Watling 1979 Wearing underwear for scene from play Your Place or

Actress Deborah Watling 1979 Wearing underwear for scene from play Your Place or Mine? Played Doctor Who companion Victoria Waterfield

Background image1979 Collection: Glasgow Rangers v Cologne. European Quarter final match at Ibrox

Glasgow Rangers v Cologne. European Quarter final match at Ibrox. The postponed European cup tie between Rangers and Cologne goes ahead tonight weather permitted. The match finished in a 1-1 draw

Background image1979 Collection: Sophia Loren who is in London to promote her latest book, pictured in her hotel suite

Sophia Loren who is in London to promote her latest book, pictured in her hotel suite. 26th March 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT

Piper J3 Cub - OY-ECT
Piper J3C-65 Cub - OY-ECT (msn 22617 f/n 16485) Manufactured 1946. Previous regns NC4492M, N4492M, D-EDAP, OY-ECT. Damaged 12.12.1979, rebuilt with parts from D-ELAT( c/n 12881 f/n 8644)

Background image1979 Collection: Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Lady Edwina Mountbatten
EDWINA ASHLEY MOUNTBATTEN Wife of Earl Louis Mountbatten of Burma (1900 - 1979), whom she married in 1922. Last Vicereine of India, friend of Gandhi and Nehru. Date: 1901 - 1960

Background image1979 Collection: Pontiac Trans-Am, 1979, Red

Pontiac Trans-Am, 1979, Red
Pontiac Trans-Am 1979 Red

Background image1979 Collection: Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc

Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and General Montgomery, Franc
Photograph showing Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), then Commander-in-Chief of the South-East Asia Command, talking with General Montgomery (1887-1976) in Normandy, France, 1944

Background image1979 Collection: Artists outside Bridewell Studios, a former Police station on Prescot Street, Liverpool

Artists outside Bridewell Studios, a former Police station on Prescot Street, Liverpool. They are, Derek Smith (photographer), Dave Robbins (jeweller), Stan Ashworth (sculptor)

Background image1979 Collection: Actress (and former Doctor Who companion) Deborah Watling at the Lyceum Theatre in

Actress (and former Doctor Who companion) Deborah Watling at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh for the play Your Place or Mine? 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Actress Deborah Watling 1979 Played Doctor Who companion Victoria Waterfield

Actress Deborah Watling 1979 Played Doctor Who companion Victoria Waterfield

Background image1979 Collection: Mini Clubman Britain

Mini Clubman Britain

Background image1979 Collection: Lord Louis Mountbatten

Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-1979), younger son of Prince Louis of Battenberg and Princess Victoria of Hesse. Lord Louis ultimately rose to the rank of First Sea Lord - a vindication of his father

Background image1979 Collection: Black-out by Merlin Enabnit

Black-out by Merlin Enabnit
Black-haired pin up girl by Merlin Enabnit (1903-1979) dressed in a black swimsuit and striking a classic pin up girl pose

Background image1979 Collection: KETTLE CAT

KETTLE CAT
A ginger cat about to be boiled in a kettle on the kitchen hob!

Background image1979 Collection: Mountbatten at Delhi

Mountbatten at Delhi
LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN With his fiancee, Edwina Ashley

Background image1979 Collection: Tim Snelgars Victorian wheelchair is pushed by Miss Sue Gwilt, Mrs Katie Setter

Tim Snelgars Victorian wheelchair is pushed by Miss Sue Gwilt, Mrs Katie Setter, Miss Olga Hooper and Miss Freda Bromhead at Clifton fair. 23rd July 1979

Background image1979 Collection: England World Cup Winners XI vs Thames TV All Stars XI. At White City

England World Cup Winners XI vs Thames TV All Stars XI. At White City...a Charity match in aid of the newspaper. England won the match. 12th May 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Muhammad Ali outside the Odeon in Birmingham. 7th June 1979

Muhammad Ali outside the Odeon in Birmingham. 7th June 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Lester Piggott sharing a tandem, June 1979

Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Lester Piggott sharing a tandem, June 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Patti Tootell, Mike Newman and Helene Hunt, appearing at the Liverpool Empire in Jack

Patti Tootell, Mike Newman and Helene Hunt, appearing at the Liverpool Empire in Jack and the Beanstalk. December 1979

Background image1979 Collection: Actress Deborah Watling 1979 Dressed as soldier for television programme Danger UXB

Actress Deborah Watling 1979 Dressed as soldier for television programme Danger UXB



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"1979: A Year of Iconic Moments and Cultural Shifts" In 1979, the world witnessed a seismic shift in politics as Margaret Thatcher rose to power. Known for her iron will and conservative policies, Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of Britain, leaving an indelible mark on history. Meanwhile, on the streets, the Ford Escort Mk. 2 donned the striking Rothmans Rally livery in its pristine white coat. This powerful machine symbolized speed and adrenaline as it raced through challenging terrains. Not far behind was another British classic - the Triumph Bonneville motorcycle - roaring through open roads with a rebellious spirit that embodied freedom and adventure. The London Film Festival Poster showcased artistic brilliance while captivating audiences with its mesmerizing visuals. It served as a reminder that cinema had become an integral part of our cultural fabric. On a lighter note, humor prevailed when one man smashed cake onto another's face; a playful act capturing moments of joy amidst life's chaos. Music transcended borders in 1979 when French music teacher Nadia-Juliette Boulanger shared her passion for melodies across generations. Her dedication inspired countless students to pursue their dreams in harmony. Luxury took center stage with the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Mk. 2 shining brightly in its sleek silver exterior—a symbol of opulence and prestige that defined an era. And who could forget ABBA's electrifying performance at Wembley Stadium? The Swedish supergroup enchanted fans worldwide with their infectious tunes, creating everlasting memories for all who were fortunate enough to witness their magic firsthand. Lastly, we cannot overlook the Triumph TR7—an embodiment of style and sophistication—cruising down boulevards with unparalleled elegance during this transformative year. As we reflect upon 1979, it becomes evident that this remarkable year encapsulated both political upheaval and cultural milestones—a time where legends were born and memories were made.