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The swinging sixties were in full flow, but in some corners of the world the peace and love mantra of the flower-power generation could not be heard.

Even as hippies in London and San Francisco were weaving daisies into their hair, in China Mao Tse-Tung launched the Cultural Revolution, a 10-year political campaign aimed at rekindling revolutionary Communist fervour. Brandishing their copies of Mao’s Little Red Book of quotations, students of the Communist Party – the so-called Red Guards – pursued an ideological cleansing campaign in which they renounced and attacked anyone suspected of being an intellectual, or a member of the bourgeoisie. Thousands of Chinese citizens were executed, and millions more were yoked into manual labour in the decade that followed.

Meanwhile, the US government, under president Lyndon B Johnson, was escalating its military presence in Vietnam. By the year’s end, American troop levels had reached 389,000, with more than 5,000 combat deaths and over 30,000 wounded. The war was a brutal and dirty one, with many US casualties caused by sniper fire, booby traps and mines.

The Americans responded by sending B-52 bombers over North Vietnam, and by launching the infamous Search and Destroy policy on the ground.

"To know war," Johnson said in his State of the Union address before Congress, in January 1966, "is to know that there is still madness in this world".

There was bloodshed on the streets of London too, when Ronnie Kray, brother of Reggie, shot George Cornell dead in the Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel in March.

Two years after his proclamations about the "white heat of technology" Harold Wilson was prime minister of a Labour government that included technology minister Tony Benn. If Benn was pleased to witness the introduction of the first homegrown UK credit card – The Barclaycard – in 1966, he was in the minority. The card was met with "a tidal wave of indifference", according to a Barclays executive.

Perhaps the UK public simply had other things on their minds.

This was, after all, the year in which Bobby Moore’s England beat the Germans 4-2 to lift the World Cup at Wembley.

Musically, 1966 was a vintage year. Jim Reeves’ Distant Drums knocked the Small Faces’ All or Nothing off the top spot. Other number ones in the year included Frank Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night, Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys, the Walker Brothers’ The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore and The Green, Green Grass of Home by Tom Jones.

The Beatles and the Rolling Stones also continued their dominance of the music scene, with Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigby, Paperback Writer and Paint it Black all topping the charts.

A Man for all Seasons won Best Picture at the 1966 Oscars, and its star Paul Scofield won Best Actor. Other films released this year included Georgy Girl, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Alfie and the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.–oQ-U

On the small screen, viewers were subjected to the rants of Alf Garnet in Till Death us do Part; while US audiences were introduced to the delights of the Monkees and Star Trek. And the dynamic duo, Batman and Robin, thwarted lute-playing electronics genius the Minstrel as he tried to sabotage the computer systems at the Gotham City Stock Exchange.

"Batman heads off new corporate IT disaster" – now there’s a headline to conjure with.

The Queen opens the £10 million Severn Bridge on September 8. The Severn Bridge was opened in 1966 to replace the ferry service crossing from Aust to Beachley. The new bridge provided a direct link for the M4 motorway into Wales.

The Severn Bridge has now carried more than 300,000,000 vehicles since it was opened in 1966. Between 1980 and 1990 traffic flows increased by 63% and there were severe congestion problems in the summer and at peak times each day. Further increases in traffic flows were expected in the years ahead. The problems encountered on the Severn Bridge were made worse by the occasional high winds, accidents and breakdowns. It is for these reasons that the Second Severn Crossing was constructed as without it congestion would become more serious and frequent on the M4, M5 and the local road network.

Bristol’s Mecca Centre opens

1966 – Thursday May 19 is a glittering night in Bristol when 800 of the West Country’s VIPs are invited to the opening of the city centre’s brand new £32 million leisure complex on Frogmore Street With a dozen licensed bars, a casino, a cinema, a night club, an ice rink and a thousand plastic palm trees, this is the biggest entertainment palace anywhere in Europe and somewhere to rival the West End of London. There are girls! In bikinis! There’s even pineapple! On sticks! Drivers park their Hillman Imps in the multi-story car park!

And, amazingly enough, the venue has been an entertainment centre ever since. Bristol . . . entertainments capital of the South West, and one of the entertainments attractions of Europe. That was the talk of the town when Mecca moved into Bristol, splashed out a fortune and began building the New Entertainments Centre in Frogmore Street, towering over the ancient Hatchet Inn and the Georgian and Regency streets nearby.

The New Entertainments Centre wasn’t just big, it was enormous and it was what 60s leisure and fun-time were all about, Mecca promised. Here, slap bang in the middle of Bristol, the company was creating the largest entertainment centre in the whole of Europe. A dozen licensed bars, an ice rink, bowling lanes, a casino, a night club, a grand cinema, asumptuous ballroom and, naturally, a multi-storey car park to accommodate all those Zephyr Zodiacs, Anglias, Westminsters, Minis, Victors and Imps etc which would come pouring into town bringing the 5,000 or so customers who would flock to the centre every day.

London might have its famous West End. Bristol had its Frogmore Street palace of fun and the opening night of the biggest attraction of all, the Locarno Ballroom, on May 19th was the Night To Crown All First Nights, the Post proudly announced. Sparkling lights, plastic palm trees in shadily-lit bars, a revolving stage, dolly birds in fishnet tights and grass skirts . . . this was glamour a la mid-60s and Bristol loved it.

Horace Batchelor K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M

1966 – KEYNSHAM became a familiar household name to millions of Radio Luxembourg listeners across Europe in the 1950s and 1960s — thanks to a local betting expert.

Self-styled ‘football pools king’ Horace Batchelor helped punters win a total of more than £12 million between 1948 and 1971 at a time when £75,000 was a fortune and his series of radio ads always mentioned mentioned Keynsham, which Horace would then spell out.

Customers followed his unique ‘infra draw’ tip system, which forecast which matches would be drawn in the pools. He put the otherwise little-known town on the map by spelling out its name letter by letter so listeners would address their applications correctly when ordering tips by post.

His ads included genial patter such as: ‘Hello, friends — this is Horace Batchelor, the inventor of the fabulous Infra-Draw system. You too can start to win really worthwhile dividends using my method.’

Members of the system clubbed together to enter very large permutations with a good chance of winning the pools and then sharing the takings — though each individual only received a small fraction of each big windfall. Horace himself set a world record by personally netting more than 30 first dividends and thousands of second and third dividends.

During his heyday up to 5.000 orders a day were delivered via Keynsham to his office in Old Market, Bristol. His first major pools win came in 1948 when he was presented with £11,321 at Bedminster’s Rex Cinema —part of the biggest dividend then paid by Sherman’s Pools.

It also included £45,000 which he shared with syndicate members. – By 1955 he had won enough to live in luxury, running three cars and puffing cigars in an 18-room house. He later retired to a 27-bedroom ‘Batchelor pad’ in Bath Road, Saltford, a small village just outside of Keynsham, which he named ‘Infra -Grange’ after his system.

