Swinging London

Quits job at Harwell, moves to London 1960. Becomes professional photographer – photographing music, CND marches, political and social issues.

In 1965 sets up Notting Hill Free School – major factor in bringing together organisational players in Notting Hill Carnival.

Around this time Hoppy gathers together names, addresses and telephone numbers of 100 ‘movers and shakers’ in London and circulates them to each other. This is later seen as beginning what would become UK counterculture.

Late in 1966, Hoppy’s flat in Westbourne Terrace is busted for marijuana.
London Free School Hoppy

Hoppy during the London Free School era © Adam Ritchie Photography

Naked Hoppy