Talk:1970: We've Only Just Begun at National Archives

Talk, Fri 6 Nov 2020, free entry

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Contact

National Archives

Address

Ruskin Avenue,
Kew,
Richmond, Surrey,
TW9 4DU

Details

We kissed goodbye to the swinging sixties and entered a new era. The reported breakup of The Beatles in April 1970 arguably put a seal on this, though pop culture remained vibrant.

In this illustrated talk, Mark Dunton takes you through the year 1970, fifty years on, a year which saw the election of Edward Heath’s Conservative Government, a bizarre episode involving Bobby Moore, and a dramatic aircraft hijacking.

This talk will be presented by Mark Dunton, Principal Records Specialist (Contemporary).

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Event details

Dates Times
Fri 6 Nov 2020 14:00 to 15:00

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244

Car : The National Archives is half a mile south of Kew Bridge, on the South Circular Road, A 205. Junction 2 of the M4 motorway is about one and a half miles away. There are 116 spaces in our car park which are free (on a first-come, first-served basis) to researchers using The National Archives. The car park is open from 08:30 to 19:00.
Train : The nearest station to the Kew office is Kew Gardens (Underground - District line and Railway - Silverlink Metro / North London line). Kew Gardens is in both zone 3 and 4, and the journey from central London to Kew takes about 40 minutes. It is a short walk from the station via Ruskin Avenue to The National Archives.
Other convenient railway stations for The National Archives at Kew are Richmond (Travel one stop from there to Kew Gardens) and Kew Bridge (a 15-20 minute walk to us).
Bus: The R68 bus route ends by the entrance to The National Archives, and the 65 and 391 bus routes run along Kew Road.
For further information visit www.tfl.gov.uk


Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets