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…

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….

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Everyone Wasn’t ‘All In It Together’ in 1940

Tuesday 16th March 1940 It was reported this day in 1940 that as far as food was concerned everybody was certainly NOT all in it together. During the war and for quite a few years after, food was rationed, meaning a limit was set on what you could buy. This was done by way of…

RAC International Rally Comes to Blackpool

Thursday 10th March 1955 The first section of the RAC British International Rally in the mountains of North Wales had already been completed. Although it had been quite tricky as snow in places had been reported to be piled up as high as 12 feet in some places, especially around Settle, with at least three…