2017 marked thirty years of smiles for Mr. Jones in Blandford.
April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.
June 1 - Nigel took over an established part time practice located then in West Street
June 11 – Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.
July 31 - London's DLR, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is opened by Queen Elizabeth.
October 15 & 16 – Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of South England, killing 23 people.
November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 147.88 mph.
November 18 The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31.