1948 in the United Kingdom

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1948 in the United Kingdom:
Other years
1946 | 1947 | 1948 (1948) | 1949 | 1950
Individual countries of the United Kingdom
England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales
Sport, Television and music

Events from the year 1948 in the United Kingdom. The Olympics are held in London and some of the government's key social legislation takes effect.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

Undated[edit]

  • Snettisham Hoard discovered near King's Lynn.
  • From the end of the year, manufacturers are permitted to make Utility furniture to their own designs.[23]
  • "Black widow" road safety poster (slogan: "Keep death off the road – Carelessness kills") by William Little issued.

Publications[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Bevan, Chris (11 May 2003). "Maine Road through the ages". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 
  6. ^ Sri Lanka entry at The World Factbook Retrieved on 25 September 2007.
  7. ^ a b c d e Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 978-0-14-102715-9. 
  8. ^ Pitcher, Harvey (2002). The J-type van. Birmingham: Past Masters. ISBN 978-0-9543982-0-0. 
  9. ^ FA Cup Final 1948.
  10. ^ "British Social Policy, 1601–1948". An introduction to Social Policy. Archived from the original on 24 July 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  11. ^ Batty, David (18 May 2005). "Timeline: a history of child protection". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  12. ^ "Mandeville Legacy". Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Power to order flogging: Abolition approved in Committee". The Times. 12 December 1947. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 
  14. ^ "Plays". Terence Rattigan. Retrieved 2010-07-16. [dead link]
  15. ^ At about 23:32 UTC. "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2014-11-18.  Contemporary British reports, e.g. The Times newspaper (October 1948) and the Court of Investigation report (November 1949), cite the accident as occurring early on 21 October.
  16. ^ Chapman, Giles (25 July 2008). "British Motor Show: Golden years". Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2010-08-23. 
  17. ^ The Royal Family - The Prince of Wales - Background
  18. ^ "Ronnie Barker statue unveiled". BBC News. 30 September 2010. Archived from the original on 3 October 2010. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  19. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physics 1948". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  20. ^ "The Nobel Prize in Literature 1948". Archived from the original on 11 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  21. ^ Announcement of the christening of Lady Louise Windsor
  22. ^ "1940s". The BBC Story. BBC. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  23. ^ Evans, Paul; Doyle, Peter (2009). The 1940s Home. Oxford: Shire Publications. ISBN 978-0-7478-0736-0.