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7th July

 

2005 saw horrific Bomb attacks on London

Whilst it is not pleasant to focus on Traumatic dates in history perhaps taking the time to give remembrance to this point in history.

 3 explosions and later a 4th on the TFL underground and 1 on a bus near Euston station Tavistock square.

This was known as 7/7 . 52 Fatalities and 700 injured.There are a few memorials, plaques and tributes in London. Hyde park houses the main sculpture of 52 metal posts arranged in clusters of 4. One for each of the areas targeted; Aldgate East station, Edgeware Road station, Kings Cross and Tavistock Square.

 

 

 

On a lighter note 7/7/ 1977 saw the London Premiere the 10th James Bond film

“The Spy Who Loved Me” with Roger Moore, and Barbara Bach.  Princess Anne and Husband Captain Mark Phillips, Earl Mountbatten attended. The Film theme music was performed by Carly Simon “Nobody does it better”

Every Bond movie  also has a particular car, this time around the white Lotus Esprit S1 sports looking car was also amphibious and highly armed. IT was a custom build submarine called “Wet Nellie” to follow the theme set in “You Only live Twice ” With the auto gyro gadget being called “Little Nellie” In 2013 the car was bought to London Battersea Auction rooms, and sold for  a staggering price of between £550-£616, 000 by a Billionaire tech Entrepreneur Elon Musk . It’s auction history is interesting see the feature below. Initially it was sold in a blind auction for $100, after its 10 year storage lease ran out.

 

 

For Top Gear Fans their take on the iconic car

 

 

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