Ref NoLDG/1/5/98
Date23 July 1976
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie, David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionIn a hot landscape, John Silkin, Minister for Planning and Local Government, blows a trumpet named 'Emergency Powers'. Various disgruntled figures look at him angrily, including a man washing his car, a woman watering her flowers and two children in a bath-tub.

Context: In the summer of 1976, the UK suffered 'the drought of the century' leading the government to introduce emergency measures to save water through the Drought Act, passed on 3 July. These included banning the use of hosepipes.
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