'In the News: the 1970s' takes a look at 18 of the most prominent news stories to hit the headlines during 1970-79 - from a slightly-cynical UK perspective.
If you were born before, say, the late... More > 1960s, you should recollect most of the news stories featured herein. You’ll remember them, but recall little in the way of actual detail - well, now's your chance to swot up. Watergate, the Moon landings, decimalisation, joining the Common Market, North Sea Oil, the ever-present threat of the Cold War and the absurdity of the Cod War. And the decade was full of giants: Ali, Amin, Lucan, Pol Pot, the Ripper and Jeremy Thorpe (who?) – plus the shenanigans surrounding lesser lights such as Anthony Blunt and Sid Vicious. Throw in the 1970 World Cup, Bloody Sunday and the world's first Test Tube Baby and we've plenty to get our teeth into.
An extensive 1970s 'News Chronology' closes the book.< Less
A reprint of the classic 1889 text of the account of the great defining moment in the history of Newcastle-upon-Tyne - subtly amended to make it more palatable to the modern eye. The story, based on... More > eye-witness descriptions, tells of how the Scots tried to take the great Royalist stronghold of the north in the name of Parliament - and of the fight put up by the town's defenders. 40 pages. **65% of royalties to children's charities**< Less
A collection of local history articles on the heritage of the North-East of England - from the Scottish border in the north to the Vale of Pickering in the south. Subjects covered include: Capability... More > Brown; Escomb Saxon Church; Middlesbrough's Transporter Bridge; The Lantern of Newcastle's St.Nicholas' Cathedral; Helmsley parish; Penshaw Monument; Description of a Coal Mine; Thomas Bewick; St.Mary's Lighthouse; Dunstanburgh Castle; Catherine Cookson biography; Place-names of the North-East; and potted histories of Haltwhistle, Belsay & Middleton-in-Teesdale. 72 pages.< Less
A collection of local history articles on the heritage of the North-East of England - from the Scottish border in the north to Richmond in the south. Subjects covered include: Roseberry Topping; the... More > Hancock Brothers; Wearmouth Bridge; Bamburgh Castle; Ferryhill; Harry Hotspur; Richmond; Wreighill; the Boldon Book; Berwick-on-Tweed; Lindisfarne; the Battle of Heavenfield; Hartlepool's monkey; and potted histories of Crook, Blanchland and Staindrop. 72 pages.< Less