Margaret Thatcher

Maggie’s First Day in the Job

Wednesday 12th February 1975 Un-flustered, today Mrs Thatcher started her first day as leader of the opposition after winning her leadership battle against the Rt Hon; Edward Heath. Wasting no time at all she first consulted with the Tory Chief Whip, Mr Humphrey Atkins and then almost immediately presided over a meeting of the Shadow…

Ringo Gets Married

Ringo Gets Wed

Thursday 11th February 1965 Ringo Starr marries Miss Maureen Cox, a hairdresser from Liverpool at Caxton Hall, London at 8.15am this day. The ceremony lasted all of 10 minutes and was booked just two days earlier. Ringo had proposed to Maureen at the Ad-Lib club in London on the 20th January of the same year….

Old Evening Gazette

Record Sale of Newspapers

Monday 7th February 1955 In the 1950s if you wanted to catch up on the news, local, national or international, the newspaper was the only way to get it. Yes, you could see news reels on the TV or at the Cinema or here broadcasts on the radio but newspapers were ubiquitous, with topics covered…

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Germans to use Gas!

Friday 2nd February 1945 It was reported on this day by the French News Agency based in Ankara that the Germans planned to use poison gas bombs and shells on the eastern front to help them obtain a quick negotiated peace. It goes on to say that the Germans were well aware that the allies…