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 2 & 3 - Richard Branson & Per Lindstrand make first Atlantic crossing in Hot Air balloon.
  • 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.
  • October 19 - Black Monday Stock Market crash.
  • 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.
  • December 8 - Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev sign Nuclear Arms treaty.

1st June 1987 was exactly 20 years after sergeant pepper was released, were we all singing "It Was Twenty Years Ago Today" ? John Craven Remembers