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THE Chancellor of the Exchequer, Roy Jenkins, would be in Plymouth June 4 to speak for the city's two Labour candidates, Dr David Owen and Mr Keith Taylor, at a meeting in The Assembly Hall of the Polytechnic, The Herald reported.
"On Saturday, May 30, the Shadow Minister of Defence, Mr Geoffrey Rippon, will be speaking at a joint meeting of Devonport and Sutton Conservatives in the Swarthmore Hall, Plymouth, on behalf of their two candidates, Dame Joan Vickers and Mr John Goss."
Meanwhile, the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Eric Nutall, was also due a visitor – John Alden, a descendent of his namesake, a cooper who sailed to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
Mayflower stories were everywhere in The Herald. There was a picture of scaffolders preparing the stands for the commemorative staging of the Yeoman of the Guard in the Royal Citadel.
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And there was news of a one-way traffic experiment to ease congestion in the Hoe and Barbican areas, during Mayflower Year.
Other Mayflower-related happenings scheduled for the following day included a Karting Competition in Central Park, a performance by Reginald Robbins and his Kortne Hungarian Orchestra at the Hoe Theatre and the Heineken Troubadours, who were at the Western Hotel, Devonport.
Someone else due for a special appearance at the Hoe Theatre was Harry Corbett and his friend Sooty, while the Bristol Old Vic was due at the Athenaeum with its production of School for Scandal.
At the recently renamed Mayflower cinema in StBudeaux (it had been the State Cinema), Doppleganger was showing, with Ian Hendry and Roy Thinnes.
Hello Dolly was on at the Odeon in Union Street, while Studio Seven was showing the Italian made film, The Queer… The Erotic.
On telly tonight Dr Who followed Grandstand and preceded the Debbie Reynolds Show and Dad's Army on BBC 1, while Garrison's Guerrillas and the Wheel of Fortune were vying for ratings on the other side.
The England World Cup Squad was No 1 in the pop charts with Back Home. And the year was?