The People's Archive 1990s
A selection of our crowdsourced archive documenting snapshots and memories of life in Britain during the 1990s.
Steve:”This pic sums up finishing my GCSEs In 1993 and drinking crates of cheap lager at Reading”
John ” Myself and friends on our way to the ‘Smashing Club night at Eve’s on Regent Street. Smashing was our regular haunt, we all ended up in two Pulp videos – Common People and Mis-Shapes after being spotted in the club.”
Steve: Left to right Bob Ellis (sadly no longer with us) myself and Bob Holmes. Bob Holmes (Holmer) was the eighties equivalent of Gene Hunt from ‘Life on Mars’ a great laugh and a very funny man. This was my last day working in Bristol which is why Bob has a custard slice”. Photo © Steve Chapple/The People’s Archive ®
Mark: “This picture was taken by my dad in the early 90s. Alone on a bleak looking Redcar beach playing keepy up with a football just above my head, South Gare Steelworks kicking out god knows what in the background. I only recently rediscovered the pictures. They feel like perfect images for growing up on Teesside in the 80s/90s. The soon-to-be-broken industrial backbone of the region intersecting with the already faded seaside scene of Redcar beach, juxtaposed with the individual focus, concentration and naivety of an 11 year old unaware of any of that!”
Dean “I took these images at the Cities In the Park music festival held at Heaton Park, Manchester in August 1991. The festival was organised by Factory Records to honour the life of legendary music producer Martin Hannett”.
Tim “This image was part of my final portfolio while doing my BTEC in photography & design at Oldham College (94 to 96). I lived in Beswick and asked these local kids to let me take a photo of them acting normal.”
Heather ” Myself (on the right) with a friend. It did say ‘Top Birds’ on the bit of the wall I’m embracing as well. I think we were taken aback by how chirpy the graffiti was and that’s why we got the photo!”.
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