F y n e v u e   C h r o n i c l e s:  T h e  D u b l o s
The Light Straw telephone kiosk
The new Millennium brought many changes to Fynevue, not least the Unicorn Day 17th August 2000 .

Photo: The Light Straw telephone kiosk 2000 © Fynevue.
| EXIT | The Dublos | 60 | 70 | 80 | 90 | 00 | 10 | 20 |
| Music | James Bond | Cars | Planes | Space | Other Events |

Note: The 'Dublo' years are named after Tri-ang Hornby model railways.

50th Anniversaries

Island Records 2009
Mini Car 2009


So Young by The Corrs (2000)
Wheels on the Bus by Mad Donna (2002) - a very good 'take off' of 'Ray of Light' by Madonna
Millionaire by Kelis - featuring Andre 3000 (2003)

Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For? Madonna - Hung Up 50 years of Island Records 1959-2009 Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons to be learned
Scans: A selection of album covers.
What You Waiting For? by Gwen Stefani (2004) from the album 'Love,  Angel, Music, Baby'
Hung Up by Madonna (2005) from the album 'Confessions On A Dancefloor'

Island Records: My Boy Lollipop by Millie (March 1964) Recorded in London with Ernest Ranglin on guitar and arrangement. Rod Stewart on harmonica. Produced by Chris Blackwell, it sold seven million worldwide.

Sweet About Me by Gabriella Cilmi from the album 'Lessons to be Learned' (2008)

James Bond

Pierce Brosnan: Die Another Day (2003)

Daniel Craig: Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Bond 24, (2015).


Prefix were marks introduced in 1983, in the format:

for example,  W 670 FPU
Prefix W X Y Z
From Date Mar 2000 Sep 2000 Mar 2001 Not Used

From 1st September 2001, a completely new scheme, using numbers for the year indicator, was introduced. By using 2 registration marks per year, it was hoped to even out the peak in the demand for new cars.

The first letter is the new area identifier:  E.g.  EU 01 CDE
Mark 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09
From Date Not Used Mar 2002 Mar 2003 Mar 2004 Mar 2005 Mar 2006 Mar 2007 Mar 2008 Mar 2009
Mark 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
From Date Sep 2001 Sep 2002 Sep 2003 Sep 2004 Sep 2005 Sep 2006 Sep 2007 Sep 2008 Sep 2009


The last flight of Concorde was in 2003.


Columbia STS-107
Columbia STS 107 - Jan 2003 During launch, falling foam from the External Tank struck the Reinforced Carbon Carbon (RCC) panels on the underside of the left wing. This caused complete failure of the craft during re-entry to earth.
Other Events


On 11th September 2001, the World Trade Center in New York, USA was devastated by a terrorist attack. The south tower collapsed at 13:46 GMT and the north at 14:03 GMT.

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