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Supermarine Spitfire

Battle Of Britain Memorial Sunday

Battle of Britain Sunday is a memorial day, held on the closet Sunday close to the Battle of Britain Day which was on the 15th of September 1940.  A Sunday service is held at Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey will also fly the RAF Ensign flag on this day.   RAF Memorial on the Embankment Central Church …

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Origins of Mothers Day

We take a look at the origins of Mothers Day or Morthering Sunday, the very beginning of the story.. The Ancient Greeks worshipped the mother of gods Rhea by putting out displays of offerings flowers, sweet drinks, honey cake. Magna Mater was the Mother of all goods, In Rome, there is a temple in her …

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Oranges and Lemons services at St Clement

“Oranges and Lemons “  service St Clement Danes primary school in St Clement Danes RAF church   This is held every year in March usually the 3rd Thursday in March   Location of the church in London The Church in the Borough of Westminster is near the Royal Courts of justice in the middle of the …

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COMMONWEALTH DAY is on the 2nd Monday in March

2nd Monday in March  COMMONWEALTH DAY Previously this was known as Empire day, this was introduced in 1901 and celebrated on the 24th of May. But the Empire slowly was becoming smaller and smaller over the years and our Monarchs changed, people were less into what they considered part of the old world or older …

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Victoria Embankment opened 9th may 1874 here are some hidden facts

15 Hidden Secrets of the Embankment, 145 years on

On the 9th May 1874, the newly completed Victoria Embankment opened to the public, 145 years later we look at some hidden secrets of the stretch of the Thames folks call the Embankment. This Oil painting illustrates the opening of Victoria Embankment. We link this image from the London Museum website.  Why not pop into the museum and …

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Thatcher Years dominated an era 79-90

Thatcher Years – Britains Iron Lady (1979-90)

1979 was the beginning of a political era that would not only own the 1980s it would Brand it. The Thatcher years would also embody monumental events in Britain as it connected the 1970s to the 1990s. Thatcher was to wear the nickname ‘The Iron Lady’ through some testing times; the Falklands, ‘Big Bang’, ‘Poll Tax’, …

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Queen Victorias Crown on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Queen Victoria’s Crown Sapphire Coronet Tiara – Alberts gift On Show

A piece of history is on show at a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) Queen Victoria’s Crown, a Sapphire Coronet, Tiara. Albert designed the Crown and gifted it to Victoria during their Wedding year of 1840.  The William And Judith Bollinger Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) The William and Judith Bollinger …

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Russian Royalty and the Romanovs at the Queens Gallery

Russian Royalty and the Romanovs, Photographs of The Crimea at the Queens Gallery

The Queens Russian Gallery, Autumn-Winter season with two amazing Russian themed exhibitions, Romanovs and Crimea Exhibitions open 9th Nov 2018      – 28th April 2019 Wintery Imperial Soviet union with Royalty, “Shadows of War” The entry ticket enables one to enter both exhibitions, and a free audio guide to both is available. They can stamp a ticket on the …

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RT buse in the garage

40 years since the legendary RT and RF buses left the streets of London

The world of London RT & RF Buses Take a peek inside the world of vintage RT London Buses, entered service 80 years ago this year. To celebrate the last journey in Barking 40 years ago in 1979, the finest collection of RT buses in the world, were driving again through the streets of Barking. …

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London Railway Station architecture with Victorian engineered heritage

The story of Railway Services running into London

Early London Mainline Railways Facebook Twitter Google-plus Envelope 1836-38 the first steam railway opened in London called the London and Greenwich Railway (L&GR). The First Train Service into London The first train service into London started back in 1837, London and Greenwich railway. Allot has changed over the subsequent 180 years. Enjoy the train journey …

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