Pickles was made Dog of the Year in 1966

Pickles, the mongrel dog who found the World Cup in a London street after it had been stolen three months before the 1966 finals, became a bigger story than that year’s general election.

In March 1966, a few months before the start of the World Cup finals in England, a mongrel dog named Pickles found the missing Jules Rimet trophy in a London street.

One week before Pickles came to the rescue, the priceless trophy had been stolen from the Westminster’s Methodist Central Hall where it was being displayed, albeit in a glass cabinet.

And this despite the presence of no less than five security guards. On that fateful Sunday, however, the guard stationed next to the trophy had taken the day off. The thieves stole in through a back door and snatched away the World Cup.

For his winning role in the tale, Pickles was made Dog of the Year in 1966 and awarded a year’s free supply of dog food. His owner, a Thames lighterman named David Corbett, was a prime suspect in the case and police questioned him for hours before he was cleared.

With a dramatic goal in the final moments of what was a nail-biting match, England finally became soccer World Cup champions, securing a 4-2 win over West Germany at London’s Wembley Stadium. It was just one of the many highlights of 1966 that are etched on my memory from a year that had its fair share of controversy and tragedy as well as producing some outstanding music.

‘more popular than Jesus’

Controversy come in the wake of John Lennon’s quip in a newspaper interview that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus now’. It caused a furor and led to thousands of the group’s records being burned on bonfires in protest in some parts of America. I recall seeing the news coverage on TV showing angry groups of people tossing piles of vinyl in to the flames. It was far cry from the outpourings of adoration and admiration that the Liverpool lads usually enjoyed. And for a while threatened to damage their reputation.

The anti-Beatles outcry did however subside following an apology from Lennon and things eventually got back to normal on the Fab Four front. The catchy Paperback Writer topped the charts and their imaginative album Revolver reinstated their popularity.

Aberfan coal tip disaster in Wales

One of the most tragic events that year In Britain was the Aberfan coal tip disaster in Wales that claimed 144 lives, including 116 children. I was at work on a weekly newspaper on the October morning it happened. My colleagues and I had a radio on and listened to updates on and off throughout the day as rescuers dug through the tons of slurry that had roared down the hillside, desperately trying to find survivors in the mangled remains of the school building. I’ll always remember that it was a very dark period, particularly as so many young lives had been lost in what was later shown to have been an avoidable tragedy.

On the music front, 1966 threw up several gems, not least some groundbreaking offerings from The Beach Boys. It was, of course, the year that the magical singles Good Vibrations and God Only Knows and the grandiose album Pet Sounds set new standards in rock recording. Indeed, such was the excellence of the band at that time that it spurred The Beatles on to experiment and push their own musical boundaries still further.

Motown was in its glory too, and The Four Tops epitomized all that was great about the sounds made under the guidance of Berry Gordy in the bustling, vibrant city that was Detroit. Reach Out I’ll Be There.

Other memorable songs, were Dusty Springfield’s You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, the Spencer Davis Group’s Somebody Help Me, the Rolling Stones Paint It Black, The Walker Brothers’ operatic The Sun Ain’t `Gonna Shine Anymore, and Chris Farlowe’s cover version of the Stones’ Out Of Time. All of them are classics of rock.

Tom Jones’ Green, Green Grass of Home was the biggest selling single. Way before The Voice!

George Harrison married Patti Boyd.

Sergio Leone created the spaghetti western with The Good, The Bad and The Ugly starring Clint Eastwood. Due to the striking height difference between Clint Eastwood and Eli Wallach of over 9 inches, it was sometimes difficult to include them in the same frame.

Because Sergio Leone spoke barely any English and Eli Wallach spoke barely any Italian, the two communicated in French.

In the 1960s Michael Caine was a cocky young British movie star with a Cockney accent. He played a caddish womanizer in Alfie (1966) "Not a lot of people know that"

Adam Sandler, Halle Berry, David Schwimmer, David Cameron, Cindy Crawford, Helena Bonham Carter were all born in 1966.

Simon & Garfunkel’s "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100

Batman 1966 American superhero film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character

The first episode of Star Trek aired.

Walt Disney died.

The Beatles achieved their 10th number 1!

The Sound of Music won Best Picture at the Oscars.

Twiggy was named the face of ’66 by Daily Express.

1966 was also the year that the term Swinging London was coined by Time magazine, and as they say the rest is history

For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool. When Time magazine dedicated its 15 April 1966 issue to London: the Swinging City, it cemented the association between London and all things hip and fashionable that had been growing in the popular imagination throughout the decade.

London’s remarkable metamorphosis from a gloomy, grimy post-War capital into a bright, shining epicentre of style was largely down to two factors: youth and money. The baby boom of the 1950s meant that the urban population was younger than it had been since Roman times.

By the mid-60s, 40% of the population at large was under 25. With the abolition of National Service for men in 1960, these young people had more freedom and fewer responsibilities than their parents’ generation. They rebelled against the limitations and restrictions of post-War society. In short, they wanted to shake things up… Added to this, Londoners had more disposable income than ever before – and were looking for ways to spend it. Nationally, weekly earnings in the ‘60s outstripped the cost of living by a staggering 183%: in London, where earnings were generally higher than the national average, the figure was probably even greater.

This heady combination of affluence and youth led to a flourishing of music, fashion, design and anything else that would banish the post-War gloom. Fashion boutiques sprang up willy-nilly.

Men flocked to Carnaby St, near Soho, for the latest ‘Mod’ fashions. While women were lured to the King’s Rd, where Mary Quant’s radical mini skirts flew off the rails of her iconic store, Bazaar.

Even the most shocking or downright barmy fashions were popularised by models who, for the first time, became superstars. Jean Shrimpton was considered the symbol of Swinging London, while Twiggy was named The Face of 1966. Mary Quant herself was the undisputed queen of the group known as The Chelsea Set, a hard-partying, socially eclectic mix of largely idle ‘toffs’ and talented working-class movers and shakers.

Music was also a huge part of London’s swing. While Liverpool had the Beatles, the London sound was a mix of bands who went on to worldwide success, including The Who, The Kinks, The Small Faces and The Rolling Stones. Their music was the mainstay of pirate radio stations like Radio Caroline and Radio Swinging England. Creative types of all kinds gravitated to the capital, from artists and writers to magazine publishers, photographers, advertisers, film-makers and product designers.

But not everything in London’s garden was rosy. Immigration was a political hot potato: by 1961, there were over 100,000 West Indians in London, and not everyone welcomed them with open arms. The biggest problem of all was a huge shortage of housing to replace bombed buildings and unfit slums and cope with a booming urban population. The badly-conceived solution – huge estates of tower blocks – and the social problems they created, changed the face of London for ever. By the 1970s, with industry declining and unemployment rising,

Swinging London seemed a very dim and distant memory.

1966 in British music

Highest Rated Albums of 1966

The Beatles – Revolver.
Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde.
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds.
The Rolling Stones – Aftermath.
The Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer.
The Mamas & The Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.
The Who – A Quick One.
The Temptations – Gettin’ Ready.
Jefferson Airplane – Jefferson Airplane Takes Off.
Stevie Wonder – Up-Tight.

