From Chopper bikes to flares, what were you doing in 1970?

NEW ORDER The transformation of the Guildhall Square area begins
NEW ORDER The transformation of the Guildhall Square area begins
HMS London back in Hong Kong for repairs. Here we see the hits on her port side.

NOSTALGIA WITH BOB HIND: HMS London under attack by Chinese forces

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What were you doing 46 years ago?

It was 1970 and suddenly the sixties were no longer swinging.

FLATTENED The city centre would never be the same again

FLATTENED The city centre would never be the same again

Ted Heath replaced Harold Wilson as prime minister in June; the half-crown coin ceased to be legal tender, and the National Westminster Bank began trading after the merger of the National Provincial and Westminster banks.

The age of majority was reduced from 21 to 18 for most legal purposes, a Boeing 747 landed at Heathrow becoming the first jumbo jet to land in Britain and Mick Jagger was fined £200 for possessing cannabis.

Some of these events might trigger personal memories of significant events in your life.

And that’s what I’m after.

REGENERATION The Guildhall watches imperiously over the rebuilding of the city centre with the southern end of Commercial Road (now Guildhall Walk) curving away towards the top of the picture

REGENERATION The Guildhall watches imperiously over the rebuilding of the city centre with the southern end of Commercial Road (now Guildhall Walk) curving away towards the top of the picture

I’m about to embark on an additional weekly nostalgia project for The News and I need your help.

We shall kick off by looking back at October 1970 and week by week, year by year, work our way forward to 2006.

So what were you doing in October 1970?

Did you have an autumn wedding? Did you give birth that month to a baby now in middle age?

Fratton Bridge roundabout, 1970

Fratton Bridge roundabout, 1970

You might well have been caught in a photograph wearing ridiculously wide flares?

Perhaps there are pictures of you riding your Chopper bike, having fun at a birthday party or dancing dodgily in one of those new-fangled discotheque places!

Each week a key section of our new supplement will be devoted to your stories and pictures of the relevant month being featured.

So, as always, please send them to me at the e-mail and postal addresses at the top and bottom of this page.

ROUNDABOUT There was redevelopment in the north of Portsmouth too. This was Hilsea during construction of Portsbridge roundabout in 1970

ROUNDABOUT There was redevelopment in the north of Portsmouth too. This was Hilsea during construction of Portsbridge roundabout in 1970

And to help jog your memories here are some pictures of 1970 Portsmouth as it finally began to be rebuilt, 25 years after the end of the Second World War.