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Events from the year
1925 in the United Kingdom.
Incumbents [ edit ]
28 March - Last motor race on public roads in the U.K.
9 April -
Administration of Estates Act abolishes the legal rule of primogeniture in England and Wales and the remnants of [1 ] 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. [2 ] 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. [3 ] 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). [4 ] 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. [5 ] 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. [6 ] 7 August -
National Library of Scotland established by Act of Parliament to take over the national responsibilities of the Advocates' Library in Edinburgh. 17th August - Kathleen Mary Whyatt born
2 October - In
2 November -
Eigiau Dam disaster kills seventeen in the North Wales village of Dolgarrog. [10 ] 3 November -
Alfred Hitchcock's first (silent) film, , completed (but not released in the UK until 16 January 1927). The Pleasure Garden 16 November - Carmaker
Vauxhall Motors of Luton is purchased by American giant General Motors for $2.5 million. [11 ] 1 December -
Locarno Treaties signed in London. 3 December - Settlement of last remaining border disputes between the
Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. [2 ] 10 December -
Austen Chamberlain wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Locarno Pact. [12 ] 16 December - Construction of the
Queensway Tunnel beneath the River Mersey begins. [13 ]
Undated [ edit ]
Publications [ edit ]
7 January -
Gerald Durrell, naturalist, zookeeper, author, and television presenter (at Jamshedpur, India) (died 1995) 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)
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
23 December -
Duncan Hallas, Trotskyist (died 2002)
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 [ edit ]
^ "Administration of Estates Act 1925 (c. 23)". Revised Statutes from The UK Statute Law Database. OPSI. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010 . Retrieved . 2010-09-28
^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 365–366. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
^ "Wheels of Industry". Commercial Motor. 16 June 1925 . Retrieved . 23 August 2014
^ Hadley Center Ranked EWP.
^ Tomalin, Norman (1998). Daventry Calling the World (PDF). Whitby: Caedmon. ISBN 0-905355-46-6 . Retrieved . 2015-05-15
^ Philip, Alan Butt (1975). The Welsh Question: Nationalism in Welsh Politics, 1945-1970. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-0537-7.
^ Burns, R. W. Television: An International History of the Formative Years. London: Institution of Electrical Engineers. p. 264. ISBN 9780852969144.
^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
^ "Buses". Exploring 20th century London. Museum of London . Retrieved . 2010-06-25
^ Jones, Eric; Gwyn, David (1989). "The Dam Disaster". Dolgarrog: an Industrial History. Caernarfon: Gwynedd Archives. pp. 113–25. ISBN 0-901337-50-1.
^ "Vauxhall’s history in Luton". Where I Live - Beds, Herts & Bucks. BBC. August 2002 . Retrieved . 2011-09-21
^ The Nobel Peace Prize 1925.
^ "Merseytravel" . Retrieved . 2008-04-07
^ McMurry, Enfys (1999). Hearst's Other Castle. Bridgend: Seren. ISBN 1-85411-228-7.
^ a b Leavis, Q.D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.
See also [ edit ]