Pink Floyds Inflatable Pig Battersea Power Station
A 40-foot long inflatable pig suspended between two of the chimneys at Battersea Power Station, London, during a photoshoot for the cover of Pink Floyd's album 'Animals', 6th November 1976. Whether it was an epic publicity stunt or a genuine mishap remains a topic of debate in some circles. Either way, the cover shoot for 1977's Animals became one of Pink Floyd's signature moments.
Roger Waters and artist Aubrey Powell, co-founder of the art group Hipgnosis, came up with the concept of an inflatable pig floating over Britain's iconic Battersea Power Station. But things didn't go as planned at the December 1976 photo shoot, as the 40-foot balloon broke from its moorings on one of Battersea's southern chimneys, rising directly into the path of planes landing at Heathrow Airport. All flights were grounded, and Powell was arrested, even as police helicopters and the Royal Air Force arrived to chase the pig. It eventually fell to the ground miles way in Kent.
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The bow of Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploratory vessel SS Endurance
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 1914: The bow of Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploratory vessel SS Endurance being prepared for her Antarctic voyage in Millwall Docks, London, England. Towards the end of the expedition, the ship became stuck in the ice and later sank, forcing her crew to make for civilisation in an open craft. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
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Southampton FC team group 1962
Southampton FC team group 1962 Front David Chadwick, Burton, Terry Paine, George O'Brien, Derek Reeves, Brain Clifton, John Sydenham, Henry Penk, Wilkinson Middle Ted Bates (Manager), Horsfall, Holywood, White, Mike Hennigan, Patrick, Tony Knapp, Read, Clifford Hixford, Ellington, J Gallagher (Trainer) Back Thomas Traynor, Kenneth Wimshurst, Ronald Reynolds, Tony Godfrey, Ron Davies, Starkes
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