Royal visit to a Peninsula Research Establishment

Its 1952 – the King had died just a month earlier – and here is the new queen’s husband, visiting Greenwich.
The Fuel Research Station had originated in the Great War as part of the South Metropolitan Gas Works but went on to become an official research body – with a strong interest in coal and gas, naturally. The cutting below is from what was still called the Kentish Mercury.

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– oh – and PS – perhaps I should have scanned the whole page. Alongside this cutting is a story about how The Minister for Housing and Local Government has forbidden Lewisham Council to build a new library at Grove Park ‘continuing restrictions’. But also David Somerville of Gifford House is National Champion Boy Boxer, and there has been a meeting about increased bus fares.

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