The Rolling Stones British Tour 1966 The British Tour was a concert tour by the band. The tour commenced on September 23 and concluded on October 9, 1966.

14 January – Young singer David Jones changes his last name to Bowie to avoid confusion with Davy Jones (later of the Monkees).

19 January – Michael Tippett conducts the performance of his cantata The Vision of St Augustine in London.

6 February – The Animals appear a fifth time on The Ed Sullivan Show to perform their iconic Vietnam-anthem hit "We Gotta Get Out of this Place".

4 March – The Beatles’ John Lennon is quoted in The Evening Standard as saying that the band was now more popular than Jesus. In August, following publication of this remark in Datebook, there are Beatles protests and record burnings in the Southern US’s Bible Belt.

5 March – The UK’s Kenneth McKellar, singing "A Man Without Love", finishes 9th in the 11th Eurovision Song Contest, which is won by Udo Jürgens of Austria.

6 March – In the UK, 5,000 fans of the Beatles sign a petition urging British Prime minister Harold Wilson to reopen Liverpool’s Cavern Club.

16 April – Disc Weekly is incormporated with Music Echo magazine.

1 May – The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and the Who perform at the New Musical Express’ poll winners’ show in London. The show is televised, but The Beatles’ and The Stones’ segments are omitted because of union conflicts.

13 May – The Rolling Stones release "Paint It, Black", which becomes the first number one hit single in the US and UK to feature a sitar (in this case played by Brian Jones).

17 May – American singer Bob Dylan and the Hawks (later The Band) perform at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Dylan is booed by the audience because of his decision to tour with an electric band, the boos culminating in the famous "Judas" shout.

2 July – The Beatles become the first musical group to perform at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo. The performance ignites protests from local citizens who felt that it was inappropriate for a rock and roll band to play at Budokan, a place – until then – designated to the practice of martial arts.

11 August – John Lennon holds a press conference in Chicago, Illinois to apologize for his remarks the previous March. "I suppose if I had said television was more popular than Jesus, I would have gotten away with it. I’m sorry I opened my mouth. I’m not anti-God, anti-Christ, or anti-religion. I was not knocking it. I was not saying we are greater or better."

29 August – The Beatles perform their last official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.

16 September – Eric Burdon records a solo album after leaving The Animals and appears on "Ready, Steady, Go", singing "Help Me Girl", a UK #14 solo hit. Also on the show are Otis Redding and Chris Farlowe.

9 November – John Lennon meets Yoko Ono when he attends a preview of her art exhibition at the Indica Gallery in London.

9 December – The Who release their second album A Quick One with a nine-minute "mini-opera" A Quick One While He’s Away.

16 December – The Jimi Hendrix Experience release their first single in the UK, "Hey Joe".

1966 in British television

3 January – Camberwick Green is the first BBC television programme to be shot in colour.

3 March – The BBC announces plans to begin broadcasting television programmes in colour from next year.

5 April – The Money Programme debuts on BBC2. It continued to air until 2010.

23 May – Julie Goodyear makes her Coronation Street debut as Bet Lynch. She did not become a regular character until 1970.

6 June – BBC1 sitcom Till Death Us Do Part begins its first series run.

30 July – England beat West Germany 4-2 to win the 1966 World Cup at Wembley.

Summer – Patrick McGoohan quits the popular spy series Danger Man after filming only two episodes of the fourth season, in order to produce and star in The Prisoner, which begins filming in September.

2 October – The four-part serial Talking to a Stranger, acclaimed as one of the finest British television dramas of the 1960s, begins transmission in the Theatre 625 strand on BBC2.

29 October – Actor William Hartnell makes his last regular appearance as the First Doctor in the concluding moments of Episode 4 of the Doctor Who serial The Tenth Planet. Actor Patrick Troughton briefly appears as the Second Doctor at the conclusion of the serial.

5 November – Actor Patrick Troughton appears in his first full Doctor Who serial The Power of the Daleks as the Second Doctor.

16 November – Cathy Come Home, possibly the best-known play ever to be broadcast on British television, is presented in BBC1’s The Wednesday Play anthology strand.


3 January – The Trumptonshire Trilogy: Camberwick Green
5 January – Softly, Softly (1966–1969)
10 March – The Frost Report (1966)
7 May – Quick Before They Catch Us (1966)
17 May – All Gas and Gaiters (1966–1971)
24 May – Beggar My Neighbour (1966–1968)
7 August – It’s a Knockout (BBC1 1966–1982
17 November – The Illustrated Weekly Hudd (1966–1967)


5 April – The Money Programme (1966–2010)


22 March – How (1966–1981)

1966 Events

3 January – British Rail begins full electric passenger train services over the West Coast Main Line from Euston to Manchester and Liverpool with 100 mph (160 km/h) operation from London to Rugby. Services officially inaugurated 18 April.

Stop-motion children’s television series Camberwick Green first shown on BBC1.

4 January – More than 4,000 people attend a memorial service at Westminster Abbey for the broadcaster Richard Dimbleby, who died last month aged 52.

12 January – Three British MPs visiting Rhodesia (Christopher Rowland, Jeremy Bray and David Ennals) are assaulted by supporters of Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith.

20 January – The Queen commutes the death sentence on a black prisoner in Rhodesia, two months after its abolition in Britain.

Radio Caroline South pirate radio ship MV Mi Amigo runs aground on the beach at Frinton.

21 January – The Smith regime in Rhodesia rejects the Royal Prerogative commuting death sentences on two Africans.

31 January – United Kingdom ceases all trade with Rhodesia.

9 February – A prototype Fast Reactor nuclear reactor opens at Dounreay on the north coast of Scotland.

17 February – Britain protests to South Africa over its supplying of petrol to Rhodesia.

19 February – Naval minister Christopher Mayhew resigns.

28 February – Harold Wilson calls a general election for 31 March, in hope of increasing his single-seat majority.

1 March – Chancellor of the Exchequer James Callaghan announces the decision to embrace decimalisation of the pound (which will be effected on 15 February 1971).

4 March – In an interview published in The Evening Standard, John Lennon of The Beatles comments, "We’re more popular than Jesus now".

Britain recognized the new regime in Ghana.

5 March – BOAC Flight 911 crashes in severe clear-air turbulence over Mount Fuji soon after taking off from Tokyo International Airport in Japan, killing all 124 on board.

9 March – Ronnie, one of the Kray twins, shoots George Cornell (an associate of rivals The Richardson Gang) dead at The Blind Beggar pub in Whitechapel, east London, a crime for which he is finally convicted in 1969.

11 March – Chi-Chi, the London Zoo’s giant panda, is flown to Moscow for a union with An-An of the Moscow Zoo.

20 March – Theft of football’s FIFA World Cup Trophy whilst on exhibition in London.

23 March – Pope Paul VI and Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, meet in Rome.

27 March – Pickles, a mongrel dog, finds the FIFA World Cup Trophy wrapped in newspaper in a south London garden.

30 March – Opinion polls show that the Labour government is on course to win a comfortable majority in the general election tomorrow.

