An Apple Watch 2 Delay Is Much-Needed Good News for FitBit
Apple plans to hold its much-touted spring product event March 21. Learning the date of the event is fun, but of far greater importance, Apple has reportedly also scuppered its plans to unveil the second generation Apple Watch at the event. For context ...
Read more on Motley Fool

Apple Watch isn't a smash hit, but it could be a sleeper
LOS ANGELES — Nearly a year ago, the Apple Watch was released to great fanfare, with many in the tech press expecting the digital smartwatch to become the next must-have gadget. Some 11 months after its April 10 debut, billboards and TV ads touting ...
Read more on USA TODAY

Apple Watch 2 News and Updates: Apple sets an June 2016 Release for the Apple ...
Digital Trends reported that, Calling the Apple Watch and competing Android Wear smartwatches. Watch 2 is likely to pack its own GPS chip. It will feature an OLED display, and a powerful battery. In addition, many other smart wearables, overly ...
Read more on Crossmap

Nice Apple Watch News photos

Some cool Apple Watch News images:

DEMOfocus Mobile Technologies, Part 1 - Mediaspectrum, Inc.
Apple Watch News
Image by The DEMO Conference
Jay Cody, VP of Marketing at Mediaspectrum offers a new mobile technology called Adrenalin. It is the industry's first premium content and advertising platform for publishers to create rich, engaging, and customized news-reading apps for tablet devices like Apples iPad.

With more people "on-the-go", massive opportunity awaits those who create technologies for the anytime-anywhere economy. There is a frenzy among developers and other content companies intent on distribution across 3 screens: TV, PC, Smartphone / Tablet.

Join DEMO to reveal some of the hottest companies capitalizing on these trends. The following companies that are pitching their products are: from Action Flow
Adrenalin from Mediaspectrum, Inc.
ApScience, ApFeedback, ApBuzz from Apsalar, Inc.
Bitbop from Bitbop
Expert Maker AI-Search from ExpertMaker
Footfeed from Footfeed
Foound from Foound Pte Ltd
Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac from Parallels

For more information:
DEMO Fall 2010 Website

Follow DEMO on twitter:

Watch the live DEMO dashboard!

Social Media presented by New Media Synergy
Photos by Stephen Brashear
Stephen Brashear Photography

Apple Watch News
Image by DavidErickson
WATCH a Video Demonstration of the Flipboard.

Cool Apple Watch News images

Some cool Apple Watch News images:

Altogether now "Coates comes up from Somerset, where the cider apples grow"
Apple Watch News
Image by brizzle born and bred
"Coates comes up from Zummerzet, Whee the zoider apples grow..."

It was very cheap in the mid 1960s. I think one quart bottle cost about 2s 6d.

Cider is possibly the oldest of all alcoholic drinks. It is certainly the oldest alcoholic drink produced in the UK. However, it remains relevant to modern consumers and has a bright future thanks to the innovation and skills of Cider Makers.

This short news item from the late 1960's gives a quick history of cider making at Coates in Nailsea followed by the unveiling of a cider vat to the Wurzels with Adge and the boys singing (miming!) along to 'Drink Up Thy Zider'

Here are some of the best cider houses in the country:

Coronation Tap, Bristol (Avon) - Bristol's worst-kept secret

Tuckers Grave, Falkland (Somerset) - the Wurzels favourite cider house

Ye Olde Cider Bar, Newton Abbot (Devon) - One Of England's Last Remaining Cider Houses

PH - PY - Historical Bristol Street Directory 1871
Apple Watch News
Image by brizzle born and bred
Mathews' Bristol Street Directory 1871

Philadelphia Street, Broad Welr to Rosemary Street

Richard Collins, grocer & tea dealer
Robert Wall, timber & mahogany dealer
George P. Byrt, oil & color merchant
Joseph Pearce
James Wheeler Baxter, tailor
John P. Jones, senior, engraver
John Oliver
Thomas Downs
John Lewis
Edward Colston Bond
Jane Weeks, grocer
John White, haberdasher
James Incledon
James Bindon
John Smith, cabinet maker
Edward Harvey, baker
James M. Nixon, collector for animal’s friend society
Daniel Dolan
Harriet Kates
John White, general smith
Harriet Smith
Tobias Prigg
Charles Ingram
George Aust, grocer
William Dowsing, cabinet maker
John Bryant
John Newton
James Millard
James Owen, carpenter
William Pippin
Philip Long
Essa Brewery Co. - W. Rogers, agent

William Knight, vict, Queen's Head (pub) 1806 John Weston / 1816 - 28 Charles Ferebee / 1830 - 31 Sarah Ferebee / 1832 - 37 Robert Newbold / 1839 - 42 W. Woodcock 1844 John Jones / 1849 - 51 Patrick Murphy / 1853 - 54 Mary A. Smith / 1855 to 1859 John Bradshaw / 1860 - 61 Eliza Bradshaw 1863 - 79 William Knight / 1882 - 83 Job Morgan / 1885 William S. Simons / 1886 Joseph Hale / 1887 to 1888 William Fink 1889 - 92 Edwin Rodgers / 1894 - 96 George Broad / 1897 - 99 John Snook / 1901 Richard Bryant / 1904 - 37 Thomas Holley.

William S. Simons, vict, King George (pub) 1823 - 37 Samuel Smith / 1839 - 52 Mary Smith / 1853 to 1857 Thomas Thristle / 1858 to 1860 James Boulton / 1861 George Bawn 1863 Joseph Fish / 1867 - 69 Charles Good / 1871 - 81 William Simons / 1882 Artemus Stock / 1885 - 89 Henry Sparks 1891 Albert Burfitt / 1894 - 1901 James Withall / 1904 Walter Onion / 1906 Thomas Corcoran / 1909 - 21 Robert Free 1925 - 28 Beatrice May James.

Henry Hewitt, mason, vict, King William (pub) 1863 - 69 William Smith / 1871 Henry Hewitt / 1872 Thomas Downs / 1874 - 77 James O’Brien / 1878 E. Leeworthy 1881 Artemus Stock.

Philip Street, Temple Street to St. Philip’s Bridge

Mrs Millett, out-fitter
Thomas Drake
Jeptha Feltham
James Lewis

Henry Hill, vict, Giant's Castle (pub) the sixteenth century Giant’s Castle was lost around 1838 when work began on the bridge across the Avon from Temple Back to Queen Street. The pub was re-built nearby. 1794. John Bevan / 1800. Abraham Roach / 1811 - 16. William Davis / 1820 - 23. John Doughty / 1826 - 28. Christpher John Sparks 1830 - 31. Charles Hayes / 1832. Richard Williams / 1834 - 55. Thomas Merritt / 1856. Thomas Edwards / 1858. H. Findlater 1860. W. Flower / 1863 - 65. Richard Jones / 1866. M. A. Shear / 1867 to 1874. Henry Hill / 1875. Mrs. Hill / 1876. J. Bodey 1877. ? Hazeldene / 1881. Edward Bolwell.

Philip Street, Whitehouse Lane to Bright Bow, Bedminster

Richard Creedy
George Mayne, decorator
R. Hussey, shoe maker
Mrs S. Watts, grocer, etc
Mrs M. A. Curtis
William Watkins, grocer
Robert Smith, grocer
Jacob Heven, boot and shoe maker
George Brown, baker and grocer
Mary Ann Redmore, grocer
William Bray, grocer
William Toogood & Son, timber merchants
William Toogood
Henry Hurley, grocer

William Pitman, vict, Tanner's Arms (pub) Clarke Street. 1867 - 69. James Burge / 1871 - 72. William Pitman / 1874 - 76. William Mountjoy / 1878. J. Slocombe / 1879. George Naylor 1882. W. Hardwick / 1885 - 92. George Russell / 1896 to 1897. William Wookey / 1899. William Slade / 1901. Charles Wicks 1904. George Parker.

James Slocombe, vict, Barley Mow (pub) 1853 - 76. James Slocombe / 1877. F. Shiller / 1878 - 1909. William Warren / 1914 - 28. William Jones / 1931 - 38. George Thwaites 1944 - 75. Gladys Florence Thwaites.

G. Winstone Broad, vict, Maltster's Arms (pub) the Maltsters’ Arms was later named the Apple Tree. 1871 - 76. George Winstone Broad / 1877 to 1878. H. Palmer / 1879. Tom Bryant / 1881 - 87. Mary Besley / 1888 - 89. Edwin De Bank 1891 - 1904. Joseph Colenso / 1906 - 09. Henry Harvey / 1914. Charles Baker / 1917. Frank Collett / 1921. Clara Glanville 1925. Frederick Pullen / 1928. John Nash / 1931 - 38. Ann Selina Nash / 1944 - 53. Leonard King.

Charles Boone, vict, Spring Tavern (pub) 1871 - 78. Charles Boone / 1879 to 1891. Thomas Morgan / 1892 - 1917. Martha Hill / 1921 - 28. Joshua Hill / 1931. Florence Baker 1935 - 50. Kate Elizabeth York / 1951 to 1956. Gladys Irene Oram / 1956. A. E. Mills / 1968. Bert & Ivy Jacobs.

John Vowles, vict, Swan Tavern (pub) on the corner with Doveton Street the Swan was bombed on the 2nd December 1940. 1871. John Vowles / 1872 - 79. Olinthus Cook / 1881 - 82. George Stokes / 1883 to 1915. John Hill / 1916 to 1935. Charles Tweney 1936 to 1940. William Condon.

William Pitman, vict, Tanner's Arms (pub) Clarke Street. 1867 - 69. James Burge / 1871 - 72. William Pitman / 1874 - 76. William Mountjoy / 1878. J. Slocombe / 1879. George Naylor 1882. W. Hardwick / 1885 - 92. George Russell / 1896 to 1897. William Wookey / 1899. William Slade / 1901. Charles Wicks 1904. George Parker.

Phippen Street, Redcliff Hill to Thomas Street

Abraham Cole, dairyman
Daniel Gerry, coffee house
Joseph Charles Latham, currier, etc
Evan Short, china shop
Post Office
A. D. Taylor, hair dresser
Henry O. Rowland, shipwright
John Brewer, mason
John Seager, corn and flour dealer
Thomas Luke, junior. brass founder
George Perman, grocer
Model Lodging Houses
Robert Allen. organ builder
Robert Hall
Solomon Lewis, clothier
Ashley and Board, pawnbroker's
Mrs Jane Browning, boot shop
William Bryant
Francis Hill, joiner
Edward Roberts, mariner
Giles Stock, butcher
Abraham Morse, loan office
William E. P. Masey, enameller
Henry Morris, japanner
John Clements, com-trav
A. Ashmead, ironmonger

George Coombs, auctioneer, vict, York House & Railway Tavern (pub)

James Atkins, vict, Swindon Tavern (pub) 1851. Sarah Dowling / 1852. Isaac Dowling / 1853 - 55. J. Morrish / 1860. Thomas Baker / 1863 - 68. Samuel Potter 1869 to 1875. George Francis / 1876 - 79. James Atkins / 1881. Jane Atkins / 1883 - 91. Mark Radford / 1892. Betsy Browning 1896 - 1909. Harry Peet / 1914. George Winmill.

Mary Clouter, vict, Portcullis Tavern (pub) 1852. John Selley / 1853. Edward Johnson / 1853 to 1854. Isaac Crocker / 1855 - 60. John Hathaway / 1865 - 81. Mary Clouter 1882 - 83. Rebecca Sanders / 1886. H. Lilly / 1887. Frederick Creed / 1889 - 93. James Warfield / 1896. William Evans 1899. Charles Roe / 1901. James Thatcher.

James Barber, vict, Duke of Wellington (pub) 1860. James Burge / 1863. Josiah Peglar / 1865 - 69. H. Hamlin / 1871 - 89. James Barber / 1891 - 1917. James Church 1921 - 25. William Pullin / 1928 - 31. George Atkinson / 1935. John Chaffe / 1937 - 38. William Roberts.

Phoenix Place, Redcliff Mead Lane

Phoenix Street, Barton Hill

William Allen, tin plate worker
Richard Every, draper, etc
Jabez Brown
William Fitzgerald
George Harding
Robert Fothergill
Charles Cordy, grocer
G. Fussell, shopkeeper

Phoenix Street, (Little) Phoenix Street to Barton Hill

Piccadilly, Easton

Isaac Britten, beer retailer
Robert Kidner, grocer
Ephraim Noye, coal agent
John Williams, clerk

Pickering's Mills, bottom of Ashley Hill

Picton Lane, Picton Street

Picton Place, Picton Street

Picton Street, top of Stokes Croft to Montpelier

Frederick T. A. Tucker, grocer
W. Hitchins, accountant and registrar to St. James and St. Paul districts, Picton villa
Miss E. Estcott, greengrocer
Jabez Keeler, organ builder
Edwin Yandell, painter
Mrs Charles Hemmings, dairyman
Frank Merrett
Samuel Waite, carpenter & builder
Miss Augusta Wilkins, school
Chedgzoy & Allen, dress and mantle makers
Mrs Mary Ann Davey
Mrs Isabella Harris
Richard Gould Price
John N. Bailey
George Pearce
Miss Elizabeth Compton
Nicholas Langman
John Saunders, fly proprietor
James Millett, engineer
Mrs Sarah Beak, grocer
James Thomas, fly proprietor
John Anstey, greengrocer
William Hayes, joiner
Joseph Walker, butcher
John Bonis, French polisher
Richard Beacham
Misses J. & E. Simons
John George Dyer, boot maker
George Dyer, boot maker
Amelia Knapp
Mrs Elizabeth Watkins
Mary Peacock
George Dent, butcher
Daniel Hobbs
G. E. Sutton, bookbinder
Henry Sprod, carpenter
William Bateman
Thomas Gow, baker
Mrs Elizabeth Fry
Henry Roberts, coachman
Charles Hill
Miss Emma Johnson, school
Abraham H. Bridgeman, greengrocer
Robert Mercer, superintendent registrar for the district of Clifton
Edward Elphick
John Reed Boulton, news-agent
Sam M‘Guire, boot & shoe maker

James Hall, vict, Robert Burns (pub) 1863. Frederick Tarr / 1865. Elizabeth Tarr / 1869 - 87. James Hall / 1888 - 92. Ann Hall / 1896. Henry Evans 1899 - 1906. Henry Adams / 1909. Albert Trimnell / 1914. Robert Trimnell / 1917. Richard Reed.

