A Halo surrounds the Angel of the North near Gateshead during the eclipse as watchers on the ground enjoyed a spectacular experience as the partial eclipse took form. *14/10/03: The company which built the statue was put into administration threatening scores of job losses. Administrators called in by Hartlepool Fabrication said 38 redundancies would be made immediately, but there were hopes of finding a new buyer to save the remaining 55 jobs. Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said the statue, sited off the A1 near Gateshead, would now become a monument to the "wilful destruction" of British manufacturing.
British Transport - Road - Buses - Routemaster - London - 1963
RML 903, one of London's latest and biggest doubledecker Routemaster buses, is swung aboard the Cunard cargo liner Alaunia at King George V Dock, London, for a month's visit to Philadelphia, where it will take part in the Exposition Britannia. Free rides will be given on the bus in Philadelphia, other towns in Pennsylvania and in adjoining New Jersey and Delaware.
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RAGLAN CASTLE: Sunshine mellows the battlements of Raglan castle, Monmouthshire (now in Wales). The fortress dates from the 15th century. In 1646, during the Civil War, the Marquess of Worcester held the castle for 10 weeks against the Roundhead forces under Fairfax. The castle was later 'slighted' to prevent its further use. It was the last Royalist castle in England to surrender.