THIS week we are ‘flashing back’ 46 years to 1972.

In local news, The Hants and Dorset Bus company employed its first female driver, and Popley was to get two new Courage pubs - the Pen and Parchment in Popley One and the Barbican in Popley 2. Both have since been demolished.

Elsewhere in the UK:

•Terry Wogan joins Radio 2 to present the new weekday breakfast show.

•Ford announces its new Granada model, available as a saloon, coupé or estate car, which will be built at the Dagenham plant.

•The Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Jesus Christ Superstar made its West End debut.

•The first episode of Emmerdale Farm, a soap opera set in rural Yorkshire, was aired on ITV.

•Mark Owen of pop group Take That is born in January.