Today we take a venture down memory lane, through our archives to look back on an historic year.

The year 1999 was, of course, the end of the millennium and the final year of the 20th century and as a momentous 100 years in British history came to a close, a tumultuous year in world history would unfold.

It was the first year when the world’s population exceeded six billion.

In other news, the wars in the Balkans continued to cause suffering in the region, but both sides did come to the table and peace was eventually agreed.

The big story, though was unsurprisingly, the preparation for new millennium which would be marked with momentous celebrations.

Many will look back, perhaps amusingly at the hysteria that abounded around the millennium bug which was believed could cause wide-scale disruption to business and infrastructure if not fixed.

At the top of the charts were acts such as Ricky Martin with ‘Livin’ La Vida Loca’, Destiny’s Child with ‘Say My Name’ and, who can forget ‘Blue (Da Ba Dee)’ by Eiffel 65. Also riding high that year were the likes of Eminem with ‘My Name Is’ and Christina Aguilera with ‘Genie in a Bottle’.

It was also the year the Euro was established as the new common currency of the European Union and the year impeachment proceedings were bought against President Bill Clinton

In sport, Manchester United won an historic treble, capped by their second European Cup win in their illustrious history against Bayern Munich at Camp Nou, Barcelona.

The Grand National that year was won by a horse called Bobbyjo.

Closer to home, however, the year remains one of the most momentous and well-recalled in recent Cumbrian sporting history.

Football fans across the country will know of Jimmy Glass, who is best remembered for scoring a fairytale last-minute goal which kept Carlisle United in the Football League in 1999, when Glass was on loan from Swindon Town.

Send us your own recollections of this historic year in British history!