Summer 1959. Cliff Richard and the Drifters (as the Shadows were still known) had a number one in the UK with 'Living Doll', the Mini went on sale and the country was heading towards a general election in the autumn. In Mallorca and Spain, there was no such thing as a general election, but there were municipal elections. Non-partisan, because there weren't parties as such, the electorate - only advised of candidates a week ahead of polling - was expected to choose councillors on the basis of their competence.
Magalluf: the history
Andrew Ede charts the rise of the popular resort
- Mallorca hoteliers calling for eight-year sentences for British tourists' false claims
- Another EuroMillions winner in Mallorca
- Woman seriously injured after being attacked by three pit bulls in Mallorca
- Helicopter crashes on ring road, three injured
- An ex-RAF pilot's wish - to donate his Mallorca finca for holidays for disadvantaged children