• Computers you could buy in 1979
  • UFO/UAP Sightings in Scotland November/December 1979
    November and December 1979 saw several other reports of UFO sightings in Scotland. These included sightings of objects described as being cigar-shaped, disc-shaped, and triangular. Some of these sightings were reported by multiple witnesses, and some were even witnessed by police officers. The high number of UFO sightings in Scotland in 1979 led to speculation that there might be something unusual going on in the country at that time. Some of the other UFO sightings reported in Scotland in November and December 1979 included:
  • Alice Bertha Clayden
    Alice was the first woman to hold a senior rank in the police force, and paved the way for other women to join the detective branch. Alice was born in 1885 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, the daughter of a police inspector. Alice first worked as a teacher and a social worker. She joined the Women’s Police Service (WPS), a civilian organization that assisted the police, in 1915. In 1919, the Metropolitan Police began to recruit women
  • Kings Cross 1970’s: Prostitution
    Occupation of Holy Cross Church 1982: Images on this page Courtesy of the English Collective of Prostitutes Prostitution in the Kings Cross area in 1979 was a thriving industry. The location was known for its red-light district, with strip clubs, sex shops, and brothels openly operating. Streetwalkers were also common, plying their trade in the alleyways and side streets.Prostitutes in Kings Cross came from all walks of life. Some were locals who had fallen on
  • Squats in Kings Cross in 1970’s
    There were a lot of squats in the Kings Cross area in 1979. The area was in a state of decline at the time, with many abandoned buildings. This made it a prime target for squatters attracted by the cheap rent and the sense of community.Some of the most famous squats in Kings Cross in the 1970s included:Derby Lodge: This squat was located on York Way, and it was home to a large community of