MARGARET Thatcher has died peacefully after suffering a stroke this morning.
Mrs Thatcher, who was 87 years-old, visited Harrow School, High Street, Harrow on the Hill, on December 2, 1983, when she gave a speech mentioning Winston Churchill, who was a former pupil.
She said in her speech: "I believe, is the spirit in which Churchill faced the challenges of his time. They apply today. And I have no doubt that they will still apply when the present generation of Harrovians has to tackle the challenges of tomorrow."
She also spoke to Harrow Conservative Women on November 2, 1965, at the Headstone Hotel, Harrow.
Leader of the Conservative Group at Harrow Council, Susan Hall said: "This is incredibly sad news. Margaret Thatcher was a remarkable person and a formidable politician. She was one of the great Prime Ministers of the 20th century."
Born in Lincolnshire, the young Thatcher, then named Margaret Roberts, was influenced by her councillor father's Conservative beliefs. She was elected president of the student Conservative Association while studying chemistry at Oxford University, she married Denis Thatcher and had twins Mark and Carol.
Mrs Thathcer was then elected MP for Finchley before the 50s were out and become the first woman in charge of a Western political party when she was elected leader of the Conservative Party in 1975.
The former Prime Minister's spokesman Lord Bell told the Daily Mirror: "It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother Baroness Thatcher died peacefully following a stroke this morning. A further statement will be made later."