150 days of celebration

Creaseys celebrate 150 years

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Birthdays are usually celebrated on a single day. But we’re so excited to turn 150 this year, that we couldn’t help but plan 150 days of merrymaking. As well as a diary full of events to enjoy, we’re taking a look back down memory lane – celebrating 150 years of history with...150 days of history!

Celebrating 150 years of history with 150 days of history

  • 31 May

    On this day in 1998 Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice leaves the Spice Girls to follow a career of wishing she hadn’t left the Spice Girls. But fear not, like all good bands and too many bad ones, they are reforming #Creaseys150

  • 01 June

    On this day in 1936 The Queen Mary arrived in New York Harbour completing her maiden voyage. She held the Blue Riband for fastest Atlantic crossing twice, latterly until 1952 #Creaseys150

  • 02 June

    On this day in 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey, London. Since the late 2000s she has also run the Fantasy Football competition at the Palace #Creaseys150

  • 03 June

    On this day in 1937 The Duke of Windsor, formerly Edward VIII married Wallis Warfield the American divorcee for whom he abdicated the British throne, at the Château de Candé, loaned to them by French millionaire Charles Bedaux #Creaseys150

  • 04 June

    On this day in 1989 Several hundred civilians are shot by the Chinese army, crushing a democratic protest in Tiananmen Square #Creaseys150

  • 05 June

    On this day in 1963 Secretary of State for War, John Profumo resigns from the British Government. The incident was later dramatised in the 1989 film Scandal #Creaseys150

  • 06 June

    On this day in 1944 Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy, D-Day of the operation that would eventually free Europe of Nazi oppression #Creaseys150

  • 07 June

    On this day in 2008 Creaseys Matt Neill and his Audit Senior at the time spent the day in bed (separately we are assured) in the Anglo-Swiss Hotel, Bournemouth following a bout of food poisoning. At no point was client service in any way disrupted #Creaseys150

  • 08 June

    On this day in 1929 Margaret Bondfield a Labour MP, and women’s rights activist becomes the first woman to join the Cabinet of the British Government #Creaseys150

  • 09 June

    On this day in 1898 Britain obtains an extended 99 year lease over Hong Kong and additional territories. Under the terms of the lease the territory is handed back to the Chinese in 1997 #Creaseys150

  • 10 June

    On this day in 2002 PwC announce that its consulting arm is to be re-named ‘Monday’. Asked his opinion, Boomtown Rats lead singer Bob Geldof announced “I don’t like it”. PwC soon thought better of it #Creaseys150

  • 11 June

    On this day in 1979 American film actor John Wayne (real name Marion Morrison) died at the age of 72. Nicknamed ‘Duke’ he won an Oscar for his portrayal of a one-eyed law man in True Grit #Creaseys150

  • 12 June

    On this day in 1942 Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Amsterdam received a diary as a 13th birthday present. The Frank family hid from the Nazis and Anne’s diary has become one of the best known books in the world #Creaseys150

  • 13 June

    On this day in 1981 Marcus Sarjeant fired six blanks at Queen Elizabeth II during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. Sarjeant had sent a warning letter to the Palace that arrived three days after the incident. Royal Mail eh! #Creaseys150

  • 14 June

    On this day in 1982 Argentina surrendered to Great Britain, ending the 74 day Falklands Islands conflict which many believe saved the Thatcher administration #Creaseys150

  • 15 June

    On this day in 1919 British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown land in Galway, Ireland, to complete the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic. There is no information as to what the in-flight movie was #Creaseys150

  • 16 June

    On this day in 1963 cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space piloting the Vostok VI mission. #Creaseys150

  • 17 June

    On this day in 1972 five men break into the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Complex in Washington sparking the scandal that would eventually bring down the Nixon presidency #Creaseys

  • 18 June

    On this day in 1996 England beat The Netherlands 4-1 in the group stages of the European Championships and millions of Englishmen dared to dream the football might (at last) be coming home #Creaseys150

