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  1. CT Scan — 2020-02-26 02:00:13
    …terested in computers. In 1958, he helped design the first commercially available all-transistor computer made in Great Britain, the **EMIDEC 1100.** With the success of the [[Beatles]] EMI had money to invest and asked Hounsfield, who had now tr…
  2. Intraocular Lens — 2020-02-25 13:08:31
    … title="Harold Ridley Plaque" width="" }} == Search for an Answer == During WWII **Gordon Cleaver**, a young Battle of Britain pilot, had neglected to wear his eye protection. Gun fire shattered his cockpit canopy, and splinters of perspex had de…
  3. Petroleum — 2020-02-14 18:46:54
    …s="right" title="Youngs Paraffin" width="" }} Soon American petroleum, that they called kerosene, was being imported to Britain even though Young had successfully sued for patent infringement in the USA. It was more crudely refined and that meant …
  4. Christmas Traditions — 2019-12-27 02:21:30
    …== ||{{Image url="Xmascard.jpg" width="200" title="Christmas Card" }}||The custom of sending Christmas cards started in Britain in 1840 when the first 'Penny Post' public postal deliveries began. Over a billion Christmas cards are now sent every y…
    …ith presents the next morning started about 400 years ago in Holland where children placed clogs next to the hearth. In Britain stockings were used instead of the clogs.|| == Yule Log == ||{{Image url="Yulelog.jpg" title="left" width="200" title=…
    …ic lights 25th November 1882.|| == Christmas Eve == ||{{Image url="ForSanta.jpg" width="200" title="Mince Pie" }}||In Britain children leave out whisky or sherry and for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph and the other reindeer in front of the fire…
  5. Cowboy — 2019-07-30 14:48:13
    … when he denounced a band of desperadoes as //cowboys//. {{Image url="Cowboy_England.jpg" class="left" title="Cowboy in Britain" width="" }} References go back to around 1620 but written proof starts to appear in late 17th century. For example Jon…
  6. Suffolk Punch — 2019-07-30 14:43:58
    … by //Thomas Crisp of Ufford// and was simply known as ‘Crisp’s horse’. The Suffolk Horse Society, was formed in Britain in 1877 to promote the Suffolk Punch and started to be exported all over the world. Canada in 1865 United States in 188…
  7. Agatha Christie — 2019-04-08 16:51:39
    …at Styles//, in **1920**. **Poirot** and **Miss Marple** are Christie's most well-known detectives. Agatha was one of Britain's first stand-up surfers. Christie did not have a formal education and taught herself to read. She wrote more than 70 …
  8. Railway — 2019-02-19 15:36:10
    …. {{image url="TrainFlyingScotsman.jpg" class="right" title="The Flying Scotsman. First 100mph train" width="400" }} == Britain and then the World == The potential was evident for all to see how the '''train''' was going to transform life. In 18…
    …e a quarter of a million navvies digging and blasting their way over the British landscape. The amount of track laid in Britain increased from only '''500 miles''' in 1838 to over '''8,000''' by 1855. This expansion of track also brought down th…
    …, Africa and Canada leapt at the railway opportunities and railway networks were built with the knowledge and expertise Britain had gained. And in the USA, not wanting to be left out, Horatio Allen of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company ordered …
  9. Stan Laurel — 2019-01-14 16:14:46
    …d alongside [[Charlie_Chaplin|Charlie Chaplin]]. Chaplin and Laurel arrived in the United States on the same ship from Britain with the Karno troupe in 1916. Laurel worked briefly alongside Oliver Hardy in a silent film short **The Lucky Dog** (…
  10. Beatles — 2018-10-12 13:59:50
    …s' first sessions in September 1962 produced a minor UK hit, "Love Me Do". == Beatlemania == **Beatlemania** began in Britain on 13 October 1963 with a televised appearance at the London Palladium. In the United States **Capitol Records** (whi…
    …ere actually employed to stop US DJs from playing Beatles songs. /* event_date="13 October 1963" Beatlemania begins in Britain */ == The US Concedes == Beatlemania exploded in the United States with three national television appearances by the B…
  11. Paternoster — 2018-09-18 13:06:34
    …using Hart's patent, in a London office block. The Paternoster became very popular in Europe where many still operate. Britain has a remaining paternoster in Sheffield University. Oriel Chambers building, designed by Peter Ellis, remains one of …
  12. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    … **Birkenhead Park** is famous as the first public park in the world and has inspired the design of many other parks in Britain and around the world. It was the first public park created by a local authority and using public funds. Birkenhead Park…
  13. TV Black and White Kiss — 2018-08-24 01:20:10
