The Good Old Days - Same time, different year... Added 880 days ago. 01 May 2019 How many of these iconic moments do you remember from springs past? Maybe you can even recall what you were doing at the time! June 4ᵗʰ, 1940 The evacuation of Allied soldiers from Dunkirk succeeds in evacuating 338,226 troops from France on over 800 vessels, including fishing boats and even lifeboats. May 8ᵗʰ, 1945 Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) marks the official surrender of Germany’s armed forces, ending WWII. May 13ᵗʰ, 1950 The first ever Formula 1 World Drivers Championship is run at Silverstone. The race is won by Italian driver, Giuseppe Farina, in an Alfa Romeo. June 2ⁿᵈ, 1953 Aged 25, Queen Elizabeth II succeeds her father to become the Queen of England. Her coronation is held in Westminster Abbey and celebrated in streets across Britain. May 25ᵗʰ, 1961 JFK announce their goal of landing a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. This incredible feat was achieved by Apollo 11 on July 20ᵗʰ, 1969, and broadcast live to the world. May 9ᵗʰ, 1962 The Beatles sign their 1st contract with EMI Parlophone. The Beatles remain in the top 10 best-selling artists of all time, having sold 178 million records worldwide. June 20ᵗʰ, 1987 The First Rugby World Cup is held, featuring 32 matches between 16 nations. In the Auckland final, New Zealand beat France 22-9 to become the first ever Rugby World Cup Champions. We recently visited Abbey Road to create our own version of the iconic Beatles Abbey Road album cover! Next stop: Penny Lane! Sign Up To Our Newsletters Get fortnightly updates from Wiltshire Farm Foods Email: Sign up We will keep your information safe and not sell it on to third parties.Read more about how we handle your data in our Data Protection Policy.