50 Years Ago – 13 February 1971

13 February 1971

Edward Heath (in main image above), the Prime Minister, Tony Barber, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Harold Wilson, the Leader of the Opposition, welcomed the plan for the UK to enter the European Economic Community. They all added though that the price of entry shouldn’t be too high, otherwise the UK wouldn’t be able to afford to join the bloc.

The police confirmed that two men had been arrested following the planting of a bomb outside the private residence of Robert Carr, the Secretary of State for Employment.

It was announced that Sir Julian Hodge was establishing the first independent bank in Wales, which would be known as the Commercial Bank of Wales. The bank was later renamed the Bank of Wales and was taken over by the Bank of Scotland in 1986.