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The uses of the Commonwealth

The uses of the Commonwealth

by Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
The Heads of Government of the 48 nations of the Commonwealth meet in New Delhi on November 23. The Prime Minister of the host country, India, suggests ways in which the new Commonwealth can give the world a lead.

The Heads of Government of the 48 nations of the Commonwealth meet in New Delhi on November 23. The Prime Minister of the host country, India, suggests ways in which the new Commonwealth can give the world a lead.

India became independent in 1947. One by one the remaining colonies of Britain and other powers became free and the age of empires ended. The transformation of the British Commonwealth into the Commonwealth of Nations reflects and records this great change, and is largely due to
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
The Commonwealth: member countries in order of joining

The Commonwealth: member countries in order of joining

United Kingdom Canada Australia New Zealand India Sri Lanka Ghana Malaysia Cyprus Western Samoa Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Uganda Kenya Malawi Malta Zambia Nigeria Sierra Leone Tanzania The Gambia Singapore Guyana Botswana ular point. Gradually the rigidity of the Commonwealth ha
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
HAPPIIXTHE BUCHANAN BLENE tS STARTING TO SHOW ITS AGE.

HAPPIIXTHE BUCHANAN BLENE tS STARTING TO SHOW ITS AGE.

marriage between the consistency of grain whiskies and the character of malt whiskies. And its success was rapid and vast The Buchanan Blend became a favoured drink everywhere from Music Halls to noble households and founded a world-wide export market While James Buchanan went o
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
A. :ty markabi differences to whisky. That’s why the minimum 3 years maturing necessary to become a “Scotd Whisky” is

A. :ty markabi differences to whisky. That’s why the minimum 3 years maturing necessary to become a “Scotd Whisky” is

not enough for the quality brands. It is exactly this pursuit of excellence which ensures that the youngest whisky in Th Buchanan Blend is a full 8 years old - a fact now proudly displayed on the bottle. Of course, you can find even older whiskr but generally at much higher pric
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
London’s rbital Road

London’s rbital Road

by Tony Aldous
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
The opening early next year of an important new stretch of the M 25 motorway will improve access to the Channel ports and enable traffic from the north to avoid London.

The opening early next year of an important new stretch of the M 25 motorway will improve access to the Channel ports and enable traffic from the north to avoid London.

Early next year the Department of Transport will open a 7 mile stretch of the M 25 from the Mll interchange at Hobbs Cross in Essex to the AlO at Bull’s Cross, just west of Waltham Cross. This is a particularly important addition, because 39 miles of continuous orbital road will
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
London’s Orbital Road of Transport’s “highwaymen” had it good. Take for instance the Godstone- Reigate section, straddling the M 23

London’s Orbital Road of Transport’s “highwaymen” had it good. Take for instance the Godstone- Reigate section, straddling the M 23

at the Merstham interchange—a gargantuan structure i mile across in each direction and containing some 15,000 cubic yards of concrete. The then Ministry of Transport asked the county council to make the necessary draft orders in late 1966; they were published in April, 1968; the
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
ing Natural Beauty. The inspector, George Dobry QC, firmly ruled against this contention; but in the end he recommended that

ing Natural Beauty. The inspector, George Dobry QC, firmly ruled against this contention; but in the end he recommended that

the road should go ahead substantially as proposed, whereupon one group of objectors carried their litigation to the very doors of the House of Lords. They urged the judges to upset the Minister’s decision because the inspector (by then a circuit judge) had, they contended, misu
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England
 
The Orbital Road spans the Thames and its watermeadows at Runnymede, below. .y 'Mm *-i *- ■jgff.. '-'iM rJtSj*r ‘i'

The Orbital Road spans the Thames and its watermeadows at Runnymede, below. .y 'Mm *-i *- ■jgff.. '-'iM rJtSj*r ‘i'

■■ I ~ [ . ' ’■ The New Haw viaduct carries the road over the canal at Wisley, Surrey.
1 November 1983 - Illustrated London News - London, London, England