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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (not pictured) and Conservative Chairman Norman Tebbit

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (not pictured) and Conservative Chairman Norman Tebbit


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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (not pictured) and Conservative Chairman Norman Tebbit

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (not pictured) and Conservative Chairman Norman Tebbit return to the Grand Hotel in Brighton. They made a surprise visit to the official reopening of the hotel 22 months after it was blasted by an IRA bomb during the Tory conference. Five people died. Mr Tebbit was rescued from beneath the tons of debris. He quipped today, " Room service was lousy that night. It was three and a half hours before anybody came to me". 28th August 1986

Bill Rowntree
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Brighton
England
DM 86 4530

Media ID 21869688

© Mirrorpix

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Conservative Chairman Norman Tebbit make a triumphant return to the Grand Hotel in Brighton, 22 months after it was devastated by an IRA bomb during the Tory conference. This powerful print captures their surprise visit to the official reopening of the hotel, symbolizing resilience and determination in the face of tragedy. The aftermath of the bombing claimed five lives, but Mr. Tebbit's miraculous rescue from beneath tons of debris became emblematic of survival against all odds. In his characteristic wit, he humorously quipped about the lousy room service that night, highlighting both his indomitable spirit and ability to find humor even amidst adversity. Taken on August 28th, 1986, this photograph encapsulates a pivotal moment in British politics during the 1980s. It showcases not only political figures like Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Conservative Chairman Norman Tebbit but also serves as a reminder of how acts of terrorism can shape history. Bill Rowntree's expertly captured image transports us back to this significant event in time when politicians defied fear and stood united against violence. As we gaze upon this poignant snapshot from Memory Lane Prints, we are reminded that strength can emerge from devastation and hope can triumph over despair.

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