John Cox, vict, General Picton (pub) 1837. George Hedges / 1839 - 63. John Cox / 1865 - 83. John Cox jnr / 1885 - 89. James Ellis / 1891 - 96. Thomas Challenger 1899. Caroline Brimble / 1901. Miss M. Brimble / 1904 - 06. Adelaide Hancock / 1914 - 17. Jessie May Clarke / 1921. George Hallett 1925 - 53. Walter Blackmore.

Charles Allen, grocer, vict, Crown & Dove (pub) 1853. John Clark / 1855 - 57. Charles Bryant / 1858 - 60. James Putt / 1863. J. Barrett / 1871 - 88. Charles Allen 1889. Charles Moule / 1891 - 93. Charles Dare / 1899 - 1906. William Boyce / 1909. Frederick Hall.

Pile Street, Phippen Street to Temple Street

Albert Daniel Morton, flour mills
Infant School

Ship (pub) Pile Street 1837. Samuel Bayley / 1839 - 40. Ann Bayley.

Emanuel Hibbs, vict, Ship & Castle (pub) 1800 - 06. James Jennings / 1816 - 20. James Farthing / 1822 - 23. Richard Wheeler / 1832. Catherine Day / 1853 - 89. Emanuel Hibbs 1891. F. Thomas / 1892. James Witcombe / 1896. John Edwards.

Mary Ann Stephens, vict, Wool Pack (pub) the Woolpack was previously named the Jolly Nailers. 1866 - 69. John Stephens / 1870 to 1877. Mary Ann Stephens.

Jenkin Edward Patch, vict, Lamb (pub) 1816 - 20. Joseph Lawson / 1822 - 26. Joshua Lawson / 1828 - 32. Sarah Lawson / 1834 - 42. Joseph Topham / 1847. Sarah Topham 1848 to 1854. Thomas Spurle / 1855 to 1865. John Seager / 1866. Edwin Orchard / 1867. William Griffiths / 1868 - 76. Jenkin E. Patch 1879. Edwin Patch,

Lamb & Flag (pub) Pile Street 1800. Richard Beck.

Pile Street, Bedminster

Piline’s Court, Hotwell Road

Pillinger’s Court, Hotwell Road

Pim’s Court, Narrow Plain

Pim’s Court, Horsefair

Pim’s Entry, Temple Street

Pinnel Court, Pinnel Street, Great Ann Street

Pinnel Street, Great Ann Street

Pipe Court, Pipe Lane, St. Augustine

Pipe Lane, St. Augustines Place to Frogmore Street

Fedolin Momber, decorative gilder
Edward Poole, french polisher
John Bridge
Elizabeth. Dawbin, grocer
William Radford
James Berry
Joseph Tavernor, mariner
Mary Tucker, butcher
Samuel Steeds
William Cox, turner
Jane Hole, grocer
John Dunn
Mrs Dunn, milliner
Charles Gray
John Maney
Joseph Smith

George Carter, vict, Ship (pub) 1752 Jane Smith / 1755 - 64 Thomas Cook / 1775 Jane Cook / 1792 - 94 Thomas Shorland / 1816 - 26 John Lyons 1828 - 34 Evan David / 1837 - 49 William Lock / 1851 - 56 George Strawbridge / 1858 - 60 Lewis Moss / 1861 to 1874 George Carter 1875 to 1878 William Turvey / 1879 to 1885 David Morgan / 1886 to 1888 Mary Ann Morgan / 1889 - 92 Alice Morgan 1894 William Vaughan / 1896 - 1901 Annie Morris.

Pipe Lane, Temple Street

?. Prior
William Hutchins & Co. potters
William Bush
G. Hunt, blacksmith
E. Abbott, mason
Charles Ottaway, corn stores
A. H. Smith, plumber & gas-fitter
H. Byrt, cooper, etc

Clement Pad?eld, vict, Warwick Arms (pub) 1851. Joseph Cox / 1853 - 54. Charles Cleves / 1858. Charles Good / 1863 - 77. Clement Padfield.

Richard Tovey, vict, Rising Sun (pub) 1839 - 66. John Hodgeson / 1867 - 69. Ann Hodgeson / 1871 - 77. Richard Tovey / 1879 - 91. Frank John Clifford 1892 - 96. Farnham Padfield / 1899. Julia Derrick / 1901. Caroline Macey / 1901. Charles Macey / 1904 - 06. Harriett Hucker 1909. Hannah Underdown / 1917 - 25. Mary Ann Withy.

Sarah Castle, vict, Royal Arms (pub) 1848 - 53. George Derrett / 1853. William Derrett / 1854 to 1856. John Clatworthy / 1857. Charles Good / 1857 to 1865. George Castle 1866 to 1878. Sarah Castle / 1879 - 83. Mary Ann Penny / 1885 - 86. Thomas Vickery / 1887 to 1888. Mark Rodburn 1889. Henry Powell / 1891 - 1901. John Butler / 1904. S. Rowe / 1906. Louisa Ciley.

Pithay, Wine Street to Little James’s Back & All Saint’s Street

Frederick Jones, clothes dealer
Ann Cook, pawnbroker
George Gardiner, plane maker
Abraham L. Broome, french polisher
William Guest, bottle dealer

James Bicker, vict, The Old Bell (pub) 1752 Mr Dove / 1764 William Glandenning / 1775 William Glendoning / 1800 Thomas Wilkins / 1806 James Ewins 1816 - 23 William Styles / 1826 - 28 William Forse / 1830 - 33 Henry Hodges / 1834 - 49 William Rooks / 1851 - 52 Thomas Boardman 1853 to 1866 Joseph James / 1867 - 77 James Bicker / 1879 - 80 Daniel Organ.

John Williams, vict, Blue Bowl (pub) The condition of this tavern was typical of buildings in this area which was cleared in the 1880’s and 90’s to make way for the Fry‘s chocolate factories. Today it would be at the junction of All Saints’ Street, Fairfax Street and Pithay. The landlord’s name on the sign above the window is John Williams the pub’s last licensee.

Timothy Organ, vict, Royal Oak (pub) 1847 - 58 Stephen Moore / 1860 - 66 George Freeman / 1867 - 81 Timothy Organ.

Pitville Place, Cotham Road

Capt and Mrs Lewin
Charles T. Wood
Stephen Prince

Pleasant Place, Clarence Road, Bedminster

Pleasant Place, Lawrence Hill

Plough Court, Thomas Street

Plume of Feathers Passage, 6, Wine Street

Polygon, North Green Street, Hotwells, and Cornwallis Crest

Rev. John James
Henry Tucker
George Priddy
Capt. Willialn McAdam
T. A. Dowle
Miss M. Major
John C. Saunders
John Jones
Joseph Sage, coal merchant
G. Anderson
Mrs. John W. Crankshaw
The Misses Welch

Pomphry's Court, Christmas Street

Pool's Court, Tower Street, Temple

Pool's Court, Blackfriar's, Lewins Mead

Pope's Parade, Merchant Street

Poplar Square, Redcliff Mead Lane

Portland Cottages, Wilder Street

Portland Court, Portland Street

Portland Place, Clifton Down to Mall Place

Tuckett Brothers, tea merchants
Depot for the sale of work of ladies of limited means
Miss L. H. Lang, dress maker, etc
John Singleton, jun. painter, Berlin and fancy goods
George Call, china and glass dealer
Mrs Call, glove cleaner
John Millard, tailor and draper
John Wilkinson, hosier and out-fitter
John Geary, grocer
Miss Ford, dress & mantle maker
Thomas Hunt, butcher
John Fulford, fruiterer
J. Lawrence, boot maker
Joseph Maggs, boot maker
Charles Wheeler, jun. bread and biscuit baker
James Bayley, Portland dairy
Miss M. A. Brooks, upholstress
James and John Hurn, butchers
Benjamin Chapman, fly proprietors, Gloster mews

Mrs Lucy Clyma, vict, St, Vincent's Rocks Inn (pub) this pub was later named the Royal Oak. 1863. Mary Drewett / 1867 - 75. Lucy Clyma / 1876 to 1877. Mary Craw / 1878 - 83. Tom Salter / 1885. Caroline Clark 1887 - 89. John Stone / 1891 - 92. Emily Stone / 1896. Henry Hurman / 1899 - 1904. Thomas Hobbs / 1906. Charles Cooper 1909. Walter Gregory / 1914. Henry Bray / 1917. Charles Thomas / 1921. Frederick Stallard.

Portland Place, Portland Street, Kingsdown

Portland Row, Wilder Street

Portland Square, St Paul’s

Matthew Weir, draper
Mrs W. D. Wills
T. B. Clements
Rev. James Hollins, M.A. (St. Clements)
Rev E. Day, (St Nicholas)
Frederick Augustus E. Day, surgeon
William Jones
Samuel Robertson
Joseph Goodall Lansdown, surgeon
Thomas Cross
William Kearsey
Hester Hickery
Mrs Holmes, boarding school
Thomas Hawkins, surgeon
Thomas Albert Beddoe
St. Paul's Church
Rev. Charles. Spencer Fripp (St. Paul’s)
William George Ormerod, surgeon
Rev. Philip Sleeman (St. Paul’s)
Charles Baker
Daniel Horwood, surveyor
Robert Fendick, surgeon
R. George Fendick, surgeon
Joseph Russel Grindon
Elizabeth Rootsey
Charles Henry Macintosh
William Thomson, wholesale tea dealer
Robert Nott
Edward Doddrell
Henry Dykes
Thomas Bell
Henry Guy
Rev. Richard Cornall (Emanuels,’ St. Philip’s)

Portland Street, Portland Place to Rodney Place, Clifton

Isabella Spratt, butcher
James Fursman, halr dresser, etc
James Price, wine & spirit merchant
Robert R. Wheeler, grocer, Portland house

(Jame's Place)

Mrs H. Burston
Mrs Brown
Robert Cave
John Stower, wheel-chair manufacturer
George Drew
Thomas Leake
?. Carter, carpenter

(Carter's Buildings)

Miss Eliza Spragg
Mrs Rogers, juvenile dress maker
Frederick Mitchell, billiard marker
William Bailey, carpenter
Jesse Moncks
George Goss, paper hanger, etc
Ann Hill, fruiterer, etc
Mrs Gordon, french corset depot
William Hemmings, boot maker
Mrs Withers, lace & shawl cleaner
A. A. Fennell, milliner, etc
John Bryant, tea dealer and grocer
William Thatcher, plumber
R. Harvey, sewing machine dealer

Mary Crane, vict, Clifton Commercial inn (pub) 1847 - 54. John Crane / 1855 to 1872. Mary Crane / 1873 to 1877. John C. Crane / 1877 to 1881. Annie E. Crane / 1882. W. T. Sweet 1883. Mrs. Hellon / 1885 - 87. Caroline King / 1889. George Silcocks / 1891. Emma May Matthews / 1892. Harriet Poland 1894. Edward Phillips / 1896 - 1904. James Perry / 1906. Mary Ann Perry / 1909. James Chaplin / 1914. Daniel Sims 1917 - 21. Emmeline Winifred Peach / 1925 - 28. Jessie Agnes Pearce / 1931. William Gillard / 1932. Kate Matilda Gillard 1933 - 50. John Frederick Weedy / 1953. Sarah Elizabeth Bishop.

Portland Street, Paul Street to Cotham Road, South

Industrial School
Miss Jane Codd
Portland Chapel
Mr. Harle
Charles Hatfield
Samuel Macey
George Knight
Sarah Greaves
Samuel Tanner, Portland house
George Nelson, Portland Nursery
Mrs Silvia Bartley, 1, Portland place
Mrs Kemp, 2, Portland place
Thomas Samuel Robins, glazier, etc
John Lyde
James Onion
Miss Mary Sale
John Bolt
James Gillett
Isaac Lifton, greengrocer
George Mawlett
John Hawkin
James Madge
William Jenkins
Jonathan C. Morrish
Joseph Cooper,Bath chair proprietor
F. C. Maker, professor of music
James Lee Burnet, grocer etc

Portland Terrace, 7, Portland Street

Portland Terrace, Wilder Street

Portwall Lane, 73, Redcliff Street to Temple Gate

Bristol Wagon Works Co.
Charles William Gregory, M.R.C.V.S.L. and farrier
Elizabeth Merritt, haulier
Harriett Russell, shopkeeper
Thomas Spear, engineer
Lucy Rowe, rag dealer
Methodist Free Church
Daniel Williams, cooper
Jesse Lewis, fish and game dealer

(Tubal Place)

William Greenslade
Mrs House, dressmaker
Mrs Cannock, stay maker
James Gillett
Pile Street Free School
Thomas Spear, engineer
F. Cobley, haulier, hay dealer etc

John Richards, vict, Carpenter's Arms (pub) 1851 - 66. Robert Jones / 1867 - 69. Jacob Branch / 1871 - 72. John Richards / 1875 - 76. George Bater / 1877. J. Hedges 1878. George Gardner / 1881 - 91. Edward Field / 1892. Philip Pill / 1896. William Milkins / 1899. Selina Winter.

John Whitehead, vict, Portwall House Tavern (pub) 1871 - 72. John Whitehead / 1874. Richard Snook / 1875 to 1876. Edward Jenkins / 1877. J. Wicker / 1878 to 1882. Edwin Lyons 1883 to 1885. Emma Lyons / 1886 to 1887. Thomas Sully / 1888. William Carter / 1889. Charles Rogers / 1891. Thomas Sully 1892 - 1935. Sarah Sully / 1937 - 44. Florence Crandon / 1950 - 53. Thomas Tidy / 1975. A. J. Bishop.

Potter's Alley, Little Philip‘s Plain

Potter's Court, Little Ann Street

Pottery Lane, Barton Hill

Pounting’s Court, Jacob’s Wells

Power Street, Hotwells

Poyntzpool, Bragg's Lane, back of West Street

Joseph Miller, beer retailer & marine store dealer
Myer Cohen, dealer in china
Abraham Parker, greengrocer, etc
John Hill
Frederick Peasley, clothes dealer
Henry Horsman, grocer
Mary Ann Smallwood, grocer
John H. Steel, boot and shoe maker

Pratten’s Court, Little Ann Street

Prewett Place, Prewett Street, Cathay

Prewett Street, Cathay

Henry Gates
Elizabeth Hanks
John W. Painter
William Hurd, boot and shoe maker
Arnold & Co. brewers
H. and T. Proctor, manure works

Charles Ellis, vict, (Blue) Bell (pub) the Bell is at present boarded up and its future as a pub is in doubt. 1752. William Chatterton / 1770 - 75. John Hemborough / 1792. Mrs. Barry / 1794. Mary Baker / 1800 - 06. James Baker 1816. John King / 1820 - 23. Samuel Fowler / 1826 - 28. J. Taylor / 1830 - 44. George Corner / 1847. Sarah Lawrence 1848. George Wickings / 1849. John Skelton / 1851. Simon Scrase / 1852. Henry Newman / 1853 - 72. Charles Ellis 1874 - 76. Alfred Holder / 1877. John McNamara / 1878 - 94. George Warren / 1896 - 1901. Frederick Bryant / 1904. Henry Dary 1906. Edward Butler / 1909 - 17. Alfred Garland / 1921 - 44. Eleanor Lennox / 1950 - 53. Henry Hickery / 1960. Herbert W. Moss 1975. L. P. Hewett.

