Terence Spencer exhibition in Shrewsbury

Pictures of some of the most famous figures from the pages of one of the most famous magazines of the past half-century have gone on show in Shrewsbury.

They are all the work of photographer Terence Spencer, who went from World War Two fighter pilot to photo-journalist for American news magazine LIFE.

The exhibition, which features The Beatles, the Vietnam War, Bob Dylan and a host of faces including a young Colonel Gadaffi, opened on Saturday at the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.

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It has been compiled from more than one million negatives by the late photographer’s daughter, Cara, who attended a pre-show event alongside a number of town dignitaries including mayor Beverley Baker. The pictures will be on display until August 31. 

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Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery is open between 10am and 5pm, seven days a week. Admission is £4 per adult and £2 per child, which includes entry to the Special Exhibitions Gallery. Concessions are available. 

For more information visit www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk

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