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    @UKParlArchives - 05/07/2023

    #OTD in 1948, the NHS Act officially came into effect, creating the National Health Service. So this year marks the 75th anniversary of the NHS. Launched by Health Minister Aneurin Bevan, the service was designed to improve physical and mental health and be free to all. #TowerNHS https://t.co/qgFZqRUp6r

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    @UKParlArchives - 04/07/2023

    @AnnitaDemetriou and @CommonsSpeaker are looking at some of our collections items including the 1960 Cyprus Act. https://t.co/QewTror71I

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    @UKParlArchives - 04/07/2023

    New blogpost! 'Snatched from the Flames: John Bellamy’s Account Book', by Dr Elizabeth Hallam Smith. As @HouseofCommons celebrates 250 years of catering, find out more about Bellamy's 19th century refreshment staff https://t.co/70yb9FFrOM https://t.co/lQAQlcZS0h

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    @UKParlArchives - 04/07/2023

    This week we will be focusing on the History of Healthcare in the UK and the 75th anniversary of the NHS. In 1704 the College of Physicians attempted to sue apothecary William Rose for improper medical practice! From our archives Rose v. College of Physicians(In Error).#TowerNHS https://t.co/InIPSWyVmC

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    @UKParlArchives - 04/07/2023

    It's the #4thofJuly! In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. So to mark the occasion, here is our copy of the declaration that was sent to Parliament. The copy is dated 4 July 1776 but wasn't laid before the House of Lords until 20 January 1778. #TowerCelebrates https://t.co/f1GXCOPU8I

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    @UKParlArchives - 03/07/2023

    'The More Things Change' exhibition opened in Wolverhampton earlier this year. It explores Black British artists in the 80s who merged art with activism. Here is a 1981 report from the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) which aimed to tackle racial discrimination. #TowerRegions https://t.co/51ywJPn6Wo

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    @UKParlArchives - 01/07/2023

    Today is St Paul’s Carnival in Bristol. Carnival season has arrived, and many will participate in the festivities. However, the same can’t be said for Bristolians in 1666, when a Proclamation was issued by King Charles II prohibiting St. James Fair, Bristol! #TowerProclamations https://t.co/V6C88zNjay

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    @UKParlArchives - 30/06/2023

    It's time for another Random Friday. This month features this badge from our Leveson-Gower collection. It is a badge for the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps (O.T.C). The wreath is inscribed 1900-1901 South Africa, which would be from the Boer War. #TowerRandom https://t.co/20mQ6OQRVP

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    @UKParlArchives - 29/06/2023

    In June 1628, Parliament forced Charles I to assent to the Petition of Right. It proclaimed the illegality of taxation without parliamentary consent and imprisonment without trial. Furious Charles I dissolved Parliament the following year. #TowerJewels https://t.co/yxuM21FaN5

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    @UKParlArchives - 28/06/2023

    This month’s Hall of Fame celebrates Betty Boothroyd, elected as an MP in 1973. In 1992 she became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons and created as a life peer in 2001. Today, she is still the only woman to have held the role of Commons Speaker. #TowerHallof Fame https://t.co/j81m3zDHX0