Prince Street, Marsh Street to Grove

George Knew, fruiterer
Stephen Alsop, shipping butcher
Samuel O. Nott, hair dresser
Thomas Pike, commission broker
J. & C. Wood, African merchants
Edward Reed, sail maker
William Wareham, sail maker
J. Thomas, agent for Arnott’s stout
Henry Smith, grocer
Thomas P. Hammond
Moore, Hanson, and Ford, wine & spirit merchants
John Gould, pump and block maker
Henry S. Pierey, refreshment house
George Blannin, boot maker
James Britt, painter, etc
Local Board of Health Office
William Thomas Pearse, tailor
William Simmester, agent
George Monks, wheelwright
Jacob Wallington, painter
Mrs. Rawle, coal merchant
James and Robert Bush, bonded warehouse
John J. Millard
Elizabeth Berry, lodging house
Daniel Britt, painter
Thomas Ellis Hunt, lodging house
Philip Pope, lodging house
Magnus Cates, ship broker
French Consulate
G. A. Cates, engineer
General Steam Navigation Co. secretary, George Davies
Ellen Houghton, lodging house
J. J. Miller
Richard Henry Lambert, merchant
Office of Local Board of Marine
T. Dallin, sail maker
Dorothy Ann Bodey, lodging house
Schweitzer Bros., ship chandlers
Mrs. Sarah Mortley
Elizabeth Crew, grocer
Joseph Foster, tailor
E. Hook, watch-maker
William Holder
John Blair, nautical instrument maker
Capt J. Fursier, teacher of navigation
John Hurley
Robert Southcott, shipping butcher
William Blake, seaman
Robert Southcott, grocer
John Phelan, poulterer, etc

Edward Price, vict, Merchants' Arms (pub) On the corner with King Street. The pub’s name was a compliment to the Merchant Venturers’ Hall, which was just across the road.

William Jones, vict, Cardiff Castle (pub) the Cardiff Castle was previously named the Old England Tavern. 1867 - 69 Owen Owens / 1869 - 71 William Jones / 1872 John Griffiths / 1874 - 76 David Price.

Margaret Puckey, vict, Shakespere Hotel (pub) Listed in 1806 as the Shakespeare & American Tavern. The Shakespeare is still trading.

John Tapscott, vict, Royal Oak (pub) the Royal Oak was bombed January 1941. 1800 Miles Kelly / 1806 John Somerfield / 1816 William English / 1822 Thomas White / 1826 - 39 Thomas G. Smith 1842 - 44 Charles Cooper / 1847 - 51 Henry Harvey / 1853 William Payne / 1853 Ann Payne / 1854 - 63 Robert Chapman 1865 - 83 John Tapscott / 1885 - 91 Samuel Joy / 1892 to 1897 William Elkanah Wookey / 1897 - 1917 George Bacon 1921 Edward Colston Saunders / 1925 Mrs. Hall / 1928 David Stephens / 1931 - 38 Bertram Smitten.

Nicholls & Hedges, Assembly Room Hotel 1811 Amelia Abbott / 1820 - 28 William Black / 1831 Elizabeth Black / 1832 to 1840 Hobson Reed Walton / 1841 James Doughty 1844 - 55 John Sainsbury / 1856 - 69 William Hedges / 1871 - 75 Nicholls & Hedges / 1877 Miss L. A. Hedges / 1878 J. Murphy 1879 to 1882 Julia Evans / 1883 William Turvey.

George Jennings, vict, Albion Hotel (pub) To the right of Alderskey Lane opposite the Merchants’ Arms, the Albion was one of four public houses removed for the C.W.S. building around 1900.

Prince Street, Bishop Street to Grosvenor Road

Henry Pavey
Mrs Maria Baker
Joseph Davis
Daniel Ford
Frederick Stacey
Walter Bartleet
Robert C. Newton, greengrocer
John Marsh, Prince brewery
Emily L. Stone, milliner, etc
Mrs Rossiter
A. Allen
Mrs Cox
William Hendy
Charles Matthews
George Porter, carpenter & builder
Charles Allen
Mrs Naish
Edmund J. Symes, builder
Walter Henry Adams, tailor
Henry Bennett
Mrs Needes, ladies’ day school
William Pointing Haw

Prince Street, Spring Street, Bedminster

Prince Street, Dings

Prince Street, Eugene Lane, Temple Street

Prince Frederick Court, Maudlin Street

Prince's Buildings, Kingsland Road

Prince’s Buildings Oxford Road, Dings

Prince's Buildings, Royal York Crescent to Prince's Place

Isaac Kempster, Prince’s cottage
William Forder, lodging house
William Smith
Miss Ann Southwood
Mrs Wall, lodging house
George Pinder
George Stacey, lodging houses
Mrs. Galbraith
Mrs. E. Lambe
Mrs Williams
G. T. Cuthbert
Misses Jane and Priscilla Baynes
Rev. Thomas B. Lancaster
Mrs Wall, Sion cottage
James Bush, St. Vincent's priory

Prince's Buildings, Avon Street, St Philips

Prince's Place, Victoria Street to Prince's Buildings

William Mason, watch & clock maker
Depot for the sale of work by ladies of limited means
William Williams
George Burbidge
Samuel Maggs, plumber
Henry Wiltshire, mason
Sander Hayes, dairyman
Mrs Lawrence, eating house
Michael Davies, carpenter & undertaker, Nelson cottage
Ebenezer Austin, Clifton Chronicle
Charles Phillips, fly-proprietor
F. Parr, jobmaster
Elias Langfield, jobmaster
John Martin, boot maker
John Norley, carpenter
E. Mills, Bath chair proprietor
A. Hood, carpenter
John Pavey, sculptor
S. Smith, lapidary
Edward Ford, mason
Mrs Winter, monthly nurse
T. P. Palmer, plumber
White and Richards, builders, etc
John Dunne, accountant
Isaac Kempster, carpenter
Horatio Godfrey, butler
Henry James Frost French, grocer
Richard W. Moore, grocer and tea dealer
George Wyatt, basket maker, etc
George Harris
James Parris
Mrs Grant, upholstress
William John Withers, lodging house, Prince’s cottage
T. Davis, carpenter and undertaker
Ambrose Smith, plumber

(Nelson Buildings)

Richard Joseph Basstone, tailor
Isaac Andres, chimney sweeper
William Thomas, gardener
Charles Phillips, livery stables, Nelson mews
Michael Davies, carpenter
City Parcel Office, J. C. Wall

John Cruwys, vict, Nelson House (pub) still standing but now a private House. 1853 - 65. William Jarvis / 1866 - 69. Henry Snook / 1871. John Cruwys / 1872. George Briggs / 1874 - 89. Alfred Pidgeon 1891. William Furber / 1892 - 94. John George / 1896. Edwin Lentell / 1897. Charlotte Pain / 1899. E. G. Dutfield / 1901. H. J. Moore 1904. Octavius Hares / 1906. Henry Mordy / 1909. William Hughes.

James Bassett, stables, vict, Greyhound (pub) 1865 - 1921. James Bassett / 1925 - 40. George Evans / 1940 to 1950. William Biggs / 1950 - 53. Albert Knowles / 1975. H. J. Niemira.

Aaron S. Symes, vict, Suspension Bridge House (pub) Sion Mews. 1839 - 42. William Rowe / 1844 - 59. Elizabeth Rowe / 1866 - 72. Edward Tomlinson - Barrow / 1875. A. Long 1876 to 1877. John Williams / 1878. Mary Davis / 1879 to 1896. Jesse Lane / 1897. Marian Dobbyn / 1899 - 1906. George Broackes 1909. Charles May. Elizabeth Rowe was a grocery dealer and beer retailer.

George Davis, vict, Crown & Dove (pub) 1871 - 79. George Davis / 1882. Ann Davis / 1883. Fanny Wise / 1885 - 89. Thomas Speed / 1891 - 1906. Amelia Speed 1909. Mrs. Frances Shears / 1914. William Shears / 1917 - 28. Ernest Williams / 1931 - 35. William Thorne.

Solomon Mundy, vict, New inn (pub) 1861 - 72. Solomon Munday / 1875. William Frost / 1876 - 79. Eliza Frost / 1882 - 83. Robert Richardson / 1885 - 86. Charles Wilkie 1887. Henry Cuff / 1889. William Cole / 1891. Charles Crook / 1892. Alfred Hood / 1896. William Beckley / 1897 - 99. John Bell 1901. R. Dilling.

Prince’s Place, Prince Street, Spring Street, Bedminster

Prince's Row, Dighton Street

Princess Amelia Court, Pipe Lane, St. Augustines

Princess Place, Horfield

Princess Street, Redcliff Crescent to Whitehouse Street

Samuel Milton, marine stores

Elizabeth Herniman, vict, Dove (pub) 1848 - 60. William Prosser / 1863. Elizabeth Prosser / 1865 - 66. William Prosser / 1867 to 1868. William Prosser & Elizabeth Herniman 1871 - 77. Elizabeth Herniman / 1878 to 1882. Mary Dashfield / 1883 - 89. Edward Westaway / 1891 - 1925. Alfred Turner 1928. Alfred Turner (jnr).

William Weeks, vict, Rising Sun (pub) Spring Street. 1837 - 63. John Evered / 1871 - 89. William Weeks / 1891. William Chidsey / 1892. William Feltham / 1896. Jim Rendle 1899. Bertram Hooton / 1901 - 04. Eli Stenner / 1906 - 38. Victor Sims / 1944. Leonard Greedy / 1950 - 53. Elizabeth Greedy.

Princess Villas, Horfield

Priory, Canon Street, St. James

Pritchard Court, Holton Street

Pritchard Street, Portland Square to Newfoundland Street

Charles Plowman
Virtue & Co. publishers & book-sellers. agent, T. B. Cooking
Frederick Palmer
Miss Selkirk, school
Jacob Hollister
James Jones, junr. printer
Edward Joll
John Wallis
George Darkey, cabinet maker
William Ford, boot manufacturer
James Lander, leather seller
Jonah Stenner, St. Paul’s dairy
S. J . Barber
?. Tutcher
William Smallcombe
William Rogerson Scott
John B. Wall, auctioneer
Norcott Morley
George Neville
Thomas Porteous
Thomas Bryant
Thomas White Bond
Miss Jane Thomas
Mrs Capenhurst
William N. Venman
James Biggs
Moses Blanckensee

Prospect Avenue, Horfield Road to Alfred Hill

Prospect Cottages, Windmill Hill

Prospect Parade, Baptist Mills

Walter T. Matthews, lithographer

Prospect Place, Baptist Mills

Mrs Morgan
William Price, carpenter, Barton house

Prospect Place, Fairfield Road, Montpelier

Prospect Place, Cotham Brow

Prospect Place, Victoria Road, Bedminster

Prospect Place, Durdham Down

Prospect Row, St. Georges Road

Prospect Terrace, Victoria Road, Bedminster

John Vickery, grocer
Mrs Gallop
Joseph Daunton
Frederick Heale
Daniel M. Whittard, accountant
Henry Thompson
John Keens

Providence Avenue, Redcliff Street

Providence Buildings, 42, Guinea Street

Providence Court, St. James’s Back

Providence Court, Eugene Street, Marlborough Street

Providence Place, Hope Chapel Hill

Providence Place, Avon Street, Temple

Providence Place, Whitehouse Place, Bedminster

Providence Place, Mill Lane

Providence Place, Windmill Hill

Providence Place, Zion Road, St. Philip's

Providence Place, Cheese Lane

Providence Place, Tankard’s Close

Providence Place, Eugene Street

Providence Place, Gloster Road

Providence Place, Hillgrove Street

Pump Court, St. George's Road

Pump Court, Lower College Street

Pump Court, Pile Street

Pump Court, West Street, Bedminster

Pump Lane, Phippen Street

Punter’s Court, Jacob's Wells

Purnell’s Rents, Tower Street

Pylle Hill, Totterdown

Frederick Bayston, Park view house
Oswald Jones
William Brock, Belle view house

Q - Bristol Street Directory 1871

[Watching series game from rooftops, Philadelphia (baseball)] (LOC)
Apple Watch News
Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

[Watching series game from rooftops, Philadelphia (baseball)]

[1914 Oct. 9]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Original data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards: Watching series game from rooftops.
Corrected tate based on research by the Pictorial History Committee, Society for American Baseball Research, 2006.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

General information about the Bain Collection is available at

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL):

Call Number: LC-B2- 3260-4

Nice Apple Watch News photos

Check out these Apple Watch News images:

Apple Watch News
Image by mrbill78636
... if I tell you, "I have good news and I have bad news, which do you want to hear first?" Most people will ask for the bad new first. So this is a "bad news" email.

I watched a movie this morning that was so utterly bad, I finished it at just over half way through. It had an actress who had brought magic into my life in other movies and this one she only had a short part in before she was killed off. I would have to say the genre of this film could best be described as 'GORE!"

I don't do gore too well, not that I have a weak stomach or faint easily, but I always become repulsed thinking not about the gore itself, but about the people who feed on gore and get some type of magical pleasure from it. It makes we wonder if they're the kind of people who torture little animals and put razor blades in apples for the trick-or--treaters. I wonder about how many GORE people there are and how much pain they are causing all over the world.

Anyway, I just wanted you to know and the official Magic experienced email will come later.

I just bought a movie on Amazon, downloaded to my Amazon Movie Library and it is a real winner, based on an Oscar Wilde short story ... "Mrs. somebody's Fan" ... I'll have the correct name in the good new email and an image I feel is comprehensive. I only found out the movie was based on writing by Oscar Wilde, but all through the movie I noticed little phrases I thought were wonderful and hoped I could remember them. I may have to search out the Wilde short story and see if the quotes are his. I especially liked this one, "There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future." This will be the good news Email.

