Trivia question: Edward Heath privatised which iconic high street business on this day in 1972?

@robert Why on Earth was a travel agency ever operated by the UK government?

@mpjgregoire An interesting story really. In 1942, Thomas Cook & Son was sold to Hays Wharf Cartage Company, which was owned by the four major British railway companies.

In 1948, the British Government nationalised the railways, and any railway holdings were also nationalised, which happened to include Thomas Cook. Thus the government went into the travel business.

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