FRI 12th Jan 2018
On This day the 12th Jan 2018
1895; The National Trust was founded by three Victorian philanthropists -
Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley.
Can one be forgiven for the un-endearing vision of the couple next door in a middle of the road
No godamn giggling GOSH
Octavia Hill was concerned about the poor availability of open spaces for poor people.
She campaigned against development on existing suburban woodlands, and helped to save London's
Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill Fields from being built on.
The National Trust is now the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom -
claims more members than all the political parties put together and one of the largest UK charities by
both income and assets.
If you live in the North of England and can't afford to travel - are you a gypsy! - forget it.
English heritage has a few nice ruins open to the plebs.
You'd be better of spending your limited income on a nice its grim up north gym - no josh GOSH
1950; The British submarine Truculent collided with a Swedish oil tanker Divina, in the Thames.
The two vessels remained locked together for a few seconds before the submarine sank,
resulting in the deaths of 64 people.
An inquiry attributed 75% of the blame to Truculent and 25% to Divina.
Truculent was sold and broken up for scrap in May 1950.
If you don't think that the public sector is even more run down today - you need another
gland behind your greed goggles GOSH
1982; Mark Thatcher, son of the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, went missing
in the Sahara while taking part in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
He was rescued two days later, and it turned out that he had lost his way.
The incident provoked a tidal wave of jokes and cartoons making fun of his sense of direction.
In this era of inequality; do you have a clue where you are going - guffaw GOSH
Brexit is supposed to be about self determinism.
Can Greece more or less default on the loans and remain in the EU.
Ya pays ya money and takes ya chance - will the Greeks have a better chance not paying!