Once again Britain is leading the way in nuclear innovation, says GRANT SHAPPS
Almost seventy years after Her Majesty The Queen opened the world's first nuclear power station, Britain is once again in the vanguard of this important technology.
A young Queen Elizabeth II spoke of her pride when she opened the world’s first nuclear power station in Cumbria nearly 70 years ago.
Her Majesty told the crowd at the Calder Hall plant they were “present at the making of history” and she hoped it would inspire people to continue this “exciting enterprise”.
Construction had begun at the site in 1953 – the same year as the Queen’s Coronation and whilst the Cold War was well underway.
Nearly seven decades later, the country finds itself in another Coronation year, having celebrated the crowning of His Majesty The King.