  • 19 June

    On this day in 1975 an inquest heard that Lord Lucan had murdered the 29 year old nanny of his children before disappearing. Officially declared dead in October 1999 my mate swears Lucan works in his local Greggs #Creaseys150

  • 20 June

    On this day in 1984 the British Government announce the biggest education shake up for years replacing O-levels and CSEs with the GCSE #Creaseys150

  • 21 June

    On this day in 1982 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and second in line to the British throne, is born at St Mary’s Hospital in London #Creaseys150

  • 22 June

    On this day in 1986 Diego Maradona scored the most deplorable goal in the history of sport, punching the ball into the net in the World Cup quarter final against England. Yeah his 2nd wasn’t bad I suppose #Creaseys150

  • 23 June

    On this day in 1868 Christopher Latham Sholes (among others) is granted the patents for the invention of the typewriter. Various improvements over the years result in the QWERTY keyboard in 1873 #Creaseys150

  • 24 June

    On this day in 1895 boxing great Jack Dempsey is born in Manassa, Colorado. Dempsey reigned as World heavyweight champion from 1914 to 1927 in the days when there was only one #Creaseys150

  • 25 June

    On this day in 1903 George Orwell author of classic novels including Animal Farm and 1984 was born. In 2008 the Times ranked him second on a list of ‘greatest British writers since 1945’ #Creaseys150

  • 26 June

    On this day in 1997 the first of the Harry Potter novels (The Philosopher’s Stone) by J K Rowling was published in the UK with an initial print run of 500 copies. It wasn’t enough. #Creaseys150

  • 27 June

    On this day in 2007 Gordon Brown succeeds Tony Blair as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom serving until May 2010 when David Cameron led a coalition government following a hung parliament in the election #Creaseys150

  • 28 June

    On this day in 1997 Mike Tyson is disqualified in the second of his fights against Evander Holyfield for biting his opponent’s ear. Twice. It was the first heavyweight title fight to end in disqualification for over 50 years #Creaseys150

  • 29 June

    On this day in 1986 Richard Branson smashed the world record for the fastest Atlantic crossing in his powerboat the Virgin Atlantic Challenger. After three days at sea the Challenger docked off the Isles if Scilly around 7.30pm #Creaseys150

  • 30 June

    On this day in 1905 Albert Einstein submitted ‘On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies’ for which he would win a Nobel prize in 1921. I understand absolutely none of it #Creaseys150

  • 01 July

    On this day in 1997 Britain hands back control of Hong Kong to China ending more than 150 years of British control amidst much nervousness from residents in the ‘Special Administration Region’ #Creaseys150

  • 02 July

    On this day in 1964 US President Lyndon B Johnson signs the Civil Rights Bill into law after the House of Representatives pass the bill by 289 to 126 votes #Creaseys150

  • 03 July

    On this day in 1971 Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, is found dead in a bathtub in his Paris apartment #Creaseys150

  • 04 July

    On this day in 1954 fourteen years of food rationing ended when the last restrictions on the sale of meat and bacon were lifted. Rationing came into effect in January 1940 four months after the outbreak of war #Creaseys150

  • 05 July

    On this day in 2012 The Shard in Southwark, designed by Renzo Piano, is inaugurated. At 309.7 metres it is the tallest building in the European Union, and will remain so until Brexit #Creaseys150

  • 06 July

    On this day in 1952 London trams passed into history after nearly a century of service. In recent years trams have regained popularity and as an environmentally friendly form of mass transport #Creaseys150

  • 07 July

    On this day in 2005 a series of bomb attacks on London’s transport network leaves more than 30 dead and injures about 700 others #Creaseys150

  • 08 July

    On this day in 1960 CIA pilot Francis Gary Powers who was shot down while flying a secret mission over Moscow, is charged with espionage by the Soviet Union #Creaseys150

  • 09 July

    On this day in 1947 the palace announced the engagement of Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. At the wedding they received 2,500 gifts. Prince Philip finished the thank you notes in 2003 #Creaseys150

