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The Century of War: 1900-1999

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1900 1900 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Premiere of Tosca. Labour Party formed. 1st Zeppelin flight. Boers defeated
Bridlington: Strike of Bridlington joiners for pay rise from 7.5d to 8.5d
1910 1910 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Edward VII dies, George V king. Union of S Africa foudned. 1st infrared photo.
Bridlington: Burlington Schools opened. Cinema opened (Princes Pde). Last market in Old Town
1920 1920 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Prohibition in US. ‘Unknown warrior’ in Westminster Abbey, Cenotaph. ‘Northern Ireland
Bridlington: Augustinian Society founded. First Information Bureau opened
1930 1930 has been reserved for Kevin Richardson.
World: 1st Times Crossword Amy Johnson 1st woman to fly solo to Australia. 1st Youth hostel
Bridlington: Soup kitchen established in Bridlington.
1940 1940 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Food rationing. Norway, France fall. Churchill PM. Dunkirk. Battle of Britain. Blitz
Bridlington: Bombs fell – Woolworths, People’s Palace, Hilderthorpe Rd, PO in Quay Rd
1950 1950 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Atlee wins election, Archers starts, Troops to Korea. End of petrol rationing. ‘Eagle’
Bridlington: Green Howards regimental standard dedicated at Priory
1960 1960 has been bought for William Brown. And this is why: My brother was born in 1960, which makes it a year worth keeping in the family!
World: Mau Mau in Kenya ends. Nat Service ends. 1st Coronation St, Beatles concert. Pr Margaret marries
Bridlington: Promenade Methodist Chapel demolished. MENCAP founded
1970 1970 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 1st Glastonbury Fest’l, jumbo jet in UK, N Sea oil. Heath wins election. 18 now majority
Bridlington: Gas Works gone, Cattle Market closed, Nag’s Head opened Mkt Pl. Crown Bldgs.
1980 1980 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Recession, steel strike. Rob. Runcie Abp. Iranian embassy siege. J. Lennon shot
Bridlington: Priory Restoration Appeal launched. Harbour museum opened. RAF unit left.
1990 1990 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gt storm (Jan). Poll Tax – riots. . Mandela free. BSE bad. Thatcher out.
Bridlington: East Yorkshire Road Signs erected. Tesco opens
1901 1901 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Q Victoria dies @ 81, Edward VII king. Census. First British submarine. 2nd Olympics
Bridlington: Population now 12,482 – doubled in 10 years. Post of Bellman/Toll Collector abolished. Great Gale: Three drowned
1911 1911 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 1st Monte Carlo Rally. Hull of Titanic launched. Amundsrn reaches S Pole
Bridlington: John Bull Rock factory opened. Pop: 14,334
1921 1921 has been bought for Hazel. And this is why: This is the year Maria Prchlik’s mum was born and she would have loved to be part of the celebrations.
World: British Legion founded, strikes, coal rationing, R38 airship, 1st birth control cilnic
Bridlington: War Memorial opened, Wellington Gardens
1931 1931 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 2m unemployed. National Govt elected. Highway Code published. Vic Wells Ballet
Bridlington: New sea wall completed.. New lifeboat. Avenues becomes maternity hospital
1941 1941 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Blitz: London, B’m, Coventry, S’H’ton, Bristol, Sheffield,L’pool,Swansea, Plymouth, Clydebank, Belfast
Bridlington: Amy Johnson dies, Thames Estuary. Landmine exploded
1951 1951 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Korean war. Festival of Britain. GCE starts. Also Goon Show. Churchill wins election
Bridlington: EYMS bus services started. Riggs opened (closed 1999)
1961 1961 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Lady Chatterley allowed, Michael Ramsey Abp, 1st Songs of Praise, new Guildford Cath’l
Bridlington: Fire Station completed. First supermkt. Easton farmhouse demolished
1971 1971 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Switch to decimal coinage. Ibrox disaster. OU starts. Ian Paisley founds party. Hockney fame
Bridlington: Chantry Court opened. First Lions Carnival. Regal cinema closed
1981 1981 could be yours. Click to buy
World: SDP set up. Charles and Diana engaged. 1st London marathon. Y. Ripper convicted
Bridlington: East Yorks. College established. Spa Cinema opened. ‘Boro of EastYorks’
1991 1991 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 1st Gulf War (Jan-Feb). Waite&McCarthy freed. Interest rates@ 17% End of Poll Tax
Bridlington: Richard Marriot High Sheriff. Belgrave Mansions opened
1902 1902 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of 2nd Boer War. 1st Borstal. Real Madrid founded.
