HEADCORN BOWLS CLUB

                                        1986

January

Spain and Portugal join the European Community

Britain and France announce plans for a Channel Tunnel to be  built in the early 90's

BRAIN, the first PC virus spreads

February

58 printers arrested during Wapping riots against Rupert Murdoch's plans to scrap traditional printing methods in favour of new technology.

UK signs the Single European  Act.

March

Microsoft launch shares

Hampton Court Palace damaged by extensive fire

Greater London Council abolished

Freddie Starr accused by the Sun of eating a hamster.

April

John Paul 11 first Pope to visit a synagogue in Rome

John Mcarthy kidnapped in Beirut (released 1991)

Oxford United won 3-0 against QPR to win the FA League Cup

after only 14 years in league.

May

Liverpool win the 1st Division title (16th time) and FA Cup

June

HEADCORN BOWLS CLUB OFFICIALLY OPENS

Argentina knock England out of the World Cup assisted by Maradona's hand of God goal. Argentina won the cup by beating Germany in the final. But Gary Lineker wins "Golden Boot"and 1st Division top scorer.

Richard Branson beats Transtlantic boat record with Virgin Atlantic Challenger 11. But is not awarded the Blue Riband.

July

Ian Rush, Liverpool to Juventus 3.2 million. Loaned back to Liverpool for a year. Gary Lineker, Everton to Barcelona, 2.7million.

3,220,000 unemployed.

Nissan start producing Bluebird at new Sunderland plant.

A report finds that 20% of children now born out of wedlock.

August

EUFA ban on English clubs continues for second year. Man U and West Ham fans fight on ferries to Europe for pre season friendlies.

National Bus Company privatised.

Economists warn that Global recession is imminent.

September

Desmond Tutu is first black Anglican bishop in South Africa.

GCSE replaces GSE and GCE.

First episode of Casualty shown on BBC.

October

The Queen visits China.

Margaret Thatcher opens the M25.

The London Stock Exchange fixed commission rate abolished.

The BIG BANG then paved the way for electronic trading.

New York's Statue of Liberty Centenary.

November

Alex Ferguson appointed Man U manager

December

The world's first heart, lung and liver transplant at Papworth Hospital, Cambridgeshire.

30 million watched the Christmas episode of Eastenders to watch Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) serve divorce papers to Angie (Anita Dobson).