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Britannia Turnbull’s Removals in History

As we are celebrating our 150th birthday as a removals company, we thought we would take a trip back in time and take a look at what else was happening 150 years ago. Turnbull’s Removals of Leeds was established in the year 1867 and has gone on to become a recognised name across the city of Leeds. The name Turnbull’s would be the trusted removal company of the city and this reputation has continued into the present day as part of the Britannia Movers network who we are grateful for the recent birthday wishes.

So what was happening in the year 1867?

In the UK, 1867 represented the middle year of the Earl of Derby’s reign as Prime Minister while Queen Victoria was in her 30th year on the throne.

It was also a big year for the country of Canada. The British North American Act leads to the formation of the Dominion of Canada. It united the provinces officially on the 1st July and this year has seen celebrations across the country for Canada’s 150th birthday.

A motion to give women the right to vote in the UK was decisively rejected by the House of Commons. Later in the year, the National Society for Women’s Suffrage is formed by Lydia Becker. It is the first national campaigning group of its kind.

Thomas Barnado opens his first shelter for homeless children.

The final convict ship departs Portsmouth for Western Australia signalling the end of penal transportation.

The formation of two of English sports oldest professional clubs occurs in Sheffield & London. Sheffield Wednesday Football Club are formed in September and Wasps Rugby Football Club are formed later in the year. In Scotland, the oldest association football league team is founded, Queen’s Park Football Club.

Elsewhere in the world, the first ship passes through the Suez Canal in Egypt connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.

The territory of Alaska is sold by Russia to the United States Secretary of State for $7.2 million and Guiseppe Garibaldi’s red shirt troops march into Rome.

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