THE Daily Echo takes another look back through the decades at life in Hampshire - this time by 50 years.

Local photographers took a wealth of pictures at sporting events in August 1969, including finals of a junior tennis tournament and Southampton bowls championships.

Saints legend Terry Paine take a break from his busy footballing schedule to draw the winners for the Leukaemia Research Fund tombola.

While all the events depicted took place locally, this is what was happening nationally:

August 1

In the run-up to decimalisation, the halfpenny ceased to be legal tender.

The coin had been in circulation for 297 years.

August 12.

Large scale rioting took place in Derry, Northern Ireland, in the Battle of the Bogside.

This was the first major confrontation of the Northern Ireland Conflict.

August 30-31

The second Isle Wight Festival proved incredibly popular, attracting more than 150,000 music fans.

Among those to draw the crowds were Bob Dylan, The Who and and Joe Cocker.