  • 10 July

    On this day in 1925 In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law #Creaseys150

  • 11 July

    On this day in 2000 The World Aids Conference in South Africa announces that trials for a new HIV vaccine will begin in Britain #Creaseys150

  • 12 July

    On this day in 1974 Bill Shankly retired as manager of Liverpool Football Club. He had been in the post for nearly 15 years and would be succeeded by the even more successful Bob Paisley #Creaseys150

  • 13 July

    On this day in 1985 Live Aid concerts in London and Philidelphia raise £30m for famine relief in Africa. The concerts were beamed to 1.5bn people across 160 countries in the biggest broadcast ever known #Creaseys150

  • 14 July

    On this day in 2014 the Church of England voted in favour of allowing women to become bishops. Less than a year later the first one was consecrated at York Minster #Creaseys150

  • 15 July

    On this day in 2000 James Pearce, Partner at Creaseys married Sarah after a whirlwind romance. And all across the land female dreams were crushed #Creaseys150

  • 16 July

    On this day in 1969 the Apollo 11 mission takes off from Cape Canaveral. Four days later Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon #Creaseys150

  • 17 July

    On this day in 1955 Disneyland, Walt Disney’s metropolis of nostalgia and fantasy, opened. Built on 160 acres of former orange groves in Anaheim, California the theme park soon brought in staggering profits. #Creaseys150

  • 18 July

    On this day in 1872 The Ballot Act achieves Royal Assent. The Act requires that all parliamentary and local elections be held by secret ballot #Creaseys150

  • 19 July

    On this day in 1881 five years after General Custer’s infamous defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army, which promises amnesty for him and his followers #Creaseys150

  • 20 July

    On this day in 1919 mountaineer Sir Edmund Hilary was born. Most famous for being the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest alongside his Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay #Creaseys150

  • 21 July

    On this day in 1994 Tony Blair has been confirmed as leader of the Labour Party. Under him Labour would go on to a landslide election victory in 1997 and two further elections in 2001 and 2005 #Creaseys150

  • 22 July

    On this day in 1944 delegates from all 44 Allied nations conclude the Bretton Woods conference by signing an agreement that would lead to the establishment of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank after the war #Creaseys150

  • 23 July

    On this day in 1914 at 6pm following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand the ambassador of the Austro-Hungarian Empire delivered the ultimatum to Serbia that would lead to the start of World War I #Creaseys150

  • 24 July

    On this day in 1911, American archaeologist Hiram Bingham gets his first look at Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca settlement in Peru that is now one of the world’s top tourist destinations #Creaseys150

  • 25 July

    On this day in 1978 The birth of the world's first "test tube baby" is announced. Weighing 5lb 12oz Louise Brown was born shortly before midnight in Oldham and District General Hospital #Creaseys150

  • 26 July

    On this day in 1943 Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was born in Dartford, Kent. With a combined age of approximately 1,263 years the Stones continue to tour smashing it out of the park #Creaseys150

  • 27 July

    On this day in 2012 the London Olympics opens to a spectacular ceremony directed by Danny Boyle. London became the first city to host the modern games three times, having previously done so in 1908 and 1948 #Creaseys150

  • 28 July

    On this day in 2005 The IRA formally ordered an end to its armed campaign saying it will pursue exclusively peaceful means and ending more than 30 years of violence #Creaseys150

  • 29 July

    On this day in 1981 Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer in a ceremony watched by nearly one billion people in 74 countries. Figures that even Scott and Charlene could only dream of #Creaseys150

  • 30 July

    On this day in 1966 hosts England won the World Cup, beating West Germany 4-2 starting a period of English domination of world football that continues to this day. Or did it…. #Creaseys150

  • 31 July

    On this day in 1886 Franz Liszt, piano virtuoso, composer and one half of the greatest piece of cockney rhyming slang known to man died in Bayreuth, Germany #Creaseys150

