The Brighton Bombing

12 October 1984

Once and for all Margaret Thatcher proves that she really is the iron lady. Not even a bomb can stop her.

Obviously shaken by the experience, she insists that the Conservative party conference go on as usual.

The IRA planted an explosive device with a long-delay timer at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. It was meant to go off during the Conservative Party conference in 1984 targeting prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher escaped unhurt but the blast killed five people including MP, Sir Anthony Berry (Deputy Chief Whip), Lady Shattock wife of Sir Gordon Shattock and MP Eric Taylor in addition to wounding 30 others.