Burgess Hill Youth Timeline

The history of Burgess Hill Youth, from its origins as a Boys' Club to the present day.

This timeline presents the history of Burgess Hill Youth, formerly Burgess Hill Boys' Club, from its founding in 1959.

1958-06-01 00:00:00

How did it all start?

Frankie Vaughan suggests the formation of a Boys' Club in Burgess Hill.

1959-08-26 00:00:00

The Mini

The Mini was announced.

1959-11-30 00:00:00

The Club opens

Official announcement in the local press that the Club is open.

1961-04-12 00:00:00

First manned space flight

On board Vostok 1, Yuri Gagarin became both the first human to travel into space, and the first to orbit the earth.

1961-10-15 00:00:00

Membership of NABC

The Club becomes a member of the National Association of Boys' Clubs.

1963-02-11 00:00:00

The Beatles

The Beatles record their album, "Please Please Me".

1963-11-23 00:00:00

Doctor Who

The Time Lord appeared on UK televisions for the first time.

1964-03-28 00:00:00

Radio Caroline

Off-shore radio broadcasting the new popular music from beyond the control of UK broadcasting authorities.

1964-08-27 00:00:00

Mary Poppins film

Classic Walt Disney adaptation of P.L.Travers' book.

1965-08-18 00:00:00

Burgess Hill Boys Club Headquarters

Presentation of a cup to the Club for awards.

1966-02-11 00:00:00

St. Valentine Dance Fundraiser

St. Valentine Dance with special guest Eamonn Andrews.

1966-05-21 00:00:00

Burgess Hill Town Day

The annual occasion when three of the service organizations, Rotary, Round Table and Lions, combined their talents and energies for the benefit of the residents.

1966-06-18 00:00:00

Opening of Club HQ, Western Road

The Club's new building in Western Road is officially opened by The Duke of Richmond.

1966-07-11 00:00:00

1966 World Cup

England wins the World Cup final.

1967-09-30 00:00:00

BBC Radio 1

First broadcast of Radio 1, hosted by Tony Blackburn.

1968-04-02 00:00:00

2001: A Space Odyssey

Released a year before the first manned Moon landing and nine years before Star Wars.

1969-07-20 00:00:00

Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Source: Wikipedia.

1972-10-19 00:00:00

Monty Python - Wicker Island

Monty Python's Flying Circus, series 3, programme 1, ended with "Whicker Island", a parody of the Whicker's World programme.

1973-05-13 00:00:00

Church Road is pedestrianised

1974-04-06 00:00:00

ABBA win Eurovision Song Contest

Brighton hosted the contest this year and ABBA's performance of Waterloo was a popular winner.

1974-10-01 00:00:00

Indoor swimming pool on St John's Park.

The new indoor pool was next to the outdoor one (which opened in 1935), at the west side of St John's Park.

1977-02-06 00:00:00

Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II

The 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. It was celebrated with large-scale parties and parades throughout the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth throughout 1977.

1977-05-25 00:00:00

Star Wars

The release of Episode IV of Star Wars.

1979-01-16 00:00:00

Life On Earth

The highly acclaimed TV series of 13 programmes presented by David Attenborough.

1980-05-18 00:00:00

Mount St Helens eruption

The volcano, located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, erupted catastrophically.

1981-08-12 00:00:00

IMB Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, or IBM PC, model 5150 was the basis of the PC compatible hardware platform. It ran the PC DOS operating system and had 16kB - 256kB of memory.

1981-09-15 00:00:00

Only Fools and Horses

The first episode of the BBC sit-com. Relatively unsuccessful at first, it built up a following and became one of the UK's most popular sitcoms.

1983-01-31 00:00:00

Car Seatbelt law

After many failed attempts beginning in 1973, the law requiring wearing of seat belts came into force.

1984-01-24 00:00:00

Apple Macintosh

The first model of the Apple Mac (128K) wast released..

1984-12-07 00:00:00

End of an Era (Middy article)

Retirement of three long-serving committee members

1985-07-13 00:00:00

Live Aid

Dual concerts in London and the USA to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine.

1987-10-16 00:00:00

The Great Storm

Overnight hurricane force winds caused widespread destruction across South-East England.

1989-03-12 00:00:00

World Wide Web is born

Tim Berners-Lee at CERN proposed a design for what became the World Wide Web.

1991-07-02 00:00:00

Waitrose opened in Burgess Hill

Waitrose opened in the Market Place shopping centre.

1992-04-06 00:00:00

Windows 3.1

Microsoft releases Windows 3.1, an update on version 3.0.

1994-05-06 00:00:00

Channel Tunnel official opening

Tunnelling commenced in 1988, and the tunnel began operating in 1994.

1995-01-25 00:00:00

Burgess Hill Bulldogs, Skater Hockey Club

Weekly training sessions for the Bulldogs held at Burgess Hill Youth's multi-purpose games area, adjacent to the Club building.

1995-04-13 00:00:00

Macdonalds opened

1997-05-09 00:00:00

Triangle Leisure Centre

The "Triangle Leisure Centre" (costing £13,400,000) opened today unofficially.

1999-03-21 00:00:00

Sydney West hall closed

This is the hall where Burgess Hill Boys' Club began.

2000-06-06 00:00:00

Horse riding, South Chailey

A group from the Club visited the South Chailey riding school.

2002-02-06 00:00:00

Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II

The 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne.

2003-05-27 00:00:00

Wordpress

First release of the WordPress software platform.

2004-02-04 00:00:00

Facebook

Facebook is launched.

2006-03-21 00:00:00

Twitter

The Twitter micro-blogging service is launched.

2007-01-10 00:00:00

Kathy Willis, Club Leader

Kathy has taken over from long-serving Paul Myles who has been with the Club for 19 years.

2007-06-29 00:00:00

iPhone

Launch of the first-generation iPhone by Apple.

2012-07-27 00:00:00

2012 Olympics

The London Olympics

2016-11-01 00:00:00

MUGA Refurbished

Burgess Hill Youth refurbished the Multi use games area over the summer of 2016, the refurbishment was needed to repaint the lines on the surface to allow the games area to be used for various sports activities, either for the club or the local community

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