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Remember the 1970s?

June 25 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Exhibition at Hedon Museum. Opens Wednesday 22 June until Saturday 13 August.

How much can you remember from 50 years ago?

29 April: Honorary Freedom of the Borough awarded to S.T. Johnson MBE JP. Presentation in the Town Hall followed by a reception in the Alison Hall.
14 May: Election of Hedon Councillors. H.V. Suggit top of the poll (554); A.E. Bucknall (355), R.M. King (383); T. Beckett (not elected 324).
23 May: H.V. Suggit stands down as Mayor after 5 years. New Mayor is Cllr. P.A. Garvey.
23 May: ‘Royal’ prefix granted to all British Legion formations including Hedon.
23 May: Hedon Borough Council agrees to write to Richard Wood MP to express support for the Government’s proposal for a new Humberside County and to reject the county council proposal for a East Yorkshire county.
23 May: Hedon and District Local History Society formed at the instigation of John Markham.
27 May: Mayoral dinner for P.A. Garvey takes place in the Alison Hall.
24 September: The Mayor publishes his book entitled “The Hedon Silver”.
4 October: The Mayor opens the Birkholme Country Club. Peter Read announces plans for a new shopping development, later to become Watmough’s Arcade.
22 October: Sotherby’s called in to revalue the Hedon Silver (old valuation £13,000).
12 November: Hedon to have two pedestrian crossings – Ketwell Lane/New Road and St. Augustine’s Gate/New Road.
30 November: Albermarle House to be ready in two weeks’ time. Cost £95,000; 40 beds, building time of 18 months.
3 January: Open University starts Television transmissions.
15 January: half p, 1p and 2p decimal coins issued.
19 January: Postal workers go on strike for 19.5% pay rise.
4 February: Rolls Royce goes bankrupt.
15 February: Decimal Day.
8 March: Postal strike ends.
28 October: House of Commons votes in favour of joining the EEC (European Economic Community).

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