31 March – The Labour Party under Harold Wilson win the general election with a majority of 96 seats. At the 1964 election they had a majority of five but subsequent by-election defeats had led to that being reduced to just one seat before this election. The Birmingham Edgbaston seat is retained for the Conservatives by Jill Knight in succession to Edith Pitt, the first time two women MPs have followed each other in the same constituency.

6 April – Hoverlloyd inaugurate the first Cross-Channel hovercraft service, from Ramsgate harbour to Calais using passenger-carrying SR.N6 craft.

7 April – The United Kingdom asks the UN Security Council authority to use force to stop oil tankers that violate the oil embargo against Rhodesia. Authority is given on 10 April.

11 April – The Marquess of Bath, in conjunction with Jimmy Chipperfield, opens Longleat Safari Park, with "the lions of Longleat", at his Longleat House, the first such drive-through park outside Africa.

15 April – Time magazine uses the phrase "Swinging London".

19 April – Ian Brady and Myra Hindley go on trial at Chester Crown Court, charged with three so-called Moors Murders.

30 April – Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel (discontinued in 2000 due to competition with the Channel Tunnel.)

Liverpool win the Football League First Division title for the second time in three seasons.

3 May – Swinging Radio England and Britain Radio commence broadcasting on AM with a combined potential 100,000 watts from the same ship anchored off the south coast of England in international waters.

6 May – The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are sentenced to life imprisonment for three child murders committed between November 1963 and October 1965. Brady is guilty of all three murders and receives three concurrent terms of life imprisonment, while Hindley is found guilty of two murder charges and an accessory charge which receives two concurrent life sentences alongside a seven-year fixed term.

12 May – African members of the UN Security Council say that the British army should blockade Rhodesia.

14 May – Everton defeat Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, overturning a 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday lead during the final 16 minutes of the game.

16 May – A strike is called by the National Union of Seamen, ending on 16 July.

18 May – Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces that the number of police forces in England and Wales will be cut to 68.

26 May – Guyana achieves independence from the United Kingdom.

6 June – BBC1 television sitcom Till Death Us Do Part begins its first series run.

23 June – The Beatles go on top of the British singles charts for the 10th time with Paperback Writer.

29 June – Barclays Bank introduces the Barclaycard, the first British credit card.

3 July – 31 arrests made after a protest against the Vietnam War outside the US embassy turns violent.

12 July – Zambia threatens to leave the Commonwealth because of British peace overtures to Rhodesia.

14 July – Gwynfor Evans becomes member of Parliament for Carmarthen, the first ever Plaid Cymru MP, after his victory at a by-election.

15 July – A ban on black workers at Euston railway station is overturned.

16 July – Prime Minister Harold Wilson flies to Moscow to try to start peace negotiations over the Vietnam War. The Soviet Government rejects his ideas.

20 July – Start of 6-month wage and price freeze.

26 July – Lord Gardiner issues the Practice Statement in the House of Lords stating that the House is not bound to follow its own previous precedent.

30 July – England beats West Germany 4-2 to win the 1966 World Cup at Wembley. Geoff Hurst scores a hat-trick and Martin Peters scores the other English goal in a game which attracts an all-time record UK television audience of more than 32,000,000.

1 August – Everton sign Blackpool’s World Cup winning midfield player Alan Ball, Jr. for a national record fee of £110,000.

2 August – Spanish government forbids overflights of British military aircraft.

4 August – The Kray Twins are questioned in connection with a murder in London.

5 August – The Beatles release the album Revolver.

10 August – George Brown succeeds Michael Stewart as Foreign Secretary.

12 August – Three policemen are shot dead in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, while sitting in their patrol car in Braybrook Street.

15 August – John Whitney is arrested and charged with the murder of three West London policemen.

17 August – John Duddy is arrested in Glasgow and charged with the murder of three West London policemen.

18 August – Tay Road Bridge opens.

24 August – Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is first staged, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

29 August – The Beatles play their very last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.

3 September – Barely five months after the death of Barry Butler, a second Football League player this year dies in a car crash; 30-year-old John Nicholson, a Doncaster Rovers centre-half who previously played for Port Vale and Liverpool.

5 September – Selective Employment Tax imposed.

15 September – Britain’s first Polaris submarine, HMS Resolution, launched at Barrow-in-Furness.

17 September – Oberon-class submarine HMCS Okanagan launched at Chatham Dockyard, the last warship to be built there.

19 September – Scotland Yard arrests Ronald "Buster" Edwards, suspected of being involved in the Great Train Robbery (1963).

27 September – BMC makes 7,000 workers redundant.

30 September – The Bechuanaland Protectorate in Africa achieves independence from the U.K. as Botswana.

4 October – Basutoland becomes independent and takes the name Lesotho.

18 October – The Ford Cortina MK2 is launched.

20 October – In economic news, 437,229 people are reported to be unemployed in Britain – a rise of some 100,000 on last month’s figures.

21 October – Aberfan disaster in South Wales, 144 (including 116 children) killed by collapsing coal spoil tip.

22 October – British spy George Blake escapes from Wormwood Scrubs prison; he is next seen in Moscow.

Spain demands that United Kingdom stop military flights to Gibraltar – Britain says "no" the next day.

25 October – Spain closes its Gibraltar border against vehicular traffic.

5 November – Thirty-eight African states demand that the United Kingdom use force against Rhodesian government.

9 November – The Rootes Group launches the Hillman Hunter, a four-door family saloon to compete with the Austin 1800, Ford Cortina and Vauxhall Victor.

15 November – Harry Roberts is arrested near London and charged with the murder of three policemen in August.

16 November – The BBC television drama Cathy Come Home, filmed in a docudrama style, is broadcast on BBC1. Viewed by a quarter of the British population, it is considered influential on public attitudes to homelessness and the related social issues it deals with.

24 November – Unemployment sees another short rise, now standing at 531,585.

30 November – Barbados achieves independence.

1 December – Prime Minister Harold Wilson and Rhodesian Prime minister Ian Smith negotiate on HMS Tiger in the Mediterranean.

12 December – Harry Roberts, John Whitney and John Duddy are sentenced to life imprisonment (each with a recommended minimum of thirty years) for the murder of three West London policemen in August.

20 December – Harold Wilson withdraws all his previous offers to Rhodesian government and announces that he agrees to independence only after the founding of black majority government.

22 December – Rhodesian Prime minister Ian Smith declares that he considers that Rhodesia is already a republic.

31 December – Thieves steal millions of pounds worth of paintings from Dulwich Art Gallery in London.


Centre Point, a 32-floor office building at St Giles Circus in London, designed by Richard Seifert for property speculator Harry Hyams, is completed. It remains empty for around a decade.

London School of Contemporary Dance founded.

Mathematician Michael Atiyah wins a Fields Medal.