The only magic in this movie is Lena Headey, a British Actress, who brilliantly plays the part of a Southern housewife. Her ability with dialect reminded me of Meryle Streep in "Sophie's Choice" another magic producing movie.

TV Shows We Used To Watch - Christmas 1959
Apple Watch News
Image by brizzle born and bred
Christmas 1959

Christmas Eve 1959 - Thursday 24th December 1959 BBC Television

2:30pm Watch with Mother

(Watch With Mother was a cycle of children's programmes created by Freda Lingstrom. Broadcast by BBC Television from 1952 until 1973, it was the first BBC television series aimed specifically at pre-school children, a development of BBC radio's equivalent Listen with Mother, which had begun two years earlier. In accordance with its intended target audience of pre-school children viewing with their mothers, Watch With Mother was initially broadcast between 3:45 pm and 4:00 pm, post-afternoon nap and before the older children came home from school.

The choice of Watch With Mother for the title of the series was intended "to deflect fears that television might become a nursemaid to children and encourage 'bad mothering'"

2:45pm "The Man from 1997", comic fantasy with Charles Ruggles

3:30pm Faraway Look

4:40pm "The Apple Tree with the Golden Apples", a Czechoslovak film

5pm Children's Newsreel

5:10pm Crackerjack

(Crackerjack was a British children's comedy/variety BBC television series. It started on 14 September 1955 and ran for over 400 shows, first in black and white and later in colour, until 21 December 1984.)

5:55pm News and Weather

6:25pm Christmas Fare

6:30pm Carols from Canterbury

7:5pm James Stewart in the film "Trail to Christmas"

7:30pm Julie Andrews in "The Gentle Flame", by Francis Essex

8:15pm Menotti's Christmas Story with "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

9pm News Summary

9:5pm Rosalind Russell in the film "Sister Kenny"

10:55pm-12midnight Midnight Mass of the Nativity, from the Roman Catholic Bergkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria

Christmas Eve 1959 - Thursday 24th December 1959 ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)

4:45pm For Children - Small Time

5pm For Children - Canadian Friends

5:55pm News

6:15pm Close Up with Herbert Lom

6:45pm Children's Carol Service

7pm Rawhide (western series)

8pm Dotto

8:25pm This Week

8:55pm The Deputy (western series)

9:25pm News

9:35pm Merry With Medwin

10:30pm Dial for Music

11pm News

11:2pm Dick and the Duchess

11:25pm Crooked Path

11:50pm-1:5am The First Communion of Christmas - Midnight Mass

Christmas Day 1959 - Friday 25th December 1959 BBC Television

8:30am George Mitchell Glee Club and Dennis Wilson Quartet

9-9:3am The Queen's recorded Christmas Message to the Commonwealth (sound only)

11pm Morning Service from St. George's Parish Church, Stockport

11:45pm Programme from the International Pestalozzi Children's Villages

12:15pm "Meet Mr. Kringle" film comedy

1pm News Summary

1:5pm Max Jaffa's Trio, Alicia Markova and the Linden Singers

1:35pm "Day's Before Christmas" Canadian film

2pm Boots and Saddles (western series)

2:25pm While Angels Watch

3pm Chipperfield's Circus Festival

4pm Billy Cotton's Christmas Party

4:45pm Barrie's "A Kiss for Cinderella"

5:15pm News Summary

6:20pm Christmas Night with the Stars

7:35pm Harry Belafonte in "Songs of Many Lands"

8:20pm Gary Cooper in "High Noon"

9:45pm News Summary

9:50pm "Bleak House" (part 11 final episode)

10:20pm Make May for Music

10:50pm Epilogue followed by Weather Report

Christmas Day 1959 - Friday 25th December 1959 ITA - Associated Rediffusion (London)

10:45am The Nativity

11:10am Christmas Morning Service from the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster

12noon This Wonderful World

12:30pm The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour

(Dickie Henderson, OBE (30 October 1922 – 22 September 1985) was a London-born entertainer.)

12:55pm News

1pm Christmas Box

2pm Cyril Stapleton and his Orchestra

3pm The Queen

3:5pm "A Girl in Every Port" starring Groucho Marx

4:15pm Happy Christmas

4:45pm Richard Todd presents

5:30pm Educating Archie

(Educating Archie was a BBC Light Programme comedy show broadcast from June 1950 to February 1958 on Sunday lunchtimes featuring ventriloquist Peter Brough and his doll Archie Andrews. The programme was successful despite a ventriloquist on radio seeming strange, though in the United States, Edgar Bergen with Charlie McCarthy had also undertaken radio work. Educating Archie averaged 15 million listeners, and a fan club boasted 250,000 members. It was so successful that in 1950, after only four months on the air, it won the Daily Mail's Variety Award.)

6pm "Once Upon a Christmas" starring Mavis Traill

6:30pm News and Sports Results

6:45pm The Christmas Hour with Hughie Green

7:45pm Emergency - Ward 10

(Emergency – Ward 10 is a British television series shown on ITV between 1957 and 1967. Like The Grove Family, a series shown by the BBC between 1954 and 1957, Emergency – Ward 10 is considered to be one of British television's first major soap operas.)

8:15pm The Army Game

(The Army Game is a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1957 to 1961. Made in black-and-white, it is about National Service conscription to the post-war British Army. It was created by Sid Colin. Many stars, like Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Bernard Bresslaw, Alfie Bass and Dick Emery became household names, and appeared in the Carry On films, which began with Carry On Sergeant, virtually a spin-off. It was made for the ITV network by Granada Television.)

8:45pm Take Your Pick

(Take Your Pick! was a United Kingdom game show originally broadcast by Radio Luxembourg in the early 1950s. The show transferred to television in 1955 with the launch of ITV, where it continued until 1968. As it was the first game show broadcast on commercial television in the UK (and the BBC did not at that point offer monetary prizes on its game shows), it was also by default the first British game show to offer cash prizes.)

9:15pm The Macomber Affair

10:45pm News

10:50pm The Turn of the Screw (Act 1) followed by the Weather

11:45pm The Epilogue

Boxing Day 1959 - Saturday 26th December 1959 BBC Television

12noon-5pm Grandstand
- Boxing
- Horse Racing from Kempton Park
- Motor Racing from Brands Hatch
- Football and Racing Summaries

5pm Whirlybirds

(Whirlybirds (sometimes called The Whirlybirds or Copter Patrol) is a syndicated American drama/adventure television series, which aired for 111 episodes — broadcast from February 4, 1957, through January 18, 1960. It was produced by Desilu Studios.)

5:25pm "The Three Princes" by Rex Tucker

6:15pm News Summary and Weather

6:22pm Laramie

(Laramie is an American Western television series that aired on NBC from 1959 to 1963. A Revue Studios production, the program originally starred John Smith as Slim Sherman, Robert Fuller as Jess Harper, Hoagy Carmichael as Jonesy and Robert L. Crawford, Jr., as Andy Sherman.)

7:10pm Dixon of Dock Green

(Dixon of Dock Green was a BBC television series following the activities of police officers at a fictional Metropolitan Police station in the East End of London from 1955 to 1976. Some episodes were later remade as a BBC radio series in 2005 and 2006.)

7:40pm Mother Goose with Frankie Howard

(The Boxing Day pantomime, recorded before an invited audience of 1,500, was Mother Goose starring Frankie Howard in his first role as a pantomime dame.)
9:10pm News Summary

9:15pm Quatermass and the Pit (Part 1)

(Quatermass and the Pit is a British television science-fiction serial, originally transmitted live by BBC Television in December 1958 and January 1959. It was the third and last of the BBC's Quatermass serials, although the character would reappear in an 1979 ITV production simply entitled Quatermass. Like its predecessors, Quatermass and the Pit was written by Nigel Kneale.)

10:45pm Old-Time Music Hall

(The Good Old Days was a popular BBC television light entertainment programme which ran from 1953 to 1983.

It was performed at the Leeds City Varieties and recreated an authentic atmosphere of the Victorian–Edwardian music hall with songs and sketches of the era performed by present-day performers in the style of the original artistes.

The audience dressed in period costume and joined in the singing, especially "Down at the Old Bull and Bush" which closed the show. The show was compered by Leonard Sachs. In the course of its run it featured about 2,000 performers.)

11:45pm Weather

Boxing Day 1959 - Saturday 26th December 1959 ITA - Associated Television (ATV London)

1:10pm News

1:15pm Ballroom Dancing, Horse Racing, Ice Show, Wrestling & Sports Results

5pm Patrick O'Hagan (songs)

(Patrick O'Hagan Songs was an Australian television series starring the Irish tenor. It was produced by station ATN-7 in November 1958, and began being broadcast in early 1959. Unlike most Australian-produced series of the era, which were live, Patrick O'Hagan Sings was produced directly on film, with a total of 26 episodes made, each of which was designed to fit in a quarter-hour time-slot. Patrick O'Hagan sang songs in the series.)

5:15pm Robin Hood

(The Adventures of Robin Hood is a British television series comprising 143 half-hour, black and white episodes broadcast weekly between 1955 and 1959[2] on ITV. It stars Richard Greene as the outlaw Robin Hood and Alan Wheatley as his nemesis, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The show followed the legendary character Robin Hood and his band of merry men in Sherwood Forest and the surrounding vicinity. While some episodes dramatised the traditional Robin Hood tales, most episodes were original dramas created by the show's writers and producers.)

5:45pm News

6pm Cannonball

(Cannonball was a 1958 Normandie Productions and ITC Entertainment co-production half-hour family drama series. Filmed in Canada but starring two American actors, the series followed the adventures of Mike Malone and Jerry Austin as they drove trucks across the US and Canada for the fictitious C&A Transport Company Ltd. The truck depicted in the series is believed to be that of a GMC Model 950 COE (cab-over engine) diesel tractor built and sold in the same decade by General Motors.

The series would appear to be unusual, as sources say it is one of the few ITC productions to air on ABC Weekend TV in the UK. Because Associated TeleVision (ATV) owners of ITC, also ran the London weekend and Midlands weekdays ITV companies, they tended to hold the rights for ITC series in order to show each one in the Midlands (where ABC was the weekend operator) during the week.

The series ran for 39 episodes in monochrome. In the last episode, Austin who was Malone's co-driver on the truck has a chance to go back and finish college. Malone knows this and knows he won't because Austin doesn't want to split their partnership. In his yearly medical, Malone pretends to have tunnel vision (lack of peripheral vision) which means he can't drive trucks any more. This means Austin is now free to go to college.)

6:30pm Boy Meets Girls

(Boy Meets Girls was a UK popular music TV show which was launched in September 1959 replacing the earlier show Oh Boy!.

The show was presented and produced by Jack Good. Marty Wilde was the principal resident male artist and The Vernons Girls were the female residents. Joe Brown made regular appearances. Other artists appearing included Terry Dene, Freddy Cannon, Little Tony & His Brothers, Adam Faith and Cliff Richard.

The director was Rita Gillespie for ABC Weekend Television part of the ITV network.
It closed in 1960; all 26 episodes were subsequently wiped, and none survives in ITV's archive as of 2009.)

7pm Wyatt Earp

(The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is a western television series loosely based on the life of frontier marshal Wyatt Earp. The half-hour black and white program aired for 229 episodes on ABC from 1955 to 1961 and featured Hugh O'Brian in the title role.)

7:30pm Tommy Steele in This Particular Show

(Tommy Steele OBE (born Thomas William Hicks, 17 December 1936), is an English entertainer. Steele is widely regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star.)

8:25pm The Voodoo Factor (Episode 3)

(Hard-driven scientist David Whittaker finds himself battling for the survival of the world against a disease spreading from a tropical island caused by a legendary spider-goddess.

Stars: Maurice Kaufmann, Maxine Audley, Philip Bond)

8:55pm News

9pm The Four Just Men

(The Four Just Men was a 1959 Sapphire Films production for ITC Entertainment. It ran for one season of 39 half-hour monochrome episodes.)

9:30pm Movie Time: "Counterblast" with Robert Beatty

(Counterblast is a 1948 British thriller film directed by Paul L. Stein and starring Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns and Nova Pilbeam. It was made by British National Films at Elstree Studios.)

11:15pm The Invisible Man, followed by Weather Forecast and Epilogue

(The Invisible Man (later known as H.G. Wells' Invisible Man) is a British science fiction/adventure/espionage television series that aired on ITV from September 1958 to July 1959. The series was networked on CBS in the United States. It ran for 26 half-hour black-and-white episodes for two series and was nominally based on the novel by H. G. Wells, one of four such television series. The deviation from the novel went as far as changing the main character's name from Dr. Griffin to Dr. Peter Brady who, in this version, remained a sane man, not a power-hungry lunatic as in the book or the 1933 film adaptation. None of the other characters from the novel appeared on the series.)

watchOS 2.2 is now available, Apple Watch gains enhanced Maps app + multi ...
Alongside iOS 9.3 today, Apple has released watchOS 2.2, the latest software update for all Apple Watch owners. Starting with watchOS 2.2, iPhones running iOS 9.3 or later can pair and swap between multiple Apple Watch models; changing between Apple ...
Read more on 9 to 5 Mac

Apple Watch Gets a Big Price Cut in India
Apple has slashed the retail price of the Apple Watch in India by Rs. 5,000. With the price slash, the cheapest variant - Apple Watch Sport (38mm) - is now available in the country at a price point of Rs. 25,900. At a media conference in San Francisco ...
Read more on NDTV

Apple's Watch news includes a Sport 38mm price drop to 9 and many new...
Apple's update to the Apple Watch was mostly about style, but a price cut offered a nice bit of substance, too. During an Apple press event on Monday morning, Tim Cook revealed a line of new Apple Watch band colors, and an all-new band made from woven ...
Read more on PCWorld

Nice Apple Watch News photos

Some cool Apple Watch News images:

memories of the Eighties
Apple Watch News
Image by brizzle born and bred
I started with the 1960s and the 1970s and continue with the 80s.

God it all comes rushing back! I thought it was all just a bad dream!. (A sure sign of the ageing process)

It was a time when Don McClean's version of Roy Orbison's 'Crying' sat atop the singles chart, its glum chorus summing up a country struggling to emerge from the late-70s doldrums.

GDP had dropped by -1.8 per cent while unemployment, at 5.8 per cent or 1.56million, was still some 0.3 per cent or 360,000 short of today's more painful figure.