    …="1962"}} year old footage of a one-off play from Granada TV. It is a drama that looks at race, class and insecurity in Britain, and contains the first interracial kiss to be shown on TV. This was six years before **Kirk** kissed Uhura in **Star …
  14. Vibrator — 2018-08-23 20:50:37
    …e**" was a common treatment of female hysteria (//overwhelming or unmanageable emotional excess in the womb//) in Great Britain during the Victorian Era. This manipulation was to cause "**hysterical paroxysm**" (outburst from the womb) in the pat…
  15. Toilet — 2018-07-24 21:40:11
    …ed a gold medal for this pioneering and essential work, when by the 1890s he had enriched public thoroughfares all over Britain. His firm's catalogue of 1895 listed 36 towns and 'many others' where these public conveniences were installed, includi…
    …rid, and Sydney as well as in South America and the Far East. He also supplied water closets to 30 railway companies in Britain, America, and others in Buenos Aires, Cape Town and Mexico. === Thomas Twyford 1870 === >>{{image url="Twyford_thos.jp…
  16. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    …elling books, Bible study books, and copies of the Scriptures for the Sunday schools. By 1831, Sunday schools in Great Britain were teaching **1.25 million children** every week, approximately 25 percent of the population. They were the forerunn…
  17. Miss World — 2018-06-27 12:49:19
    …n" }} === Eric Morley 1951 === ~-[[Entertainment]] Miss World, the first international beauty pageant, was created in Britain by Eric Morley in **1951**. It was held on 29 July 1951 at the Lyceum Ballroom in [[London]], [[England]]. == Miss Wo…
    …rld == Morley had arranged the beauty event as a one-off for the **Festival of Britain.** A total of 26 contestants competed for the title. The event was called a Bikini Contest to promote the //new// swim…
    …width="300" }} The BBC started to broadcast the Miss World show in 1959. It became one of the the most popular shows in Britain. The pageant is now broadcast in over 140 countries. Eric Morley died in 2000 and his wife Julia became the chairwom…
  18. Jet Engine — 2018-05-28 18:47:28
    … 1930 Whittle sent his new idea about jet propulsion to the Air Ministry to see if there would be any interest and give Britain the edge in aviation. The RAF returned the idea to Whittle, they referred to the design as // "impracticable."// {{Ima…
  19. Motor Racing Circuit — 2018-05-20 20:38:53
    …England]] in 1907. === Hugh Locke King 1907 === Hugh Fortescue Locke King decided, while taking a European tour, that Britain should have its own motor testing track to promote its car industry to help it compete and prosper in Europe. He used …
  20. English Language — 2018-01-26 21:45:55
    …II, the growing economic and cultural influence of the United States, the global interests in movies and Pop music from Britain and the USA all accelerated the spread of the language. == Fragmenting == As the language spreads it gets altered, for…
  21. Airport — 2017-12-29 20:44:50
    … Southampton became a major post for military aircraft, these were mainly **'Flying Boats'**. These war planes became Britain’s first commercial flying boats, and the newspapers of the time reported that Southampton Water had become the world…
  22. Powered Flight — 2017-11-11 21:00:20
    …} Stringfellow demonstrated a steam-powered triplane at an exhibition arranged by the '''Aeronautical Society of Great Britain''' (founded in 1866) at the Crystal Palace, London, in 1868. The plane was flown indoors from a wire unmanned at twenty…
  23. WorldWideWeb — 2017-11-08 17:15:06
    …ations. Yet Tim did not patent his idea he made it available to all. In 2007 the Queen awarded Berners-Lee with one of Britain's highest honours - the '''Order of Merit'''. == Links == <<[[https://home.cern/topics/birth-web| CERN ]]<< @@{{adsen…
  24. Football — 2017-08-16 12:25:25
    …ss="left" width="100"}} In south and Central America a game called "Tlatchi" once flourished. == Set the Rules == In Britain too, there are records of Football being played for hundreds of years. But it was in England that the modern game of fo…
  25. Winston Churchill — 2017-07-25 09:46:00
    …Battle of Britain** and the **Blitz** - that Churchill is best remembered. He lead Britain to victory in Europe in 1945. == Death == Sir Winston Churchill took his final journey on the historic vessel Havengo…
  26. Cider — 2017-07-11 13:21:18
    …der.jpg" class="right" title="A pint of cider" width="200" }} The making of cider goes back many centuries and although Britain is not the only country to make it, no other country consumes or produces as much. And the making of cider has remaine…
    …g" width="300" }} There is evidence of Brits making a fermented apple drink several centuries B.C. The native apple in Britain is the crab apple (Malus sylvestris) and it is accepted that other varieties were probably introduced into Europe and B…
    …ritain in prehistory. When the Romans //visited// Britain in 55BC they found Celts in Kent already enjoying fermented apple but it was probably not called cyder at this point. …
