This week when?
FOUR years after being acquired by Debenhams, John Yeo's marked its 100th birthday with fashion parades, the Twelve Apostles exhibition carpet, and birthday cake for "customers enjoying afternoon tea in the Restaurant".
And there were spectacular centenary savings, including boys winceyette pyjamas at 16s 11d (over 10s or 50p off) and Ladies waist slips 6s 11d (35p) normally 17s 6d (75p).
Meanwhile as John Yeo's celebrated its past, The Herald postbag considered the future of the Hoe's new bowling pavilion. "The cost (£35,666) strikes one as excessive – I would prefer five bungalows" said one letter writer. Another correspondent said, "The approach to the Hoe has been spoiled."
Further controversy came with reforms to the postal service. "The new fast-slow postal service due to start on September 16 is already under way in the Plymouth area.
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"When the new service is introduced all 5d (about 2p) mail will normally be delivered the following day and all 4d mail will be delayed by one delivery."
"A spokesman for the Devon Young Liberals said that 'the government are just using the two speed post as an excuse to increase charges'."
Children, however, were looking at a period of being charged nothing for their journey to school, as a busmen's strike offered to "run the school 'specials' services only, if the council agrees to make the buses available without collecting any fares or contract fees".
"Plymouth's 700 busmen, meanwhile, joined the Bank Holiday thousands enjoying the sun on the moors and beaches and in their own back gardens. Talks between the busmen, who have been on strike since midnight last Sunday, and the corporation, were suspended while both sides in the dispute took a day off from their problems."
"The Fantastic Three" predated the 2005 summer blockbuster at the Plaza, while Julie Andrews was the Star at the Odeon. It was Gaytime on the Hoe as "the sparkling summer show with Ken Roberts" was staged at the Hoe Theatre.
In the charts, the Beach Boys were holding the Bee Gees' I've Gotta Get A Message To You, off the top spot with Do It Again. But what was the year?