News Bulletins from History

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1st April

1918 the RAF is founded. 1975 Bay City Rollers ITV show premiered, comedy, songs, live audience. 1961 Beatles Hamburg played 92 straight nights. This visit Astrid Kirchherr cut Stuart Sutcliffe’s hair into a style that the Beatles then adopted themselves later it was known as the Beatle Haircut

Frank Pick, Influencer British Transport

23rd November 1878 Frank Pick London Transport inovator was born

1878 Frank Pick Influenced London Transport, in particular, London Underground corporate Identity   Frank Pick 1878-1941 left a legacy for London that has far outlived his lifetime and still surrounds us.  The First Chief Executive of London Transport. In the 1930’s he revolutionised the civic and social aspect of public transport decor and thought the …

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Future Queen Elizabeth Marries Philipe Mountbatten

20th November 1947 Future British Queen Marries Philip Mountbatten

The future queen of the United Kingdom on the 19th November 1947 marries Philip Mountbatten. Elizabeth married at the age of 21 to Philip, a Greek prince. Before the marriage could take place Philip had top become a naturalised British citizen. The wedding took place when the country was still under rationing, the material for the …

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City of London Big Bang

27th October 1986 Stock Exchange Big Bang

1986 – the sudden deregulation of the financial markets On the 27th October 1986, the London Stock Exchange rules changed, the day was forever known as ‘Big Bang’ Expectation of increased market activity. The origins of the change due to an agreement to settle a long-running antitrust case by the Office of Fair Trading against the London …

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Winston Churchill

26th October 1953 Churchill returns as Prime Minister

The Return of Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   The Wartime leader returned to being Prime Minister a second time after the Conservative party one the 26th October 1953 General Election, defeating Clement Attlee at 77.  The slogan of the election the Conservatives ran on was a ‘Strong and Free’ Britain. Conservatives …

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