1930s

1930s
The Airship R100 travels to Canada in 78 hours
First British Empire games held in Canada
Youth Hostels Association (YHA) opens first hostel
Swallows and Amazons published by Arthur Ransome
The Highway Code was introduced
Los Angeles Olympics
Book tokens launch
BBC World Service starts broadcasting radio worldwide
Battersea Power station starts generating electricity
Meccano starts production of Dinky Toys
Cats eyes first appear in roads
Raymond Briggs (writer and illustrator) born 1934
George V Silver Jubilee
Driving test becomes compulsory
Hawker Hurricane takes to the air with the RAF
Kitkats first produced in 1935
King George V died 1936, Edward VIII takes to the throne
Spitfire fighter plane introduced
Butlins holiday camp opens in Skegness in 1936
The speaking clock introduced
BBC launches regular TV in 1936
George VI takes to the throne when Edward VIII abdicates
Jet engines were developed
999 calls first introduced in 1937
Desperate Dan appears in the Beano comic
The Hobbit is published
Bobby Charlton (footballer) is born in 1937
World War 2 started in 1939
Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald all topped the charts

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