PLATINUM TIMELINE 1952-1971

1952

Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen

1953

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

Anti-smag masks are available on prescription

1954

Roger Bannister runs a mile in 4 minutes

Cost of TV Licence rises from £2-£5

Mixamatosis.

Sept 22. ITV broadcasts

1955

Figure hugging blue jeans are best Sellars

1956

Hungary rises against the Soviet Union

1957

1958  

Reverend Trevor Morgan moves from The Vicarage to a new Vicarage now "Kirkfield' over the Church Lane behind the Churchyard. The Vicarage and Vicarage Cottage are put on the market

1959.  

introduction of the Mini car

Mr & Mrs Debonnaire Tennant move into The Old Vicarage.

1960.  The Churchyard is enlarged when Ray Bomford sells land 

1961

Bid to join the Common market

1962

Yuri Gagarin, first man into space.

1963

BBC Children's Hour will be dropped in April

Great Train Robbery

Beetlemania.

1964

1965

1966

1967

Pound de-valued

Foot and Mouth

1968

I'm backing Britain Campaign

First heart transplant

1969

1970

1971

 

 

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