The motorway network continues to grow as the existing M1, M4 (including the Severn Bridge on the border of England and Wales) and M6 motorways are expanded and new motorways emerge in the shape of the M32 linking the M4 with Bristol, and the M74 near Hamilton in Scotland.

Japanese manufacturer Nissan begins importing its range of Datsun branded cars to the United Kingdom.

The 1966 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Brands Hatch on 16 July 1966. It was the fourth round of the 1966 World Championship. It was the 21st British Grand Prix and the second to be held at Brands Hatch. It was held over 80 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 341 kilometres.

The race, the first of the new three-litre engine regulation era where starters reached 20 cars,

was won for the third time by Australian driver Jack Brabham in his Brabham BT19, his second win in succession after winning the French Grand Prix two weeks earlier. New Zealand driver Denny Hulme finished second in his Brabham BT20, a first 1–2 win for the Brabham team. The pair finished a lap ahead of third placed British driver Graham Hill in his BRM P261. Brabham’s win ended a streak of 4 consecutive wins by Jim Clark at the British Grand Prix. Brabham’s win put him ten points clear in the championship chase over Austrian Cooper racer Jochen Rindt with Hulme and Ferrari’s Lorenzo Bandini a point further back.

1965–66 in English football

7 October 1965: An experiment to broadcast a live game to another ground takes place. Cardiff City play Coventry City and the match is broadcast to a crowd of 10,000 at Coventry’s ground Highfield Road.

20 March 1966: The World Cup is stolen from an exhibition at Central Hall, Westminster, where it was on show in the run-up to this summer’s World Cup in England.

27 March 1966: The World Cup is recovered by Pickles, a mongrel dog, in South London.

16 April 1966: Liverpool seal the First Division title for the seventh time in their history with a 2–0 home win over Stoke City.

14 May 1966: Everton win the FA Cup with a 3–2 win over Sheffield Wednesday in the final at Wembley Stadium, despite going 2–0 down in the 57th minute.

11 July 1966: England, as the host nation, begin their World Cup campaign with a goalless draw against Uruguay at Wembley Stadium.

16 July 1966: England’s World Cup campaign continues with a 2–0 win over Mexico (goals coming from Bobby Charlton and Roger Hunt) that moves them closes to qualifying for the next
stage of the competition.

20 July 1966: England qualify for the next stage of the World Cup with a 2–0 win over France in their final group game. Roger Hunt scores both of England’s goals.

23 July 1966: England beat Argentina 1–0 in the World Cup quarter-final thanks to a goal by Geoff Hurst.

26 July 1966: England reach the World Cup final by beating Portugal 2–1 in the semi-final.

Bobby Charlton scores both of England’s goals.

30 July 1966: England win the World Cup with a 4–2 win over West Germany in extra time.

Geoff Hurst scores a hat-trick, with Martin Peters scoring the other goal.


Competition Winners
First Division Liverpool
Second Division Manchester City
Third Division Hull City
Fourth Division Doncaster Rovers
FA Cup Everton
League Cup West Bromwich Albion
Charity Shield Manchester United and Liverpool (shared)
Home Championship England

XD97604 (18.05.07, Aarhus Ø, ved Ship)DSC_6842_Balancer
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Model: MAN TGS 35.480 Euro4 8X4
VIN: WMA41SZZ78M526483
1. Registration: 2008-10-27
Company: Alfred Nielsen, Smidstrup, Fredericia (DK)
Fleet No.: 1
Nickname: –
License plates: XD97604 (oct. 2008-?)
Previous reg.: n/a
Later reg.: n/a
Retirement age: still active nov. 2018
Photo location: Esther Aggebos Gade (Ship construction site), Aarhus Ø, DK

Alfred Nielsen MAN doing some crane-work at the construction site for Ship, a 202-apartment project that has been heavily revised since first planned. Initial plans were for a "light commercial" complex, mainly offices, with "some" housing, but in the aftermath of the financial crisis, it proved difficult to attract customers, and without sufficient pre-sales, construction was halted just past the initial pile-driving stage. So for years, the site consisted of a huge water-filled hole in the ground with concrete columns scattered throughout.

In 2017, owners were granted permission to revise the project, turning it into apartments and also changing the building layouts, but this sparked complaints from neighbouring project, Z-Huset (the Z-House, so-named because of the shape), seen in the background here.

The problem was, that the revised building would be taller than originally planned, partially blocking the view from some apartments in Z-Huset. In the end, a compromise was reached and construction of Ship could finally commence after years of delay.

In may 2018, all work was still below ground level.

Website for Ship:

Website for Z-Huset:

To view the approximate photo location in Google Maps, go here:

Photos from the Aarhus Ø district have their very own collection here It is very(!) much a work in progress, but the long term idea is to give an impression of the transformation of Aarhus Ø from container terminal to housing- and leisure district.

Tip: to locate trucks of particular interest to you, check my collections page, "truck collection" ( ) – here you will find all trucks organized in albums, by haulier (with zip-codes), year, brand and country.

Retirement age for trucks: many used trucks are offered for sale on international markets. If sold to a foreign buyer, this will not be listed in the danish motor registry, so a "retired" truck may or may not have been exported. In other words, the "retirement age" only shows the age, at which the truck stopped running on danish license plates.

Kanata Timeline History 1985 (part 2 of 3)
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May 2, 1985
The provincial election was held. PC candidates Bob Mitchell and Norm Sterling were both reelected. Kanata Standard, May 9, 1985:2.

May 2, 1985
It was reported in the Standard that Kanata’s earnings per capita was the third highest in Canada. Kanata Standard, May 2, 1985:1.

May 2, 1985
It was reported in the Standard that the Kanata Arts Council would to become a registered charitable society. Kanata Standard, May 2, 1985:16.

May 2, 1985
Mitel Corporation posted its second year of big losses; in fiscal 1984 it was .4 million. Kanata Standard, May 2, 1985:24.

May 3, 1985
Two Kanata residents, Robert Dunne and Juliette Geroux, were killed in a motorcycle crash on the Queensway.

May 5, 1985
Susan Mostyn, Marie Patten, and Kim Patten won first place in the tandem women’s division of the Upper Jock River Canoe Race. It took them three hours and thirty-one minutes to finish. Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985:22.

May 6, 1985
A public meeting was held by OC Transpo. About 45 residents turned out to oppose the elimination of Route 162, which linked Glen Cairn to Bayshore Shopping Centre. Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:1-2.

May 7, 1985
Campeau Corporation unveiled plans to Kanata City Council and residents for developing Town Centre lands. The proposal was for 929 houses in the southwest quadrant of Town Centre development lands, bordered by Katimavik Drive, the Queensway, Castlefrank Drive, and Terry Fox Drive. The plans called for a density of 15-18 units per acre. Jo-Anne Trounce wrote that the major concern about the plan for the residents was the “complete lack of facilities” within the proposed area. Kanata Standard, May 9, 1985:1; Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:8.

