THE average house cost less than £15,000 and inflation was 17 per cent.

Sony launched a portable cassette player called a Walkman and McDonalds introduced Happy Meals.

Mother Theresa won the Nobel peace prize, China ordered its citizens to have no more than one child, and smallpox was eliminated.

Britons were watching Dallas and Last of the Summer Wine on TV and listening to London Calling by The Clash and Michael Jackson's breakthrough solo album Off The Wall.

We've delved into the Daily Echo archive to find these pictures of Hampshire sports teams lining up in 1979.

They would have taken a keen interest in the League Cup Final which saw Saints, starring Alan Ball and Chris Nicholl, lose 3-2 to Nottingham Forest.