Bridlington: New Ring of 8 bells Extension to Bridlington Grammar School opened, and Oxford St Schools
1912 1912 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Scott & Co to S Pole then death. Titanic sinks on maiden voyage. 1st parachute jump
Bridlington: John Sawdon memorial opened, Kirkgate Coble ‘Three Brothers’ built. First sighting of an aeroplane over Bridlington
1922 1922 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Irish Free State set up. BBC founded. Howard Carter finds Tutankhamun tomb
Bridlington: First Sea-Angling Festival. Fortyfoot and Kingsgate completed
1932 1932 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Abp forbids remarriage of divorces in Church. First Mars bar. Methodist Union
Bridlington: Spa Royal burned, Jan, reopens July. New Town Hall opened
1942 1942 could be yours. Click to buy
World: US in war, Japan sinking Br ships.. Convoys. Bombing German cities. Wm Temple Abp
Bridlington: Bomb in harbour. St Anne’s Conval Home opened
1952 1952 could be yours. Click to buy
World: King Geo VI dies, Accession of Eliz II. UK has atomic bomb. ‘Mousetrap’ starts
Bridlington: GPO opened Quay Rd
1962 1962 has been bought for Jon Brown. And this is why: My brother was born in Bridlington in 1962, which makes it a very special year.
World: Coventry Cath. Consec’d, Beatles at Abbey Road, 1st Z Cars, Sunday Col Supp.
Bridlington: Roxy cinema closed. New houses S Back Lane etc.
1972 1972 has been bought for Tricia & Roger Fozzard. And this is why: The Year of our marriage
World: Yorkshire Ripper’ murders start. ‘Bloody Sunday (N.Ireland) M6 completed. School to 16
Bridlington: Martongate School opened, also West and Heaton. ‘My Suzanne’ rescue
1982 1982 could be yours. Click to buy
World: unemployed 3m. Falklands war. IRA hunger strikes. End of caning. Fuel in litres
Bridlington: Winter Gales. ‘Friendly Forester’ M’gate opened.
1992 1992 could be yours. Click to buy
World: AIDS fears. 2.8 unempl’d . Tories win Windsor Castle fire. Women priests approved
Bridlington: Fishermen protest at govt controls – blockade. CAB opened. Qu St ‘superloos’
1903 1903 could be yours. Click to buy
World: King ‘Emperor of India’. Orville Wright flight. 1st ‘Teddy’, US-UK radio broadcast
Bridlington: Dedication of Emmanuel Church. Sarah Grand, novelist and former resident, lectured at Peoples Palace.
1913 1913 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Social security (unemployment etc) intro’d. Suffragette killed at Derby.1st Chelsea Fl Show
Bridlington: Schooner ‘Kate’ of Montevideo washed ashore in Bridlington bay
1923 1923 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Stanley Baldwin PM. Duke of York (GVI) and Eliz. Marry. Littlewoods Pools founded
Bridlington: Kingsgate officially opened. Floral Hall destroyed by fire.
1933 1933 could be yours. Click to buy
World: London Tube map published England win Ashes (bodyline). Geo V 1st Xtmas broadcast
Bridlington: Victoria Rooms burned. Fog signal erected, N Pier. Lawrence of Arabia in Bridlington
1943 1943 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Utility’ furniture etc, Rommel defeated, Allied invasion of Italy, Dambusters raids
Bridlington: Minesweeper HMS Bridlington adopted
1953 1953 could be yours. Click to buy
World: N Sea floods. DNA discovered. Everest climbed. Coronation. Samaritans founded
Bridlington: Celebrations. Hilderthorpe schools opened. Houses cleared in Old Town
1963 1963 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Worst winter since 1947,frost tll April. 1st Beatles album. Great train robbery.
