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MY BRITISH ARCHIVE, THE WAY WE WERE 1968-1983

Covent Garden, London, England circa February 1980.  The Blitz Kids at the Blitz Club were a group of people who frequented the Tuesday club-night in Covent Garden from 1979-80. They are credited with launching the New Romantic subcultural movement. There was an emphasis on style that was ensured by enforcing a strict dress code at the door. Crucially, the Blitz lay between two art colleges (St Martin's School and Central School) and it became a testbed for student fashion designers who set London ablaze during the 1980s. The club was decked out in Second World War posters and thus the Clubs name. <br />
Ollie O'Donnell founder of the Wag Club. <br />
Perry Haines at back. In foreground Christos Tolera (would become singer in band Blue Rondo A La Turk and a portrait painter who is based in London.) and Barry (The Rat) Bryan<br />
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Names thanks to Christos Tolera
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BRITISH SOCIETY 1970S AND 1980S UK THE WAY WE WERE.
Covent Garden, London, England circa February 1980. The Blitz Kids at the Blitz Club were a group of people who frequented the Tuesday club-night in Covent Garden from 1979-80. They are credited with launching the New Romantic subcultural movement. There was an emphasis on style that was ensured by enforcing a strict dress code at the door. Crucially, the Blitz lay between two art colleges (St Martin's School and Central School) and it became a testbed for student fashion designers who set...
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Date: 18 Feb 2015
Location: LONDON GREATER LONDON UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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