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Item of the Month – February 2014

1974 General ElectionArchive February 2014 1974 General Election

This is a press release from the first general election of 1974; this took place in February, the second took place in October.

Harold Wilson’s day appears to start off slowly with a simple press conference in London in the morning. Flying from London to Blackpool would have been a relatively novel experience for the time. Two other items of interest: the fact that he was to speak at a public rally and not a tightly controlled and choreographed event as would be the case today; plus the idea of returning to London on an overnight sleeper train seems almost civilised!