JOIN us on another nostalgic trip through time with the help of local photographers’ images.

It was May 1979 when these pictures were taken, one showing table tennis enthusiasts taking a well deserved nap during a sponsored marathon at Bitterne Reform Church.

New Forest Post:

While the events in these snaps were taking place locally, this is what was happening nationally:

May 1

London Underground’s Jubilee line was officially opened, connecting Stratford in east London with Stanmore in the north-west.

May 4

Margaret Thatcher became the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom after the conservatives won the General Election by a 43-seat majority.

May 8

Jeremy Thorpe, former Liberal Party leader and MP, was on trial at the Old Bailey charged with attempted murder.

New Forest Post:

Hampshire Boys Club football team at Winchester Railway Station - pic taken in May 1979

May 9

The Football League First Division was won by Liverpool for the 12th time.

May 21

Elton John became the first musician from the west to perform live in the Soviet Union. The rock singer played eight concerts - four each in Leningrad and Moscow.

New Forest Post:

Enjoying hot weather on Southampton Common - pic taken May 1979

May 24

Thorpe Park was officially opened in Chertsey, Surrey. The park soon became one of the top three most popular theme parks in the country.

May 30

Nottingham Forest beat Malmo FF 1-0 in the European Cup final in Olympiastadion, Munich. Trevor Francis scored the only goal of the match.