CHELSEA AND WESTMINSTER HOSPITAL, FULHAM ROAD, KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, GREATER LONDON. Two children posed with two Metropolitan police officers and a police car, whilst wearing police caps and holding balloons, during an open day at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
Laing Management Contracting worked on the construction of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on behalf of the North West Thames Regional Health Authority between 1989 and 1993. The new teaching hospital was built on the site of the old St Stephen's Hospital, which was demolished in the early months of 1989. The use of fast track construction techniques enabled the entire project to be completed in less than 5 years. The hospital was officially opened by the Queen on 13 May 1993
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First manned hydrogen balloon CVS01_01_015
Tales of balloon flight. A hand-coloured engraving of a balloon ascending above a large crowd. This engraving may depict the first manned hydrogen balloon flight by Jacques Charles and Nicolas-Louis Robert, who launched from the Tuileries Gardens, Paris on 1st December 1783. From the Cecil Victor Shadbolt collection of lantern slides dating from 1882-1892
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