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The Cartridge Years: 1965, 1982 and 1991

3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 December 2012

Richard turns back the clock with the hits and local headlines from 1965, 1982 and 1991.

  • 1965 Headlines

    The Dell, former home of Southampton Football Club

    Southampton FC welcomed new goalkeeper Campbell Forsyth to The Dell.

    HMS Veralum arrived back into Portsmouth.

    The Southampton based liner Queen Elizabeth was in dock at John Brown's shipyard for a refurbishment.

    The wives of the great train robbers were protesting over prison conditions.

    The Christmas Tree was erected in Trafalgar Square - a present from Norway.

    Fairfield Ship workers in Glasgow accepted proposals for a takeover of the yard.

    Anthony Wedgewood Benn - The postmaster general said he would act to stop pirate radio.

    Stansted was announced as a potential site for London's 3rd airport.

    Tony Hancock was married at Westminster register office.

    Barnard Castle in Durham was cut off by snow drifts.

    President Khan of Pakistan arrived at Heathrow for talks at Downing Street, on his way to America.

    There was food rationing in Delhi.

    The French went to the election polls - choosing between de Gaulle & Mitterand for the second round of voting.

  • 1982 Headlines

    HMS Victory

    High winds caused a derailment in Hampshire. A train hit a blown down tree at 90mph injuring the driver.

    HMS Victory in Portsmouth Dockyard became the flagship for a new Commander-in-Chief of Naval Home command.

    The Royal Navy's newest aircraft carrier HMS ILLUSTRIOUS came home to Portsmouth, after three months as a peacekeeper in the South Atlantic.

    HMS Newcastle was handed over to the Royal Navy in Portsmouth.

    Mary Rose was moved into her dry dock.

    Police in Southsea found an abandoned baby seal on the beach.

    A landslide blocked one side of a road at Allbrook Hill, Eastleigh.

    Staff at the Trustee Savings Bank at Portsmouth dressed up an pantomime characters as they greeted entertainer Leslie Crowther. They had been raising money for the NSPCC.

    Unemployment on the isle of wight reached crisis proportions.

    Two saints players had rape charges against them dropped.

    Fyffes bananas in Southampton sold 4 of their ships due to economic downturn.

    Three men who used a Portsmouth gun shop as the centre for an illegal arms export operation to Libya, were given suspended jail sentences.

    Civil servants who volunteered for duty in the Falklands at the height of the conflict, received their campaign medals in Portsmouth.

    Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher gave the go ahead for cable TV in the UK.

    A baby boy was found abandoned on the steps of St George's hospital in London.

    42 workers were airlifted off an north sea oil rig as it was battered by heavy seas.

    A Dutch ship ran aground off Northern Spain.

    Three people died in floods in France.

    Two bombs exploded in Sydney.

    In test cricket, England were playing Australia in Adelaide.

  • 1991 Headlines

    Ian Botham
    Students from Calmore Middle School near Southampton were sharing lessons with students from Houston in Texas by a satellite & cable video link.

    A service was held at St Anne's Church in Portsmouth to mark the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the battleships Prince of Wales & Repulse.

    A survey carried out by Portsmouth Poly claimed that 9,000 defence jobs could go in Hampshire over the next two years.

    There was a big fall in the amount of freight carried through Poole docks.

    Ian Botham was in rehearsals for his role in the panto Jack and the Beanstalk in Bournemouth. 

    Southampton drew 1 - 1 with Liverpool in the Rumbelows Cup.

    Bombs exploded in Manchester & Blackpool.

    The serious fraud office was investigating the transfer of money out of the Maxwell pension fund after the death of Robert Maxwell last month.

    The Maastricht summit was underway in Holland.

    Trading in the second flotation of British Telecom shares started.

    Freddy Mercury died on November 24th.There were reports from Moscow saying that President Gorbachev was set to resign.

    Vietnamese boat people were being repatriated to Hong Kong.


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