See what the Southampton Boat Show looked like in 1968
This year, the Southampton Boat Show celebrates its 40th birthday.
To help mark the occasion, National Boat Shows has rummaged through its archives and put together a gallery of images of the show through the years.
The government declared a state of emergency over the miners’ strike, the Watergate scandal broke and Richard Milhous Nixon ‘opened’ China, but, more importantly, the Southampton show guide cost just 15 pence.
If all that isn’t exciting enough for you, check out MBM’s insiders’ guide to the boat show .
Photo courtesy of National Boat Shows