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Did you know that the Victoria Embankment was the first outdoor space in Britain to be lit by electricity? Arc lamps of a type recently invented by Russian engineer Pavel Yablochov were used in what was an experimental venture in 1878. Billingsgate fish market soon followed, along with the Holburn Viaduct. The first street in the world to be lit by electric lamps was Mosley Street in Newcastle .

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David Linley
Edward VII
Edward, Duke of Kent
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Princess Anne
William IV

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War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it - George Orwell
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Duke of Clarence Drowned in a Butt of Malmsey Wine - 1478, Pilgrim’s Progress Published - 1678, Churchill’s Maiden Speech - 1901, Antiques Roadshow 1st Broadcast - 1979, Fox Hunting Banned in the UK - 2005
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