May 7, 1985
Kanata City Council named City Clerk Brian Switzer as the new City Administrator. This move was part of many recommendations of an Accountability Study conducted by consultant Ward Mallette. The controversial position of Coordinator was renamed and expanded in the announcement. Alderman Des Adam, who had been arguing for the creation of a Chief Administrator position for the past two years, seemed satisfied with the appointment. Kanata Standard, May 9, 1985:1,2.

May 8, 1985
The Kanata Theatre opened its presentation of Living Together. Leslie Jones wrote in her review of the production that it “came and went too quickly to have any real impact on the audience.” Martin Haynes starred. Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:9.

May 9, 1985
Kanata-based Lumonics Inc. announced that they were on track towards making record profits for 1985. The firm was the third-largest laser manufacturer in the world. Kanata Standard, May 9, 1985:20.

May 14, 1985
Kanata City Council rejected a plea for tighter gun control in rural March from the March Rural Association. Alderman Adam, who represented the rural Ward, was the only member to vote in favour of the proposal, stating that “somebody will be shot, then they’ll fix it.” Mayor Wilkinson later stated, in her Commentary, that the City’s current By-Law was the most restrictive in the region. Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:1-2; Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985:3.

May 16, 1985
Dunrobin resident Michele LeBoldus was appointed a TV Ontario eastern regional councillor. Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:23.

May 16, 1985
Artec Canada Ltd. pooled resources under a new umbrella organization called the Artec Group. Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:24.

May 16, 1985
The Glen Cairn Community Association held its Annual Meeting and elected a new Executive, including Yolande Adams, Doug Parsons, Kim Sherwin, Larry Ferrari, Terry McKever and Carolyn McIntyre. Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985:11.

May 17, 1985
There was confusion over whether or not the new wards could be set up in time for the 1985 fall election. City Clerk Frank Wilson said that it was unlikely. Mayor Wilkinson said that she would pressure the Ontario Municipal Board to effect the changes before August 20, the last day for a change according to the Municipal Act. Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985:1.

May 17, 1985
The Earl of March girls’ track team and field team won the aggregate championship at the Carleton Board Track Meet. Elyse Chan was named top female senior athlete at the meet. Sherry Sparling was named top junior female athlete. Other competitors included Phillip Hughes, Trevor Payne, Barry Pudlow, and Jageir Sandu. Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985:25.

May 20, 1985
Amnesty Week began allowing library patrons to return overdue books and magazines without penalty. Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:9.

May 23, 1985
Four break-ins were reported over the long weekend. Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985:1.

May 23, 1985
The Ontario Municipal Board informed the City of Kanata that there would be new ward boundaries in time for the November elections. Kanata City Council had passed the boundary changes on March 12. A Standard editorial stated: “The change in the ward system seems small at the outset, but it represents a shift in power, however slight, which could swing important votes in the future. Congratulations to our present council for recognizing the subtleties and making this important decision.” Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:1,2.

May 23, 1985
Kanata OPP seized ,500 worth of drugs from a Beaverbrook home. Clinton Blizzard was charged with possession of narcotics for the purposes of trafficking. Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:1.

May 25, 1985
Mayfair began, with a variety of events ranging from a Craft Fair, Dance, and a Beer Garden. The residents of Amundsen-Chimo won the prize for their float. The plant sale was a “big hit.” The Standard reported: “And a good time was had by all.” Kanata Standard, May 16, 1985:4; Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:4-7,10.

May 28, 1985
Alderman Niebergall announced in a Kanata City Council meeting that a referendum should be held to decide what type of indoor pool the citizens want. He had recently outlined in his Katimavik-Hazeldean Report the progress of the indoor pool issue and the Indoor Pool Project Management Committee. A Consultant had been hired to analyze their options in the Committees findings, and his report was due in July. Niebergall said that if the city can hold a referendum on something like nuclear disarmament, then residents could also decide on something more in their control, like what type of pool to build. Kanata Standard, May 23, 1985; Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:1.

May 28, 1985
Alderman Des Adam said that he was considering running for Mayor in the fall election. He intended to announce his decision three weeks later. Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:1.

May 28, 1985
Kanata City Council gave approval to the first high-rise apartment in Katimavik-Hazeldean for the summer of 1986. Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:1.

May 30, 1985
Siltronics Ltd. of Kanata reported an operating loss of the nine-month period ending March 30, 1985. Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:22.

May 30, 1985
Trillium Telephone Systems Inc. announced that it had won a contract with Edmonton Telephone. Orders were expected to reach million by the end of the year. Kanata Standard, May 30, 1985:1.

May 30, 1985
Bell Northern Research opened its new .4 million Lab 3 facility. This brought the number of employees at the site to 2,300. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:22.

May 30, 1985
It was reported in the Standard that Medialand, the area’s first high-tech fuel company, opened in the Mallorn Centre. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:22.

June 1, 1985
The Kanata March Montessori School celebrated its 10th Birthday. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:7.

June 2, 1985
Greg Olson, for the second year in a row, won the Kanata Pro-Am Golf Tournament held at the Kanata Golf and Country Club. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:24.

June 3, 1985
The Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association held its Annual General Meeting. Newly elected Executives included Stuart Galbraith, Chuck Lapkoff, Joyce Farrell, and Joanne Trounce. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:13.

June 4, 1985
Kanata City Council turned down in a tied vote a proposal to swap its building lots in Belleview Heights for Campeau Corporation lots on Decarlo Gardens in Katimavik-Hazeldean. The deal would have cost the City 0,000. The plan was put forth by Alderman Niebergall, aimed to supplement gains already made to Hewitt Park, and he argued that the decision that was made would “reduce the spectrum of uses for the park.” In his Katimavik-Hazeldean Report, Niebergall explained that Campeau proposed a 20-lot subdivision on the four-acre parcel, which would result in the complete loss of the woods on the site “which is the best in Katimavik/Hazeldean.” A park consultant and City staff had been against placing these lots within the park, since they would reduce the street frontage of much of the park. Standard, June 6, 1985:1; Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:3,23.

June 4, 1985
Kanata City Council agreed to pay ,000 for new lights in the Glen Cairn Arena. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:1.

June 4, 1985
Kanata City Council agreed that Mayor Wilkinson, as a representative on Regional Council, would vote against a motion to take the delivery of day care services away from the municipalities and give it to the regional government. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:1.

June 5, 1985
A man in his early 20s was seen committing an indecent act in the A.Y. Jackson schoolyard. A similar incident occurred recently. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:1.

June 5, 1985
The Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association named Sharon Tate and Neil MacLeod as man and woman of the year. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:10.

June 6, 1984
Six more break-ins were reported over the previous weekend. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:1

June 6, 1985
Alderman Niebergall announced that he would not be seeking reelection in the fall. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:3.

June 6, 1985
Alderman Des Adam, in his March Notebook, entered into a discussion on how he felt that Campeau Corporation hindered commercial development as the major landowner in Kanata. He stated: “I would propose that since Campeau Corporation is the major landowner in the Kanata North Industrial Park, the only vacant landowner in the Kanata Town Centre, and the principal landowner in Marchwood-Lakeside, that Kanata Council use its very considerable powers of persuasion to request that a percentage of Campeau’s industrial and commercial lands be made available for sale at market value as a condition precedent to the development of any of their residential holdings.” He continued a week later, saying that this was to ensure that industrial development kept up with residential building, otherwise there would be an increased tax burden on homeowners. Kanata Standard, June 6, 1985:4; Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:3.