Bridlington: Danescroft estate developed. New railway bridge, Flamborough Rd
1973 1973 could be yours. Click to buy
World: IRA bombs in England. UK enters EEC with Denmark & Ireland. 1st OU degrees. Pink Floyd
Bridlington: Well Lane bypass opened. Crew of ‘Calcharis’ rescued (J King & crew)
1983 1983 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Thatcher wins landslide. Start of breakfast TV, seatbelts, CDs, Ch 4. ‘Mary Rose’ raised
Bridlington: Combined ex-servicemen’s Conference held in Bridlington
1993 1993 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 3m unempl’d. Bosnia war. Warrington bomb. 1M on waiting lists
Bridlington: Avenues apartments opened. King St Mkt re-opened. Links Golf course opens
1904 1904 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Entente Cordiale (Britain/France). GWR steam engine exceeds 100 mph. Peter Pan
Bridlington: New Pier erected at N.W. end of Harbour. First R.Y.Y.C. regatta in Bridlington bay. R. N.L.I, lifeboat housed on South Marine Drive. County Council ban shooting of sea birds. Opening of Floral Pavillion. Sanatorium for infectious diseases opened.
1914 1914 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Panama Canal opened. Pygmalion premiered. WWI breaks out 1st battle of Ypres
Bridlington: 1st Bridlington Scout Group formed at Priory Church
1924 1924 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 1st (brief) Lab. Govt. Olympic games Paris. Mallory lost on Everest. 1st newspaper Crossword
Bridlington: Spa leased to Bridlington Corporation. Woolworths opened
1934 1934 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Oswald Moseley and Fascists. Q Mary launched. First Glyndebourne season
Bridlington: Sewerby Estate bought by Bridlington Corporation
1944 1944 has been reserved for SailipVoinc.
World: PAYE started, Education Act, sec. edn for all. D-day landings, But also V1 and V2 rockets
Bridlington: Visit by King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth
1954 1954 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bannister runs 4 min mile. End of all rationing. UK leaves Suez Canal. Britten: Turn of Screw
Bridlington: Feoffees election. Bridlington Chronicle bought out by Free Press.
1964 1964 could be yours. Click to buy
World:
Bridlington: Bridgeport factory opened. ‘Stierling Castle’ Q. St demolished.
1974 1974 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 3 day week, strikes, oil crisis. Harold Wilson PM. Flixboro’ disaster. 1st MacDonalds
Bridlington: Bridlington won Britain in Bloom. Belvedere prom opened. ‘Boro of N Wolds’
1984 1984 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Start of FTSE 100. Miners’ strike, 3.2m unempl., Brighton bomb. BrinksMat robbery
Bridlington: New electronic telephone exchange. Railway station coalyard closed
1994 1994 could be yours. Click to buy
World: West murders. Channel Tunnel opened. National Lottery. Blair leader
Bridlington: Restored N Prom opened. Sunday Market,King St (being pedestrianised)
1905 1905 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Russo-Jap. War. Br. Take Tibet. Einstein’s most famous papers. AA founded
Bridlington: Corporation power station built. Town lit by electricity at night for the first time. Visit by Salvation Army’s General Booth.
1915 1915 has been bought for Mike Wilson. And this is why: On 25th April 1915, my grandfather Pte 2370 John William Wilson was killed at St Julien, near Ypres. We should never forget the sacrifice these men made.
World: Uboats & Zeppelins cause damage. Dardenellles attack fails. First WI. Women into jobs
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1925 1925 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Problems in coal industry. 1st red London buses. 1st TV experiment
Bridlington: Great storm – 2 fishermen lost. Golf course bought. Rotary Club formed
1935 1935 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Geo V Silver Jubilee. 30 mph limit + driving test. Penguin Books founded.
Bridlington: St Georges’ Boys School opened. Winfred Holtby dies, aged 37
1945 1945 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Dresden etc bombed, Belsen etc found, Hitler dead, VE Day. Labour win election
Bridlington: VE Day celebrations. Bridlington Chamber of Trade formed.
1955 1955 could be yours. Click to buy
World: ITV starts. Eden replaces Churchill. Polio vaccine. 1st Guinness Book of Records
Bridlington: Ice Age stones moved to Church Green
1965 1965 could be yours. Click to buy
World: death penalty abolished. Churchill dies. Moors murderers arrested.
Bridlington: Headlands school opened. Priory services broadcast
1975 1975 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Donald Coggan Abp. Thatcher leader of Tories. Inflation 24%. Bohemian Rhapsody, Fawlty Towers
Bridlington: Bridlington twinned with Bad Salzuflen. Fish Quay opened by Lord Halifax
1985 1985 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Start of Eastenders, end of miners strike, Heysel stadium disaster Peak of N Sea oil
Bridlington: E Yorks College St Mary’s Walk opened. Baptist Church Quay Rd, demolished.
