Mrs Joan Old of Wearside: 'All the troubles in Russia. This year I'd give anything for peace in the world.'
Mr George New of Harlow, Essex: 'The last general election. Another election]'
Mr Derek Old of Cramlington, Northumberland: 'The split-up of Charles and Di - it's bad for the country. Best thing, being very selfish, to win the pools.'
Mrs Janet New of Leeds: 'The continuing famine in Africa. If I could ask for anything this year it would be to see everyone in the world have full stomachs.'
Mrs Brenda Old of Llanbydderi, South Glamorgan: 'The whole year was one long disaster. The best thing for 1993 would be a general election.'
Mr Leonard New of Milton Keynes: 'Closing all the mines was Britain's worst disaster last year. This year I'd like to see a bit more harmony among the royals. I've got nothing against them. I think we carry too many passengers there.'
Miss Rachel Old of Welshpool, Powys: 'The chaos caused by the Soviet Union breaking up. I'd most like to see an end to the civil war in former Yugoslavia.'
Mr David New of Dorchester, Dorset: 'The plane crash in the Netherlands was the worst disaster. I'd like to see world peace.'
The Rev Allan Old of Edinburgh: 'There were two disasters last year which were equally bad: the drought in Africa and, for Britain, Black Wednesday. I have a definite and a very queer view according to my ideals: the best thing that could happen in 1993 is spiritual revival.'
Mrs June New, of Accrington, Lancashire: 'The war in former Yugoslavia was the worst thing about 1992. The best thing I could wish for in 1993 is world peace.'Reuse content