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Newly fitted for dual braking, following a recent General repair at Doncaster Works, D9006 "THE FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY" is seen at Darlington with the 1A37 14:00 Edinburgh - King's Cross, "The Heart of Midlothian" service on 30th April 1968.

 

 

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1968
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January

02 - Dr. Christiaan Barnard performs world's 2nd heart transplant in Cape Town.
14 - Edinburgh University rector Malcolm Muggeridge resigns over plan to give 'Pill' free to students.
15 - 20 die in Scotland during hurricane force winds.
17 - BMC and Leyland are to merge as British Leyland Motor Corporation.
26 - National Provincial and Westminster banks are to merge as Natwest.

February

04 - 96 Kenyan refugees arrive in the UK.
05 - 19 Hull trawler-men die as boat sinks of Iceland - 60 dead in three accidents within one month.
13 - Kenyan refugees now arriving 1,000 - 1,500 a week in the UK.
19 - UK government launches 'Watch Out There's A Thief About' campaign.

March

02 - Syd Barrett leaves Pink Floyd.
........Lockheed present the worlds largest aircraft - the Galaxy.
10 - 200 die in Wellington harbour, New Zealand, as car ferry capsizes in storm.
21 - UK road death drops by 23% after introduction of breath tests.
27 - First man in space, Yuri Gagarin, killed in air crash.
30 - Red Alligator wins Aintree Grand National.

April

01 - Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Simper, Evans: Deep Purple Mk I are formed.
04 - Dr. Martin Luther King is shot dead in Memphis.
07 - British racing driver Jim Clark dies during Formula Two Race in West Germany.
11 - US cities riot over Martin Luther King death.
18 - US tycoon Robert McCullough buys London Bridge for 1 million.
19 - FBI seek James Earl Ray for murder of Martin Luther King.
21 - Enoch Powell foresees a 'River of Blood' as refugees flooding into UK.
23 - 5p and 10p coins enter circulation in the UK.

May

02 - Britain's first liver transplant is made.
03 - First Heart transplant in UK is Patrick Ryan.
06 - Gallup poll suggests 74% back Enoch Powel on immigration.
08 - The Kray twins are arrested in London.
10 - 50p coin replaces ten shilling note in UK.
16 - 15 year old Alex Smith is Britain's first lung transplant.
18 - FA Cup: West Bromwich Albion 1, Everton 0.
22 - Bobby Charlton scores his 45th goal for England in his 85th cap.
26 - Graham Hill wins Monaco Grand Prix.
28 - Lung transplantee Alex Smith dies.
29 - European Cup: Manchester United 4, Benfica 1 aet.
.......Sir Ivor wins Epsom Derby.

June

03 - Andy Warhol is shot and wounded by actress Valeria Solanis.
05 - Robert Kennedy is shot in Los Angeles - he dies after 20 hours of surgery.
07 - Matt Busby receives a knighthood.
08 - James Earl Ray is arrested in London for murder of Martin Luther King.
17 - Frederick West - Britain's first heart transplant patient - dies.
24 -
1,000 trains are cancelled as NUR begins work-to-rule.
........Comedian Tony Hancock commits suicide in a Sydney hotel.
29 - Pink Floyd release 'A Saucerful Of Secrets'.
.......Pink Floyd become first band to play free in Hyde Park, Jethro Tull are also on the bill.

July

06 - Rod Laver and Billie-Jean King win at Wimbledon.
13 - Gary Player wins British Open golf title.
25 - Barclay's and Martin's bank merge.

August

03 - The Countryside Act comes into force in the UK.
05 - Ronald Reagan, governor of California, says he'll run for president.
09 - BEA Viscount crashes in Munich - 48 die.

September

01 - 'Shades Of Deep Purple' - the band's first album - is released.
........First section of the 80 million Victoria Line opens on London Underground.
06 -
GEC and English Electric merge.
08 - Virginia Wade beats Billie-Jean King in US open.
13 - UK banks announce they will close on Saturdays from July 1969.
15 - Floods hit UK's south-east - hundreds of homes are evacuated.
16 - Two-tier post begins in UK - First class: 5d, Second class: 4d.
26 - Jaguar launch the XJ-6 luxury saloon.

October

02 - Britain's first sextuplets are born.
06 - Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and John Surtees come 1st, 2nd and 3rd in US Grand Prix.
12 - Olympic Games open in Mexico.
18 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono are arrested on drugs charges.
20 - Comedian Bud Flanagan dies.

November

03 - Graham Hill wins Mexico Grand Prix to become world champion.
04 - 100 die in floods in northern Italy.
06 - Nixon becomes US president.
08 - Bruce Reynolds - last unapprehended Great Train Robber - is arrested.
14 - Heath appoints Thatcher as shadow minister for transport.
18 - 20 die in Glasgow warehouse fire.
28 - John Lennon is fined 150 for possession of cannabis.
.......Enid Blyton dies.
30 - Trades Description Act comes into force.

December

17 - 11 year-old Mary Flora Bell is found guilty of manslaughter of two tiny boys.
20 - John Steinbeck dies.
21 - Apollo 8 is launched.
27 - Apollo 8 splashes down after orbiting the moon 10 times.
29 - QE2 first voyage held up due to problems.

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