Friday Flashback – 1970

October 1970 was a tense time overseas, with the US and USSR locked in a nuclear arms race.

Interstate, tragedy struck in Melbourne with the collapse of the West Gate Bridge.

But in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune things were much cheerier, and it was all about the weddings

Nearly half the photos in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune celebrated marriages between locals and of locals moving away to marry husbands in other areas of the world.

The paper took great interest in the dresses each bride chose to wear on their big day.

The town of Cowell celebrated its 90th birthday on October 28, and the Kimba and Gawler Ranges Historical Society had just been formed and given council backing.

Like all October papers, the pages celebrated wins at local shows including Cleve and Lock.