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The Cartridge Years: 1978, 1982 and 1993

Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and relax with Richard Cartridge, as he turns back the clock with three Cartridge Years.
This week he plays the big songs of the March of Richard turns back the clock with the hits and local headlines from 1978, 1982 and 1993.
He has the local headlines and hears your stories of the relevant years.
Plus tracks from his featured album of the week, Coldplay’s 2005 album X & Y.
And Richard highlights some of the lighter stories of the week that you may have missed. It's the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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3 hours

Last on

Sun 7 Apr 2013 14:00

April 1978

April 1978
  • Ark Royal was at sea on her last voyage.
  • Maintenance workers at Southampton docks were on strike.
  • SRN4 Hovercraft 'Princess Anne' was undergoing sea trials in The Solent.
  • A government white paper gave priority to the building of the M3 extension.
  • Spillers, one of Britain's biggest bakers, is to stop making bread because of record losses.
  • Roddy Llewellyn's marriage to Princess Margaret was on the rocks.
  • Parcel bombs were sent to addresses in Covent Garden & Stockwell in London. 
  • The proceedings in the house of commons were broadcast regularly for the first time on radio.
  • BA cabin crew were on a 24 hour unofficial strike.
  • Elaine Paige was chosen to star in the stage show Evita.
  • The RAF were celebrating their 60th anniversary.
  • Red Rum didn't race in the National due to an injury on his leg.
  • In California 50 skydivers failed to break the world record for skydiving by linking up in mid-air in human star.
  • Martin Luther KING's widow led 2000 mourners on a march of remembrance to mark 10th anniversary of her husband's assassination.

April 1982

April 1982
  • Canberra was on her way to the Falklands.
  • Requisitioned ferry 'Europic' was being refitted in Southampton whilst the 'norland' was in Portsmouth being turned into a troop ship.
  • Snooker star Steve Davies appeared in a tournament in Southampton. 
  • HMS London was sold to Pakistan.
  • Duchess of Kent was in Fareham.
  • A number of young trees were destroyed by fire in Lyndhurst.
  • Two pupils from Mountbatten School, Romsey reached the National final of a super-skills competition.
  • There was an armed siege in the Harefield area of Southampton.
  • The National Trust announced it was to take over the running of Kingston Lacy House.
  • The troubled Delorean Cars was given enough work to last for a month. 
  • A bomb exploded in central Paris.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh was in Seattle and took the pilots seat of a new 757.
  • The Queen in Canada for the proclamation of the new Canadian constitution.
  • Carriages from The Orient Express were back on the rails after being renovated in the United States.
  • Badminton Horse trails were under way.
  • Health workers were demanding a 12% pay rise.

April 1993

April 1993
  • A dolphin was spotted of the Isle of Wight coast line.
  • Insurance premiums were reported to be going up, by as much as 37%.   
  • Isle of Wight police said devil worshippers may have been responsible for the desecration of graves at Northwood Cemetry in Cowes.
  • A 99 year old woman was attacked in her council flat in Bournemouth
  • The Prince of Wales gave his backing to the group trying to raise his great grandfathers yacht, the Britannia, from the sea off the Isle of Wight.
  • It was hoped that the Channel Tunnel would open up a new European market for the South coast sea resorts. 
  • Ten teenagers escaped from Guys Marsh Young Offenders Institution in Dorset.
  • Southampton General Hospital announced its regional cardiac unit had been closed to new admissions after two patients became infected with different bacteria. 
  • The Halifax Building Society claimed that house prices rose by an average of 1.2 % last month-the biggest increase in 4 years.
  • There was an armed raid on the Unigate Dairy in Poole. 
  • There were two 24 hour rail strikes
  • The National Heritage Select Committee began an investigation into the price of CDs which cost up to fifty per cent more in the UK than in the United States.
  • The G7 meeting was in in Tokyo
  • Scientists in Australia are trying to find out how much effect, if any, global warming is having on the worlds weather.