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Commemorating 50 years of Today

1957-1965       That'll Be The Day

Browse archive audio and memories of the Today Generation of an era that witnessed the Big Freeze, Churchill's funeral and Kennedy's assassination.

Funeral of Winston Churchill - 30 January 1965

The end of the war era. Churchill's funeral attracts a crowd of thousands.

From the archive: Churchill's funeral
Judy Petran on childhood summers

"I mainly remember the endless summer days of childhood - playing in the garden, finding a kitten stuck in a tree, riding my tricycle down the street trying to keep up with my brothers' bikes."

Read more on Judy Petran's blog
Ian Denyer on town life

"There always seemed to be people about the street in a way we don't get down in our part of Brighton these days: the horse and cart of the rag and bone man, the daily milkman, a bike-riding French onion-seller."

Read more on Ian Denyer's blog
John F Kennedy
Kennedy assassinated - 22 November 1963

The world reels after the killing of John F Kennedy, the charismatic American President.

From the archive: a report on the assassination
Neville Merritt on exploding toys
Neville Merritt

"My bedroom was festooned with planes dangling from fishing lines. Any casualties of the duster were finished off with a banger up the fuselage."

Read more from Neville's blog
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