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1999 2000 Mayor – Councillor Mike Stephen. 2000 2001 Mayor – Councillor Robert Arthur Dobson. BEM. JP. 03/01/200 The last of the weekly ‘Peanuts’ comic strip is published. 30/01/2000 Lego was named Toy of the Century by the British Association of Toy Retailers. Lego...

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Years 1990 to 1999

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1990-1999

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1990 1991 Mayor – Councillor Mrs Beatrice S Lythgoe. SRN. 25/04/1990 Deployment of the Hubble space telescope commenced 07/06/1990 Universal Studios Florida opens in Orlando, FL. 13/06/1990 Official demolition of the Berlin Wall began. 20/06/1990 Asteroid Eureka is discovered. 02/08/1990 Iraq...

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Years 1980 to 1989

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1980-1989

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1980 1981 Mayor – Councillor Terry Collins. 30/04/1980 The Iranian Embassy siege begins in London. 05/05/1980 The Iranian embassy siege , in London, ended dramatically after a raid by SAS commandos. 1980 First oil arrived in a 220 mile pipe line to the River Tees from Ekofisk Field....

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Years 1970 to 1979

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1970-1979

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1970 1971 Mayor – Alderman Gordon Timberley Thornton (Redcar). 1970 In Redcar a resident Mr William Ling was awarded a testimonial on vellum by the Royal Humane Society, for rescuing a fellow seaman from drowning. 1970 Land Sailing Club formed at Redcar (more info required) 16/07/1970 The...

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Years 1960 to 1969

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1960-1969

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02/01/1960 Politician John Fitzgerald Kennedy announced he would run for the American presidency. 1960 1961 Mayor – Councillor George William Thorne JP. 1960 South Gare Lighthouse converted to gas and electricity. 1960 June 1960 500 Children left Middlesbrough for Redcar for an annual...

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Years 1950 to 1959

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1950-1959

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13/01/1950 Mr. William Altham Johnson, Redcar received MBE in New Years Honour’s List. 1950 Mayor – Alderman James William Coles. 1950 Water consumption for Redcar increase so far this year 780,000 gallons per day compared with 6661,000 during last year. 1950 Outside Swimming Pool...

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Years 1940 to 1949

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1940-1949

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08/01/1940 World War II: Britain introduces food rationing 06/05/1940 John Steinbeck is awarded the Pulizer Prize for his novel ‘Grapes of Wrath’. 14/05/1940 The Home Guard was formed by the British Secretary of State for War Anthony Eden, with him appealing for volunteers. Nearly...

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Years 1930 to 1939

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1930-1939

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1930-1931 Mayor – Councillor John Emmerson Batty. 04/01/1930. Cleveland Hunt Farmers Ball at the Swan Hotel becoming the social event of the year with 200 people in attendance, including some of the most notable people in the area. 11/01/1930 Go to Jail, go directly to Jail. Lingdale man...

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Years 1920 to 1929

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1920-1929

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1920 The Tees Consevancy Act sees reclaimation of the Seal Sands, Teesmouth 20/03/1920 Reported that B.O. Davies did not present a nomination for election to Redcar Urban District Council 24/03/1920 Reported that a proposal had been submitted to have Redcar, Coatham, Marske and Saltburn Gas...

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Years 1910 to 1919

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1910-1919

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18/05/1910 The Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet. 1910 Sunday School Service held on the sands. 1910 Glass shelter built on site of Coatham Pier. 1910 Sheltered seating added to the Bandstand. 1910 ‘The Gem’ showed films in the evening but was the Assembly...

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