You and Yesterday

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The stories that made the news in 1973

Each month, You and Yesterday in conjunction with the Derby Evening Telegraph's YesterdayToday supplement focuses on memories from a particular year. This month, it's 1973.

Many readers of a certain age will remember it as the year Brian Clough and Peter Taylor sensationally quit Derby County over a boardroom tussle just a year after leading the Rams to the League Championship.

It was also the year that Derby Borough Council (as it then was) decided to build a new purpose-built Disneyland in the place disney - and the year a 14-year-old boy was sent home from Noel-Baker School because of his "shoulder-length hair."

On the right, you can see a slideshow of some of the most memorable images from 1973. These and other pictorial memories can also be viewed at Rolling back the years to 1973. To find out more about what was in the news that year, see The stories that made the headlines in 1973.

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Keeping Your Memories Alive

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Picture Poser

Why is this group of nuns crossing the road outside Derby's Brunswick Inn? Find out the answer to this and other intriguing photo mysteries at The 'Stories Behind The Pictures'.

Wanted pages

Derbyshire Pubs. A full list of the pubs featured on You and Yesterday can be found at Derbyshire Pubs - Your Stories Wanted! If your favourite local is not on the list, why not write about it?

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Read All About It

As well as articles and pictures submitted by users, You and Yesterday also contains a selection of stories and photographs from the Derby Evening Telegraph's, Bygones section, its monthly nostalgia publication YesterdayToday, and the Picture the Past website.

Other local history-related news and links can be found on the You and Yesterday Blog


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