Remembering the Ladybird Invasion of 1976

Although there have been hotter summers in terms of temperatures reached, the great summer of 1976 remains the benchmark by which other heatwaves in the United Kingdom are measured. There are many good reasons for this. During the intense and unrelenting heat of that year reservoirs dried up, roads melted, crop yields were badly hit […]

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20 Top Detectives From TV and Cinema in the 1970s

There has probably never been a decade like the seventies for smart sleuths and cool cops. And whilst the Americans commanded the larger part of the market, there were some unforgettable British contributions too. Here we take a look at some of the most memorable crime-busters to grace our screens during the glorious 1970s: 1. […]

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Glam, Retro-Glam and Disco – What a Wonderful Time to Have Been Young

To understand the unique place that 1976 holds in the annals of popular music and culture, it is first necessary to reflect awhile on what had gone immediately before. As the Summer of Love passed into the realms of ever more distant memory and the seemingly interminable 1960s – with its mods and rockers, beats […]

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