JOIN us as we take another trip down memory lane by looking at pictures from May 1990.

Among the images are two schools that held balloon launches to mark the opening of new buildings. Those pictured are Stoke Park Junior and Netley Infant.

Cecil Parkinson was snapped in Hedge End when he visited the parish to open the new railway station on the Eastleigh to Fareham line.

While the events pictured were taking place locally – this is what was unfolding nationally:

May 8

The Sixth Briton died in the construction of the Channel Tunnel. Billy Cartman, a 33-year-old grouter, was crushed by heavy machinery.

May 17

After a 3-3 draw on May 12, Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in the FA Cup final replay at Wembley Stadium.

May 24

Bobby Robson announced that he would not be renewing his contract as manager of the England national football team after the World Cup in Italy that year.

May 30

As fears of the spread of BSE ran rampant, France banned British beef and cattle imports.