Harold Wilson by Ruskin Spear  Date painted: exhibited 1974 Oil on canvas, 51.1 x 38.1 cm  At forty-eight Britain's youngest Prime Minister since Pitt, Harold Wilson led a series of cabinets through the 1960s and 1970s which confirmed Britain's commitment to a welfare state. A gifted speaker and a skilful politician, he is portrayed in Spear's portrait with the air of hard-won informality that distinguished his public style.

Harold Wilson by Ruskin Spear Date painted: exhibited 1974 Oil on canvas, 51.1 x 38.1 cm At forty-eight Britain's youngest Prime Minister since Pitt, Harold Wilson led a series of cabinets through the 1960s and 1970s which confirmed Britain's commitment to a welfare state. A gifted speaker and a skilful politician, he is portrayed in Spear's portrait with the air of hard-won informality that distinguished his public style.

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Harold Wilson, Prime Minister in the UK (1964 to 1970) - He's the inspiration behind The Beatles' song, "Taxman"

Harold Wilson, Prime Minister in the UK (1964 to 1970) - He's the inspiration behind The Beatles' song, "Taxman"

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Harold Wilson. First term as Labour Prime Minister 1964-70. Gannex raincoat and pipe.

Harold Wilson. First term as Labour Prime Minister 1964-70. Gannex raincoat and pipe.

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The mural is to be found on the old telephone exchange building on Farringdon Road in Central London and comprises nine stunning, hand painted ceramic panels designed in 1960 by the little known artist Dorothy Anann.    Although the work is untitled, and there is precious little about her on the net, I gather that Annan set out to depict various aspects of the communications and telephone industry, relating the work very much to the idea of Harold Wilson’s “white heat of technology” in a…

The mural is to be found on the old telephone exchange building on Farringdon Road in Central London and comprises nine stunning, hand painted ceramic panels designed in 1960 by the little known artist Dorothy Anann.  Although the work is untitled, and there is precious little about her on the net, I gather that Annan set out to depict various aspects of the communications and telephone industry, relating the work very much to the idea of Harold Wilson’s “white heat of technology” in a…

A First Class Royal Mail Stamp featuring Harold Wilson. Part of the 'Influential Prime Ministers' Series. Released 2014.

A First Class Royal Mail Stamp featuring Harold Wilson. Part of the 'Influential Prime Ministers' Series. Released 2014.

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3 April – Conservatives won the Greater London Council elections.  May – Harold Wilson announced that the United Kingdom had decided to apply for EEC membership 5 May The British-designed satellite Ariel 3, the first to be developed outside the Soviet Union or United States is launched

3 April – Conservatives won the Greater London Council elections. May – Harold Wilson announced that the United Kingdom had decided to apply for EEC membership 5 May The British-designed satellite Ariel 3, the first to be developed outside the Soviet Union or United States is launched

The Ministry of Audio Pleasure Presents - Play Records, Dance, Make Love (UK) // Set up in the mid-1960s under Harold Wilson, The Ministry of Audio Pleasure was a government organisation with the task of promoting the benefits of listening to popular music and safeguarding the general public against the misuse of vinyl records.

The Ministry of Audio Pleasure Presents - Play Records, Dance, Make Love (UK) // Set up in the mid-1960s under Harold Wilson, The Ministry of Audio Pleasure was a government organisation with the task of promoting the benefits of listening to popular music and safeguarding the general public against the misuse of vinyl records.

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Harold Wilson 1916-1995 British Prime Minister 1964-70 and  1974-76

Harold Wilson 1916-1995 British Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76

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