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  1. Monty Python — 2019-10-10 09:51:22
    …hon’s Flying Circus, it's full title, was a ground breaking surreal comedy [[Television]] sketch show of 45 episodes broadcast by the BBC between 1969 and 1974. The show had a catchy theme music by the Band of the Grenadier Guards' of John …
  2. Rubber — 2019-08-10 12:09:55
    …w product could be used. Hancock died in 1865 at Stoke Newington, London. ||{{Image url="Tyre.jpg" width="90" title=" Road tyre" }}||{{Image url="Wetsuit.jpg" width="90" title="Wet suit" }}||{{Image url="Welly.jpg" width="120" title="Wellies"…
  3. Vacuum cleaner — 2018-12-26 13:21:55
    …d6.htm */ Booth was born in Theresa Place, Gloucester, [[Gloucestershire]], [[England]] moving to Belle Vue House, Spa road at the age of nine. His father, Abraham Booth, was a lumber merchant. While travelling he witnessed a demonstration a…
    …::cl:: /* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is commented out for reference only Theresa Place, Bristol Road Terminus (1879-97) [SO 82621733] The original terminus in Bristol Road was at the southern end of Theresa Place, an imp…
    …r faced terrace, between Theresa Street and Alma Place. The terrace which dates from 1836 is now numbered 73-91 Bristol Road (Linden Tree pub row of houses) and is on the eastern side of the road. It was the home of some of Gloucester's merchan…
  4. Roundabout — 2018-10-12 14:09:43
    …us 1912" width="300" }}Plans of Letchworth Garden City were drawn up in 1904 by Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin. Three roads in the plans crossed each other, Sollershotts East and West, Broadway, and Spring Road. At the point at where they all…
  5. Sandwich — 2018-09-10 00:07:48
    …ched'. I wonder what expression they used before the ''sandwich'' was born? <<{{Image url="Sandwichsign.jpg" title="A road sign to Ham & Sandwich" width="250" }}<< …
  6. Public Park — 2018-08-24 15:01:46
    … Birkenhead Park was the forerunner of the Parks Movement and its influence was far-reaching both in this country and abroad. New York's '''Central Park''' was directly inspired by it and copied many of its features. It was designed by '''Sir J…
  7. TV Black and White Kiss — 2018-08-24 01:20:10
    …2. First TV Interracial Kiss" width="440" }} ~-[[Arts]] The first //unambiguous// black and white interracial kiss was broadcast in [[England]] on Granada TV in 1962, starring Elizabeth ""MacLennan"" and Lloyd Reckord. {{toc}} British Film Inst…
    …ard 10 in 1964. There had been other interracial kisses on TV before this but in days of black and white (monochrome) broadcasting a clinch between perhaps a cuban and a white person was easily guised and light-skinned as to be //'racially amb…
    …e but because she's a working class Cockney. [[http://www.screenonline.org.uk/tv/id/537722/index.html| BFI]] == Live Broadcast == The drama was performed and broadcast live, and the kiss is no fleeting affair either, it’s a full-on snog. Vi…
  8. Sunday School — 2018-06-28 10:48:46
    … == World wide == Within a decade children were attending schools on a Sunday all over England. Soon the idea spread abroad to Ireland and the Commonwealth, into Europe, Canada and the U.S.…
  9. Miss World — 2018-06-27 12:49:19
    …ight" title="Rosemarie Frankland was Miss World in 1961 representing United Kingdom" 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 …
  10. Four-minute Mile — 2018-03-04 19:41:50
    …ord for a mile stood at 4 minutes and 1.3 seconds, set by Gunder Hagg of Sweden in 1945. {{Image url="Bannister_Iffley_Road_Track_Blue_plaque.JPG" class="left" title="Bannister Blue plaque" width="" }} === Roger Bannister 1954 === Roger Banni…
    …ched the mechanics of running and trained using new scientific methods he had developed. On May 6, 1954, at the Iffley Road track in Oxford [[Oxfordshire]], the annual match between the Amateur Athletic Association and Oxford University was th…
  11. Worcestershire Sauce — 2018-01-13 11:02:07
    …rrins.jpg" class="right" title="Lea and Perrins Blue Plaque" width="300" }} == History == Lea took over a pharmacy in Broad Street, Worcester and employed Perrins as his apprentice. They decided to go into partnership in 1823. By the mid-1800s…
  12. Toothbrush — 2017-08-06 10:37:43
    …am died a wealthy man in 1808 leaving business to his eldest son, also called William. Addis began exporting products abroad to the US in the 1880’s. By the time WWII came along Addis employed 650 people and the first injection moulding machi…
  13. Cary Grant — 2017-07-15 13:18:34
    …over 70 films. === Bristol England 1904 === Actor Cary was born **'Archie Leach'** on January 18, 1904 at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, a suburb of Bristol, [[Gloucestershire ]] [[England]]. When he was 10 years old, Grant was told that his …
    …as a tailor but was an alcoholic. {{Image url="CaryGrantPlaque.jpg" class="left" title="Cary Grant plaque in Hughenden Road, Bristol" width="" }} Grant took up with Bob Pender's group of traveling performers. In New York he left the troupe an…
  14. Radar — 2017-07-05 11:01:39
    …ady by February 26, and consisted of two receiving antennas located about 6 miles away from one of the BBC's shortwave broadcast antennas at **Daventry**. Signals travelling directly from the station were filtered out, and a Heyford bomber flow…
  15. Tarmac — 2017-06-30 14:08:12
