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1978 Feb 17 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Remarks visiting Brent Cross Shopping Centre

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: Brent Cross, North London
Editorial comments: 1500-1630. MT was accompanied by Monty Modlyn, who lived in the area. The Finchley Times, 23 February 1978, reported an enthusiastic reception. MT played Michael Row the Boat Ashore on an electric organ at Minns Music Store, met Mrs Margaret Lyon who went to school with her in Grantham, and wrote "Margaret Thatcher for No. 10" on a postcard. Another shopper handed her an Abba record for signature. Seeing the title - Take a chance on me - MT observed, "I think that’s appropriate for a politician". She revealed that the dress she was wearing came from Marks and Spencer when Marcus Sieff welcomed her to the local branch.
Importance ranking: Trivial
Word count: nil