  • 01 August

    On this day in 1981 MTV goes on air for the first time. ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles is the first video. Contrary to their apocalyptic vision radio is alive and well thanks solely to Jeremy Vine and Ken Bruce #Creaseys150

  • 02 August

    On this day in 1894 Death Duties were introduced in Britain to reduce a significant budget deficit and provide another reliable source of government income as almost everybody dies eventually #Creaseys150

  • 03 August

    On this day in 2003 The Anglican Church in America voted to approve the appointment of an openly gay bishop bringing an angry reaction from conservatives and religious leaders in the US and all over the world #Creaseys150

  • 04 August

    On this day in 1961 Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He would go on to become the 44th president of the US and the first African American to hold the post #Creaseys150

  • 05 August

    On this day in 1962 troubled actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles. Officially recorded as a ‘probable suicide’ several elaborate conspiracy theories surround her death #Creaseys150

  • 06 August

    On this day in 1945 the Enola Gay drops the world’s first atom bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Piloted by Lt Col Paul Tibbets the B-29 bomber was named after his mother #Creaseys150

  • 07 August

    On this day in 1958 Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Known as much for his hobbies as he is his music he qualified as a commercial pilot #Creaseys150

  • 08 August

    On this day in 1963 thieves ambushed the Glasgow to London mail trail in Buckinghamshire stealing over £2m in untraceable bank notes #Creaseys150

  • 09 August

    On this day in 1993 Creaseys Head of Client Service Graham Turpin joined the firm as a trainee, the start of what has proved to be a stellar career including absolutely no terrible jokes at all #Creaseys150

  • 10 August

    On this day in 2003 Britain sweltered under the hottest temperatures since records began. Gravesend in Kent topping out at a mercury melting 38.1C (100.6F) #Creaseys150

  • 11 August

    On this day in 1897 childrens author Enid Blyton was born in East Dulwich, London. Most famous for her Famous Five and Secret Seven series, surprisingly her Silly Six novels sank without trace #Creaseys150

  • 12 August

    On this day in 1939 The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland received its world premiere in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Nominated for six Oscars, it won two, losing out to Gone With the Wind in the Best Picture category #Creaseys150

  • 13 August

    On this day in 1961 Berlin residents wake up to a divided city following the overnight building of a fence which would go on to become a wall, separating the east and west halves of the city until 1989 #Creaseys150

  • 14 August

    On this day in 1992 Hoover launched its ‘free flights’ promotion rewarding customers who spent over £100 on appliances two free flights. The promotion would go on to cost the company almost £50m! #Creaseys150

  • 15 August

    On this day in 1969 the Woodstock Musical Festival opens in upstate New York. Original estimates suggested 50,000 fans may turn in fact more than 400,000 did. Forced to make it a free event it almost bankrupted the promoters #Creaseys150

  • 16 August

    On this day in 1896 George Carmack reportedly spotted gold nuggets in a creek bed in the Yukon Territory sparking the last great gold rush in the American West #Creaseys150

  • 17 August

    On this day in 2016 Amy-Grace Hammond of Creaseys Private Client team climbed the Great Wall of China, which in our book makes her pretty great too #Creaseys150

  • 18 August

    On this day in 1931 the Yangtze River in China peaks during a flood that kills 3.7 million people directly and indirectly over the next several months in perhaps the worst natural disaster of the 20th century #Creaseys150

  • 19 August

    On this day in 1871 Orville Wright was born in Dayton Ohio. Orville and brother Wilbur would be the first to achieve powered manned flight, beating many other better funded and equipped teams to the achievement #Creaseys150

  • 20 August

    On this day in 1882 Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 Overture’ opens in Moscow. YouTube clips of the event are almost definitely fake #Creaseys150

  • 21 August

    On this day in 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a proclamation admitting Hawaii into the Union as the 50th state. A re-configured American flag became official in July 1960 #Creaseys150

