Flesh-eating Dinosaur Resurrected On This Day in 1983
The Natural History Museum has always been a poignant place for remembering things of the past. Looking back to 19th July 1983 it was the location of the announcement of the new dinosaur species which stands at 15 feet tall - the same as a double-decker bus. The discovery was made by amateur fossil hunter Bill Walker, who first found a foot-long claw at a clay pit in Surrey in the January of 1983. Palaeontologists reconstructed it and dated the remains at 125 million years old and described them as the find of the cetury. The South Kensington museum then had the skeleton on show to the public later that year.