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1925 in the United Kingdom

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1925 in the United Kingdom

Events from the year 1925 in the United Kingdom.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - George V
  • Prime Minister - Stanley Baldwin (Conservative)
  • Events

  • 9 April - Administration of Estates Act abolishes the legal rule of primogeniture in England and Wales and the remnants of gavelkind in Kent.
  • May - Britain returns to the gold standard (the gold bullion standard rather than the specie standard).
  • 1 May - Cyprus becomes a Crown Colony.
  • 29 May - Last communication from the British explorer Percy Fawcett, a telegram to his wife, before he disappears in the Amazon.
  • 10 June - Dibbles Bridge coach crash: a tour coach runs away following brake failure and falls off a bridge near Hebden, North Yorkshire, en route to Bolton Abbey, killing seven passengers.
  • 1 to 30 June – The second-driest month in the EWP series (and driest of twentieth century) with an average of only 4.3 millimetres (0.17 in).
  • 27 July - The BBC's Daventry transmitting station on Borough Hill, Daventry in central England opens as the world's first longwave broadcast radio transmitter, taking over from its Chelmsford facility.
  • 31 July - "Red Friday": the Government announces that it will grant a subsidy to the coal industry for nine months to maintain existing wage levels while a Royal Commission conducts an inquiry into the industry's problems.
  • 5 August - Establishment of political party Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru, initially focussing on Welsh language issues.
  • 7 August - National Library of Scotland established by Act of Parliament to take over the national responsibilities of the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh.
  • 2 October - In London
  • John Logie Baird successfully transmits the first television pictures with a greyscale image.
  • The city's first double-decker buses with covered top decks are introduced.
  • 2 November - Eigiau Dam disaster kills seventeen in the North Wales village of Dolgarrog.
  • 3 November - Alfred Hitchcock's first (silent) film, The Pleasure Garden, completed (but not released in the UK until 16 January 1927).
  • 16 November - Carmaker Vauxhall Motors of Luton is purchased by American giant General Motors for $2.5 million.
  • 1 December - Locarno Treaties signed in London.
  • 3 December - Settlement of last remaining border disputes between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland.
  • 10 December - Austen Chamberlain wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Locarno Pact.
  • 16 December - Construction of the Queensway Tunnel beneath the River Mersey begins.
  • Undated

  • Construction of the Royal Tweed Bridge in Berwick-upon-Tweed begins.
  • Clough Williams-Ellis begins construction of Portmeirion in North Wales.
  • US newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst buys the medieval St Donat's Castle in the Vale of Glamorgan.
  • Publications

  • Elinor Brent-Dyer's schoolgirl story The School at the Chalet, first in the Chalet School series.
  • G. K. Chesterton's book The Everlasting Man.
  • Agatha Christie's novel The Secret of Chimneys.
  • Warwick Deeping's novel Sorrell and Son.
  • T. S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men.
  • Aldous Huxley's novel Those Barren Leaves.
  • Margaret Kennedy's novel The Constant Nymph.
  • Virginia Woolf's novel Mrs. Dalloway.
  • Births

  • 7 January - Gerald Durrell, naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter (at Jamshedpur, India) (died 1995)
  • 13 February - Stuart Wagstaff, English-Australian actor (died 2015)
  • 17 February - Ron Goodwin, composer and conductor (died 2003)
  • 21 March - Peter Brook, theatre and film director
  • 23 March - David Watkin, cinematographer (died in 2008)
  • 25 March - Antony Quinton, philosopher (died 2010)
  • 2 April - George MacDonald Fraser, author (died 2008)
  • 3 April - Tony Benn, politician (died 2014)
  • 12 April - Oliver Postgate, animator, puppeteer and writer (died 2008)
  • 22 April - George Cole, actor (died 2015)
  • 11 May - Rhodes Boyson, English educator and politician (died 2012)
  • 3 June - Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow (died 2001)
  • 28 July - John Stonehouse, disgraced government minister (died 1988)
  • 30 July - Alexander Trocchi, writer (died 1984)
  • 12 August
  • Norris McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (died 2004)
  • Ross McWhirter, co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (killed 1975)
  • 18 August - Brian Aldiss, science fiction author
  • 27 August - Nat Lofthouse, footballer (died 2011)
  • 8 September - Peter Sellers, comedian and actor (died 1980)
  • 23 September - Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar and Chinese historian (died 2006)
  • 13 October - Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died 2013)
  • 16 October - Angela Lansbury, actress
  • 17 October - Harry Carpenter, boxing commentator (died 2010)
  • 31 October - John Pople, chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (died 2004)
  • 10 November - Richard Burton, actor (died 1984)
  • 11 November - June Whitfield, actress
  • 27 November
  • John Maddox, science writer (died 2009)
  • Ernie Wise, comedian (died 1999)
  • 23 December - Duncan Hallas, Trotskyist (died 2002)
  • Deaths

  • 3 February - Oliver Heaviside, mathematician (born 1850)
  • 6 February - James Kenyon, businessman and cinema pioneer (born 1850)
  • 24 February - Joseph Rowntree, Quaker and philanthropist (born 1836)
  • 20 March - George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, Viceroy of India (born 1859)
  • 28 March - Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson, general (born 1864)
  • 4 April - W. W. Rouse Ball, mathematician and lawyer (born 1850)
  • 6 April - Alexandra Kitchin, model for Lewis Carroll (born 1864)
  • 7 May - William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme, soap-maker and philanthropist (born 1851)
  • 14 May - H. Rider Haggard, writer (born 1856)
  • 22 May - John French, 1st Earl of Ypres, World War I field marshal (born 1852)
  • 20 November - Alexandra of Denmark, queen of Edward VII of the United Kingdom (born 1844)
  • 18 December - Hamo Thornycroft, sculptor (born 1850)
  • References

    1925 in the United Kingdom Wikipedia


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