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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Our Maggie

Well, we lost Margaret Thatcher yesterday...
Margaret Thatcher
She was actually part of the Rolls-Royce story too:

"Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce was nationalised by Edward Heath's Conservative government in 1971 after it hit difficulties over the development of its RB211 engine as development costs over-ran.

Rolls-Royce Trent 500
Rolls has been winging its way to further profits growth
The car division was separated in 1973, and the company was privatised again under Mrs Thatcher in 1987.

(Irvine note: Bernd Pischetsrieder was glad of that)

Rolls-Royce has gone on to become one of the UK's most successful international companies, the second-largest supplier of aircraft engines in the world after GE in the US, and has diversified its range.

It also has production facilities around the world, including Germany, the US and China.

The aircraft industry has always been heavily subsidised - directly or indirectly - by governments in its initial development phase, as the continuing disputes between Boeing and Airbus attest."


R.I.P  Margaret.

She loved the P5 Rovers and had a number of them stashed away until they all wore out.

Rover P5B

 But I simply cannot find any photos of her with a Crewe car...

They have been known to turn up:

News Photo: Queen Elizabeth II is driven to Number 10…


'Googling' can be fun.

Our Margaret will be missed, no denying it  - from both sides...

(Posted by David Irvine)



At 5:24 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dennis Thatcher was a Rolls-Royce (Silver Spirit) owner.

It is rumored to have been too conspicuous for the Prime Minister's security and he was therefore encouraged to sell it.

At 9:16 am, Blogger Irvine said...



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