These pictures were taken at the Carnivals of 1976 and 1977 - a heyday for nationalism across Europe.

They highlight that Carnival is more than just a celebration of the end of summer - it's an important outlet for cultural expression and a cosmopolitan merging of cultures. It is truly a London experience.

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In Pictures Notting Hill Carnival 1976-77

"Witch better have my money!". On road to Carnival.

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