One of our West Wirral Clients recently celebrated a special birthday… she turned 101 years young!
In recognition of this amazing achievement we have looked back at the year that she was born…1917….
The year was dominated by the First World War
Monarch– Edward V11
Prime Minister– Henry Campbell Bannerman ~ Libral
For All Eternity
The Cost of a Kiss
Sport– lots of events were cancelled this year because of WW1
Music– Over there by Nora Bayes was hugely popular
Famous people born this year–
Daphne Du Maurier
Dame Vera Lynn
Famous people who died this year-
Micheal Marks (of M&S fame)
C W Alcock
Sir Benjamin Baker
M E Coleridge
Literature and the Arts–
Florence Nightingale becomes the First Woman to receive the “order of merit” for nursing during the Crimean War
In December, Rudyard Kipling wins Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Longest Journey is published by E M Foster
Father and Son is published by Edmund Gosse
Goblin Island is published by Elsie J Oxenham
Major News Stories
Feb 1917…Eperdemic of meningitis in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast
July…the guardians of the Irish Crown Jewels notice they have been stolen!
The UKs first powered airship makes her first flight from Farnborough to London in 3 hours 25 minutes.
In November the Cullinan diamond is presented to Edward V11 for his birthday
The old Baily criminal courts open in London
First taxi cabs are seen in London
The first motor racing track opens in June
First scout camp on Brownsea Ireland
The National Trust acquires its first large English Country House in Somerset
An initiation of a system of free places in Grammar schools in England and Wales is introduced
The average house cost £195.00 which equates to approximately £16,000 in today economy.