1995 1995 has been bought for Everyone involved in Come Hell and High Water. And this is why: The Bridlington Town Play was performed in March/April 1995 and the event changed my life for ever. I thank everyone who shared that experience with me. Mike Wilson
World: Nick Leeson busts Barings. Brit. Troops ot Sarajevo. Diana on TV
Bridlington: Emmanuel Ch burned down. New: Lifeboat ‘Marine Engineer’, Promenades, Red Ho
1906 1906 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Dreadnought’ launched, sparks naval race. San Francisco earthquake.
Bridlington: Victoria Terraces opened by the Lord Mayor of London. Disaster strikes Spa Hall, destroyed by fire
1916 1916 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Lloyd George replaces Asquith. Conscritption. Battle of Somme 60,000 Br.killed on 1st day
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1926 1926 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Miners’ strike May-Oct, General Strike May. Red telephone boxes. 1st Br Grand Prix
Bridlington: Queensgate and Avenues laid out
1936 1936 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Geo V dies. Edward VIII King (Jan-Dec). Jarrow March. Abdication crisis: Geo Vi King
Bridlington: Sewerby Estate opened by Amy Johnson
1946 1946 could be yours. Click to buy
World: UN founded.. Atom bomb, VJ day. First bananas!. BBC TV again. Bread rationing
Bridlington: Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild. Kirby’s toyshop
1956 1956 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Premium Bonds start. 1st nuclear power station. Suez Crisis, Russia invades Hungary
Bridlington: Sewerby Rd ‘cleared’, new housing. Sandascre started 450 houses
1966 1966 could be yours. Click to buy
World: England win World Cup. Aberfan disaster. 1st elec. Mainline, hovercraft, credit card
Bridlington: Rolling Stones at Spa. More cottages go, S Back Lane
1976 1976 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Hurricane (Jan) heatwave & drought. Selby coalfield opened. ‘Troubles’. Callaghan PM
Bridlington: Health centre Station Rd opened by Pr Margaret. Ebor Flats completed
1986 1986 could be yours. Click to buy
World: M25 completed. John McCarthy kidnapped. Start of GCSE., Casualty, MetroCentre
Bridlington: Bridlington won national ‘resorts’ competition. Final concert at Floral Pavilion
1996 1996 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Charles&Diana divorce. Dunblane massacre. Brit. Rail privatised
Bridlington: Burlington Infants opened, High St refurbished, SRB award, Duke of Ed to Yacht Club
1907 1907 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 1st Scout camp,European powered flight, modern taxi cabs. SOS adopted.
Bridlington: Floral clock installed. New Spa theatre & Opera House opened.
1917 1917 could be yours. Click to buy
World: WLA, WRNS founded. US joins war. Paschendaele. Russian Revolution. Bread rationed
Bridlington: Brirish airship sighted over Brid
1927 1927 could be yours. Click to buy
World: New land-speed record. First transatlantic telephone call. Total solar eclipse. Gales
Bridlington: Post Office moved to Quay Rd
1937 1937 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Coronation. Neville Chamberlain PM 999 calls introduced. First issue of Dandy
Bridlington: Grand Pavilion, Public Library, Queen’s Park opened
1947 1947 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Terrible winter, coal nationalised, Free school milk. India& Pakistan indep. Pr Eliz marries Pr Philip
Bridlington: Prolonged snowfall. New Yorkshire Belle trips started. Thompson hardware
1957 1957 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Start for: Royal Ballet, Tescos, ‘Which’. Macmillan PM. Asian flu. Smoking/cancer linked
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1967 1967 could be yours. Click to buy
World: 1st colour TV. Forsyte Saga, N Sea gas. Sandie Shaw wins Eurovision. Radio 1 starts
Bridlington: First Inshore lifeboat, boathouse opened.
1977 1977 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Queen’s Silver Jubilee. Red Rum 3rd win at National. Concorde start. Y Ripper fear.
Bridlington: New Pasture Lane estate started. St Mary’s RC School opened. Compr Schools formed
1987 1987 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Terry Waite kidnapped. BSE starts. AIDS . Herald of Free Enterprise, Kings X fire
Bridlington: Opening: B&Q, McDonalds, Coastguard HQ, and Leisure World (HRH Duchess of Kent)
1997 1997 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Dolly’ cloned. Blair & Lab win landslide. 1st Harry Potter. Diana dies. Queen’s Golden Wed.