While Britons got by on an average wage of £6,000 (the equivalent of about £19,000 today), petrol cost 28p a litre (90p), a pint of beer was 35p (£1.10), a loaf of bread 33p (£1.10) and a pint of milk 17p (54p).

At the month's end, the pre-decimal sixpence was withdrawn from circulation. Later that summer, Alexandra Palace in London was part-destroyed by fire.

The British Olympics team returned from Moscow with a medal haul – including five golds – that left them ninth in the table, below Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. The USSR finished top with 80 golds.

Earlier in the year, the first episode of Yes, Minister had been broadcast by the BBC and SAS officers ended a hostage crisis by storming the Iranian Embassy in London, killing five terrorists and free all the captives.

Political events were to prove emblematic of the coming decade. In June it was announed that nuclear weapons were to be stored at RAF Greenham Common, prompting years of protests from the CND.

The 1980s set the mould for Britain today!.

It was the decade of Thatcher, yuppies and big phones.

In October, amid murmurs that she would be forced to make a U-turn in her economic policies, Margaret Thatcher, the prime minister, told the Conservative Party conference: "You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning."

In November, Ronald Reagan, the Republican former actor and Governor of California was elected US president, defeating by a landslide Jimmy Carter, who had presided over a sharp economic decline.

Back in Britain, after the resignation of Jim Callaghan, Labour elected the left-winger Michael Foot as leader, opening a generation of in-fighting that would see them fail to retake power for another 17 years.

In sport, while England failed to progress past the group stages of the European football championships in Italy, there were also then-unknown reasons for long-term optimism: future stars Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Ashley Cole were all born during the year.

Meanwhile, the assassination in December of John Lennon outside his New York apartment building capped a year of terrible losses to British arts. Among others who died were the film-maker Sir Alfred Hitchcock, the photographer Sir Cecil Beaton, the actors Peter Sellers and Hattie Jacques, and the musician Ian Curtis.

But for many of you reading this, it was all about BMX bikes, big hair, bright socks and New Romantics.

I remember the 80s as a consumerist paradise with massive phones, filofaxes and flash suits. There were also downsides outside of London, with riots and unemployment but to be honest the UK was rightfully feasting on Jambon at the table of European Commercialism and Progress.

Thank God I was an adult (in age anyway) in the 80s!

Being born in 1949 and then growing up during the 50s, 60s and 70s I found the 80's a huge disappointment!

In the 60s we had free love, drugs, wild new music, in the 70s Glam and Punk rock, more free love, fun clothes.

But just as you were getting old enough to enjoy yourself without parental supervision! The 80s gave us Thatcherism, Aids, poncey poodle fashions and the most celebrated music star - Boy George telling us 'War, War is stupid...'

It was the decade of spend, spend, spend, for some of 80s Britain.

The Cold War

A poll conducted in 1980 found 40 per cent of adults said they believed a nuclear war was likely in the next 10 years.

Yes deep insecurities were being sown in people's minds as tensions between East and West heightened.

In the early 80s there was an intense awareness of the Cold War. Every move of the Kremlin was watched by the media at the time, should some crisis in Central America or the Middle East ignite World War Three.

Ronald Reagan was the president, talking of the evil empire, and spending huge sums on the military. Cruise missiles were being delivered to Greenham Common and Molesworth to much protest at the time.

As an adult now, you can appreciate the doctrine of "outspending, outperforming" the communist bloc which in the end hastened its demise. But at the time, watching the Soviet soldiers marching through Red Square in front of Brezhnev, you did wonder what might happen.

The nuclear threat was addressed in pop music with Nena’s 99 Red Balloons and Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Two Tribes, on television with The Day After and Threads and in films such as Defence of the Realm and WarGames.

Britain busy being born

The Eighties were more subtle and significant: there would be no Katie Price without Samantha Fox, no Lady Gaga without Madonna, no Simon Cowell without Stock, Aitken and Waterman and no David Cameron without Margaret Thatcher.

The Eighties marked the death of one Britain and they hinted at another Britain busy being born.

The Eighties can appear endearingly unfamiliar. What did we do with our hands when we didn’t have smart phones? How did we waste time before Twitter?

Britain in turmoil

There was massive unemployment, whole of Britain in turmoil under thatcher, lads like me off to a phony war for political gain, and criminals like Archer and Maxwell running riot with Justice...I lost some respect I had for the police in the 1980s, following their handling of the 1984-85 miners' strike.

It struck me that they were quite happy to stand back and watch football hooligans run riot on match days, for example (a genuine disturbance of the peace issue), but were overly keen to viciously truncheon miners and charge them with horses as and when required (a legal dispute between employees and employers).

The police should only be used to enforce the law and not be used to implement a political agenda (in this case, Thatcher's destruction of our coal mining industry).

I remember huddling around a small battery-operated black and white TV by candlelight through yet another electricity strike, watching news reports of rats collecting around piles of uncollected rubbish in the streets.

Everyone lived at the mercy of the trade unions, employers could not remove lazy workers, and British manufactured goods, famous for their poor quality, were a worldwide joke.

The rise of capitalism, the inner city riots, rise of city yuppies and estate agents, we eventually saw the dark side of capitalism, where money, greed and power became more important than anything else. The eventual collapse of the banking system was the inevitable result of an economy reliant on money which did not actually exist.

From the miners’ strike, the Falklands War and the spectre of AIDS, to Yes Minister, championship snooker and Boy George.

Falklands War, the Miners' Strike and the Brixton riots, as well as those reflecting on industry in the 1980s, unemployment and redundancy, and HIV and Aids.

Britain changed more in the 1980s than in almost any recent decade. The rise of the City and the fall of the unions, the wider retreat of the left and the return of military confidence, the energy of a renewed entrepreneurialism and the entropy of a new, entrenched unemployment.

The 1980s, destined to become the darkest decade for English football, opened with a portent of things to come when England travelled to the European Championships in Italy.

The rioting on the terraces during that tournament was a sight that was to become commonplace whenever the national team travelled abroad in the ensuing years.

You name a European city and it will have experienced so-called England fans terrorising stadiums or rampaging through the streets and squares.

It is good on music, showing how music evolved from political protest songs by the Specials and UB40 in the early 80's, through to Live Aid in 1985 and then to Stock, Aitkin and Waterman whose musical production line with songs by the likes of Kylie and Rick Astley dominated the last few years of the decade.

Any memeories of Britain in the 1980s must inevitably revolve around the former Conservative Prime Minister and Thatcherism.

The Thatcher years

Yet Thatcherism was the bell-ringing herald of an age of unparalleled consumption, credit, show-off wealth, quick bucks and sexual libertinism. When you free people, you can never be sure what you are freeing them for.

Ted Heath had fought and lost an election on the question of ‘who governs?’ in the 1970s; and Thatcher was determined history would not repeat itself. Those on the right will regard her as a heroic figure that dragged Britain kicking and screaming into the modern age.

"Thatcher the milk snatcher" had the reins - and there was a sad anticipation that things were not going to get better.

Elected just after the industrial unrest of the "Winter of Discontent", she embarked on a tough reform programme with the top priorities of tackling inflation and the unions.

The Eighties did not begin on January 1 1980; they began on May 4 1979 with the arrival of Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street.

Queen Elizabeth may have reigned but it was Thatcher who ruled the Eighties

She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist called her the "Iron Lady", a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.

She was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

Thatcher became Prime Minister on 4 May 1979. Arriving at 10 Downing Street, she said, in a paraphrase of the prayer Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace:

"Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope".

Falklands War

The defining event of her premiership was the conflict over the Falkland Islands. In many respects the Falklands War was a bizarre conflict: as Ronald Reagan was moving towards promulgating a missile defence system that would involve space-based interceptor missiles, Britain found itself embroiled in a conflict ‘whose origins owed more to the preoccupations of the nineteenth century … in that it was about the ownership of territory’

The weapons that both sides used were by and large still those of the Second World War; and newspapers were the most immediate means for the public to gain information about the conflict.

The ‘last of the good-old fashioned wars’; a throwback to the days before humans became so good at killing each other that conflict now potential involved the destruction of the entire planet. And ultimately, the conflict was a more close-run thing than popular memory allows. It should also be noted that some people claim that reports of a ceasefire in the Falklands conflict began to emerge during the 1982 World Cup final. This is highly unlikely, given that the ceasefire was signed on 14 June and the World Cup final took place on 11 July.

Although it undoubtedly played its part, victory in the Falklands War was not entirely responsible for Thatcher’s re-election in 1983. Opinion polls suggest the tide had begun to turn at the start of 1982, with the unemployment rate still growing – but more slowly – and the economy beginning to turn around. That said, the Falklands transformed Thatcher from a unreliable quantity into the Tories prime electoral asset. In contrast, opposition leader Michael Foot attracted large amounts of derision, with one Times columnist describing him as the sort of man ‘unable to blow his nose in public without his trousers falling down’

Meanwhile the novelty of the SDP had quickly worn off after its formation in the early 1980s – there was now no need for ‘for the media to dispatch a camera team every time Shirley Williams stepped deftly from a railway carriage onto a station platform’

Thatcher's Children

But many of you were oblivious to the political drama and the social changes sweeping Britain because you were growing up.

The Eighties. What do you remember?

See below for childhood memories in the 80s.

BMX bikes, Rent-a-Ghost and ZX Spectrum computers were more important.

Digital watches that were usually made by Casio, and which sometimes doubled as calculators.

Gordon the Gopher (and the Broom Cupboard) Phillip Schofield's adorable squeaking sidekick

Back to the Future or anything involving Michael J Fox


Heavy Metal

Wham! George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley (aided and abetted by Pepsi and Shirley) sold 25 million records worldwide between 1982 and 1986. A similar number of British market stalls sold knock-off 'Choose Life' T-shirts.

Sun-In The best thing to happen to '80s hair along with the perm, Sun-In turned your barnet blonde (or more likely, orange) in an instant.

Arcade/computer games Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Pole Position... If you weren't playing them at home, you were playing them down the arcade. Pocket money was never spent so quickly.

The Young Ones Even if we were too young to understand all the jokes (especially the rude ones), 'The Young Ones' was an unforgettable - and incredibly quotable - comedy feast for us '80s kids.

Torvill And Dean Bolero. Mack and Mabel. And here, Barnum. Suddenly, ice skating wasn't just a sport but a moving, musical spectacle.

PEZ sweet dispensers Dispensing little tiny fizzy sweets was never so much fun!

Sinclair Spectrum.

Commodore 64.

Madonna She chewed gum, snogged boys and showed her bra - all while singing and dancing. We British children had never seen the likes of it, and were forever changed.

Transformers Transformers - more than meets the eye! Transformers - robots in disguise! And so on.

Slush Puppies The best way to get brain freeze as a child in the '80s.

Grange Hill In the '80s, British children liked nothing more than coming home from school to watch a show about children at school. Which was perfectly understandable, because that show was 'Grange Hill'.

Bucks Fizz They won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with an audacious display of catchy pop, fluffy hair and skirt-losing. And lo! British kids had four new pop heroes.

Neighbours A must-watch for British schoolchildren at lunchtime, after school, or both.

Duran Duran Did we know what they were singing about? No. Did we care? No. They had great tunes, and ever greater hair.

The Sony Walkman Which enabled us to listen to Duran Duran everywhere. Hoorah!

John Hughes' movies Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty In Pink, The Breakfast Club... Hughes' movies weren't just relatable, they were a slice of cool American escapism.

He-Man ...and the masters of the universe, of course. "By the power of Greyskull!"

Five Star "Britain's answer to The Jackson Five" weren't really that. But they were fine purveyors of kid-friendly bubblegum pop and shoulder pads.

BMX bikes What the Chopper was to the '70s, so the BMX was to the '80s. Especially after we all saw 'E.T.'

The Adventure Game The same tasks each week, yet never a moment of dullness? It had to be the delightful, Douglas Adams-esque 'The Adventure Game'.

Trivial Pursuit At last! British families had another board game to play apart from Monopoly. And it really sorted out the smart people from the, erm, people who regularly got stuck on blue Geography questions, ie everyone.

Breakdancing As popularised in the movie 'Breakdance: The Movie' and attempted, badly, by children at school discos throughout Britain.


The Royal Wedding/Princess Diana British girls now had a pretty princess to coo over, British boys now had a member of the royal family they could actually fancy, and British kids everywhere got a day off school. Hoorah!

Saturday Superstore The tradition started by 'Multi-Coloured Swap Shop' continued with 'Saturday Superstore', which ran from 1982 to 1987 and was hosted by Mike Read (he of the colourful glasses), Sarah Greene (she of the hair scrunchies) and Keith Chegwin (he of the annoying laugh).

Culture Club "Is it a boy? Is it a girl?" No sooner had Boy George confused British kids with his androgyny than he'd swept them off their feet with a string of catchy hits. Marvellous.

The Rubik's Cube There was only one question on kids' lips in the '80s. And that was: "Can you do it?"

Now That's What I Call Music... The best music compilation albums ever? Back then - when they were being sold to us by a pig voiced by Brian Glover - most certainly, yes.

Fame The 'Glee' of the '80s. Hands up who didn't dream of flying to New York, auditioning for the High School Of Performing Arts and dancing on top of a yellow taxi? We know we did.

Acne, puberty, A-Team, Night Rider, Young Ones, Only Fools & Horses, Miami Vice, XR3i and the Lamborghini Countach.

Wham, many young girls were so in love with George Michael. All that lusting, then you find out he's gay!. Remember the "lewd act" in a public lavatory!.

The A-Team and Mr T

Michael Jackson and the huge anticipation around the release of the Thriller video. The album probably remains the best selling of all time.


Street Hawk

Waca-Day & Timmy Mallett

10p sweetie mix-ups

Liverpool FC & John Barnes/Ian Rush

Wimpy burgers

Atari consoles & Space Invaders

Thriller & the moonwalk

Roland Rat

Campri ski-jackets

Robin Of Sherwood

Hoddle & Waddle


Different Strokes

'VW' badges

Newcastle FC/Brazil pom-pom hats

The Karate Kid

Mexico 86 & Gary Lineker's wrist bandage

Music was loud and often involved electric pianos the size of Wales.

TVs were multiplying as well as getting bigger

Top loading video recorders and huge microwave ovens appeared whilst trim phones disappeared.

Monster record players started to shrink and CD players started to grow.

Home computers spread like wildfire

Work computers often filled entire rooms but started to shrink.

