LOSE YOURSELF IN 1967
NO IPADS OR IPODS HERE The Beatles open their psychedelic Apple Boutique on London’s Baker Street in December. Paul McCartney calls it ‘a beautiful place where beautiful people can buy beautiful things’. But shoplifting racks up £200,000 of losses and it closes in July 1968. The Fabs just give the stock away. SPACE ARIEL The first satellite built outside of the US or USSR is finished in Farnborough, Hampshire. Ariel 3 is launched in May and transmits experiment results back to the Radio and Space Research Station in, um, Slough. STAMFORD FIRST Stamford, in Lincolnshire, is made Britain’s first conservation area. John Betjeman dubbed it ‘England’s most attractive town.’ BYE BYE, BOYS The end of Boy’s Own is a particular loss to traditionalists. Started by the Religious Tract Society in 1879, the weekly paper was full of derring-do, Christian morals and keeping a British stiff upper lip. And rightly so, old chap.