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The Cartridge Years 1962, 1982 and 2003.

This week Richard turns back the clock with the hits and local headlines from the September of 1962, 1982 and 2003.

He has the local headlines and hears your stories of the relevant years.

Plus tracks from his featured album of the week, Elvis Presley’s 1956 album The Ultimate Rock n Roll Collection.

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 15 Sep 2013 14:00
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September 1962

  • The Commonwealth Ministers were meeting in London.
  • There were empty petrol pumps at some garages and rationing at many others after reports of a ban on overtime by some tanker drivers.
  • There were scuffles in London after Sir Oswald Mosley's supporters held an anti-Fascist meeting in the East End.
  • In Yachting, Australia and the USA were competing for the America's Cup in New York.
  • A piece of Russia's Sputnik spacecraft fell to earth, landing in the US state of Wisconsin.
  • Anti-lock brakes were demonstrated for the first time.
  • The M1 motorway was closed in Buckinghamshire after a coach fire.
  • An American attempt to capture the 15 year old world speed record ended in disaster when the jet powered car exploded at 283 miles per hour.
  • The Pop Awards were held in London. Winners included Helen Shapiro and David Jacobs.
  • Railway workers were waiting to see if their jobs were safe following the cuts announced by Dr Beeching.

September 1982

  • The Pro-Am Golf Tournament 'Hennessey Cognac Cup' was being held at Ferndown Golf Club.
  • Liner QE2 broke down in Falmouth Bay.
  • There were fears that the three search and rescue helicopters based at HMS Daedalus at Lee-on-Solent Hants could be moved permanently to the Navy's main helicopter base at Portland.
  • Police evicted peace campaigners from a farm site at Waterlooville.
  • A submarine was having a jammed torpedo removed in Portsmouth.
  • The paddle steamer 'Waverley' was visiting a number of south coast resorts and ports.
  • Tributes were paid to Sir Douglas Bader, the battle of Britain hero who died at the age of 72.
  • Keith Chegwin and Maggie Philbin married.
  • Scotland Yard issued an artists' impression of a man thought to have been involved in the Hyde Park & Regents Park bombings.
  • The Department of Health mounted a campaign to encourage parents to have their children vaccinated against whooping cough.
  • A group of women peace protestors marked the first anniversary of their vigil at Greenham Common.
  • In the European athletics championships: Daley Thompson took the gold medal for the Decathlon. Sebastian Coe competed in 800m race.
  • Five British tourists and a six week old baby were killed when their car collided head on with a lorry in Western France.
  • The Polish Embassy was under siege at Berne, Switzerland.

September 2003

  • Police launched a murder enquiry after a man was found dead in Pennington.
  • Residents were forced to jump out of first floor windows of a hotel in Bournemouth after fire broke out.
  • The players of Portsmouth Football Club were awarded the freedom of the city.
  • The Island Line was celebrating a 97% punctuality report.
  • The VT group - formerly Vosper Thorneycroft, opened their ship building facility in Portsmouth.
  • The 35th Southampton Boat Show was opened by round the world sailor Ellen MacArthur.
  • The New Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham was officially opened.
  • Paula Ratcliffe was voted the World Athlete of the Year.