Happy 90th birthday Your Majesty 

21/04/2016 00:00 
Today is the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. To mark the special occasion we take a look at some photographs in the UCLH archives from 1926 to get a glimpse of what life was like when Her Majesty was born.

One of the photographs shows the Middlesex Hospital during the general strike from 4 to 11 May, and other photographs show the demolition of parts of the hospital which began in 1926.

Also from the UCLH archives, are pictures of Her Majesty opening the newly rebuilt University College Hospital on 20 October 2005.

Vera Madan, a patient on T10M ward who will also be celebrating her 90th birthday this year, said: “Seeing the Queen work so hard at her age is an inspiration. It’s wonderful to be born in the same year as her and I wish her a very happy birthday.”

Her Majesty the Queen was not the only luminary to be born in 1926. Other notables include broadcaster David Attenborough, author Harper Lee, jazz musician Miles Davis, Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro and actress Marilyn Monroe.

Other significant events in 1926 included all slavery finally being abolished by the League of Nations, the Treaty of Berlin being signed, and John Logie Baird demonstrating the television to members of the Royal Institution. It was also the year that Winnie The Pooh was first published.

L-R Gladys Munemo, deputy sister of T10M ward and patient Vera Madan

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