THE Southern Daily Echo has dipped into its archives to offer a cross-section of the pictures taken in January 1977.

It was the month when the Ford Fiesta went on sale, a loaf of sliced bread cost just 15p, and people couldn’t get enough of David Soul’s Don’t Give Up On Us.

Nationally, on January 6, controversial punk group The Sex Pistols were sacked by their record label EMI due to their crude behaviour on ITV’s Today Show.

Sir Clive Sinclair revealed his new two-inch screen television on January 10, which retailed at £175 – more than £1,000 in today’s money.

On January 29, seven Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs exploded across the West End of London. There were no fatalities or serious injuries.