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Post Neon Knight on Thu 27 Sep - 21:43



51 years ago. It looked pleasant enough without much diversity or the technology we have now.

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Post OsricPearl on Sat 29 Sep - 21:24

@Neon Knight wrote:

51 years ago. It looked pleasant enough without much diversity or the technology we have now.

I agree. I probably would have gotten along there very well without a problem. No one would have looked twice at the dago walking down the street. LOL 1 Nowadays, I think someone like me would create more mixed feelings because the locals already feel cultural pressure and they wouldn't be sure what side I'm on. I'm seeing that play out here in the US.
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here is another one that contrasts 1927 and 2013. 4:30 is awful, just awful.

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Post Neon Knight on Sun 30 Sep - 23:20

Let's see what was happening in Britain in 1967 (Wikipedia):


2 Jan – Veteran actor Charlie Chaplin opened his last film, A Countess From Hong Kong.

15 Jan – The United Kingdom entered the first round of negotiations for European Economic Community membership in Rome.

26 Jan – Parliament decided to nationalise 90% of the British steel industry.

27 Jan – The UK, Soviet Union, and United States sign the Outer Space Treaty.

7 Feb – The British National Front was founded by A. K. Chesterton.

25 Feb – Britain's second Polaris nuclear submarine, HMS Renown, was launched at Birkenhead.

4 March – The first North Sea gas was pumped ashore at Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire.

31 March – At the Astoria Theatre, Finsbury Park, London, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar on stage for the first time. He was taken to hospital suffering burns to his hands.

3 April – Anguillan-born Norwell Roberts became the first black officer in London's Metropolitan Police Service.

8 April – Puppet on a String performed by Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK, becoming the first English language song to win the Eurovision Song Contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xnzPnyyWbY

5 May – The British-designed satellite Ariel 3, the first to be developed outside the Soviet Union or United States was launched.

6 May – Manchester United won the Football League First Division title.

25 May – Celtic Football Club [Glasgow, Scotland] became the first British and Northern European team to reach a European Cup final and also to win it, beating Inter Milan 2-1.

1 June – The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, one of rock music's most acclaimed and influential albums.

4 June – Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashed in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.

27 June – The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) was installed in the office of Barclays Bank in Enfield.

29 June – Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones was jailed for a year for possession of illegal drugs. His bandmate, Mick Jagger was sentenced to three months for the same offence.

1 July – The first scheduled colour television broadcasts from six transmitters covering the main population centres in England began on BBC2 for certain programmes.

4 July – Parliament decriminalised private acts of consensual adult (21+) male homosexuality in England and Wales with the Sexual Offences Act.

27 July – The Welsh Language Act allowed the use of Welsh in legal proceedings and official documents in Wales.

5 Aug – Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

6 Sept – Myrina was launched ... in Belfast, the first supertanker and (at around 192000 DWT) the largest ship built in the UK up to this date.

10 Sept – In a Gibraltar sovereignty referendum, only 44 out of 12,182 voters in the British Crown colony of Gibraltar supported rejoining Spain.

29 Sept – Cult television series The Prisoner was first broadcast in the UK on ITV.
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25 Oct – The Abortion Act, passed in Parliament, legalising abortion on a number of grounds (with effect from 1968).

2 Nov – Winnie Ewing won the Hamilton by-election, the first success for the Scottish National Party.

27 Nov – President Charles de Gaulle of France again vetoed British entry into the European Economic Community.

30 Nov – British troops left Aden, which they had occupied since 1839, enabling formation of the new republic of Yemen.

11 Dec – The Concorde supersonic aircraft was unveiled in Toulouse, France.

12 Dec – Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones, 25, won a High Court appeal against a nine-month prison sentence for possessing and using cannabis. He was instead fined £1,000 and put on probation for three years.

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