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The President comes to Washington

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This is a photograph documenting the visit of President Jimmy Carter, accompanied by Prime Minister James Callaghan to Washington, UK. The visit took place on the 6th of May 1977...Here we see the President given a commemorative Miners Lamp from a member of the Local Brass Band. ..Reference: 5417/286/6..This collection of images has been assembled in support of the Washington Heritage Festival 2013...The celebration of Washington brings together a variety of different themes. Washington is a Town in the City of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. It is traditionally associated with Coal Industry, and notably known as the home of the Washington Family, ancestors of the First President of the United States George Washington...However, in 1964 Washington was designated a New Town and drastically changed. With the introduction of new industry such as the Nissan Car Factory Washington experienced a huge redevelopment in both its economy and community. ..These Photographs are taken from the Records of the Washington Development Corporation; held at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records document this change in industry, landscape and community in Washington between 1964 & 1988, and consist of many photographs. ..For more information on the Washington Heritage Festival, 21st September 2013 please click here ( http://www.sunderlandlive.co.uk/washington-heritage-festival ) ...(Copyright) These images are Crown Copyright. We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email [email protected]

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Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
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