  • 22 August

    On this day in 1922 Irish revolutionary and Sinn Fein politician Michael Collins was killed. One of the architects of the 1921 peace treaty granting autonomy to southern Ireland he was assassinated by Republican extremists #Creaseys150

  • 23 August

    On this day in 2010 former Swedish model Elin Nordegren divorced golfer Tiger Woods following a car crash outside a neighbours house which eventually led to allegations about his private life #Creaseys150

  • 24 August

    On this day in 1981, Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life for the murder of John Lennon. On December 8, 1980 he shot and killed Lennon outside the Dakota building in New York where he lived with wife Yoko Ono #Creaseys150

  • 25 August

    On this day in 1919 the world's first daily international passenger air service launched, from London to Paris. It took off from Hounslow Heath - a patch of land a mile or so from what is now London's Heathrow Airport. #Creaseys150

  • 26 August

    On this day in 1959, the British Motor Corporation launches its newest car, the Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini became a design classic and remains a familiar sight in tight parking spots #Creaseys150

  • 27 August

    On this day in 1955 the first edition of ‘The Guinness Book of Records’ is published in Great Britain. The book was originally intended to be given away for free in pubs to promote the Guinness brand #Creaseys150

  • 28 August

    On this day in 1963 Martin Luther King delivered his ‘I have a dream…’ speech to a crowd of 250,000 civil rights protesters at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC #Creaseys150

  • 29 August

    On this day in 2004 Creaseys CEO Emma Roberts married Pete, an ex-colleague at Creaseys who now works in the waste management industry which proves handy as he throws away the scraps of paper with Emma’s ‘next great idea’ on #Creaseys150

  • 30 August

    On this day in 1963 Two months after signing an agreement to establish a 24-hour-a-day “hot line” between Moscow and Washington, the system went into effect. These days they are communicate via a WhatsApp group #Creaseys150

  • 31 August

    On this day in 1888 Mary Ann Nichols, the first known victim of ‘Jack the Ripper’ was found murdered and mutilated in London’s Whitechapel district. Four more victims were killed and no suspect was ever formally identified #Creaseys150

  • 01 September

    On this day in 1985 Seventy-three years after it sank, a joint U.S.-French expedition located the wreck of the RMS Titanic. The ‘unsinkable’ liner was found about 400 miles east of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic #Creaseys150

  • 02 September

    On this day in 1969 America’s first automatic teller machine (ATM) made its public debut in New York. From this day forward people have been confidently using their birthday (backwards) as a security measure #Creaseys150

  • 03 September

    On this day in 1939 Britain and France declare war on Nazi Germany following its invasion of Poland. The first casualty of that declaration was the British ocean liner Athenia, 112 of its 1,100 passengers losing their lives #Creaseys150

  • 04 September

    On this day in 1886 Apache chief Geronimo surrenders to U.S. government troops. The Apache had spent 30 years defending their homeland and were the last tribe to formally surrender to U.S. forces #Creaseys150

  • 05 September

    On this day in 1997 Mother Teresa the Nobel Peace Prize winner who devoted her life to helping the sick and the poor, died of a heart attack at the age of 87 #Creaseys150

  • 06 September

    On this day in 1997 an estimated 2.5bn people watched the funeral of Princess Diana following her death in a Paris car crash which resulted in an unprecedented outpouring of grief never before seen in the UK #Creaseys150

  • 07 September

    On this day in 1940 300 German bombers raid London, in the first of 57 consecutive nights of bombing. The ‘blitz’ would continue until May 1941 #Creaseys150

  • 08 September

    On this day in 1966 Star Trek first appeared on US TV screens. The innovative science fiction show boldly went where no TV show had gone before. Sorry, couldn’t help myself #Creaseys150

  • 09 September

    On this day in 1976, Chinese revolutionary Mao Zedong, died in Beijing at the age of 82. The founder of the People’s Republic of China is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century #Creaseys150

  • 10 September

    On this day in 1979 Karen Glenister, Creaseys current longest serving member of staff joins the firm. Some 33 years later, on the same auspicious day, Matt Boggis does the same #Creaseys150

