David Rowland

David Rowland joined Brighton Police in June 1958 and served with the force until February 1985. During those 27 years he was a beat policeman, a dog handler, a driver and a radio and teleprinter operator, as well as playing a significant role in the local branch of the Police Federation.


6 February – The Manchester United F.C. team plane flying back from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashes on take-off after refuelling at Munich Airport in West Germany.

24 March – Work on the M1, Britain’s first full length motorway, begins. The first stretch of the motorway, due to open next year, will run from London to the WarwickshireNorthamptonshire border.

7 April – The Church of England gives its moral backing to family planning.

10 July – First parking meters installed in Britain.

1 August – Premiere of Carry on Sergeant, the first Carry On film.

11 October – First broadcast of the long-running BBC Television sports programme Grandstand.

16 October – First broadcast of the long-running BBC Television children’s programme Blue Peter

5 December – The Preston Bypass, Britain’s first motorway, is opened by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan

The museum thanks David Rowland

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