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    4th May 1979

    Margaret Thatcher became PM.

    Like or loathe her there's no doubt she changed British politics and was a big player on the world stage.
    The only thing to look forward to is the past

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    Re: 30 Years Ago Today

    My Grandad had nothing but contempt for her. The air would turn blue and the channel on the tv changed as soon as she appeared. Runs in the family because Jonathon Ross has the same effect on me now.
    "GAME OVER MAN, GAME OVER"

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    • #3
      Re: 30 Years Ago Today

      First wife and her mother plus most females I knew all said these words or similar just before Maggie was voted in..

      "That's what the country needs , a woman in charge to sort things out"

      When challenged a few years later while the Iron Maiden was decimating industry and their husbands facing a lifetime on the dole they all flatly denied saying any such thing

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      • #4
        5th May 1980

        Saw the SAS storming the Iranian Embassy in London to end the siege that had gone on there for a number of days.

        They even took the snooker off the tv so you could watch it live.

        I remember watching awestruck as men in black abseiled from helicopters onto the roof of the building and then abseiled down the building smashing there way through the windows with explosions and smoke.

        The sas action that evening spawned the film Who Dares Wins starring Lewis Collins.
        The only thing to look forward to is the past

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        • #5
          Re: 5th May 1980

          One of the most amazing things I've ever seen live on tv. How they managed to go in, get the hostages out alive and kill the gunmen in such confusion and so quickly still stuns me. Absolutely incredible!
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          • #6
            Re: 5th May 1980

            Originally posted by kazboot View Post
            One of the most amazing things I've ever seen live on tv. How they managed to go in, get the hostages out alive and kill the gunmen in such confusion and so quickly still stuns me. Absolutely incredible!
            I remember seeing a really good documentary about it a few years ago, all the floor plans of ever embassy are on file so the SAS had time to learn the layout of each room.
            The Trickster On The Roof

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            • #7
              On This Day

              I'm going to start an On This day Thread for each month of the year, I will try and add a memorable event from somewhere between the 70's and 90's and update daily where possible.

              Feel free to add your own if there's something you know happened on a particular day or if you would like to discuss one of the events please do.
              The only thing to look forward to is the past

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              • #8
                Re: On This Day - May

                6th May 1994

                Saw the Queen and President Mitterand opening the Channel Tunnel or Chunnel
                The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                • #9
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                  great idea Mike
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                  • #10
                    Re: On This Day - May

                    7th May 1999

                    Bit of a dull day unless you're Scottish.

                    The first Scottish Parliament for 300 years was elected
                    The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                    • #11
                      Re: On This Day - May

                      8th May 1968

                      Not quite the 70's but near enough.

                      The Kray twins and their brother Charlie were arrested after dawn raids by police in London
                      The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                      • #12
                        Re: On This Day - May

                        10th May 1994

                        Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president.
                        The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                        • #13
                          Re: On This Day - May

                          been out all day, at the memorial....just got back:


                          11th May 1985 fire at Bradford City football club

                          54 Bradford fans and 2 Lincoln City fans died on that awful day

                          Makes me cry every time I read the 'roll call' of those who died....couples young & old, dads & their sons, and - worst of all - grandad, two sons, grandson, 3 generations gone :cry::cry:

                          RIP
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                          • #14
                            Re: On This Day - May

                            12th May 1994

                            Labour leader John Smith died in his bath, paving the way for that smarmy git Blair to become leader and eventually PM
                            The only thing to look forward to is the past

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                            • #15
                              Re: On This Day - May

                              Do I detect a hint of dislike for our former leader HG ?
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