Beauty contests and Brixton fashion: black Britain in the 1970s – in pictures
From the archive of arts agency Autograph, these photos depict the lives of black Britons, from sound systems to strident politics
Rosie, the elephant, Bristol Zoo 1950s
The elephant Rosie was a former circus animal acquired by the zoo in 1938; she was very tame and gave rides on her howdah to thousands of children every year. She is seen here in the company of Tom Bartlett, the elephant keeper. Rosie died in 1961. .
1950 Clifton Zoo Bristol BS8
View of Clifton Zoo 1950 Opened in 1836 by the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society, Bristol Zoo is the world's oldest provincial zoo. It is a Victorian walled zoo located between Clifton Down and Clifton College, near Brunels Clifton Suspension Bridge; it covers a small area by modern standards, but with a considerable number of species. In the 1960s the zoo came to national prominence by appearing in the UK television series, Animal Magic, hosted by the comic animal…
Notting Hill Carnival: the early years
In January 1959, a ‘Caribbean Carnival’ took place in St Pancras town hall, London. It was the precursor to the Notting Hill carnival, which has taken place every August bank holiday in west London for the past 50 years. Here, we take a look at the carnival in its earlier years