LOSE YOURSELF IN 1962
Z-CARS ON BBC
‘BD to Z-Victor One.’ From the opening credits of a Ford Zephyr MkII heading towards the camera accompanied by the folk tune Johnny Todd, it was evident that this was a new form of police drama. The programme was originally made with the support of the chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary, which he promptly withdrew after the screening of the first episode.
LAST LONDON TROLLEYBUS
Trolleybuses had been around since 1931 but in 1954 London Transport decided the future was in AEC Regents. The last capital trolley ran in 1962.
Following evidence of Soviet missile bases being established in Cuba, the USA created a military blockade to prevent further shipments from the USSR across the Atlantic. After 13 days, an agreement was formed between President Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev (right) but not before the globe genuinely feared that this would be the start of World War III.
Coventry suffered some of the heaviest bombings in the UK in WWII and so the new cathedral was a symbol of hope and reconciliation. Its architect Basil Spence had the new building constructed alongside the remains of St Michael’s Cathedral which was blitzed on 14 November 1940.