Wally Funk, Astronaut

Decades after NASA denied the Mercury 13 participants the opportunity of becoming America’s first woman in space – and 52 years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the Moon – 82-year-old aviator Mary Wallace Funk finally makes it into space aboard Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard spacecraft.

She is the oldest person to date to fly in space.

219 Oxford Street

219 Oxford Street was designed by Ronald Ward & Partners in 1950 and constructed between 1951 and 1952, as commemorated by the Festival of Britain plaques. It is one of London’s earliest postwar commercial buildings and is a mixture of prewar and postwar architectural styles. As built, the five-storey building comprised a ground-floor shop, with a showroom, and three floors of offices. Landlord Jack Salmon used the second-floor office himself.

In 2001, 219 Oxford Street became a Grade II listed building. Consequently, when the adjoining buildings were demolished in 2004 to make way for a block of flats and a Zara store, 219 was incorporated into the development and now forms a part of the latter.