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Exhibition: Remember the 1970s?

June 29 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Exhibition at Hedon Museum until Saturday 13 August.

How much can you remember from 50 years ago? Today we look at 1972!

More at: Remember the 1970s

January: A 100-acre residential site earmarked for Hedon turned down as ‘too near to the petrochemical works at Hedon’. However, the County Planning Officer, W.W. Crawford said ‘a growth of Hedon’s population to about 10,000 was desirable to make full use of facilities and opportunities offered by the town’.
17 January: Civic dinner and ball at Birkholme Country Club. The Mayor, P.A. Garvey, said the proposed local government reorganisation could sweep away Royal Charters and leave boroughs without any local authority ‘at the stroke of a pen’.
18 May: Mayoral reception in the Alison Hall. Alderman A.E. Draper installed as Mayor and his daughter Mrs E. Vickers as Mayoress.
Between 1972 and 1974 the Hedon Drama Group puts on a series of plays in the Assembly Room, Magdalen Gate.
9 January: Liner Queen Elizabeth catches fire and sinks at Hong Kong.
30 January: ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Northern Ireland. 13 protest marchers killed.
29 March: Tutankhamen exhibition opens at the British Museum.
August: President Amin expels 40,000 Asians from Uganda.
1 September: Iceland extends her fishing limit from 12 to 150 miles.
6 November: Race Relations Act comes into force.


St. Augustine's Gate
Hedon, HU12 8EX United Kingdom
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