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PHOTO GALLERY: A Look Back: Former British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Abilene

POSTED: 8:59 AM Apr 08 2013

On Oct. 23, 2000, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visited Abilene. She was the guest of honor and keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce's Annual Banquet at the Civic Center.

According to the KTXS archives, Thatcher told the crowd she loved Texas and had many friends here.

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison was on hand to greet the "Iron Lady."

Thatcher died on April 8, 2013.

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