The People's Archive® | 1980s Subculture
A selection of our archive documenting 1980s British Subculture. From Skins and Mod Revival to Football Casuals and Acid House.
Skinhead Boot Boys Subculture 1980
Skinheads in St Leonards-on-Sea, 1980.

Photo © Russell Macnay/The People's Archive®
Hanging out on the Kings Road, London, 1980s.
Hanging out on the Kings Road. London, 1982.

Photo © Polly Birkbeck/The People's Archive®
Kings Road Punk, 1980s
King's Road Punk, 1980s.

Polly "This is Dave Ferguson, surely one of the most photographed punks ever. He was our 'local punk' from Reynes Park, which isn't a very punk place!."

Photo © Polly Birkbeck/The People's Archive®
Mods outside The Wimpy. Chiswick, 1982.
Mods outside The Wimpy. Chiswick, 1982.

Photo © Billy Drinkwater/The People's Archive®
Mods outside The Pheonix London 1980s
Mods outside The Phoenix, London, 1982.

Photo © Billy Drinkwater/The People's Archive®
Keeping it Casual. Luton, 1982.
Keeping it Casual. Luton, 1982.

Photo © Harrison Jones/The People's Archive®
Afflecks Palace. Manchester, 1980s
Afflecks Palace. Manchester, 1984.

Photo © Zach Turner/The People's Archive®
Breakdancing in Doncaster UK 1982
Breakdancing in Doncaster, 1982.

Rick “My brother Andy doing the turtle. We couldn’t afford lino so a piece of cardboard had to do."

Photo © Rick Meakin/The People's Archive®
Montrose, North East Scotland, 1980s.
Montrose, North East Scotland, 1980s.

Photo © Rhudi Twidale/The People's Archive ®
Salford Perry Boys, 1984
Perry Boys, Salford, 1984.

Photo © Ian Haydn/The People's Archive®
Mods in Brighton 1981
Mods In Brighton, 1981.

Photo © Rick Meakin/The People's Archive®
Kettering Mods 1981
Kettering Mods, 1981.

"Outside Captain Jim's Arcade in Kettering".

Photo © Sean McManus/The People's Archive®
Newport Skins, 1981.
Newport Skins, 1981.

Photo © Tutti Oi/The People's Archive®
Bedroom Punk. Merton Park, London, 1980.
Bedroom Punk. Merton Park, London, 1980.

Photo © Andrew Gallix/The People's Archive®

All Images © The People’s Archive®/British Culture Archive.

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