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Jimmy Young and the salt crisis

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Jimmy Young and the salt crisis Reply with quote

Is my memory correct in that JY sparked off a huge run on packets of salt when during his morning prog he announced that the Siberian salt miners had gone on strike and there would be a shortage?
I think this was around 1973 and the three day week.
Anyone remember?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit before my time, Radio 1 was my station in those days.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before my time too, I was only 6 Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds more like an April 1 sort of thing!

(The "three-day-week" was January to March 1974)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably the only salt crisis back then was the SALT crisis - the arms talks.... and I was only 7. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Jimmy Young and the salt crisis Reply with quote

iknewdavidjacobsmum wrote:
Is my memory correct in that JY sparked off a huge run on packets of salt when during his morning prog he announced that the Siberian salt miners had gone on strike and there would be a shortage?
I think this was around 1973 and the three day week.
Anyone remember?

Guaranteed to raise the blood pressure that was!
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been annoying me. I thought I had a momentary lapse of reason.
However, if anyone is interested enough, go to Google and enter "Salt shortage 1970".
At least one other person mentions it, howevever they don't blame SJY.
Hooray! Marbles intact.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iknewdavidjacobsmum wrote:

At least one other person mentions it, howevever they don't blame SJY.


Hiliarious little rant! Evil or Very Mad

Salt always disappears off the shelves whenever snow is forecast, but, other than that, I don't recall a specific shortage like that.

I do, however, recall the shortages of both sugar* and toilet rolls in the early 70s - they were quite temporary but very inconvenient if you had a sweet tooth or the squits at the time (and for those very reasons I always make sure we have plenty of both in the house! Embarassed )

*Johnny Carson apparently sparked a run on sugar off the shelves in the US in 1973 by falsely joking about a shortage, but I don't think that was the reason here.
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