  • 11 September

    On this day in 2001 the world watched in horror as the events of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania unfolded on TV screens. Approximately 3,000 people lost their lives #Creaseys150

  • 12 September

    On this day in 2005 England won the cricket Ashes against Australia for the first time since 1987 after a draw in the final Test at The Oval. The series is widely believed to be the best ever seen #Creaseys150

  • 13 September

    On this day in 1916 author Roald Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents. His most famous works include: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and James and The Giant Peach #Creaseys150

  • 14 September

    On this day in 1982 Hollywood star and real-life Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco died from injuries suffered in a Monte Carlo car crash. Kelly gave up her acting career after marrying Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 #Creaseys150

  • 15 September

    On this day in 1917 @TWMHR launched the Serenity Café (crisis café). An out of hours service for those at risk of developing a mental health crisis, partly funded by the Kent Police #Creaseys150

  • 16 September

    On this day in 1869 Tom Morris registers the first ever hole in one in golf. Recorded on the 8th hole at Prestwick Golf club the scorecard is on display at the clubhouse #Creaseys150

  • 17 September

    On this day in 1967 The Who ended a US televised performance of “My Generation” with a literal bang. An explosion ten times the normal size for stage pyrotechnics singed Pete Townshend’s hair & left shrapnel in Keith Moon’s arm #Creaseys150

  • 18 September

    On this day in 1970 Rock legend Jimi Hendrix dies of a barbiturate overdose, in Kensington London, after a collapsing at a party #Creaseys150

  • 19 September

    On this day in 1893 Lord Glasgow, signed a new Electoral Act into law. In doing so, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote in parliamentary elections #Creaseys150

  • 20 September

    On this day in 1926 Bugs Moran attempts, but fails, to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting. Moran is credited with popularising the drive-by. His parents must’ve been so proud #Creaseys150

  • 21 September

    On this day in 2002 Nils Bohlin Swedish inventor of the three-point seatbelt dies at the age of 82. At the time that Bohlin introduced his belt, they were optional in most cars and buyers had to pay extra if they wanted them #Creaseys150

  • 22 September

    On this day in 1955 Britain’s first independent TV channel introduced the British consumer to TV advertisements for the first time. The first advert came an hour into the schedule promoting Gibbs SR toothpaste #Creaseys150

  • 23 September

    On this day in 2000 British rower Steve Redgrave entered Olympic history by winning his fifth consecutive gold medal. Redgrave retired in October that year and was knighted in 2001 #Creaseys150

  • 24 September

    On this day in 1988 Canadian Ben Johnson won the 100m at the Seoul Olympics, smashing his own world record in 9.79 seconds. In a BBC interview he said “No one can take it away from me”. Er. Yes they can Ben! #Creaseys150

  • 25 September

    On this day in 1957 nine black students enter all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas under escort from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division enforcing the federal court-ordered racial integration #Creaseys150

  • 26 September

    On this day in 1888 T.S. Eliot was born in Missouri, USA. One of the 20th century’s most important authors he took British citizenship in 1927. A blue plaque commemorating him hangs at 3 Kensington Court Gardens, London #Creaseys150

  • 27 September

    On this day in 1927 the first Ford Model T car left the factory introducing cheap motoring to the masses. The Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th Century. Its assembly lines changed management theory forever #Creaseys150

  • 28 September

    On this day in 1964 Harpo Marx, one fifth of the famous Marx brothers, died in California. Born Adolph Marx, he changed his name to Arthur in 1911, long before a certain failed Austrian artist gained notoriety #Creaseys150

  • 29 September

    On this day in 1899 Laszlo Biro who patented the first ballpoint pen was born. In 1945 he sold the patent to Marcel Bich who’s company went on to sell more than 100 billion of them. DOH! #Creaseys150

  • 30 September

    On this day in 1946 sentencing started at the Nuremberg trials. 12 leading Nazis were sentenced to death and several others to life imprisonment. Unknown to many, 3 were acquitted #Creaseys150

