The Berlin Wall, on Yesterday, tomorrow…

Members as interested in the history of the DDR as they are in the best oil ratio or the advantages of electronic ignition should tune in to Yesterday tomorrow for the latest epsiode in Jamie Theakston’s Fobidden History series.

In The Stasi: Behind the Berlin Wall,  Theakston will look “behind the hidden remnants of this notorious symbol of division to tell the story of East Germany’s State Security Service.”

Forbidden History is an original commission by UKTV and promises to uncover “the startling truth behind great myths, historical legends, conspiracy theories, ancient treasures, lost civilisations and war time secrets.”

  • The Stasi: Behind the Berlin Wall will air at 8pm on Thursday 26 July.

 

 

Two-stroke stunnah!

Matthew Adams and his Trabi in the Sun.

New Trabant owner Matthew Adams got more than he’d bargained for when he posted a photo of his 1984 601 s on the Supporters of the Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK Facebook page for members to admire.

Club guru Peter Frost was able to tell him that the car was one of the first brought to the UK after the wall came down in 1990 and had been imported by The Sun as a prize in a readers’ competition to “win the world’s worst car”.

Peter knew this because he’d bought the car from the winner!

Both Peter and Matthew were featured in today’s edition of the paper, with a longer write-up on line.

Matthew told The Sun: “I like to think of it as an underdog. I have driven it a few times and it is like being in an armchair on top of a lawnmower.”

23 July 2018