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1979 Sep 7 Fr
Archive (Thatcher MSS)

MT Engagement Diary

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: Engagement Diary
Venue: -
Source: THCR 6/1/2/1
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: Taken from a typed version of the appointment diary prepared in the Garden Room at some point following MT’s resignation. The original remained in the custody of the Cabinet Office. The text differs in places from a second MS text of the diary at THCR 6/1/1/30, which probably derived from MT’s office at the House of Commons: elements from that second document have been added to this online version where they add material of substance (and explicitly noted as such).
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 1p
Themes: -

Friday 7 September 1979

1045   Left Station Hotel
1100   Arrived Shell Main Building, 1 Altons Farm Road, Tullos
1110   Moved to Exhibition Room for 20-minute briefing
1130   Left Exhibition
1135   Arrived new Operations Centre Building
1145   Arrived in Operations Room on first floor
1155   Moved to adjacent room housing display panel and the monitors of the computer system for explanation and
1210   Left Operations room
1215   Arrived in main foyer for opening ceremony, including at [Entry ends here]
1230   Unveiling of plaque and presentation and seven-minute speech
1245   Informal meeting with the press
1250   Left for Brent Room, Main Building
1255   Arrived back in Brent Room for lunch and speeches
1430   Left Shell Main Building
1440   Arrived John Wood Group, Tullos Estate. Met by Mr. Ian Wood, Managing Director
              Presentation on the work of the John Wood Group, followed by tour of the factory
1600   Departed John Wood Group for Station Hotel
1830   Reception on HMS LINDISFARNE
2000   Returned to Hotel
              Overnight at Station Hotel


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