Clacton disturbances

Made:
1964-03-30 in Clacton-on-Sea
photographer:
Chris Smith
'Clacton Disturbances'
      A photograph of a group of Mods near the seafront at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex on 30 March 1964 A photograph entitled 'Clacton Disturbances', taken in March 1963 by C Smith for the Daily Herald. A photograph entitled 'Clacton Disturbances', taken in March 1963 by C Smith for the Daily Herald.

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

A photograph entitled 'Clacton Disturbances', taken in March 1963 by C Smith for the Daily Herald.
Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group
© Mirrorpix

A photograph entitled 'Clacton Disturbances', taken in March 1963 by C Smith for the Daily Herald.
Daily Herald Archive/Science Museum Group
© Mirrorpix

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
Collection:
Daily Herald Archive
Object Number:
1983-5236/10846
Measurements:
overall: 258 cm x 316 mm
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image