Cars still fell apart (unless Japanese or German) but started getting demographically faster with 205 and Golf GTi, more valves and the occasional turbo. Diesels still smelt and were usually lorries. People started to forget what a choke was, and only owned a 4x4 if they had a field or hillside to drive it over.

Pizza was suddenly the "in" food. Of course in the early days it was usually your typical frozen ones. They were great for dinner during school holidays, a real change to boring sandwiches.

Rubik cubes, the rise of 1980s hair. LA Hair Metal and the death of Punk, the original Live Aid concert. Big shoulder pads, thanks to Dallas - which also started the "I Shot JR". BMXs, cassettes and LPs were still on the go. Boy George and Adam Ant doing the "Prince Charming"

Sinclair Spectrum computers, Commodore 64s and Amstrad 1640, BBC Computers and Acorns and the rise of the Apple Mac. Pretty in Pink, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the conclusion of the Indiana Jones trilogy, Back to the Future and Gremlins.

The series finale of M*A*S*H and such classics Dallas and Cheers.

Ray Ban sunglasses. The must-have designer labels on clothes. The "I must have MTV". The Michael Jackson and his groin-grabbing routines. The Madonna and her controversial music videos.

Seeing ET in the cinema and crying at the end!

Being madly in love with Simon le Bon and wanting to be like Madonna, riding around on a battered BMX, watching Live Aid on telly, Marathons in a selection box every Xmas, drinking Quantro and trying to get drunk on Top Deck. Being a teenager when the second summer of love happened in 89...Happy days!!

Ra-ra skirts, po-go sticks, Dallas, Tenko, Soda-stream, Wagon wheels and the slipper at school!

The Smiths

...ah, Heaven...80's weren't bad after all!.

More memories of the 80s

Being worried about getting Aids from banknotes; trying to persuade dad to build a nuclear bunker; and Jimmy Knapp the hero of London commuters who stopped us being able to get to work during the summer of 1988 and 1989!

Ah, the thawing of Cold War. The collapse of communism in Europe. The intifada in Israel and its disputed territories. The revolving door of Soviet Union leaders spinning faster than ever. The stock market crash of 1987.

Coal. Snow. Cold winters in the south. No radiators. Hair gel and shellsuits. White socks, white trainers and Run DMC style wearing the tongues out of the laces. Multicoloured luminous and mismatched socks and Bruce Lee Kung Fu slippers. Betamax and VHS. Madness and The Young Ones.

Women could wear fur coats without the Anti brigade being very hypocritical, ie wearing leather and saying fur was bad! Choppers (bicycles)! Huge Video Cameras, even bigger phones, shiny suits and cool cars.

More bits of plastic in the wallet. In turn followed by interest rate hikes, less work, negative equity.

Memories of a phone box as the privatisation improved telecoms beyond recognition. Shops no longer closed Wednesday afternoon, and power cuts caused by strikes.

The music and popular culture of that decade (especially the New Romantic early 80s) made such a vivid contrast with the nihilism of the late 70s punk era. Boys started wearing pastel pink and yellow and still looked cool (in spite of the mullet hairstyles).

The North/South divide was at its height in the 80s.

The age that made cocaine, political and financial incompetence, nepotism and tasteless extravagance acceptable.

Flying a Union jack when the Falklands War started.

Miners Strike going on forever, Cruise Missiles and strikes at News International.

The fear of nuclear annihilation being a topic for normal conversation at work.

The Smiths, Billy Bragg, the first truly successful global political campaign, the anti apartheid movement and a generation of dedicated and hard-working young people opposed to the wanton greed of Thatcherism and 'Thatcher's Children'.

Boys from the Blackstuff. The dole and a wee bar job on the side. And yes I had a filofax, a Marxism Today filofax, if you will.

The miner's strike - the one thing that galvanised the left (briefly) and polarised the nation. It was Thatcher v Scargill - there could've been a solution but neither protagonist was really looking for solutions for the people in mining communities.

Being young and coming to terms with sex in a post-Aids society.

Nokia Mobira phone and it was £25 per month and 25 pence per minute outside the M25 and 50 pence per minute inside the m25! Why, I have no idea!

Mobile phones, I was considered quite sophisticated by having my own BT Phonecard to ring home; CDs, we were still all vinyl and tapes.

The appeal of going to the cinema faltered in the 80s when the VCR became widely available. However they weren't cheap. I remember buying my first one in 1982, it cost £280 - compare that to what they cost now (if you can still find any on the High St). And the cost of pre-recorded films were even higher, I remember ET coming out, I think it was £84 to buy a copy - so everyone hired it from the video hire shop.

Rotten, nasty self-centred right-wing government. Cynically high unemployment. Pretty grim for the common man, woman and child.


At the start of the Eighties there were three television channels, all terrestrial. MTV was launched in 1981 and Sky started broadcasting in 1989. The seeds of the TV explosion that would change our viewing were sown in the Eighties but it was the last decade of the truly national shared television experience. It isn’t the 28 million who watched the 1981 royal wedding that astonishes, it’s the 19 million who tuned in to Blankety Blank. It’s hard, too, to believe I spent my Saturday afternoons watching a fat old man in a shiny Union flag leotard chase a paunchy fellow dressed as a samurai inside a wrestling ring.

Since there were so few channels, sporting occasions were also national cultural events: Ian Botham’s 1981 Ashes, the 1985 world snooker final between Denis Taylor and Steve Davies. That match, now known as the “Black Ball Final”, was watched by more than 18 million who tuned in over the weekend of April 27-28, 1985. Less than three months later 1.9 billion people across 150 countries watched Live Aid, arguably the defining cultural event of the Eighties. Looking at the list of artists who appeared on stage in London and Philadelphia, I was reminded that the Eighties was the last decade of the truly global superstar: artists like Madonna and U2, plus Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen – who both sang on We Are the World but did not appear at Live Aid – were cultural colossi who transcended musical genres.

The other key cultural moment occurred three years after Live Aid with the Second Summer of Love and the rise of acid house and the use of ecstasy among the young. The Eighties began with teenagers sniffing glue and ended with them taking E.

In the absence of downloads we had to go to the cinema to watch films. And it was a time of action heroes who were brawn in the USA: Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Willis boxing, terminating and blasting their way through the decade. It was also the age of the video nasty – films with lurid titles such as I Spit on Your Grave.

It was the Rushdie novel, published in 1988, that was to offer a glimpse of an uglier future Britain. The protests that erupted after the release of The Satanic Verses were the first indication of a religious militancy among some British Muslims that would put the benign assumptions of multiculturalism under severe pressure.

Cultural consumption revealed a similar fracturing, as the computer rivalled the television and the CD as sources of entertainment. The first Sinclair home computers went on sale in 1980. Then at the end of the decade, in 1989, a British scientist, Timothy Berners-Lee, wrote a proposal to create a means for scientists to exchange information by computer.

His title for this invention was the World Wide Web, a final demonstration of how modern Britain – the good, the bad and the ugly – was created in the Eighties.

Pop Music


1 Do They Know It’s Christmas? Band Aid, 1984
2 Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood, 1983
3 I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder, 1984
4 Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood 1984
5 Don’t You Want Me - Human League, 1981
6 Last Christmas - Wham!, 1984
7 Karma Chameleon - Culture Club, 1983
8 Careless Whisper - George Michael, 1984
9 The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush, 1985
10 Come On Eileen - Dexy’s Midnight Runners, 1982

The early 80's saw the rise of a new, but short lived phenomenon - the appearance of cross-dressing pop stars. While the men were trying the look like women, the reverse also applied - although it wasn't as wide spread.

Boy George was probably the first 80's performer to popularise the gender bender style which saw a momentary peak in 1983. Marilyn soon followed, but in an effort to become a more serious performer, he dropped the frock and quickly fell into the fickle 80's fashion abyss. Around the time of Boy George's rise, Annie Lennox also appeared in Sweet Dreams - sporting a short orange haircut and male suit. While this fad seem to disappear by late 84, a momentarily resurgence of the gender benders appeared in 1985 with Dead or Alive.


1 Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits, 1985
2 Bad - Michael Jackson, 1987
3 Thriller - Michael Jackson, 1982
4 Greatest Hits - Queen, 1981
5 Kylie - Kylie Minogue, 1988
6 Whitney - Whitney Houston, 1987
7 Tango In The Night - Fleetwood Mac, 1987
8 No Jacket Required - Phil Collins, 1985
9 True Blue - Madonna, 1986
10 The Joshua Tree - U2, 1987


1 ET: The Extra-Terrestrial, 1983
2 Crocodile Dundee, 1987
3 Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988
4 Fatal Attraction, 1988
5 Crocodile Dundee II, 1988
6 Ghostbusters, 1984
7 Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983
8 Back to the Future, 1985
9 A Fish Called Wanda, 1988
10 For Your Eyes Only, 1981

clink on links below for more memories

memories of the Sixties

memories of the Seventies

Helping the homeless
Apple Watch News
Image by Ed Yourdon
This was taken about halfway up the block on the east side of Broadway, between 79th and 80th Street. It's at the north end of the "Filene's Basement" store on the corner, and it's a place where I've often seen homeless people holding up a sign that asks for assistance...

With very rare exceptions, I haven't photographed these homeless people; it seems to me that they're in a very defensive situation, and I don't want to take advantage of their situation. But something unusual was happening here: the two women (who were actually cooperating, and acting in tandem, despite the rather negative demeanor of the woman on the left) were giving several parcels of food to the young homeless man on the right.

I don't know if the women were bringing food from their own kitchen, or whether they had brought it from a nearby restaurant. But it was obviously a conscious, deliberate activity, and one they had thought about for some time...

What was particularly interesting was that they didn't dwell, didn't try to have a conversation with the young man; they gave him the food they had brought, and promptly walked away. As they left, I noticed the young man peering into his bag (the one you see on the ground beside him in this picture) to get a better sense of the delicious meal these two kind women had brought him...

Note: this photo was published in a Jan 6, 2009 blog posting entitled
"Six Lessons from a Wooden Boy: Lesson Three: Don't be a Social Media Jackass." It was also referenced (and possibly published) in a Jan 27, 2009 Swedish blog entitled "Firmy na celom svete prepustia 76-tisíc ľudí." And it was published in a May 4, 2009 blog titled "More on the .18 million for homeless prevention in Tacoma." It was also published in a May 18, 2009 blog titled "Helping the Homeless: To Do or Not To Do. That is the Question!" It was also published in an April 28, 2009 blog titled "Blog Sobre Mi Tiempo Devocional." I've also just discovered that it was published as a "related image" illlustration on a Dec 6, 2008 blog titled More recently, it was published in an Aug 27, 2009 blog titled "Ideas for a New Marketing World: Day 36." And it was published in a Sep 2, 2009 blog titled "Eagle Scout Rehabs Homeless 'Mission House'." It was also published in a Sep 20 2009 blog titled "Dallas Outlaws Crimes of Compassion." And for reasons I don't understand, the photo was published as an illustration that I found on Sep 30, 2009 in a Boorah blog titled "Kitchen 2 Kitchen, Tacoma (even though it has nothing to do with Tacoma or restaurants)." It was also published in a Nov 22, 2009 blog titled "Keeping Gratitude in Thanksgiving."

Note: since this is the second most-viewed image in my Flickr archives, I decided to make some minor editing improvements on Aug 6, 2009. I used Apple's Aperture program to eliminate "hot spots" and "cold spots" in the photo, and also adjusted/decreased some of the shadows. Most people probably won't notice the difference...

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Feb 9, 2010 True/Slant blog titled "Should the homeless be arrested or rehabilitated?" And it was published in a Feb 10, 2010 blog titled "Doar à Deus é doar ao próximo." It was also published in a Mar 12, 2010 blog titled " Beck: Beware 'Social Justice Christians'." And it was published in a Mar 23, 2010 blog titled "“Homeless Count 2010″ now underway in Vancouver." It was also published in a May 26, 2010 French blog titled "Concours des blogs : Votez pour moi ! (ou pour les autres)." And it was also published in a Jun 21, 2010 blog titled "How To Advocate For The Homeless," as well as a Jun 25, 2010 blog titled " Language in the Clinician's Office." It was also published in a Jun 30, 2010 blog titled "Take a Photo of Someone Doing Good." And it was published in a Jul 28, 2010 blog by "homeless girl" title "Giving Just Food To Panhandlers Is Lazy, Self-centred And Predictable." It was also published in an Aug 30, 2010 blog titled "5 More Homeless Lent Credit Cards To See If They Give Them Back," and an Aug 29, 2010 blog titled "The Emmaus Center Homeless Shelter." It was also published in a Sep 2, 2010 blog titled "Would You Trust a Panhandler with your Credit Card?" and a Sep 15, 2010 blog titled "Helping the homeless requires compassion." And it was published in a Sep 29, 2010 blog titled "Nice Self Improvement Tv photos." And it was published in an Oct 27, 2010 blog titled "When Doing Good Is Bad." It was also published in a Nov 13, 2010 Gobal Debate blog titled "Oxford Round Five Motion," as well as a Nov 21, 2010 blog titled "Lastest 21 Tv Dallas News." I also discovered that it had been published in an Oct 15, 2010 blog titled "Gettin’ all eh??" It was also published in a Dec 21, 2010 blog titled "Q&A: How to convince my parents to get a snake?" And it was published in a Dec 27, 2010 blog titled "Over one million of America's students are homeless." It was also published in a Dec 30, 2010 blog titled "How Applying Behavior and Motivator Assessments Can Improve Your Life: Part 4."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in a blog titled "6 Myths That Get Us Stuck (Myth #5 - Self Help)." And for reasons I don't understand at all, it was published in an Apr 10, 2011 blog titled "Sunday Night Football Odds: Giants vs Eagles." And it was published in a Jun 6, 2011 blog titled "Arrested for Feeding Homeless People." It was also published, in a cropped/sepia-toned form, as an illustration on the Lean On Me Outreach website. It was also published in a Jul 17, 2011 blog titled "Bad Credit? We Can Help!" The photo was also published in a Dec 24, 2011 blog titled "Home for the Holidays to assist homeless people of Boston."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Feb 2, 2012 blog titled "Bronx Interfaith Nonprofit Saved." It was also published in a Mar 13, 2012 blog titled "Bartle, Bogle, Hegarty (BBH) Dehumanizes the Homeless with Their ‘Homeless Hotspots’ Campaign." And it was published in an undated (mid-May 2012) blog titled "HOw To Help Someone With Depression?" It was also published in a May 30, 2012 blog titled "The Secrets of the Healthy Mind." And it was published in a Jul 10, 2012 blog titled "Moved With Compassion." It was also published in a Sep 13, 2012 blog titled Problems With Help?" And it was published in an Oct 30, 2012 blog titled "29 Positive-Thinking Tips from My 29 Years." It was also published in a Dec 3, 2012 blog titled "Who Are Our Neighbors?",as well as a Dec 7, 2012 blog titled "GIVING TO THE POOR? (JOURNAL ENTRY)." And it was published in a Dec 14, 2012 blog titled "One Person Can Change the World." It was also published, as one of several illustrations, in a blog titled "YOLO: 10 Things You Should Do Before the World Ends.."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 28, 2013 blog titled "5 Rules for Helping and Being Helped." It was also published in a Mar 7, 2013 blog titled "My Purpose Driven Life: 3/7/13 Thursday – Day 13 – Worship That Pleases God." And it was published in a May 23, 2013 blog titled "Brain Can Learn to be Compassionate, Study Reports." It was also published in a Jun 19, 2013 blog titled "Where to Put Your Savings." And it was published in a Jul 6, 2013 blog titled "Compassion: A Jewish Perspective." It was also published in an Aug 18, 2013 blog titled "'Direct' - buying insurance remotely." And it was published in a Sep 5, 2013 blog titled "Generosity Pays Off In The Long Run." It was also published in an Oct 30, 2013 blog titled "Blanket and coat drive helping Montgomery’s homeless," as well as a Nov 15, 2013 blog titled “Bloomberg Says Poverty Numbers On His Watch Better Than Other Cities" and a Nov 27, 2013 blog titled "Los Angeles Considers Ban on Publicly Feeding Homeless People." It was also published in a Dec 4, 2013 blog titled "Ethics & Photography – 22 Pictures of the Homeless."

