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Repository University of Bristol Library Special Collections
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Ref No DM2269
Title Photographs taken by Tony Byers whilst a University of Bristol Student, 1967-1970
Date 1967-1970
Extent 1 disk, 1 memorandum (1 envelope)
Description Disk of c.300 mainly black and white photographs taken by Tony Byers whilst a student, entitled ĎBristol University 1967-1970í. These are stored on a disk of jpegs with some directories named. Topics include student sports (lacrosse, football, rugby, menís hockey, running teams; political discussions and debates including a demonstration against Enoch Powell (in Chippenham), student demonstrations on Park Street, calls for the Studentís Union to be open to all, and that all students should be treated equally (includes the 1968 Student Sit-In which started at the Studentís Union and ended up in Senate House), campaigning against the Duke of Beaufort as University of Bristol Chancellor; rag activities including rag procession (with complicated floats including large cow, Dougal the dog), and Rag Queen; pedal car racing; knitting a long scarf; and fresherís fair. There are photographs of meetings addressed by Shirley Williams, Tariq Ali, David Frost, Dr Spock, Donald Soper, and others. There are photographs of Bristol (Park Street, Centre, Royal West of England Academy), University of Bristol buildings (Senate House, Wills Memorial Building); and a self portrait of Byers in his lodgings at Arley Park. There are also photographs of pop groups playing at the Studentís Union, including Pink Floyd, Julie Driscoll, Marsha Hunt, Glen Morgan and the Nice, Joe Cocker, Humphrey Lyttelton, and The Who, showing the audience and the bands on stage.
Also enclosed are some typescript notes by Byers in 2009 reminiscing on his time as a student and commenting on the photographs.

Whilst looking through 'Nonesuch News', the photographic byline on many band photographs is noted as Tony Byers.

Copyright for the photographs remains with Tony Byers. The majority of the photographs are dated from 1968.

See Tony Benjamin's article 'Live and kicking', Bristol Times, in the Bristol Post, 8 October 2013, pp.1-3. This article includes an interview with Tony Byers accompanied by some of his photographs, focusing on the pop groups who played at the Anson Rooms in the Student's Union Building. The article can be accessed at:
Access Conditions The copyright for these photographs remains with the photographer, and use needs to be discussed with researchers

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