London Portrait of a City 1950-1962
- Allan Hailstone
15th February 2016
With over 120 unique images of people and places in London in the fifties and sixties, London: Portrait of a City 1950–1962 paints a picture of England’s multifaceted capital in a decade of great change and development. From grand monuments to innocuous street corners, famous faces to passers-by, this selection of evocative photographs captures the very essence of London life in the mid-twentieth century.
A keen photographer since childhood, Allan Hailstone’s beautiful images are a tribute to London at what he remembers as a magical time. Fogs, Soho at night, the remnants of St Giles, lost theatres … here is just a taste of how things were.