It’s our birthday…

…happy Birthday to us.

Thursday the 30th of November 1989 (The romans would have written the date – XXX • XI • MCMLXXXIX.), 30 years ago the business which is now called Air Power Products Ltd, company number 02447892 was incorporated.

On this day “You Got It” by New Kids on the Block were number 1 in the uk
and Sheffield Wednesday beat Liverpool 2-0.

The company has gone through many changes over the years and had some great moments in the mining sector which has sadly declined. The business has forged ahead in the compressed air industry and branched out with APP Site Services and ProCut Engineering.

We are very proud of what the business has achieved over the years and we hope to continue into the future providing expert solutions in compressed air and the engineering sector.

Other events that month for 1989:

  • 2 November – Ford Motor Company takes over Jaguar in a £1.6billion deal.
  • 7 November – General Assembly of the Church of England votes to allow ordination of women.
  • 7 November – Don and Roy Richardson, developers of the new Merry Hill Shopping Centre in the West Midlands, announce plans to build the world’s tallest building – a 2,000 foot tower including a hotel and nightclub – on land adjacent to the shopping complex, which becomes fully operational next week after five years of gradual development.
  • 8 November – British Army and Royal Air Force troops are now manning London’s ambulance services as the regular ambulance crews are still on strike.
  • 9th November – 1989 the Berlin wall came down.
  • 10 November – Margaret Thatcher visits Berlin the day after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which brings the reunification of Germany forward after Germans were allowed to travel between West and East Berlin for the first time since the wall was built in 1961, and between West and East Germany for the first time since the partition of the country after the war.
  • 14 November – The Merry Hill Shopping Centre on the Dudley Enterprise Zone in the West Midlands becomes fully operational with the opening of the final shopping mall. The development, which now employs around 6,000 people, first opened to retailers four years ago with several retail warehousing units, and has gradually expanded to become Europe’s largest indoor shopping centre. Construction has now begun on the Waterfront office and leisure complex, also within the Enterprise Zone and overlooking the shopping centre, which will open to its first tenants next year.
  • 16 November – Children Act alters the law in regard to children in England and Wales; in particular, it introduces the notion of parental responsibility in access and custody matters.
  • 21 November – The House of Commons is televised live for the first time.
  • 21 November – Nigel Martyn, 23, becomes Britain’s first £1million goalkeeper when he is transferred from Bristol Rovers to Crystal Palace.
  • 23 November – 69-year-old backbencher Sir Anthony Meyer challenges Margaret Thatcher’s leadership of the Conservative Party, reportedly fearing that the party will lose the next general election after falling behind Labour in several recent opinion polls. Her leadership has never been challenged before in almost 15 years as party leader, more than 10 of which have been spent as prime minister.
  • 30 November – Russell Shankland and Dean Hancock, serving eight-year prison sentences for the manslaughter of taxi driver David Wilkie in South Wales during the miners strike, are released from prison on the fifth anniversary of the crime.