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THE FABULOUS 50S AND HOW TO GET RID OF SOME REALLY BIG BOATANCHORS

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THE FABULOUS 50S AND HOW TO GET RID OF SOME REALLY BIG BOATANCHORS

The fabulous 50s was a wonderful time for the radio enthusiast as most towns had a surplus store selling contains of ex military kit and if you were in the big smoke, well Lisle Street and immediate environs were your oyster.  The 50's were also a time of scientific optimism where we had fanciful ideas like using atom bombs to excavate tunnels through mountains and build roads and then there was the look skyward to the heavens. Early 1957 was particularly noteworthy and the Sputnik launch on 4th October 1957 changed the World forever.  First we had the agog astonishment that...

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