Yesterday’s News w/s October 31

On the evening of October 23,1970 two tankers collided six miles south of the Isle of Wight. 13 crewmen died.

Flames from the oil tanker Pacific Glory could be seen from Portsdown Hill

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Yesterday’s News is the weekly show broadcast by Havant-based community station Angel Radio in which Mark Acheson, deputy editor of The News, reminds listeners of some of the stories and advertisements that were published in the paper 40 years ago.

If you have a memory of those times that you would like to share with listeners, or if you would like to request a piece of music to be played on the show (Angel only plays songs recorded before 1960) then write to Mark Acheson c/o Angel Radio, 17, Market Parade, Havant PO9 1PY, e-mail him at or call him on 023 9262 2141.