Clacton disturbances

Made:
1964-03-30 in Clacton-on-Sea
photographer:
C Smith

'Clacton Disturbances' A photograph of a group of Mods near the seafront at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex on 30 March 1964

A photograph of a group of mods near the seafront at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex on 30 March 1964, taken by C Smith for the Daily Herald.

A photograph entitled 'Clacton Disturbances', taken in March 1963 by C Smith for the Daily Herald.

The photograph shows a group of mods near the seafront at Clacton-on Sea, Essex. 100 arrests were made over the Easter weekend of 27-30 March 1964 in Clacton, following clashes between groups of mods and rockers. Mods and rockers were youth subculture groups in the 1960s, members of the two groups regularly came together at seaside towns, often resulting in fighting and riots.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10846
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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