Cornish Jubilee Commemoration 1960’s

Cornish Jubilee Commemoration 1961 to 1970

The major events that have taken place in or relating to Cornwall 1961 to 1970

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The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1961

The opening of the long await Tamar Road Bridge took place in 1961

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1962

A new civil terminal was built at RAF St Mawgan as a portion of the RAF station became known as Newquay Airport.

 

Goonhilly first caught the public’s imagination in 1962 when the large dish, known as Arthur, received the first transatlantic TV signal - a speech by President Kennedy via Telstar, the earliest communications satellite. 

 

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1963

 

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1964

The 1st May 1964 saw the first helicopter service to the Isles of Scilly, the new service was initially operated by two Sikorsky S61N helicopters.

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1965

 

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1966

 

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1967

A year of disaster for Cornwall with the wrecking of the Torrey Canyon off Land's End. This was the first major oil spill in British and European waters.

 

Truro saw the demolition of the historic Red Lion Hotel and Inn on Boscawen Street first opened in 1769, when a runaway lorry careered down Lemon Street and crashed into the front of the building.

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1968

In 1968 the influential Cornish Buildings Group was founded. The three year 'Buildings at Risk' project carried out from 2021 has been highlighting numerous buildings throughout Cornwall in danger.

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1969

 

The major events that took place in or relating to Cornwall in 1970

What is now Visit Cornwall and then run by Cornwall Council as Cornwall Tourist Board, the first Cornwall & Isles of Scilly holiday guide was produced  in 1970.