  27. Refrigeration — 2017-07-11 11:55:35
    …e-houses. Ice companies would ship ice around the country and throughout the world. The industry was a big employer and Britain was a cold country anyway. == [[CategoryDomestic]] Refrigerator == A inventor called Jacob Perkins came to England in…
  28. Shire Horse — 2017-07-10 17:31:44
    …s="left" title="shire horse" width="200" }} Both in commerce and agriculture Shire horses literally made the wheels of Britain's industry go round. They worked in fields, in towns, on docks and quays, on canal towpaths, for mills and railways. Th…
  29. Air Traffic Control — 2017-07-06 13:23:45
    …donTower.jpg" class="right" title="World's first ATC, Croydon airport tower" width="450" }} London Croydon Airport was Britain's first major international gateway airport. And it is the birthplace of Air Traffic Control and the world's first Air…
  30. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    … an additional 20 stations was sent out. By the start of World War II 19 were ready to play a key part in the Battle of Britain, and by the end of the war over 50 had been built. The Germans were aware of the construction of Chain Home but were no…
  31. Telegraph — 2017-07-05 10:51:03
    …hat this system needed a 5 core cable which would prove too expensive for the distances involved in the USA. ::c:: == Britain and Beyond == The success of the Cooke Wheatstone Telegraph led to the laying of the trans-atlantic cable to connect th…
    …e Canada with Britain.…
  32. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …{Toc}} === Edgar Purnell Hooley 1902 === /* event_date="1902" Hooley patents Tarmac */ Hooley patented **Tarmac** in Britain, in 1902 (GB 7796). He called his company// Tar Macadam (Purnell Hooley's Patent) Syndicate Limited// registered in 19…
  33. Steel — 2017-06-28 14:56:51
    …orge hammer by the puddler before being rolled into sheets or rails. By 1860, there were over 3000 puddling furnaces in Britain, but the process was slow. == The Process == The Bessemer converter is a cylindrical steel pot approximately 20 feet h…
  34. Pub — 2017-06-28 14:28:26
    …ovide food and refreshment for Roman soldiers they were built all over England. When the Romans finally withdrew from Britain they left behind the beginnings of the modern pub. In **965 King Edgar** the then ruler of England, decreed that there …
    …ople throughout British history for example ‘The Duke of Wellington’ ‘The Shakespeare Inn’ and ‘The Battle of Britain’ to name but a few. ::c:: == Links == [[http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/ | Pubs Galore ]] [[http://www.pubs.com | More i…
  35. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …. The idea was to substitute Bible study and prayer for life on the streets. By '''1851''' there were 24 YMCAs in Great Britain, with a combined membership of 2,700. Today there are more than 14,000 local YMCAs with around 45,000,000 members al…
  36. Electric Car — 2017-06-19 23:50:19
    …12 mph, Walter Bersey’s taxis were the first self-propelled vehicles for hire. The **Car** got off to a slow start in Britain thanks to the “Red Flag Act” which stated that any vehicle not horse drawn must have two drivers and be preceded by…
    … users. This was introduced as a //safety measure// but driven by horse carriages afraid of losing their business. == Britain's Red Flag Act == In 1865 Britain introduced the **'Locomotives on Highways Act'**. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'…
  37. Sparkling Wine — 2017-06-11 14:08:47
    …ted his method to add sparkle to wine in 1662. Merret was born in Winchcombe [[Gloucestershire]] [[England]]. Although Britain is not renown for wine, it has been produced here for at least 2000 years introduced by the Romans. But the sparkle was…
    …n wooden and cloth stoppers that were used in France. == Bland Imports == During this time still wine being brought to Britain from France seemed bland to the English palette as cider was well established with its much livelier quality. As early …
  38. Wellington Boot — 2017-05-29 13:46:08
    …dth="120" title="Rubber Wellies" }} In 1856 the Edinburgh-based North British Rubber Company had started to manufacture Britain’s first rubber or ‘gum’ boots. The boots were named ''Wellingtons'' and the name has stuck ever since. With the F…
  39. Steam Engine — 2017-05-23 20:30:35
    …vice, the aeolipile, was invented by Hero of Alexandria in the 1st century AD, but used only as a toy. ::c:: == Back in Britain == {{Image url="Somerset.jpg" class="left" width="150" title="Edward Somerset" }} In 1663, '''Edward Somerset''', 2nd …
    …ng the same period and built a number of steam-engine pumps for King Louis XIV of France in the 1680s. ::c:: == Back in Britain == Early industrial steam engines were designed by '''Thomas Savery''' (the "fire-engine", 1698) but it was '''Thomas …
  40. Telephone — 2017-05-16 10:26:05
