THE Daily Echo takes a trip back 30 years to April 1978.

It was the same month that the first official naturist beach opened in Fairlight Glen, near Hastings, and when permanent radio broadcasts of events at the House of Commons began.

On April 6, the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme was introduced which aimed to provide a pension related to earnings in addition to the basic state pension. On April 5, 2002, it was replaced by the State Second Pension.

On April 23, Nottingham Forest won the Football League First Division – a first for the club. Their manager at the time, Brian Clough, had led Derby County to the title six years previously and became only the second manager in history to lead two different clubs to top division glory. The other manager was Herbert Chapman with Huddersfield and Arsenal during the interwar years.

Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon was the New York Times best selling book throughout the entire month, while a pint of beer would have set you back just 43p.