UK Vending celebrates 50 years service throughout April 2019
April 2019 is an important anniversary for UKVending as it marks our fiftieth year of serving our customers with outstanding vending machines and service. The machines and their contents may have changed considerably over the years and technology has been incorporated into everyday machines that in 1969 would have looked like it was straight from a science fiction movie, so we thought we’d look back throughout April to the events that filled the news fifty years ago today.
16th April 1969
Alex Issigonis, the man behind the legendary Mini designed his last production car The Maxi for the British Motor Corporation. It was to be the last BMC car before they were incorporated into the new British Leyland group.
Actress Shirley Maclain was wowing cinema audiences with her tour d’force performance in the movie Sweet Charity.
Throughout April preparations were being made in Southampton for the maiden voyage of the new Queen Elizabeth II ocean liner. The ship could carry almost 2000 passengers in luxury and Cunard Line had paid just over £29 million for the ship to be built on the River Clyde at John Brown’s Shipyard.