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New Year Resolutions

Drinking, smoking, gambling: what are you giving up? It's new year's eve 1970 and the people of Birmingham tell us about their resolutions.

Non-Fiction 1970 2 mins

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Alan Jones asks people in Birmingham if they intend to make any new year resolutions. The tradition can be traced back to the Romans making promises to their god, Janus at the beginning of a new year. They'd probably forgotten their pledges by February too.