« back to gallery

1968 -1989 ENGLAND THE WAY WE WERE BRITISH SOCIETY in 1970s 1980s BRITAIN

Trafalgar Square, London. 1969<br />
Bowler hatted, suited and wearing their old school ties, four young  ‘City Gents’ attend a Conservative Party ‘Forward Again with the Tories’ rally in the run up to the 1970 General Election.  Edward Heath won for the Tories with a surprise, but small majority. The Bowler hat had once been popular with the working classes, it was their hat of choice. During the 20th century it became synonymous with upper middle class men who worked in the City of London. By the middle of the 1980’s it had all but disappeared.
Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Young Conservatives at a political rally, Trafalgar Square, London. 1969
Trafalgar Square, London. 1969
Bowler hatted, suited and wearing their old school ties, four young ‘City Gents’ attend a Conservative Party ‘Forward Again with the Tories’ rally in the run up to the 1970 General Election. Edward Heath won for the Tories with a surprise, but small majority. The Bowler hat had once been popular with the working classes, it was their hat of choice. During the 20th century it became synonymous with upper middle class men who...
more »

Filename: YOUNG CONSERVATIVE SUPPORTERS POLITICAL RALLY TRAFALGAR SQUARE 1960S BRITISH SOCIETY city boys bowlers hats .jpg
Size: 5197x3470 / 8.1MB
From gallery: 1968 -1989 ENGLAND THE WAY WE WERE BRITISH SOCIETY in 1970s 1980s BRITAIN
Source:
Date: 14 May 2010
Location: London UK
Credit: HOMER SYKES
Copyright:
Model Release: No
Property Release: No
Restrictions:
Direct Link:
Keywords:
  • BOWLER HAT
  • YOUNG ADULTS
  • Young Conservatives
  • rally
  • Trafalgar Square
  • LONDON
  • Forward Again with the Tories
  • Tories
  • 1960s
  • 60s
  • UK
  • BRITISH
  • ENGLISH
  • ENGLAND
  • BRITAIN
  • PEOPLE
  • PERSON
  • ARCHIVE STOCK
  • British Society
  • Old school tie
  • My ref 21a/22/
  • 1969

Only search this gallery