1955 in the United Kingdom

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1955 in the United Kingdom:
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Events from the year 1955 in the United Kingdom. The year is marked by changes of leadership for both principal political parties.

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  2. ^ McFarlane, Brian, ed. (2003). The Encyclopedia of British Film. London: Methuen; BFI. p. 48. ISBN 9780413773012. 
  3. ^ Leab, Daniel J. (2007). Orwell Subverted. Pennsylvania State Press. p. xiii-xiv. ISBN 978-0-271-02979-5. 
  4. ^ "Express train crashes killing 14". BBC News. 23 January 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Britain's big freeze". BBC News. 24 February 1955. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  6. ^ a b c Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  7. ^ "Duncan Edwards: A prodigious talent cut down in his prime". Mirror Football. Daily Mirror. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ "Sir Winston Churchill resigns". BBC News. 5 April 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  9. ^ "Anthony Eden 1955". The Cabinet Papers 1915-1981. Kew: The National Archives. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  10. ^ "Fleet Street papers back after strike". BBC News. 21 April 1955. Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Trophy - 1955 League Title". chelseaafc.com. Chelsea Football Club. 11 July 2002. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  12. ^ Simons, Paul (2008). Since Records Began. London: Collins. pp. 36–8. ISBN 978-0-00-728463-4. 
  13. ^ "Dr Salk promotes polio vaccine in UK". BBC News. 5 May 1955. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  14. ^ "1955". The FA Cup. Archived from the original on 22 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-04. 
  15. ^ "British Public Opinion Polls Predict Conservative Victory". The Palm Beach Post (Florida). 24 May 1955. Retrieved 2012-07-07. 
  16. ^ "Election victory for Tories under Eden". BBC News. 27 May 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  17. ^ "1951 General election results summary". UK Political Info. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  18. ^ "Whatever happened to full employment?". BBC News. 13 October 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "The Lost Decade Timeline, BBC". Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  20. ^ "Moss claims first Grand Prix victory". BBC News. 17 July 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  21. ^ Contrary to his later recollection of the event. Burnett, Archie, ed. (2012). The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin. London: Faber. p. 411. ISBN 978-0-571-24006-7. 
  22. ^ Pietrobon, Steven S. (24 June 2005). "Airfix’s First Aircraft Kit: The Spitfire BTK". Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  23. ^ "Britain claims Rockall". BBC News. 21 September 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  24. ^ "New TV channel ends BBC monopoly". BBC News. 22 September 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  25. ^ "Baroness Sharp" (Obituaries). The Times (London). 4 September 1985. (62234), col F, p. 14.
  26. ^ "Princess Margaret cancels wedding". BBC News. 31 October 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  27. ^ Parkinson, C. Northcote (19 November 1955). "Parkinson's Law". The Economist. Retrieved 5 October 2010. 
  28. ^ "Attlee steps down as Labour leader". BBC News. 7 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  29. ^ a b Boothroyd, David (2005). "Leaders of the Labour Party". United Kingdom Election Results. Retrieved 2010-11-22. 
  30. ^ "Ladykillers, The (1955)". screenonline.org.uk. BFI. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  31. ^ "Cumbernauld Town Centre". Retrieved 2010-07-18. 
  32. ^ "Gaitskell elected Labour leader". BBC News. 14 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  33. ^ "1955: Queen opens London Airport terminal". BBC News. 16 December 1955. Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  34. ^ "Capital claims – A city's struggle". BBC News. 22 April 2003. Retrieved 2011-02-07. 
  35. ^ "Severe droughts in Yorkshire". 2002. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  36. ^ Craig, Dennis (1964). Breeding Racehorses from Cluster Mares. London: J.A. Allen. 

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