June 6, 1985
The first of two public meetings held on the indoor pool issue was held. More than 60 residents attended. Many possible designs were presented, ranging from a standard rectangular pool to an elaborate leisure/wave pool. J. Birch wrote on the meeting in the Standard, and stated that the meeting was very informative. Birch also indicated that City officials and the indoor committee seemed to be “strongly in favour of the leisure pool concept and appeared to have already written off the idea of a rectangular pool.” The next meeting was set for June 27. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985: 1,31; Kanata Standard, June 27, 1985:4.

June 7, 1985
Police seized ,000 worth of narcotics from a Kanata home at 108 Barrow Crescent, two weeks after a similar incident on Salter Crescent. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:1.

June 9, 1985
The Annual General meeting of the Kanata Theatre was held. Members of the Executive included Brooke Keneford, Ron Maslin, Barrie Kirk, Ann Williams, Laurence Thornton, Dewi Williams, Betty Francis, Jenny Haynes, Margaret Jardine, Andrea Sajrajsl, and Joan Ritchie. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:16.

June 11, 1985
Kanata City Council gave tentative approval for a ,000 loan to the Kanata Riding Club. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:1.

June 11, 1985
City administrator Brian Switzer said that construction on the proposed new City Hall could begin as early as 1989. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:2.

June 12, 1985
Ev Anderson of Kanata was the winner at the Kanata-Texaco Ladies’ Invitational Golf Tournament. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:22.

June 13, 1985
Digital Equipment of Canada announced that it was moving 115 marketing-related employees to Toronto from the Kanata head office over the next two years. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:25.

June 13, 1985
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited announced the signing of a new contract to the National Atomic Energy Agency of Indonesia. Kanata Standard, June 13, 1985:25.

June 14, 1985
Police arrested Denis Morin and Leo Lalonde for a break-in in Katimavik. Over ,000 worth of merchandise was recovered. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:1.

June 15, 1985
The Parkview Art Gallery was opened. Over 450 people attended. It was the first art showplace in the west end of Ottawa. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:6.

June 16, 1985
An official sod-turning ceremony was held for the future Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:19.

June 18, 1985
Mayor Wilkinson announced that the Ontario government would contribute 5,000 towards establishing the Kanata Enterprise Centre. As Ron Boyd explained in the Standard, the Centre was to provide supportive facilities for entrepreneurs and newly formed small businesses to be nursed in an attempt to increase the success rate of small business in Canada. The first Board of Directors of the Kanata Enterprise Corporation was named shortly after. Andrew Nellestyn was named Chairmen of the economic committee. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:1; Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:20; Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:16.

June 18, 1985
Kanata City Council approved the Town Centre as the site for further evaluation of an indoor pool, based on a recommendation by the Indoor Pool Committee and the advice of the City’s consultants. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:1.

June 20, 1985
Leslie Jones wrote in a feature in the Standard about families on welfare in Kanata and a referral service that was set up to deal with the issue. In 1983 there were ten families in Kanata on welfare. By 1984, it increased by nearly 12 times. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:1.

June 20, 1985
Leslie Jones wrote a feature in the Standard on an increasing demand for rental housing in Kanata. The City’s vacancy rate at the time was less than 1 percent. Jones outlined various areas and discussed rental figures and some of the implications of them. Kanata Standard, June 20, 1985:4.

June 23, 1985
Five Kanata residents were killed in an Air India crash. All four members of the Jain family lost their lives in the disaster while traveling to visit family. They were Om Jain and his wife Indu, and their two children, Riki, 17 and Ruchi, 17. Don Lougheed, 49, traveling on a business trip, was also killed. They were among the 329 people who died when the Air India Boeing 747 jumbo jet exploded over the Atlantic Ocean near Ireland. It was to refuel in London and continue to Bombay. Kanata Standard, June 27, 1985:1.

June 23, 1985
Erskine Johnston Public School teacher, Gail Madelaine, 36, died after having a heart and lungs transplant operation in London, Ontario. She taught French at the school from 1978 until 1983. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:7.

June 25, 1985
Mastercraft Development Corporation’s request for an oversized sign on Teron Drive was turned down by Kanata City Council. It was to be 16 ft. high and 20 ft. wide, much larger than permitted in the City by-laws. Ron Andoff later wrote in the Standard: “A trip around the city reveals an abundance of signs advertising everything from city parks to hamburgers to homes. Most of the signs are legitimate efforts by local businesses to attract customers. Some, however, have no purpose and are slowly decaying by the roadsides.” Kanata Standard, June 27, 1985:1; Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:5.

June 25, 1985
Campeau Corporation received approval from Kanata City Council for a 48,000 square foot combination office and manufacturing building at the corner of Richardson Side Road and Carling Avenue. Kanata Standard, June 27, 1985:1.

June 25, 1985
Bill Berry, president of the Pinhey’s Point Foundation, announced his candidacy for Alderman in Rural March. Kanata Standard, June 27, 1985:2.

June 27, 1985
The City of Kanata Auditor’s Report for 1984 was published in the Standard. Kanata Standard, June 27, 1985:18-19.

June 27, 1985
The second public meeting on the indoor pool issue was held. Nearly 70 people attended. The design that seemed to be preferred was one that was essentially two pools in one building. It was also the most expensive, estimated at over million. No final decision was made at this meeting. Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:1.

July 1, 1985
A brief ceremony was held to commemorate the official beginning of City policing by the OPP. The new service began on July 1 despite the fact that the contract between the City and the province had not yet been signed. Mayor Wilkinson said that the proposed contract phase-in period was not what was originally negotiated. The proposed contract had Kanata taking over 100 percent of the costs by July 1986. However, earlier agreements had said 1987. Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:6.

July 1, 1985
About 600 people took part in the Canada Day celebrations at Bluegrass Park in Bridlewood. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:8.

July 4, 1985
It was reported in the Standard that J. Scott Morris, treasurer for the City of Kanata, had recently resigned. There were indications that Council had asked him to resign following a unanimous vote. Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:1.

July 4, 1985
It was reported in a feature in the Standard by John Good that Kanata naturalist Martha Webber had formed a company to offer short nature tours in the Ottawa Valley. Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:14.

July 5, 1985
A fire broke out at the home of John and Maureen Rodney while they were out. There was about ,000 damage. Kanata Standard, July 4, 1985:1.

July 9, 1985
Kanata City Council reversed a previous decision and agreed to give Campeau Corporation five lots in Belleview Heights rather than along Decarlo Gardens. This released the company’s obligation to develop Hewitt Park and Dorey Park. The deal cost the City approximately 0,000. There had been concern over building in a portion of Hewitt Park. As one resident stated: “It is a resource which can never be bought back at any price.” The issue was brought back to Council by Alderman Niebergall. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:1,5.

