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17th September

  1944 Operation Market Garden This was an unsuccessful Allied military operation that ran from the 17th Sept-25th. It had hopes of finishing the war before Christmas. Britains Montgomery was involved as it used land and airborne forces In Holland and Germany. The idea was to gain more of a way into the heart of …

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16th September

1977 Marc Bolan the rock star from the Glam rock group T.Rex, died from a car crash in London. Marc Bolan, singer-songwriter poet guitarist was only 29 Marc Bolan Born as Mark Feld 30/9/47 Hackney London. Died -16/9/77 Barnes, Richmond upon the Thames. Buried Golders Green Crematorium, Barnet, plot West Statue Rose bed, Section 5, …

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Battle Of Britain Monument at Embankment. By artist Paul Day put up on 18/9/2005

15th September

1940 Battle of Britain Day This was an attack on London, daytime till dusk and a very large scale operation, 1500 aircraft and thought to be the Climax of the Battle of Britain. Fighter command being associated with the Battle of the skies. This is the Memorial In London for Battle of Britain, on the …

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14th September

1982 Princess Grace of Monaco died in a car crash near Monte Carlo. The Princess was formerly known as Grace Kelly the Hollywood Film star. She was 52. The Connaught hotel in London, she called her second home, she also visited the nearby fashion houses in Mount Street. The V&A Museum ran an exhibition in …

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13th September

1759 James Wolfe British Army Officer, died in Canada, buried in Greenwich James Wolfe 2/1/1727- 13/9/1759 British Army officer, Who was the son of Edward Wolfe, a well respected General. James was a Lieutenant Colonel by the time he was 23. Born Westerham Kent. The National Trust now run his former childhood home “Quebec House” …

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When Cricket became the greatest show on earth – the story of England win of the Ashes 2005

When Cricket became box office in England   The five matches and results of the Ashes First Test, Lord’s, 21st-24th July – Australia win by 239 runs Second Test, Edgbaston, 4th – 7th August, England win by 2 runs Third Test, Old Trafford, 11th – 15th August – a draw Fourth Test, Trent Bridge, 25th …

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9/11 artwork memorial Stratford Olympic Park

11th September

On This Day 11th September 2001 Attacks on the World Trade Centre (911)

10th September

1973 Biba Fashion House Opens at 99 Kensington High Street

Stunning Portrait of the Queen from more recent times. It is guarded by the Chelsea Pensioners Museum a fantastic haven

9th September

2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom

1955 The Wooden Tops was first shown on BBC TV for Children

King William 4th

8th September 1831 William the IV is crowned King of Great Britain

1831 William the IV is crowned King of Great Britain

1888 The English Football League (EFL) was set up