1974

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1974

  • The Post-It note invented
  • Beryl Bainbridge;s The Bottle Factory Outing published
Halesworth UDC abolished. Waveney D C comes into being.Micropress founded in premises in the Thoroughfare by Mike Cross and partners Raymond Rose, Raymond Cook and George Bidnall.

Halesworth Area School becomes Halesworth Middle School.

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Jan 74

14th : Talks over coal dispute break down

Feb 74

10th: Total miners’ strike begins.17th: Harold Wilson concludes ‘social contract’ with union leaders

28th: General election. No overall majority

Mar 74

Heath resigns. Wilson forms Labour govt.

Apr 74

25th:  The first meeting of the newly created Halesworth Town Council.

May 74

11th: Miners’ strike ends with acceptance of pay offer; normal working week resumed.

Jun 74

1st: 29 killed in Flixborough chemical explosion

July 74

Trend Ltd apply to build 42 flats and garages on the site of the Old Maltings.Michael Sharpley & Partners, insurance brokers, open premises at 14a Thoroughfare.2

7th: The Chateaubriand Restaurant, built by E. G. Woolnough, opens in Norwich Road.

Aug 74

8th President Nixon resigns in wake of Watergate revelations 11th: A three-week Tent Crusade by Victor Jack, County Evangelist, opens in Walpole Road31st: Beech House fete opened by comedian and Golden Shot host, Charlie Williams.

Sept 74

Application made by Dencorn Securities to build 9 single-bed flats, 3 two-bed bungalows and 10 three-bed houses on the Wissett Road/Mill Road site.

Oct 74

5th: 5 killed in IRA bombing of Guildford pub10th General Election give Labour a majority of three Closure of Bramfield Road Post Office. 

Nov 74

4th: Sub-Committee of the Town Council set up to look into possibilities for a day centre for the elderly.

Dec 74