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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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London Bridge is Sold

11th October 1971 London Bridge moves to America

American Oil Tycoon Robert P. McCulloch reopens London Bridge in America Oil Tycoon Robert P. McCulloch purchases London Bridge and has it shipped brick by brick to Arizona and opened it to the public on 19th October 1971. The story of the purchase goes back to 18th April 1968. The old bridge needed urgent repair …

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Inter city 125 train

4th October 1976 New Intercity Train high speed launched

1976 New Intercity Train was Ran the West Route Service at speeds up to 125mph. Britains Intercity high-speed train (HST) service launched. London to Bristol and Cardiff with the plan to roll it out to other cities. 2 power cars producing 2 X 2,250 HP delivery a speed of 125 mph, with top speed recorded at …

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