Bridlington: WRVS HQ North St. Boyes takes over Binns. ‘Beside the Seaside’ museum opens
1908 1908 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Formal start of Scouts. Shackleton in Antarctica. 1st Model T Ford
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1918 1918 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bombs in London. RAF replaces RFC. Tsar etc killed. War ends Nov 11. Spanish flu
Bridlington: Damage caused by mine explosion
1928 1928 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Floods in London. Flying Scotsman train to Edinburgh. 1st Kings College Carols
Bridlington: Princess Mary opens Princess Mary Parade. Massive seaweed mountain on beach.
1938 1938 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bren gun adopted. Beano appears. PM sees Hitler, Munich Agreement. York Castle Museum
Bridlington: St George’s Girls School opened
1948 1948 could be yours. Click to buy
World: NHS starts. Also Brit Rail. Gas nationlaised1st Ed Festival. Israel set up. Pr Charles born
Bridlington: Harold McMillan, Billy Graham, visited. New war memorial opened
1958 1958 has been bought for Phil Harvey. And this is why: Phil Harvey was born 16th of December 1958.
World: Man U air crash, TV: Blue Peter, Grandstand. 1st Life peers, CND march. M1 starts
Bridlington: Amy Johnson trophies presented to Bridlington. 33 houses cleared S Back Lane
1968 1968 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ford Escort. M1 completed. 1st heart transplant. M L King assassinated. ‘Joseph’ prem.
Bridlington: Last steam train, coal gas. Bessingby rd dualled. Busiest B. Holiday ever
1978 1978 has been reserved for Tim Sykes.
World: Strikes, IRA continue. SERPS starts. Evita prem’d. Liverpool cathedral finished
Bridlington: BBC Songs of Praise in Priory. Kirkgate House opened
1988 1988 has been bought for Rebecca Y. And this is why: I was born in this year and I think it was a great year for pop music.
World: 1st Red Nose Day, house price boom, Education Act, Piper Alpha disaster, Lockerbie
Bridlington: Kingdom Hall built. Lloyd Hospital closes.
1998 1998 has been reserved for Tim and Angela Sykes.
World: Omagh bombing. Good Friday Agreement signed. G8 summit in B’m. ASBOs start
Bridlington: New Emmanuel Ch opened, Priory restoration complete, first marriage at Town Hall
1909 1909 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bleriot flies across Channel. BP founded in Persia
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1919 1919 could be yours. Click to buy
World: League of Nations founded. 1st transatlantic flight. First woman MP. Flu kills 000s
Bridlington: Peace Pageant. New Spa bought by Corporation
1929 1929 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Wall St crash, Stock Exchange collapse.. Labour govt. 1st TESCO shop. 1st TV broadcast
Bridlington: No-one knows what happened in Bridlington
1939 1939 could be yours. Click to buy
World: penicillin discovered. Petrol rationing. Sutton Hoo ship find. Evacuation. WW2 for UK
Bridlington: Flamborought Head bought by Bridlington Corpn. TUC conf. at Bridlington.
1949 1949 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Nat.Service replaces conscription. 1st launderette, computer, passenger jet
Bridlington: First houses on Westhill. Atlee at TUC. First jazz jamboree at Royal Hall
1959 1959 could be yours. Click to buy
World: UK postcodes start. 1st bit of M1 opens. Cod wars. Hovercraft built
Bridlington: St Mark’s Westhill opened
1969 1969 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Student sit ins. N Ireland ‘troubles’ begin. Moon landing. Harrier jump jet. 1st B&Q
Bridlington: Holy Trinity Restoration Appeal. Harbour footbridge built
1979 1979 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Winter of Discontent’. Mountbatten assass’d. Thatcher wins election – 1st woman PM
Bridlington: Last soft drinks factory closed. New P Lane School,Middleton Ct opened. Popn 28,590
1989 1989 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Start of M42, Sky TV, Fall of Berlin Wall, Marchioness & Hillsboro’ disasters. Lib Dems
Bridlington: Opening:Union Convalescent Home Limekiln Ln. Bridlington Hospital (HRH Duchess of Gloucester)
1999 1999 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Euro launched. Solar eclipse. Scottish parl’t Welsh Assembly. Minimum wage starts
Bridlington: Prince Charles opens Macmillan Wolds unit. Clough Hole devlt competed

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