Here’s what’s happening this week in 1966:-
- 11th July – The 1966 FIFA World Cup began in England, with England and Uruguay playing to a 0-0 tie at Wembley in front of 75,000 people.
- 12th July – Born: Tamsin Greig, English television comedian and actress, in Maidstone, Kent. Peggy would have known Tamsin Greig best for playing Debbie in The Archers.
- 14th July – Gwynfor Evans, President of the Plaid Cymru political party became a Member of Parliament for the United Kingdom for Carmarthen, taking the previously Labour-held Welsh seat and giving Plaid Cymru its first representation at Westminister in its 41-year history.
- 16th July -British Prime Minister Harold Wilson flew to Moscow to try to persuade the Soviets to back peace negotiations between the United States and North Vietnam. Despite a warm welcome, Wilson was told simply that his peace bid was doomed to fail. Wilson arrived only two hours after the departure of India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who had been on a similar peace initiative.
- 16 July – Bob Dylan released his new album Blonde on Blonde, on Columbia Records.
Here’s what’s keeping Peggy busy this week:-
Sunday 10th July 1966
I intended baking this afternoon, but instead Gill and I went to Surbiton Lagoon with Di – Cyril took us and collected us. Quite good fun, but the sun didn’t come out very much!
Monday 11th July 1966
Had to work hard all day. Mr Murray seems to have just realised I’m going on holiday soon and there are all sorts of returns due this month. Worked at home during the evening.
Tuesday 12th July 1966
Infants Prizegiving – 2:30
Juniors Prizegiving – 7:15
To our great surprise and delight, Philip won a prize for woodwork! Poor Gillian – unlucky again. I think she was terribly disappointed that she didn’t get a prize.
Thursday 14th July 1966
YW Outing to Gala
Cyril to Cardiff
Absolutely browned off with work, so I just popped in this morning and told them I was disappearing for the morning!! Went with Young Wives to Gala (Cosmetics firm in Tolworth). Quite interesting – had a nice free sample at the end of it. Worked this afternoon. Gillian brought home her first report, which shows she is trying!! (Make of that what you will!)
Friday 15th July 1966
Cyril arrived home from Cardiff about five past one – he’s bought a terry towelling beach jacket ‘thing’ for the holiday. I’ve worked all day again. Have baked this evening. Raining hard.
Saturday 16th July 1966
We’ve had a most tiring morning in Kingston of all places! Home to lunch – didn’t do anything very exciting this afternoon. Am leaving the washing until later this week. Joan rang. We played Canasta and beat the men!