For 15 days in 1976 temperatures raged above 32C leading to a record breaking summer that remains scorched on people's memories.
In 1975, the UK entry was narrowly pipped at Eurovision and people in Kent voted emphatically in favour of staying in the EU.
Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1970s?
A former landlord recalls the night his pub was destroyed by an IRA bomb at the height of the Troubles.
Pictures from our archive show town centres and shopping arcades from across our county in days gone by.
With National Grid warning there could be blackouts this winter, we look back at the last time the county was plunged into darkness...
In 1971, a train ploughed through the buffers and came to rest on top of a taxi - here is the incredible story told by some of the survivors.
The discovery of a woman's body in a forest sparked a murder hunt in 1979 but no one ever came forward to say who she was.
From swimming in your pyjamas, BBC Micro computers and Panini football stickers - we take a look back at life in Kent's schools in the 1970s and 80s.
The late TV presenter Sir Terry Wogan was guest of honour at the SavaCentre's first birthday in 1979.
We talk to classmates of former Sex Pistol Sid Vicious to discover what went wrong when he lived in Kent.
Just how much has the county changed in the last 40 to 50 years? Take a trip down memory lane with 101 pictures of Kent's towns.
Pictures show construction work at the end of the 1970s on the M20, which changed a Kent town forever.
Controversial movie The Exorcist forced one cinema in the county to hire ambulance crews to treat those who kept fainting in shock.
When an IRA bomb killed Lord Mountbatten the only three survivors of the blast, who lived in Kent, saw their lives forever changed.
It's 50 years since Kent entertainer Rod Hull became an overnight sensation. But what did he and Emu do to the Queen Mum to create those headlines?
Serial killer Patrick Mackay confessed to brutally murdering 11 people.
With the help of “vast quantities of whisky along with other mind-enhancing items”, a band created a new sound which still influences artists today.
Waves burst over the promenade and flooded one of Kent's seaside towns in 1978. Here residents share their memories.
A tragic crash involving a fire appliance cost one firefighter his life and injured seven others.
When the FA lifted the ban on women playing organised football in 1972, these ladies decided to make the most of it.
Kent became the focus for one of the UK's largest-scale manhunts after the murder of a policeman.
The remarkable story of the fugitive peer and one of the county's most charismatic characters.
In 1971, Britain changed over to decimal currency, which was at first greeted with some scepticism and confusion.
A top historian has predicted how Britain could have taken a different path if Kent's highest-profile politician hadn't made it to the top.
People fleeing Idi Amin's brutal regime in Uganda in 1972 were helped by a Kent airfield.
We take a look back at a four-ship disaster in the English Channel which saw three ships sink and left more than 40 people dead.
We take a journey into the past with the help of back issues of Kent Life magazine.
Just months after landing a drive in F1, Kent's biggest motor racing talent lost his life aged just 23 – here we remember his all-too-brief career.
Celebrated East German author Uwe Johnson ended up spending his final years in a Kent seaside town.
A music manager who promoted David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust tour in 1972 speaks of the 'legendary' star.
A Kent man tells how he struck down with typhoid on a ship thousands of miles from home in the 1970s.
A fire at a Kent restaurant in 1977 killed seven people, including three children.
What's for dinner? Plan meals, try new foods and explore cuisines with tested recipes from the country's top chefs.
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