The Cartridge Years: 1961, 1972 and 1982
Richard turns back the clock with the hits and local headlines from February 1961, 1972 and 1982. (Newcastle v Southampton on 96.1FM).
- The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh were on tour in India
- The Beatles performed for the first time at the Cavern Club.
- The Sunday Telegraph was published for the first time.
- Celebrations took place to mark the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Albert Hall in 1871.
- General Elections were taking place in Kenya
- King Mohammed of Morocco died.
- King Paul and Queen Fredrika of Greece arrived in London on a brief private visit.
- Orly Airport in Paris - considered to be the world's most modern air terminal, was opened by President De Gaulle.
- An American designer demonstrated a suit - to be worn by a future tourist with a holiday to the moon in mind...
- The last public trams in Sydney ceased operation, bringing to an end the Southern Hemisphere's largest tramway network.
- There was a total solar eclipse in southern Europe.
- 36 drums of cyanide were delivered to Southampton for neutralisation, after they were found in a brickworks in Nuneaton
- For the first time, TV cameras were allowed to follow Hampshire police, as they investigated the murder of a Portsmouth man.
- Princess Margaret paid an official visit to Bournemouth hospital.
- David Howlett finished building a rowing boat... In the front room of his home in Shanklin
- Mrs Bessie Machin of St Helens - thought to be the UK's oldest woman, celebrated her 109th birthday.
- Power cuts were common place across the south.
- Miners in the UK returned to work after striking over pay.
- Charlton Heston was in the UK for the world premier of his film Antony & Cleopatra
- Pop star Georgie Fame married Nicolette Harrison
- Three men were rescued after a tunnel collapsed during work to extend the Piccadilly line underground to Heathrow.
- Isle of Wight plane maker Britten Norman unveiled their new 'fieldmaster' light aircraft - designed for crop spraying.
- The wheel was replaced at Eling tide mill - enabling it to return to working order.
- A souped up version of the mini metro, based on the old cooper was being designed here in the south.
- There was a meeting at Dorchester County library to discuss fate of Dorset Institute of Education. The plan was to move it from Weymouth to Bournemouth.
- A fishmonger from Bournemouth was chosen as Consultant Fishermonger to Saudi Arabia.
- It was announced that Tarrant Keynston Church of England school was to close in July.
- An auction of horse carriages, traps, saddlery and horses was held in Lymington.
- Firemen rescued five people from a house fire in Boscombe.
- Southampton University was given a unique collection of 200,000 papers written by first Duke of Wellington, to add to its large library of Wellington memorabilia.
- Southampton teenagers were protesting about plans to convert the city's Gaumont theatre into a bingo hall.
- British Gas was using an oil rig from Wytch farm oilfield, to search for oil on a farm at Porchfield.
- Former Captain of Britain's Admiral's Cup yachting team Edward Heath, was in Lymington to launch a new army racing yacht.
- It was announced that a private telecommunications network is to compete with British Telecom. The new system will be called Mercury.
- Thousands of young people converged on Westminster to complain about the government's YOP schemes
- The Freedom Rig was revealed, a new concept in sails for small cruising and racing boats
- Teachers were on strike in Essex.
- Hull City FC was put up for sale.
- Petrol was getting cheaper because of a glut in oil.
- Freddie Laker's airline collapsed.
- The Barbican Arts Centre was opened in London by The Queen.