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The Cartridge Years: 1964, 1977 and 1984

3 hours
First broadcast:
Sunday 13 October 2013

This week Richard turns back the clock with the hits and local headlines from the October of 1964, 1977 and 1984 and hears your stories of the relevant years.

Plus tracks from his featured album of the week, Madonna’s 1986 album True Blue.

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.

  • October 1964

    Harold Wilson
    • Harold Wilson took over as British Prime Minister.
    • The US President election was won by Lyndon B Johnson..
    • Leonid Brezhnev & Alexei Kosygin replaced Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.
    • The Olympic Games started in Tokyo.
    • Dr Martin Luther King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
    • There was an unofficial Strike on the London underground.
    • Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts married Shirley Shepherd.
    • Philips began experimenting with colour TV.
    • Three people were in space together for the first time.
    • The Olympic Games were underway in Tokyo. (started 10 October)
  • October 1977

    Britten Norman plane
    • A Ringwood Scout Group loaned their entire savings to help a Scout leader who was facing a £100,000 drugs charge in Spain.
    • A Saudi Prince visited HMS Daedalus in Lee On Solent before travelling to Cowes on a hovercraft.
    • British Canoe Union held the biggest slalom event in the south in Winchester.
    • 200 parents staged a demonstration in Southampton, demanding the council closed Church Street to traffic permanently.
    • Owners of Isle of Wight plane makers Britten Norman called in the receivers. 
    • Blind darts were being played in Gosport.
    • Unofficial industrial action led to blackouts across much of the UK.
    • Nuclear submarine Dreadnought was due to sail through the Suez Canal on its way to Iran where she was to take part in exercises with the Iranian Navy.  Egypt say that permission was refused, Britain says the request was withdrawn.
    • The Government decided to revalue the pound by allowing it to float upwards against the dollar & other currencies.
    • Prince Charles was on a tour or Australia having already visited America, where he watched the space shuttle Enterprise take off on its last experimental free flight.
    • Three thousand members of the Royal Naval Association attended a service and march down Whitehall in London.
    • British Leyland Workers voted on management's proposals for a unified pay bargaining structure, due to be introduced in 2 years.
    • British Leyland have denied reports that they are deliberately scrapping car components worth millions of pounds.
    • Skipper Victor Rixon pleaded guilty to 5 offences against port regulations & was fined £160 by Plymouth magistrates, after he sailed too close to the Royal Yacht Britannia.
    • Chancellor Dennis Healey announced his mini budget.
  • October 1984

    Brighton Bomb
    • Twenty Two staff in the accounts dept. of 'Havant Hypermarket' won £90,000 in the football pools. 
    • There was a fire at the 'Clock House Hotel' in Bournemouth 
    • Bob Hope's Portsmouth Guildhall concert was cancelled following discovery of wartime bomb nearby now being defused
    • Dorset Police questioned youths about damage to Wimborne Minster and the model village.
    • International speed trials were being held off Portland.
    • The 'Townsend Thoresen' ferry company finalised their move to Portsmouth from Southampton docks. 
    • More than 50 people were made homeless when their block of flats was destroyed by fire in Southsea. 
    • The 'Grand Hotel', Brighton was bombed by the IRA whilst the Government Cabinet were all in residence, for the conservative party conference.
    • Anatoly Karpov & Gary Kasparov pitted their wits in the World Chess Championships in Moscow.
    • Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was Bishop TUTU of South Africa. 


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