1969 – Classic Rover P5 (3 Litre) and P5B (3.5 Litre)
On July 20th one of mans crowning achievements takes place when Astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the Moon, uttering the immortal words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Opposition to the war in Vietnam increases with more and more people attending anti-war demonstrations and demanding that the US withdraw. The most famous music festival of modern times “WOODSTOCK” takes place on a New York Farm on August 15th to August 17th, with more than 400,000 music fans attending to see The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash and Young and others perform live. Fashion reflects the anti war sentiment with military jackets adorned with peace signs, and other trends including long unkempt hair and headbands reflected the feelings of anti-establishment felt by many.
Robin Knox-Johnston becomes the first person to sail around the world solo without stopping.The first Concorde test flight is conducted In France. Seiko sells the first Quartz Watch. The Harrier Jump Jet enters service with the RAF . The Microprocessor is invented opening the way for the computer revolution.
Prime Minister: Harold Wilson
Annual Inflation Rate (RPI): 5.4%
Average House Price (UK average): £4,312 / £66,867 adjusted for inflation (2015)
Litre of Petrol: 7.1 New Pence / £1.07 adjusted for inflation (2015)