THE Daily Echo takes another look back through time with the help of their photographer’s pictures - this time to April 1979.

Hundreds congregated on Southampton’s Hoglands Park to see Noel Edmonds on tour with the Radio 1 Roadshow. The youthful looking Edmonds was host of The Radio 1 Breakfast Show at the time.

Beauty pageants were flavour of the month with both Miss Southampton and Miss West End judged and crowned.

This is what happened nationally in April 1979:

April 4

In Halifax a 19-year-old bank worker, Josephine Whitaker, was murdered. She was believed to have been the 11th women killed by the Yorkshire Ripper.

April 7

The very last RT type bus in service ran in London on Route 62 from Baking Garage. The style of bus had been in service for more than 40 years.

April 23

Blair Peach, campaigner and activist against the far right, was fatally injured after he was struck on the head. He was taking part in an Anti-Nazi League demonstration in Southall when he was knocked unconscious. A Metropolitan Police report, released to the public on April 27, 2010, identified  the death was likely the responsibility of one of their own officers.