  • 01 October

    On this day in 1975 Muhammad Ali won the ‘Thrilla in Manila’, defeating arch rival Joe Frazier in their third and greatest fight. Ali paid tribute to Frazier calling him “the toughest man in the world.” #Creaseys150

  • 02 October

    On this day in 1985 actor Rock Hudson, becomes the first major celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson’s death raised awareness of the epidemic, which until that time had been ignored by many in the mainstream #Creaseys150

  • 03 October

    On this day in 1990 East and West Germany combine after 45 years of separation. Despite coming a year before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, for many the reunification of Germany marked the end of the Cold War #Creaseys150

  • 04 October

    On this day in 1970 Janis Joplin, one of the most successful female rock stars of her era died of an accidental overdose at the Landmark Hotel in Hollywood, USA #Creaseys150

  • 05 October

    On this day in 1919 a young Italian car mechanic and engineer took part in his first race as a driver. In the mid-1920s he retired from racing going on to make cars for Alfa Romeo and eventually under his name – Enzo Ferrari #Creaseys150

  • 06 October

    On this day in 1927 The Jazz Singer is released in US cinemas. The film, starring Al Jolson, was the first feature length ‘talking movie’ and demonstrated the profit potential of feature length ‘talkies’ #Creaseys150

  • 07 October

    On this day in 1977 ninety sets of Swedish identical twins travelled to Felixstowe on a shopping trip. The trip was part of an experiment by Swedish scientists into the link between environment and human behaviour #Creaseys150

  • 08 October

    On this day in 1965 London’s Post Office Tower was opened. Until recently the building was classed as an ‘official secret’ and taking picture of it was technically an offence under the Official Secrets Act #Creaseys150

  • 09 October

    On this day in 1940 John Lennon, one quarter of the Beatles, is born in Liverpool. In 1966, in an interview in the Evening Standard he famously claimed that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus” #Creaseys150

  • 10 October

    On this day in 1992 World Mental Health Day was celebrated for the first time. A day for education, awareness and support to break the social stigma of mental health issues, a cause championed by our charity of the year @TWMHR #Creaseys150

  • 11 October

    On this day in 1987 a major sonar exploration of Loch Ness, Scotland, is called off, having failed to find a monster. The Loch contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined #Creaseys150

  • 12 October

    On this day in 1984 the Grand Hotel in Brighton was bombed by the IRA in a direct attack on the British Government during the Conservative party conference there. Five people died in the attack and several more injured #Creaseys150

  • 13 October

    On this day in 1884 41 delegates from 25 countries selected the Greenwich Meridian as the prime meridian of longitude at the centre of the system of time zones. Since 1993 the meridian has been marked at night by a laser #Creaseys150

  • 14 October

    On this day in 2012, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner jumped from a helium balloon 24 miles above Earth becoming the first person to break the sound barrier without the protection or propulsion of a vehicle #Creaseys150

  • 15 October

    On this day in 1881 Pelham Grenville (P.G.) Wodehouse, prolific novelist and creator of the characters Jeeves and Wooster was born in Guildford, Surrey #Creaseys150

  • 16 October

    On this day in 1987 six of the seven eponymous oaks of Sevenoaks are felled by the ‘great storm’ which the night before BBC weather man Michael Fish had reassured the country was a false alarm #Creaseys150

  • 17 October

    On this day in 1956 Around the World in 80 Days premiered at the Rivoli theatre in New York. Starring David Niven as the eponymous hero trying to win a wager #Creaseys150

  • 18 October

    On this day in 1922 the BBC was founded. It is the oldest national broadcasting organisation and largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. On the down side they did give us Eldorado #Creaseys150

  • 19 October

    On this day in 1987 The world's stock market collapsed after shares on Wall Street suffered a wave of panic selling. Frenzied trading seeing collective losses worse than the infamous "Black Monday" in October 1929 #Creaseys150

