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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).

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3 hours

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Sun 24 Feb 2013 14:00

February 1961

February 1961
  • 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.

February 1972

February 1972
  • 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.

February 1982

February 1982
  • 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.

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