This month on, Yesterday Uncovered, we slip back to the 1960’s and what an amazing decade that was. Here are a few details to launch our month of the 1960’s
1960 – Lego was seen at the Brighton Toy Fair for the first time in 1960 and the blocks took Britain by storm, guess what was on every child’s Christmas list.
1961 - The farthing coin, used since the thirteenth century, ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
1962 – Chris Bonington and Ian Clough becomes the first Britons to climb the north face of the Eiger
1963 - The Beatles began their career. They leapt to fame in 1963 with ‘Please, Please Me and had a Christmas No. 1 with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.
1964 - The British and French Governments announce commitment to build a tunnel under the English Channel
*1965 – Sir Winston Churchill dies aged ninety at Chartwell, his Kent home of more than forty years.
1966 – England won the football World Cup
1967 - First heart transplant operation was performed by surgeon Christiaan Barnard.
1968 - Published: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke.
1969 - On 2nd March 1969 Concorde, the world’s first supersonic passenger jet made its maiden voyage from Toulouse.
*Also in 1965 – The lives of three families would never be the same after the summer of 1965.
Storm Clouds Gathering: Storm clouds are gathering, silently and slowly, too far away to worry about. Or so it seems. But ignoring what is brewing will have dire consequences for the people caught up in the maelstrom. Shirley Burton is busy cheating on her husband. Kathleen Mitchell is too wrapped up in running around after her beautiful family and Anne Simpson has two things on her mind: her forthcoming marriage to Paul Betham and his controlling manner.
Storm Clouds Gathering is a story of human emotion, passion and heart-rending grief. Set against the backdrop of the mid-sixties, these three families will be tested to the limit as betrayal, loss and love threaten to change their lives forever.
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