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Alca Tools: 39 Years of Professional Tools Supply

ALCA TOOLS LTD celebrates a milestone!

Please feel free to look at just a few of our well wishers' letters below and join us as we enter our 39th year in business and reflect on what was happening in the world when we began trading all those years ago.

1974: The Year It All Started.....

  • The USA and UK set lower speed limits to reduce fuel usage.
  • People magazine is published for the first time
  • Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice
  • ABBA wins the nineteenth Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden singing "Waterloo"
  • The Dean Martin Show airs for the last time after its 9 year run.
  • "The Rumble in the Jungle": Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire to regain the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship.
  • Ceefax is started by the BBC - one of the first public service information systems.
  • The final episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus is broadcast on BBC 2.
  • China gives two Giant Pandas, Ching-Ching and Chia-Chia, to Britain.
  • Inflation has soared to a 34-year high of 17.2%.

Famous people born in 1974

  • Kate Moss, English model (Supermodel)
  • Christian Bale, Welsh actor (Batman, etc…)
  • Robbie Williams, English singer (Take that, and solo singer)

Take a trip down memory lane and view the YouTube video below for adverts that were showing in 1974!

A big thank you to our customers and suppliers, both old and new; we look forward to the next 35 years being of service to you.

Best wishes and congratulations from Dormer

Best wishes and congratulations from Sandvik

Best wishes and congratulations from Toolbank

Best wishes and congratulations from Draper