Earth wire fitted to steering column Y 1260 New Slip ring assembly.
January 1 1948
British Railways formed as UK railways were nationalised.
Distance piece introduced to rear left brake pipe.
Y 1378 clip to secure brake pipe to right front wheel introduced.
April 3 1948
Marshall Plan signed into US law.
Deutsch Mark becomes the official currency of the Federal Republic of Germany.
MG YT model introduced with YT EXU 1922 Cost £525.
December 30 1948
Kiss me Kate opens for first of 1,077 perform-ances on Broadway.
January 4 1949
Cunard Liner RMS Caronia sails from Southampton on maiden voyage.
February 1 1949
UK ends clothes rationing.
May 9 1949
Rainier III becomes Prince of Monaco (died April 6 2005).
July 27 1949
DH 106 Comet - first flight of a UK Jet propelled airliner.
Improved steering gear box introduced with Y 3627.
January 6 1950
Britain recognises People's Republic of China. Taiwan severe diplomatic relations.
Y 4459 last offset battery box car produced.
Y 4460 Pull type starter switch introduced.
Y 4760 Lucas S700 (7") headlamps replace Lucas M140 (8").
May 9 1950
Robert Schuman presents Schuman Declaration - the beginning of the creation of the European Union.
May 26 1950
UK Petrol rationing ends leading to record traffic jams over Whit week-end ~ sounds familiar!
Y 5011 Lucas SFT 575 fog lamp replaces Lucas FT 57.
Captain 'Goldie' Gardener achieves 104.7 m.p.h. in a modified Y Type registration KCD 698.
August 5 1950
Florence Chadwick swims English Channel in 13 hours 22 minutes.
Y 5420 MG medallion in centre of hubcaps.
October 2 1950
Charles Schultz's comic strip Peanuts is first published in seven US newspapers.
Y 6165 Grease nipple on propeller shaft changed.
December 28 1950
The Peak District becomes UK's first National Park.
January 9 1951
United Nations head-quarters officially opens in New York.
March 12 1951
Dennis the Menace comic strip appears in newspapers across the US for first time.
Double dipping head-lights fitted as standard from Y 6611 to UK cars.
J Readings 1st, J Shaw 3rd in RAC Rally in Y Types.
5 Y Types take part in 1,000 mile Circuit of Ireland Tour.
Group 2 engines (XPAG/SC2/) introduced from XPAG/SC2/16916 with smaller 7 1/4 inch clutch.
September 26-28 1951
Blue sun seen over Europe after Canadian forest fires four month's earlier.
October 26 1951
Winston Churchill re-elected British Prime Minister.
Major & Mrs Pownell come 45th in Monte Carlo Winter Rally.
MG YB launched at £565 plus purchase tax.
December 24 1951
Libya gains independence from Italy.
January 26 1952
Lucas Control Box RB106/1 with YB 0326.
February 6 1952
HRH Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen upon death of King George VI.
May 5 1952
Lucas Altette HF 1235 replaced with twin Lucas WT614 horns with YB 0460.
May 2 1952
First passenger jet route between London and Johannesburg.
First of three consecutive Silverstone wins for Dick Jacobs in YB 0414.
August 16 1952
34 people die in floods in Lynmouth, North Devon, UK.
August 26 1952
British passenger jet flies twice over Atlantic in same day.
November 13 1952
Lucas SF80 trafficator introduced in YB 0877.
November 25 1952
Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap opens at The Ambassadors Theatre, London. It closed in 2004.
January 22 1953
The Crucible by Arthur Miller opens on Broadway.
Walt Disney's movie Peter Pan premiers in the Roxy Theatre, New York City.
March 19 1953
Outer ball joints modified to have grease retaining boot from YB 1220.
March 26 1953
Lucas 700 headlamp steel body coloured painted back shell discontinued from YB 1240. Also, new back-shells did not have the Lucas medallion.
May 18 1953
Jackie Cochran be-comes first woman to break sound barrier flying an F-86.
May 29 1953
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay make first successful ascent of Mount Everest.
June 2 1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey.
MG YB production ceases with YB 1551 which was presented to Dick Jacobs.
UNIVAC 1103 becomes first commercial computer to use RAM (Random Access Memory).
Is this the beginning of the end? Industrial unrest in the UK car manufacturing sector was one of the many factors that eventually shrank a once mighty industry to nothing. Rover workers strike for 15% pay rise - and nothing less.
December 30 1953
The first colour TV sets go on sale at $1,175 US.