    … The unit used to measure the intensity of a sound, the **'decibel'** is named after Alexander Graham Bell. == Back in Britain == {{Image url="AlexBellTelephone.jpg" class="left" title="Early Bell Telephone" width="260" }} He showed the invention…
  41. Cheesecake — 2017-02-03 16:40:16
    …x well. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and bake at 350°F for 50-55 minutes. So cheesecake has been been eaten in Britain for at least {{Datediff from="1390" }} years. …
  42. Postage Stamp — 2017-02-01 12:17:38
    …'s first adhesive postage stamp used in a public postal system. It was the first pre-paid mail service, issued in Great Britain on 1 May **1840**, for official use from 6 May of that year. {{{Toc}}} ::c:: == The Penny Black == Prior to the **Penn…
    …" caption="Penny Black" width="250" }} /* event_date="1516" The Royal Mail is created */ The Royal Mail had existed in Britain since **'1516'** but there were concerns it had become old and chaotic. Rowland Hill's radical answer was that a unifor…
  43. Bovril — 2017-01-18 16:20:20
    … to Johnston creating a product he called //'Johnston's Fluid Beef'//, that was later called **Bovril.** He returned to Britain in 1880 where he developed the brand further. He resided in his own '**Bovril Castle**' – Kingswood House in Sydenham…
  44. Christmas Cracker — 2017-01-16 15:55:55
    …d almond, wrapped in a twist of tissue paper. He added a motto inside the sweet and had moderate success selling it in Britain. {{Image url="christmas-cracker.jpg" class="left" title="christmas cracker" width="" }} He tried adding trinkets or sm…
  45. Dinosaur — 2016-10-24 00:25:22
    …rl="Megalosaurus.jpg" class="left" title="Megalosaurus" width="" }} Although dinosaur fossils were being discovered in Britain, and around the world, these prehistoric reptiles did not receive their famous name until 1842. == Dinosaur is born =…
  46. Olivia Newton John — 2016-09-26 14:14:34
    …lia == Her family emigrated to Australia when she was 5 but her mother encouraged her to pursue her singing career in Britain. ::c:: == Back in Britain == After struggling for several years she broke through with a Bob Dylan song **If Not For …
  47. Fish and chips — 2016-08-04 17:02:59
    …ip_shop.jpg" class="left" title="First chip shop" width="300" }} Tommyfield market in Oldham is considered the home of Britain’s first fish and chip shop. <<{{amazonad}}>>…
  48. Potato Crisp — 2016-08-02 23:43:06
    …width="" }} William Kitchiner’s 1822 cookbook Apicius Redivivus **'The Cook’s Oracle'** was a best selling book in Britain //and// the USA. It includes the first recipe for potato crisps: “**Potatoes fried in Slices or Shavings” and coo…
  49. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …Sport :: [[CategoryInventions]]>[[CategorySport]] === Sport Invented in Great Britain === {{Image url="Sport.jpg" class="right" width="250px}} {{{toc}}} == Football 1863 == The origin of football (refer…
    …Central America a game called "Tlatchi" once flourished. {{Image url="Football.jpg" class="right" width="100"}} In Britain too, there are records of Football being played for hundreds of years. But it was in England that the modern game of fo…
  50. Industrial Revolution — 2016-06-23 12:25:37
    …"firsts", including assisting in the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and development of **SS Great Britain** in 1843 in Bristol [[Gloucestershire]], the first propeller-driven ocean-going iron ship, which was at the time also …
    …the largest ship ever built. {{Image url="SSGreatBritain.jpg" }} …
  51. Timeline — 2016-06-21 15:22:44
    …Timeline :: == Made Up In Britain Time Line == {{timeline}}…
  52. Loch Ness Monster — 2016-05-24 13:01:48
    …hting of Nessie */ Loch Ness, located in the Highlands of [[Scotland]], has the largest volume of fresh water in Great Britain. The body of water reaches a depth of nearly 800 feet and a length of about 23 miles. Some 'authorities' speculate tha…
  53. Marmalade — 2016-05-20 09:14:51
    … he and Samuel Johnson were offered it at breakfast in Scotland in 1773. When American writer Louisa May Alcott visited Britain in the 1800s, she described "a choice pot of marmalade and a slice of cold ham" as "essentials of English table comfort…
  54. USA anthem — 2016-05-16 16:59:43
    …on in Heaven** (The Anacreontic Song). The words were by **Ralph Tomlinson** (1744–1778). The song became popular in Britain and America following the establishment of the Anacreontic Society there. {{Image url="JohnStaffordSmith01.jpg" class="…
  55. Pay Toilet — 2016-05-10 16:55:15
    …skelyne Toilet Lock" width="100" }} == Other Interests == The Maskelyne was the first typewriter to be manufactured in Britain. It was produced by the Maskelyne British Typewriter and Manufacturing Company Ltd of London from 1889, two years befor…
  56. CategoryInventions — 2016-02-08 01:02:32
    …CategoryInventions :: Made Up in Britain > Inventions by category. {{Category col="5" class="category" }} ---- …

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