IT’S that time of the week when we take a trip back through the decades with the help of Daily Echo pictures from the past - this time by fifty years to June 1968

Ford sewing machinists began a strike at the Dagenham assembly plant on June 7. Women workers were protesting for pay comparable to that men.

The very next day, Martin Luther King Jr’s killer, James Earl Ray was arrested in London. Ray confessed to the crime on March 10, 1969, and was soon after sentenced to 99 years in prison. He died in prison in 1998 due to complications caused by chronic hepatitis C infection.

This was the same month in which two important things happened in the world of medicine. The National Health Service reintroduced prescription charges on June 10, and eight days later, Frederick West, Britain’s first heart transplant, died 46 days after his operation.

On June 20, Member of Parliament at Stormont in Northern Ireland, Austin Currie, protested against discrimination in housing allocations by squatting with others in a house in Caledon.

Hampshire star Sarah Parish was born in June 1968, as were British comedians Catherine Tate and John Culshaw.

Comedian Tony Hancock committed suicide by overdose on June 25.