Moving into 2014, the photo was published in a Jan 29, 2014 blog titled "Altruistic acts more common in states with high well-being." It was also published in a Feb 19, 2014 blog titled The Unlovable." It was also published in a Mar 17, 2014 blog titled "Is It Possible to be Truly Selfless?" It was also published in a Mar 25, 2014 blog titled "Five Myths About Panhandlers." It was also published in an Apr 17, 2014 blog titled "Who is most likely to be compassionate towards a stranger?". And it was published in a May 14, 2014 blog titled "Prompt #1024 The Basis of Compassion." It was also published in a May 26, 2014 blog titled "Aggression rises in Surrey panhandlers." It was also published in an undated (mid-July 2014) Law Street blog titled "The Costs of Criminalizing Homelessness."

Moving into 2015, the photo was published in a March 1, 2015 Dutch blog titled "Zo eenvoudig en goedkoop is het om een einde aan dakloosheid te maken."


This is part of an evolving photo-project, which will probably continue throughout the summer of 2008, and perhaps beyond: a random collection of "interesting" people in a broad stretch of the Upper West Side of Manhattan -- between 72nd Street and 104th Street, especially along Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.

I don't like to intrude on people's privacy, so I normally use a telephoto lens in order to photograph them while they're still 50-100 feet away from me; but that means I have to continue focusing my attention on the people and activities half a block away, rather than on what's right in front of me.

I've also learned that, in many cases, the opportunities for an interesting picture are very fleeting -- literally a matter of a couple of seconds, before the person(s) in question move on, turn away, or stop doing whatever was interesting. So I've learned to keep the camera switched on (which contradicts my traditional urge to conserve battery power), and not worry so much about zooming in for a perfectly-framed picture ... after all, once the digital image is uploaded to my computer, it's pretty trivial to crop out the parts unrelated to the main subject.

For the most part, I've deliberately avoided photographing bums, drunks, drunks, and crazy people. There are a few of them around, and they would certainly create some dramatic pictures; but they generally don't want to be photographed, and I don't want to feel like I'm taking advantage of them. I'm still looking for opportunities to take some "sympathetic" pictures of such people, which might inspire others to reach out and help them. We'll see how it goes ...

The only other thing I've noticed, thus far, is that while there are lots of interesting people to photograph, there are far, far, far more people who are not so interesting. They're probably fine people, and they might even be more interesting than the ones I've photographed ... but there was just nothing memorable about them.

Cool Apple Watch News images

A few nice Apple Watch News images I found:

210/365 Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off
Apple Watch News
Image by ~Twon~
For Megan's FGR: "Tequila Makes her Clothes Fall Off" Youtube Video Joe Nichols Lyrics

So in packing to move Shannon found these Light up Lord Of The Ring Chalices from Burger King that apparently came out in 2001!! (Did we buy these like right when you moved here!?). Anywho, they've been sitting for years in a cupboard and Shannon, forgetting her geeky heritage, was going to get rid of them.

So Megan and I decided to use my new Pimp cups to do up some shots of Patron Tequila. I had never had it before and enjoyed it greatly.

I then proceeded to drink too much apple vodka and lose at Poker. Though not horribly considering I lasted the whole night and kept forgetting how to play lol.

Apple Watch News
Image by aftab.
was his limit.

One of the most respected visionaries of our time has left us for sky today. I feel sad.

If you have a moment, you may want to read this.
Or you may listen to the same speech here.

Stay hungry.
Stay foolish.
There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011.

Apple Watch Shipments Slowing Ahead Of Version 2
Apple Watch “is likely to see some slowdown in the early part of 2016 as anticipation builds for the second-generation device,” IDC said in a press release. “However, with newer hardware and an evolving ecosystem, Apple will remain the smartwatch ...
Read more on Investor's Business Daily

Former Google+ chief is now selling Apple Watch band heart monitors
The Kardia Band is an Apple Watch accessory designed to look after your heart, containing a nickel-sized sensor that alerts users to abnormal heart rhythms. It's the latest product from AliveCor, a startup that's built a similar (FDA-approved) sensor ...
Read more on The Verge

The tragic tale of a shattered Apple Watch
I was looking for the only business in New York City that could fix my shattered Apple Watch screen. My search proved futile, but you can take a lesson from my tale of woe: Consider AppleCare+ if you're buying an Apple Watch, because Apple is the only ...
Read more on Macworld

Apple iPad Air 3 & iPhone 6c/5se launch event | iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and new ...
If rumours are to believed, Apple will hold its next special event in March 2016, where it'll unveil two highly-anticipated new products: the iPhone 6c and iPad Air 3, along with a few new Apple Watch accessories. Here's what we know so far. At the end ...
Read more on Macworld UK

Apple Watch comes with a major catch
For instance, in one program announced Wednesday, some workers can buy a $ 350 Apple Watch for just $ 25 by meeting exercise goals for two years. Miss goals, and see your discount shrink. Vitality, a provider of disease-prevention and lifestyle programs, ...
Read more on CBS News

Cool Apple Watch News images

A few nice Apple Watch News images I found:

New York City Serenade
Apple Watch News
Image by joiseyshowaa
Midtown Manhattan as seen from New Jersey's Liberty Harbor across the Hudson.


Web pages using this photo new york&gclid=CMDN_5aL5qECFRaZ2AodLVLCJQ

That Was the Year That Was - 1968
Apple Watch News
Image by brizzle born and bred
The world would never be the same again

It was a year of seismic social and political change across the globe. From the burgeoning anti-Vietnam war and civil rights movements in the United States, protests and revolutions in Europe and the first comprehensive coverage of war and resultant famine in Africa.

To some, 1968 was the year of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yet it was also the year of the Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy assassinations; the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Prague Spring; the antiwar movement and the Tet Offensive; Black Power; the generation gap; avant-garde theater; the upsurge of the women’s movement; and the beginning of the end for the Soviet Union.

1968 In both Europe and America Japanese imported cars and other goods were continuing to rise and trouble the governments of UK and USA as they worried about industries in their own countries being effected and jobs lost. In the spring of 1968 on 4th April The Rev Martin Luther King was assassinated and Robert Kennedy was mortally wounded when he is shot by Sirhan Sirhan.

The peace movement had continued to grow and more and more Americans were against the war in Vietnam, and once again more riots occurred throughout cities in America. The music scene was once again set by the "Beatles" and the "Rolling Stones" , and fashion flirted with see through blouses and midis and maxis skirts joined the Mini Skirt as part of the fashion trends. There is a Flu Pandemic in Hong Kong and the first Black power salute is seen on Television worldwide during an Olympics medal ceremony.

Another 96 Indians and Pakistanis from Kenya had arrived in Britain, the latest in a growing exodus of Kenyan Asians fleeing from laws which prevent them making a living. The party included nine children under two, and all flew in on cut-price one-way tickets costing about £60 - less than half the normal single fare. Omar Sharmar, an Indian who was forced to close his haulage business in Mombasa when the government refused to grant him a licence, estimates he has lost £2,000.

Enoch Powell's Rivers Of Blood Speech

The Conservative right-winger Enoch Powell has made a hard-hitting speech attacking the government's immigration policy. Addressing a Conservative association meeting in Birmingham, Mr Powell said Britain had to be mad to allow in 50,000 dependents of immigrants each year.

He compared it to watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.

The MP for Wolverhampton South West called for an immediate reduction in immigration and the implementation of a Conservative policy of "urgent" encouragement of those already in the UK to return home.

"It can be no part of any policy that existing families should be kept divided. But there are two directions on which families can be reunited," he said.

Mr Powell compared enacting legislation such as the Race Relations Bill to "throwing a match on to gunpowder".

He said that as he looked to the future he was filled with a sense of foreboding.

"Like the Roman, I seem to see the river Tiber foaming with much blood," he said.

He estimated that by the year 2000 up to seven million people - or one in ten of the population - would be of immigrant descent.

Mr Powell, the shadow defence spokesman, was applauded during and after his 45-mintue speech.

However, it is likely his comments will be less warmly received by the Conservative party leader, Edward Heath.

Several opinion polls were stating that the majority of the public shares Mr Powell's fears.

Top Of The Pops from 15th February 1968 introduced by Jimmy Savile & Dave Cash and featuring: Manfred Mann - Mighty Quinn, The Foundations - Back On My Feet Again, Status Quo - Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Alan Price Set - Don't Stop The Carnival, Brenton Wood - Gimme Little Sign, The Move - Fire Brigade, Hermans Hermits - I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving, Amen Corner - Bend Me Shape Me, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Legend Of Xanadu.

1968 Timeline

January – The Ford Escort car is introduced to replace the Anglia.

Dutch Elm Disease continues to increase with tens of thousands of trees now destroyed.

British Post office introduces First Class Post.

London Bridge sold for 1 million. and later re-erected in Arizona.

The popular rock band the Beatles released the “White Album,” an untitled double album that featured some of the legendary band’s most experimental music. Many of the songs were written when the band was in Rishikesh, India while they were attending a meditation camp. While the album received mixed reviews at the time, it still reached the number one spot on the music charts in both the United Kingdom and United States. Modern critics mark the album as on of the best albums ever created and it remains popular today.

The first public demonstration of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, and hypertext.

1 January – The Colour television licence is introduced when a £5 "colour supplement" is added to the £5 monochrome licence fee, therefore making the cost of a colour licence £10.

1 January – Cecil Day-Lewis is announced as the new Poet Laureate.

5 January – Gardeners' World debuts on BBC1 television, featuring Percy Thrower.

8 January – The Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, endorses the 'I'm Backing Britain' campaign, encouraging workers to work extra time without pay or take other actions to help competitiveness, which is spreading across Britain.

16 January – The Prime Minister announces that the Civil Defence Corps is being stood down.

4 February – 96 Indians and Pakistanis arrive in Britain from Kenya. Some 1,500 Asians have now arrived in Britain from Kenya, where they were forced out by increasingly draconian immigration laws.

4 February – The cult series The Prisoner finishes its first run on British television.

16 February – The Beatles, Mike Love, Mia Farrow, Donovan and others travel to India to visit Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at Rishikesh.

6 – 18 February – Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, but do not win any medals.

18 February – David Gilmour joins Pink Floyd, replacing founder Syd Barrett, who had checked himself into a psychiatric hospital.

14 February – Northampton, the county town of Northamptonshire, is designated as a New town, with the Wilson government hoping to double its size and population by 1980.

24 February – Announcement of the first discovery (last year) of a pulsar by astronomer Jocelyn Bell Burnell working with Antony Hewish at the University of Cambridge.

1 March – First performance of an Andrew Lloyd Webber–Tim Rice musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in its original form as a "pop cantata", by pupils of Colet Court preparatory school in Hammersmith.

2 March – Coal mining in the Black Country, which played a big part in the Industrial Revolution, ends after some 300 years with the closure of Baggeridge Colliery near Sedgley.

12 March – Mauritius achieves independence from British Rule.

15 March – George Brown, British Foreign Secretary, resigns.

17 March – A demonstration in London's Grosvenor Square against U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War leads to violence – 91 police injured, 200 demonstrators arrested.

30 March – The Yardbirds record their live album Live Yardbirds at the Anderson Theater.

1 April – Thames Valley Police is formed by the amalgamation of Berkshire Constabulary, Buckinghamshire Constabulary, Oxford City Police, Oxfordshire Constabulary and Reading Borough Police.

6 April – The 13th Eurovision Song Contest is held in the Royal Albert Hall, London. The winning song, Spain's "La, la, la" is sung by Massiel, after Spanish authorities refused to allow Joan Manuel Serrat to perform it in Catalan. The UK finish in second place, just one point behind, with the song "Congratulations" sung by Cliff Richard, which goes on to outsell the winning Spanish entry throughout Europe.

7 April – Motor racing world champion Jim Clark, 32, is killed when his car leaves the track at 170 mph and smashes into a tree during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim.

11 April – Popularity of Harold Wilson's Labour government is shown to be slumping as opinion polls show the Conservatives, led by Edward Heath, with a lead of more than 20 points.

18 April – London Bridge sold to American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch who rebuilds it at Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

20 April – Enoch Powell makes his controversial Rivers of Blood Speech on immigration. The speech is made at the Midland Hotel in Birmingham to a meeting of the Conservative Political Centre at 2:30 pm. The Birmingham-based television company ATV saw an advance copy of the speech that morning, and its news editor ordered a television crew to go to the venue, where they filmed sections of the speech.

The speech provokes great outcry among the British public, making Powell one of the most popular and loathed politicians in the country, and leading to his dismissal from the Shadow Cabinet by Conservative party leader Edward Heath.

21 April – Enoch Powell is dismissed from the Shadow Cabinet by Opposition leader Edward Heath due to the Rivers of Blood Speech, despite several opinion polls stating that the majority of the public shares Mr Powell's fears.

