Event (357 subjects)

2012 Olympic Games bell

2012 Olympic Games bell

It is the largest harmonically-tuned bell in the world. It was designed by the Whitechapel Foundry, but because of its size, they were unable to cast it. The task was carried out by a Dutch company...

Event, Craft / Design

1 memorial
Women's Cricket World Cup, 2017

Women's Cricket World Cup, 2017

It was the 11th Women's Cricket World Cup, held four-yearly, (the third to be held in England) and was the first in which all participating players were fully professional. Eight teams qualified to...

Event, Sport / Games

2 memorials
Men's Cricket World Cup 2019

Men's Cricket World Cup 2019

This was the 12th Men's Cricket World Cup, held four-yearly, and was contended by 10 countries. The two teams in the final (England and New Zealand) tied on 241 runs, requiring a 'super over' in or...

Event, Sport / Games

2 memorials
Foot-and-mouth epidemic

Foot-and-mouth epidemic

Foot and mouth disease (aphthae epizooticae) is an infectious disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals. Since 1967, Britain had been free of the disease, until an outbreak was detected on 19 Febr...

Event, Tragedy

2 memorials
Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs W. F. R. Stanley

Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs W. F. R. Stanley

The Stanleys, William and Eliza, married on 2 February 1857 (his 28th birthday) and were highly respected by the people of South Norwood, hence the lavishness of the tribute. This photograph was qu...

Event, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
International Exhibition + RHS Garden, South Ken

International Exhibition + RHS Garden, South Ken

Under the direction of Prince Albert the profits of the 1851 Great Exhibition were used to purchase land in South Kensington for cultural and educational use. Most of the northern half was, 1861-88...

Event, Commerce, Museums / Libraries

1 memorial
Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

International organization that brings together scholars and public figures to work toward reducing the danger of armed conflict and to seek solutions to global security threats. Founded by Joseph ...

Event, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Smithfield Market Fire, 1958

Smithfield Market Fire, 1958

On 23 January 1958, a fire broke out in the basement of Union Cold Storage Co at the Smithfield Poultry Market. The fire spread throughout the maze of basements under the market and burned for thre...

Event, Tragedy

1 memorial
Silvertown explosion

Silvertown explosion

The chemical factory was built in 1893 by Brunner Mond. In 1915 the War Office took over part of it (the northern section, we think, where Banyan Court now is) to produce TNT in what was known to b...

Event, Tragedy

2 memorials
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