July 9, 1985
Kanata City Council decided that there would not be a referendum on the indoor pool issue. Alderman Niebergall had originally suggested that a referendum be held to decide on various indoor pool proposals. Aldermen Niebergall, Adam, and McKee voted for the referendum. Alderman Lund voted against the proposal because he found referenda divisive rather than conciliatory while growing up in western Canada where all money issues were put to the voters, and added: “If the public wants people on council who want the things they want, they should vote for them.” Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:1.

July 10, 1985
The Joint Board Hearing was held to deal with the Ontario Hydro’s proposed transmission line. The Board was expected to make a decision in September. The controversy had for some time been over the proposed route for new lines through Bridlewood. Kanata Standard, July 18, 1985:1.

July 10, 1985
Kanata resident Bob Slipp won the Summer 10K Road Race. His time was 31 minutes, 4 seconds. Kanata Standard, July 18, 1985:19.

July 11, 1985
Hank Docter announced his candidacy for Kanata’s first Alderman-at-Large position. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:2.

July 11, 1985
Trillium Telephone Systems of Kanata reported its best quarter since the company was founded in August 1983. They made a profit of 0,000 on revenues of .3 million in the three months ending May 24. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:16.

July 11, 1985
Mitel Corporation of Kanata announced a net loss of .2 million in the first quarter of fiscal 1986. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:16.

July 11, 1985
A new competitive Kanata Bantam softball team of twelve girls was formed after a round of try-out sessions. They were Carolyn Hunter, Sylvie Brule, Cara Doxsee, Kristi Snider, Mandy Smith, Carey Mason, Kim Rubbra, Amy Lefrancois, Melissa Wheeler, Jodi Dixon, Jennifer Roundell, and Jodi Briese. Kanata Standard, July 11, 1985:18.

July 16, 1985
Kanata City Council decided that if a pool was to be built, the choice of designs would be a combination leisure and competition pool. The vote was unanimous. The decision was partially based on two previous public meetings on the issue. Kanata City Council preferred the lands owned by Campeau Corporation adjacent to the Town Centre as the site for the new pool. Kanata Standard, July 18, 1985:1,3.

July 23, 1985
Maureen Meikle was named the new deputy City Clerk by Kanata City Council. Kanata Standard, July 18, 1985:1.

July 23, 1985
Kanata City Council gave Canadian Marconi Company approval to expand in Phase III of its Kanata operation. Kanata Standard, July 18, 1985:17.

July 25, 1985
It was reported that construction had begun on the new Marchwood-Lakeside community, after many years of debate and planning. Kanata Standard, July 18, 1985:9.

July 27, 1985
Kanata resident Craig Penstone, 18, was seriously injured in a collision between his motorcycle and an automobile. Kanata Standard, August 1, 1985:1.

August 6, 1985
Kanata City Council heard tenders for the development of Walter Baker Park, which were all much higher than anticipated by Council. While 5,000 had been set aside for the work, the tenders placed the cost at .4 million. Council decided to rethink the entire concept of the Park. Kanata Standard, August 8, 1985:1.

August 6, 1985
Kanata City Council approved a townhouse development at the corner of Lombardo Drive and Pickford Drive as long as the proposed number of unites was reduced. The representative from MacDonald Homes objected to this type of stipulation and argued that Council had no right to “control density” in such a way when he was operating with the limits of what the site was zoned for. Kanata Standard, August 8, 1985:1.

August 6, 1985
Kanata City Council agreed to purchase 90.5 acres for .8 million in the Kanata South Industrial Park for a municipal industrial park. Much of the argument for the purchase centered on creating a better balance between residential and commercial sites as well as having more control over development. In his March Notebook, Des Adam stressed the need to reduce the tax burden for residents by developing a stronger commercial-industrial base. Adam also stated in a later Notebook: “It is a very large step forward for Kanata in enabling the City to attract new industry. But it is only the first step.” Kanata Standard, August 8, 1985:1,2-3; Kanata Standard, August 15, 1985:3,20.

August 8, 1985
It was reported that Kanata resident Phillip Hughes, 18,would compete in the Canada Summer Games. He was seen as one of the country’s top hurdlers. Kanata Standard, August 8, 1985:19-20.

August 13, 1985
Kanata resident and noted artist Bill Zuro died after a lengthy illness. Kanata Standard, August 22, 1985:2.

August 15, 1985
Leslie Jones wrote an article in the Standard: 628 bylaws control community standards. The City of Kanata had 628 by-laws that could result in fines of up to ,000 if violated. They ranged from noise issues, commercial ground maintenance, aesthetic infractions, etc. The most recent issue was the proposed above-ground pool by-law, which would prohibit above-ground pools in Katimavik-Hazeldean and Beaverbrook. Jones pointed out that most of the enforcement was reactionary, often the result of a complaint. Kanata Standard, August 15, 1985:5.

August 15, 1985
The Atomic Energy of Canada Limited urged over half of its employees in the medical division to leave the company. A special bonus package was offered as compensation. Kanata Standard, August 15, 1985:20.

August 20, 1985
All members of Kanata City Council voted against the proposed above-ground swimming pool ban. On August 8, the Bridlewood Community Association at a Board of Directors Meeting decided not to support a ban on above-ground pools in Bridlewood. Alderman Niebergall had originally made the proposal, after hearing from residents that they felt these pools were unattractive. They felt that this could discriminate against residents financially. Kanata Standard, August 15, 1985:6; Kanata Standard, August 22, 1985:1.

August 20, 1985
Kanata City Council decided that the seven-year old Town Centre Secondary Plan would be reviewed and updated. Jim Stewart later commented: “What must be remembered in this, however, is that the plan was intended to create a city centre–a downtown for a city with a projected population over 80,000. The question is whether this remains a realistic objective. If it is, then me must ensure that the secondary plan incorporates the features and amenities of a downtown which we can all be proud of. If it is not, we must reduce the densities which were envisioned for its commercial viability.” Kanata Standard, August 22, 1985:1; Kanata Standard, August 29, 1985:5.

August 22, 1985
It was reported in the Standard that Aldermen Sheila McKee, Paul Niebergall and Charlie Rogers had announced that they would not seek reelection. At the time only Des Adam and Marianne Wilkinson had announced their intent to run for Mayor in the November 12 election. Kanata Standard, August 22, 1985:1.

August 22, 1985
Lumonics Inc. of Kanata reported a second quarter profit of .4 million. Kanata Standard, August 22, 1985:18.

August 22, 1985
It was reported in the Standard that Kanata resident Jennifer Kalnitsky won the 12-and-under consolation title at the Canadian Junior Tennis Championships in Toronto. Her older sister Alex, 15, was also a top-ranked tennis player. Kanata Standard, August 22, 1985:20; Kanata Standard, August 29, 1985:4.

August 28, 1985
Mayor Marianne Wilkinson was acclaimed president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Kanata Standard, August 29, 1985:1.

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