  • 20 October

    On this day in 1973 Sydney Opera House in Australia opens. The building was one of the first examples of the use of computer-aided-design to design complex shapes #Creaseys150

  • 21 October

    On this day in 1992 Tunbridge Wells shopping centre Royal Victoria Place was opened by Princess Diana following 36 months of construction #Creaseys150

  • 22 October

    On this day in 1962 President John F Kennedy announces on TV that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba prompting the Cuban Missile Crisis, the most dangerous period in the Cold War #Creaseys150

  • 23 October

    On this day in 1941 Disney released its fourth feature length animated film, Dumbo. A live action adaptation of the classic, directed by Tim Burton, is scheduled for release in 2019 #Creaseys150

  • 24 October

    On this day in 1901, a 63-year-old schoolteacher named Annie Taylor becomes the first person to take the plunge over Niagra Falls in a barrel. Battered but alive she failed miserably to answer the only real question – why? #Creaseys150

  • 25 October

    On this day in 1881 Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th Centurys most influential artists was born in Malaga, Spain. In 2015 his painting Women of Algiers sold for US$179.3 million at Christie's in New York #Creaseys150

  • 26 October

    On this day in 1881 the Earp brothers faced off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in the legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Arizona. Like most shootouts England lost to Germany (probably) #Creaseys150

  • 27 October

    On this day in 1939 Founding Python and comedian John Cleese was born in Weston-Super-Mare. He went on to prove that while parrots could be funny dead ones were even funnier #Creaseys150

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Dressed to Impress
Dressed to Impress
Our winners
Our winners
Team Creaseys
Team Creaseys
Team Cripps
Team Cripps
Team Hilden Oaks
Team Hilden Oaks
Team Penshurst Place
Team Penshurst Place
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Team celebrating 150 years
Ross Noble gig to celebrate 150 years as an accountancy firm- as you do!
Pre drinks before Ross Noble
Ross Noble gig to celebrate 150 years of an accountancy firm- as you do!
Pre drinks before Ross Noble
Ross Noble gig to celebrate 150 years of an accountancy firm- as you do!
Pre drinks before Ross Noble
Ross Noble gig to celebrate 150 years of an accountancy firm- as you do!
Pre drinks before Ross Noble
Ross Noble gig to celebrate 150 years of an accountancy firm- as you do!

Diary of celebrations

Re-brand

23 May

You wouldn’t go to a celebration unless you looked your best so thank you to our friends at Fluid for refreshing our look and feel and making sure we are party ready

Charity Rounders Tournament

31 May

Marking the start of our 150 days of celebration is our annual rounders tournament, held for the benefit of our Charity of the Year Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource

Office re-brand

6 June

As we celebrate looking backwards we continue marching forwards with a refresh of our office facilities to reflect our new brand launched in May

South of England Agricultural Show

7, 8 & 9 June

As long standing sponsors we are delighted to be joining them again for this years’ show celebrating everything that’s great about countryside life

KeiBA Gala dinner

21 June

We love having the chance to visit some of the brightest entrepreneurs in Kent as part of our judges role at the KEiBA awards. And as you would expect we love the opportunity to celebrate their success with them

BDLN interview with Emma Roberts

27 June

CEO Emma Roberts joins some of the great & the good of the professional services world by being interviewed by www.bdln.com illustrious company that she undoubtedly belongs in

Team celebration

TBC

That we have thrived during our first 150 years is down, first and last, to the great people who have, and still do work here. If anyone deserves a party they do. Date and venue to be confirmed

Client event

7 November

Though technically outside of our 150 days of celebration the chance to take some of our favourite clients to see one of our favourite comedians – Ross Noble – is too good to miss

Our charity of the year

We love our local community, and this year we’re proud to support the Tunbridge Wells Mental Health Resource. We have high hopes it could be a record-breaking year in Creaseys’ fundraising history. We hope you can get involved with one of out many fundraising events. To learn more about TWMHR, visit their website.