The People's Archive | 1980s
The Smiths, New Order, Thatcherism, New Romantics, BMX bikes, The Miners’ Strike, Acid House, and Madchester. The 1980s were a politically turbulent decade, with city-wide riots and the de-industrialisation of much of Britain’s industry.
It was a decade that saw many bands from the north of England dominate the music scene, ending with the explosion of Acid House and Madchester during 1988/89.
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This group of mates includes future Stone Roses guitarist John Squire (pictured front) and long term Fall drummer Simon Wolstencroft.
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Rick”My brother Andy doing the turtle, we couldn’t afford lino so a piece of cardboard had to do!.
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Sophie “This is a photo of my big brother John, which my Mum took in Devonport Dockyard on 10th September 1982, the day my Dad returned from the Falklands. She said it was full of people, and families were allowed to go on the ship if they wanted to (my dad was on Andromeda), but she decided to stay on land and watch the Royal Marine’s Band. Apparently my brother was dancing away! He’s 2 years and 4 months here. After all the commotion, they jumped on the bus home and my mum sometimes jokes that she spent the next few weeks trying to wash all the dirt out of my Dad’s clothes”
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Paul “This was taken in 1984 at Jacob’s Sports & Social Club when Everton won the FA Cup. It’s my Nan (and Joe her “fancy fella’ as my mum referred to him).”
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Naomi “This was taken the day one of the cooling towers in the background was demolished. Myself and my sister were there to watch Fred Dinah bring it down.”
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One of the images submitted at our crowdsourcing events at Bury Art Museum. This was submitted by Josef Minta, the photograph taken by his grandad.
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