23 April – Five and ten pence coins are introduced in the run-up to Decimalisation, which will be complete within the next three years.

27 April – The Abortion Act 1967 comes into effect, legalising abortion on a number of grounds, with free provision through the National Health Service.

3 May – Mr Frederick West (aged 45) becomes Britain's first heart transplant patient.

4 May – Mary Hopkin performs on the British TV show Opportunity Knocks. Hopkin catches the attention of model Twiggy, who recommends her to Paul McCartney. McCartney would soon sign Hopkin to Apple Records.

8 May – The Kray Twins, 34-year-old Ronnie and Reggie, are among 18 men arrested in dawn raids across London. They stand accused of a series of crimes including murder, fraud, blackmail and assault. Their 41-year-old brother Charlie Kray is one of the other men under arrest.

11 May – Manchester City win the Football League First Division title.

14 May – At a press conference, John Lennon and Paul McCartney introduce the Beatles' new business concept, Apple Corps, Ltd., a disastrously mismanaged entertainment company that included a recording studio, a record label, and clothing store.

16 May – Ronan Point tower block at Newham in east London collapses after a gas explosion, killing four occupants.

18 May – West Bromwich Albion win the FA Cup for the fifth time, with Jeff Astle scoring the only goal of the game against Everton at the Wembley Stadium.

20 May – Harlech (which became HTV in 1970) starts its dual service for Wales and the West Country, replacing the interim ITSWW, which had replaced TWW on 4 March.

22 May – The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland permits the ordination of women as ministers.

29 May – Manchester United become the first English winners of the European Cup after beating Benfica 4-1 in extra-time at Wembley Stadium.

30 May – The Beatles begin recording The White Album (officially titled, simply, The Beatles). Sessions would span over 4 months, ending on 14 October.

7 June – Start of Ford sewing machinists strike at the Dagenham assembly plant: women workers strike for pay comparable to that of men.

8 June – Martin Luther King, Jr.'s killer, James Earl Ray, arrested in London.

8 June - premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's opera Punch and Judy in the Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh during the Aldeburgh Festival.

10 June – National Health Service reintroduces prescription charges.

14 June - Manfred Mann appear in the first edition of the BBC2 series Colour Me Pop.

18 June – Frederick West, Britain's first heart transplant, dies 46 days after his operation.

20 June – Austin Currie, Member of Parliament at Stormont in Northern Ireland, along with others, squats a house in Caledon to protest discrimination in housing allocations.

4 July – Alec Rose returns from a 354-day single-handed round-the-world trip for which he receives a knighthood the following day.

7 July – The Yardbirds perform for the last time before disbanding.

10 July – Floods in South West England.

Flooding had been occurring throughout the South West from mid-day but the full fury of the flood was felt during the hours of darkness. By almost every stream, brook and river in the area had burst its banks causing death, devastation and despair on a scale greater than any in living memory.

That night, seven people lost their lives, hundreds more suffered a terrifying ordeal of hardship and loss, bridges that had stood for centuries were washed away or severely damaged and countless houses, shops, factories and other properties were engulfed. It was a night that re-kindled the ‘spirit of the blitz’, a night when numerous selfless acts of heroism and community spirit prevailed.

As night gave way to day and the full extent of the disaster was revealed, it became obvious that for a great many people life would not return to normal for a number of days yet to come.. . for same it never did.

17 July – The Beatles animated film Yellow Submarine debuts in London.

28 July – Final day on air for ABC which had broadcast to the North and Midlands regions during weekends.

The 1968 Contract Round sees the end of weekend franchises in these regions. From the following day, Granada and ATV broadcast seven days a week. The North is split into two regions with Granada broadcasting to the North West and Yorkshire Television broadcasting to the Yorkshire region. It is also the last day on air for ATV London which lost its weekend franchise to the newly formed London Weekend Television.

29 July – ATV begins broadcasting seven days a week in the Midlands, while Granada begins broadcasting seven days a week to the North West and Yorkshire Television does likewise in its newly created region.

30 July – Thames Television goes on air, having taken over the ITV London weekday franchise from Rediffusion, London. Thames is a result of a merger between ABC and Rediffusion, ABC having been awarded the London weekday franchise.

30 July – Magpie premieres on ITV.

31 July – Popular sitcom Dad's Army begins its nine-year run on BBC1.

August - John McVie marries Christine Perfect.

2 August – London Weekend Television takes over the ITV London weekend franchise from ATV London. They went on air initially using the name London Weekend Television but then adopted the name London Weekend before reverting to London Weekend Television (often abbreviated to LWT) in 1978.

August – Independent Television technicians strike immediately after the 1968 franchise changes, causing a national stoppage. The individual companies are off the air for several weeks and an emergency service is established.

The ITV Emergency National Service is presented by management personnel with no regional variations. This was the first time that a uniform presentation practice was adopted across all regions.

4 August – Yes performs for the first time, at a summer camp.

8 August – Royal Navy Leander-class frigate HMS Scylla is launched at Devonport, the last ship to be built in a Royal Dockyard.

11 August – British Rail's last steam train service runs on the standard gauge: steam locomotives make the 314-mile return passenger journey from Liverpool to Carlisle before being dispatched to the scrapyard or preservation.

31 August – First Isle of Wight Festival. Headline Acts – Jefferson Airplane. Other Acts – Arthur Brown, The Move, Smile, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Plastic Penny, Fairport Convention and The Pretty Things.

September - The new school year in England sees the first local authorities adopt three tier education, where 5-7 infant, 7-11 junior schools are replaced by 5-8 or 5-9 first schools and 8-12 or 9-13 middle schools, with the transfer age to grammar and secondary modern schools being increased to 12 or 13.

Japanese car maker Nissan began importing its range of Datsun badged family cars to Britain.

7 September – Led Zeppelin performs for the first time, billed as The New Yardbirds (the Yardbirds had disbanded two months earlier, and guitarist Jimmy Page subsequently formed this new group).

8 September – Tennis player Virginia Wade wins the 1968 U.S. Open Women's Singles event.

15 September – Floods in South East England.

15 September - Song of Summer, Ken Russell's noted TV documentary about Frederick Delius, is shown for the first time as part of the BBC's Omnibus series.

16 September – General Post Office divides post into first-class and second-class services.

19 September – The Who begin recording Tommy, a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family.

26 September – Theatres Act 1968 ends censorship of the theatre.

27 September – The US musical Hair opens in London following the removal of theatre censorship.

October – The M1 motorway is completed when the final 35-mile section opens between Rotherham and Leeds.

2 October – A woman from Birmingham gives birth to the first recorded instance of live Sextuplets in the UK.

5 October – A civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, which includes several Stormont and British MPs, is batoned off the streets by the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

6 October – British racing drivers Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and John Surtees take the first three places at the United States Grand Prix.

8 October – Enoch Powell warns that immigrants "may change the character" of England.

12 – 27 October – Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete at the Olympics in Mexico City and win 5 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze medals.

13 October – The rebuilt Euston railway station opens.

18 October – National Giro opens for business through the General Post Office, with administrative headquarters at Bootle.

27 October – Police and protestors clash at an anti-Vietnam War protest outside the Embassy of the United States in London.

31 October – Alan Bennett's play Forty Years On premiered at the Apollo Theatre in the West End.

8 November – John Lennon and his wife Cynthia are divorced.

18 November – James Watt Street fire: A warehouse fire in Glasgow kills 22.

21 November – The Cyril Lord carpet business goes into receivership.

22 November – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society released.

22 November – The Beatles (also known as "The White Album") by The Beatles is released.

26 November – The Race Relations Act is passed, making it illegal to refuse housing, employment or public services to people in Britain because of their ethnic background.

26 November – Cream plays their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall. It will be the last time Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker play together until their 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

29 November – The Dawley New Town (Designation) Amendment (Telford) Order extends the boundaries of Dawley New Town in Shropshire and renames it Telford.

30 November – The Trade Descriptions Act comes into force, preventing shops and traders from describing goods in a misleading way.

2 December - Jimi Hendrix's manager Chas Chandler quits over differences with Hendrix during the recording of Electric Ladyland.

17 December - Mary Bell, an 11-year-old girl from Newcastle upon Tyne, is sentenced to life detention for the manslaughter of two small boys.

Official opening of first phase of the Royal Mint's new Llantrisant plant in South Wales.

22 December – The Animals reunite for one benefit concert at the Newcastle City Hall while Eric Burdon & The Animals are disbanding.

Obituarie: Chas Chandler

When Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar, Chas Chandler was ready with the lighter fuel. When Slade were desperate for a new image, Chandler dressed the band up as skinheads. The tough, outspoken Geordie was the perfect manager for both these diverse talents. A fouder member of The Animals, he could sympathise with musicians and understand their problems. As a canny businessman he also understood the power of publicity and the importance of image.
Few Sixties stars were able to make the jump from pop to business. They lacked the discipline and know-how. But when Chandler quit The Animals and swapped his caftan for a suit, he swiftly became one of the most respected and successful managers and producers of the rock age.

He discovered Jimi Hendrix, but it was his energy and commitment that helped turn a shy young American backing guitarist into a dynamic performer and a rock legend. Their mutual regard was based on trust and friendship. When their partnership eventually broke down, Chandler found it a bitter blow. But just before Hendrix died in September 1970, he called upon his old manager once more for help and guidance. Chas Chandler was a man that anxious artists knew they could trust.

He was born Bryan Chandler in Heaton, near Newcastle in 1938. After leaving school his first job was as a turner in the Tyneside shipyards. The first brush with with music came when he took up playing a homemade guitar. He later switched to bass and was in the Alan Price Trio when singer Eric Burdon joined the band in 1962.

Renamed The Animals, they quickly became one of Britain's most dynamic R&B groups. From Newcastle's Club A Go Go, they came to London in 1964, when they had a massive hit with "House of the Rising Sun". Many more followed, among them "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" (1964) and "We've Got To Get Out Of This Place" (1965), but disillusioned by their lack of financial reward and exhausted by touring,

The Animals broke up in late 1966. Said Chandler: "We toured non-stop for three years, doing 300 gigs a year and we hardly got a penny. But our manager Mike Jeffery did all right. 25 per cent of the gross of 300 gigs a year, that was good money."

During the Animals' last US tour Chandler was advised by Keith Richards' girlfriend, Linda Keith, to see an up-coming guitarist, Jimmy James, who was playing with the Blue Flames at the Cafe Wha in New York's Greenwich Village.

Chandler was especially impressed by Jimmy James's performance of the Tim Rose song "Hey Joe", offered to be his manager and invited him to London. James asked Chandler if he could introduce him to Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, and that clinched the deal.

Chandler had already decided to stop playing himself. "I was never that good on bass guitar," he confessed. He brought his new find, now renamed Jimi Hendrix, to London in September 1966, and recruited Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding to form Hendrix's new group The Experience. He also formed a partnership with The Animals' manager Mike Jeffery to look after Hendrix's business affairs for the next two years.

Chandler eventually produced all Hendrix's hit singles including "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze", and "The Wind Cries Mary" and his first two albums, Are You Experienced and Axis: bold as love.

He first presented The Experience at a series of London showcase gigs where Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney were among the stars who flocked to see Hendrix kitted out in Afro hairstyle and military uniform.

When The Experience played with The Walker Brothers at the Finsbury Park Astoria in London, Hendrix and Chandler debated how they could liven up their act.

The journalist Keith Altham said that as Pete Townshend smashed up his guitar, it was a pity Hendrix couldn't set his on fire: "Chas immediately ordered his roadie Gerry Stickells to get some lighter fuel. Jimi only ever set fire to his guitar three times but it made history."

In 1968 Chandler quit as Hendrix's manager half way through the Electric Ladyland album sessions, fed up with endless re-recording and the surfeit of hangers-on in the studio. He fell out with Jeffery over the way Hendrix's career was being handled, and in 1969 returned to London to his Swedish wife Lotta, who was expecting their first child. Shortly afterwards he set up Montgrow Productions with Robert Stigwood.

Their aim was to find and develop new talent but Stigwood didn't share Chandler's enthusiasm for his next discovery, the Wolverhampton band Slade, and pulled out, leaving Chas Chandler as their sole manager. He paid off their previous management with pounds 100 and encouraged the adoption of a skinhead look, with cropped hair and bovver boots. Slade's lead singer Noddy Holder said that the band "worshipped" Chandler for the way he had transformed their fortunes.

Under his guidance they became of the most prolific hit makers of the 1970s - their singles included "Coz I Luv You" (1971) and "We've Got to Get Out of this Place" (1972) - though they failed to gain American success. In 1979 he withdrew from management and formed his own record label Barn Productions. At the same time he separated from his first wife, and left London to retire to Newcastle, where he married his second wife, Madeleine Stringer, a former Newcastle beauty queen.

In 1983 he became part of the re-formed Animals, and had to relearn the bass guitar. It was not a happy experience. The group spent most of the time arguing and at one point Chandler was seen grabbing Eric Burdon by the scruff of the neck.

In recent years he helped local bands in the North East to record their own music, and he also set up in business with architect and saxophonist Nigel Stranger. They established Park Arena Ltd, which developed the 10,500- seater Newcastle Arena, the largest sports and entertainment venue in the north-east. It opened last year after nine years work, and has already featured artists such as Neil Diamond, David Bowie and Pulp.

A big-built man who liked to drink and smoke, he had, said Keith Altham "enormous drive and self-belief. It was that enthusiasm that helped both Jimi Hendrix and Slade become stars. He'd just tell everyone: 'They are the best in the world!'"

Bryan "Chas" Chandler, bass player, manager and record producer: born Newcastle upon Tyne 18 December 1938; married twice (two sons, two daughters); died Newcastle 17 July 1996.


4 April – Freewheelers (1968–1973)
30 July – Magpie (1968–1980)
15 August – Nearest and Dearest (1968–1973)
21 September – Strange Report (1968–1969)
24 September – How We Used To Live (1968–2002)
25 September – The Champions (1968–1969)
5 November – Father, Dear Father (1968–1973)
8 November – Please Sir! (1968–1972)
16 November – Journey to the Unknown (1968–1969)
Unknown – The Big Match (1968–1992)

1967-1968 Football

First Division - Manchester City
Second Division - Ipswich Town
Third Division - Oxford United
Fourth Division - Luton Town
FA Cup - West Bromwich Albion
League Cup - Leeds United
Charity Shield - Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur (shared)
Home Championship - England