Traitor requests permission to come back to Britain

10th Oct 1960 One little known but intriguing fact about Donald Maclean, the British spy and traitor who fled to communist Russia in 1951 and who was also part of the Cambridge Spy Ring, was his request for permission to enter the country nine years later. On October 10th 1960 it was revealed in the…

English Football League begins Massive bribery investigation

Monday 10th October 1960 Many people are currently outraged at the England Football manager Sam Allardyce, who was recently caught on camera in a Daily Telegraph sting. Mr Allardyce for a fee told foreign business men (who in actual fact were undercover reporters) how to get around the FA player transfer rules. However, corruption in…

1970s Football – Not such a family game

Monday 3rd February 1975 After Jimmy Hill, pundit on the popular Match of the Day programme, remarked on how he thought a Blackpool steward had acted in an un-sportsman like manor, all hell broke loose. The match in question was between Blackpool and Sunderland and he was particularly commenting on the penalty kick taken by…

Milk Delivery Starts to Modernise

Friday 13th May 1960 On this day in May 1960 a change was being made in how we received our milk. Since the late 19th century milk had always been delivered to the door, first by horse and cart and later by electronic float. Before the invention of the refrigerator it was delivered daily in…

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New NAZI Secret Weapon found on Yorkshire Coast

Monday 25th March 1940 On this day in 1940 a NAZI Secret Weapon was discovered along the Yorkshire Coast in Bridlington. In the shape of a torpedo the object had two propeller fins at one end and a portrait of Neville Chamberlain the then Prime Minister complete with Umbrella sculpted on it at the other….