THE DAILY ECHO takes another look back through time - this week to January 1959.

Saints fans were eager to queue up and net themselves a ticket for the FA Cup third round proper tie against Blackpool. The match took place on January 10 when The Seasiders beat Southampton 2-1.

While these pictures offer a glimpse back to what was happening locally, these events were taking place nationally:

January 15

Tyne Tees Television, the North East England ITV franchise, was first aired.

Telephone Exchange kids party - taken in January 1959.

January 22

Racing driver Mike Hawthorn was killed after his car collided with a tree on the A3 near Guildford. He was driving a Jaguar 3.4-litre.

Overturned timber lorry at Four Posts - taken January 1959.

January 29

Dense fog caused caused transport chaos across much of the United Kingdom. London was said to have been the worst affected.