    …ace the surface became dusty and inadequate, the jagged material meant tyres often punctured. And when it rained, many roads became impassable due to ruts and mud. The process was an improvement on methods used by **Thomas Telford** and Trés…
    …t. == Hooley is inspired == In 1901 Hooley was walking in Denby in [[Derbyshire]] when he noticed a smooth stretch of road close to an ironworks. He asked locals what had happened and was told a barrel of tar had fallen off a dray (cart) and…
    …e slag from the nearby furnaces to cover up the mess. Hooley noticed this unintentional resurfacing had solidified the road - there was no rutting and no dust. By 1902 Hooley had patented the process of heating **tar**, adding **slag** to the…
    … mix and then breaking **stones** within the mixture to form a smooth road surface. {{Image url="NottinghamRadcliffeRoad.jpg" class="center" title="First Tarmac road. Radcliffe Road, Nottingham" width="" }} Having perfected the operation, H…
  16. Steel — 2017-06-28 14:56:51
    …shrinking the nation. The availability of cheap, durable steel rails allowed pioneers to build over 30,000 miles of railroad and colonise the western part of the country. Sheet steel could now be used in consumer products like washing machines…
  17. YMCA — 2017-06-21 14:24:38
    …y social conditions in the big cities at the end of the Industrial Revolution (roughly 1750 to 1850). Growth of the railroads and centralization of commerce and industry brought many rural young men who needed jobs into cities like London. Th…
  18. Electric Car — 2017-06-19 23:50:19
    …that any vehicle not horse drawn must have two drivers and be preceded by a man waving a red flag as a warning to other road users. This was introduced as a //safety measure// but driven by horse carriages afraid of losing their business. == …
    …*'Locomotives on Highways Act'**. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'. The act stipulated that all mechanically powered road vehicles must: ~-Have three drivers. ~- Not exceed 4 mph (6.4 kph) on the open road and 2 mph (3.2 kph) in towns. ~-…
  19. Portland Cement — 2017-06-15 01:37:39
    …t industry. == Today == ||{{Image url="Cn-tower4.jpg" title="CN Tower" width="200" }}||{{Image url="Runway.jpg" title="Roads & Runways" width="200" }}|| ||{{Image url="Sydney-opera-house.jpg" class="right" width="200" }}||{{Image url="Severn_…
    …dam.jpg" class="right" width="200" }}|| Concrete is the most widely used construction material. Roads, bridges, schools, foundations of buildings, driveways and large office buildings are made of concrete. Some boats and…
  20. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …n. In 1936 Shaw conducted a public experiment at his own expense by installing fifty Catseyes on a dangerous stretch of road outside Bradford. The number of accidents on the road fell sharply and local drivers attributed this to the visibility …
    …provided by Shaw’s road markers. {{Image url="Roadcateye.jpg" title="Cats eye" class="left" width="220" }} == A Winner == Concerned about the growing number of night-tim…
    …e road accidents, the **Department for Transport** staged a competition in 1937 to find a robust road reflector. Percy Shaw won the competition with the Catseye after rival models either broke during the trial or were dee…
    …med to be ineffective. == Wartime Solution == Nonetheless '''Reflecting Roadstuds''' found it difficult to drum up orders until **World War II** when driving at night became even more perilous bec…
  21. Meccano — 2017-05-14 01:23:25
    …ded not to join the new company, leaving Hornby as the sole proprietor. The Meccano factory was relocated to West Derby Road in Liverpool, and in 1910 the famous "MECCANO" logo was commissioned. Meccano Ltd's turnover for the 1910 financial yea…
    …. == Rags to Riches == By the 1930s, Hornby had become a millionaire. He owned a mansion and was chauffeured to Binns Road every day by limousine. …
  22. Internal Combustion Engine — 2016-08-23 10:46:47
    …ine prize at the Chicago World's Fair of 1893), many lighthouses, and for powering Marconi's first transatlantic radio broadcast. == Diesel engine == {{Image url="First_Diesel_motor.jpg" class="left" title="First Rudolph Diesel motor" width="2…
  23. Beatrix Potter — 2016-07-23 14:22:52
    …eal' Peter Rabbit was a Belgian buck rabbit called Peter Piper that was //'bought at a very tender age, in the Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, for the exorbitant sum of 4/6'//. He was to prove a sound investment. Peter lent his first name to on…
  24. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    … A group of holidaymakers in Switzerland in 1890, wanted to create a sled that could carry people down the snow-covered road between St Moritz and Celerina. They joined two sleds together. Sport's name comes from the way teams bobbed their hea…
    … sport immediately caught on and a special track, complete with banked curves, made of ice, was constructed next to the road in 1902. The sport started as a leisure activity for the rich young daredevils of Europe who gathered for fun on the a…
  25. Bob Hope — 2016-06-20 13:51:44
    …nger, dancer, athlete, and author. Hope appeared in over 70 films. **Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope** was born at 44 Craigton Road, Eltham, a suburb of South [[London]],** [[England]]**, on 29 May 1903. === London England 1903 === His father Willi…

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