A snapshot of life in Watford in April 1963 From This Is Local London Thieves stole 500,000 cigarettes, worth over 4,000, in an audacious Easter weekend raid on a Watford firm of wholesale tobacconists.
The raiders broke into the St Albans Road premises of ophthalmic optician Mr John R. Gunton and smashed through a thick wall into the adjoining premises burberry outlet prices of Tucker Co Ltd, wholesale tobacconists and confectioners. Shorthand is secret of success Shorthand typists ought to be redundant, for burberry warehouse sale Dictaphones are now cheaper, smaller and more efficient. Yet, in fact, any fairly bright lady who has learned shorthand and typing can start work at about 7 a week and, after a few years, earn as much as 15 as a secretary. One result of this is that classes at the local further education colleges are full on the first enrolment burberry outlet nc day. Hundreds of passengers on a crowded Holyhead to Euston express escaped, without a scratch, on Sunday evening, when the diesel locomotive and four leading coaches were derailed at Kings Langley after hitting a mobile crane at work on the next track. The crane driver, Eric Garlick, of Bletchley, leaped from his cab and was taken to Watford Peace Memorial Hospital suffering from shock. Later he was taken home. The driver of the train, Stanley Johnson, of Cheshire, was unhurt and unshaken. What was happening in the world in April 1963? The Beatles began their spring 1963 UK tour in Sheffield (April 2) The Navy of Argentina began a revolt against the government of President Jose Maria Guido (April 2) Southern Christian Leadership Conference volunteers kicked off the Birmingham campaign in Alabama against racial segregation in the US (April 3) Henry Miller's novel Tropic of Cancer went on sale legally in the UK for the first time, after having been banned for 30 years because it had been deemed obscene (April 4) The Soviet Union accepted an American proposal to establish a Moscow Washington hotline so the leaders of the two nations could communicate directly with each other in order to avoid war (April 5) At more than 700 pages the first full Sunday edition of the New York Times since the end of the printer's strike set a record for the size of a newspaper (April 7) Lawrence of Arabia won the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards (April 8) Sir Winston Churchill became the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States (April 9) Lee Harvey Oswald burberry stockists narrowly missed killing former US Army General Edwin A. Walker.
Oswald would later use the same rifle to assassinate US President John F. Kennedy (April 10) Martin Luther King Jr and others were arrested in Alabama for 'parading without a permit' (April 12) 70,000 marchers arrived in London to demonstrate against nuclear weapons (April 15) Representatives of Egypt, Syria and Iraq signed a declaration in Cairo to merge their three nations into a new United Arab Republic (April 17) In Montreal, the terrorist campaign of the Front de liberation du Quebec claimed its first fatality: watchman William O'Neill who died in the explosion of a bomb at a Canadian Army recruitment centre (April 20) Article continues after. This week's top news stories in HarrowFifth Pirates of the Caribbean outing offers eye popping spectacleFifth Pirates of the Caribbean outing offers eye popping spectacleFifth Pirates of the Caribbean outing offers eye popping spectacleThings to do during the half term holiday.
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