A song about the summertime dominated the summertime, the first colour edition of a much-loved children's TV show was aired and England reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup.

Mungo Jerry's In the Summertime was the soundtrack to the summer as it topped the UK music charts for seven weeks in 1970. It went on to sell 30 million copies and became one of the biggest-selling singles of all time.

It was a year of firsts in the world of television.

Bournemouth Echo:

Pauline Huyfors (16) Poole Carnival Queen with her attendants on left Jillian Talbot and Patricia Searley

The first colour edition of Blue Peter was aired on BBC 1. The programme alternated between colour and black and white for almost four years before going completely colour.

Another show aired in colour for the first time in 1970 was Doctor Who, in which Jon Pertwee made his first appearance.

Bournemouth Echo:

1970 AFC Bournemouth stars - Phil Boyer (r) and Ted MacDougall in Sombrero Hats.

Later in the year the first complete Mickey Mouse cartoon to be shown on British television in colour was Pluto's Christmas Tree.

The Prime Minister that year was Labour's Harold Wilson until June 19, when Edward Heath and the Conservatives were voted in.

Bournemouth Echo:

David Davis of Poole. Photographer and top cameraman of Southern Television.

The average house price in 1970 was around £4,000, a loaf of bread cost just 9p and a pint down the pub would set you back 20p.

These pictures were all taken that same year, here in Dorset.