The 1980’s were often remembered for Yuppies, New Wave and Punk. Lately just ‘Millennials’.
There were more serious things happening around the world as well but it was the frivolous, the unexpected and quirky that found their way into my scrapbooks chronicling the 1980’s. Actually they begin in 1979.
Here is part of that collection which in some sort of bizarre fashion tells you all you need to know about that decade.
Animals, Arts, Commerce, Crime, Deaths, Environment, Health, Law, Leisure, Media, Society, Sport
This is an on-going project. I have over 3500 news stories on all sorts of subjects so new pages and posts will be added on a regular basis when time allows.
Many of these news stories are available as facsimiles. You can order up to five stories at one time. Just make a note of the six digit reference number before accessing the order page.
Rollo, the Pyrenean Mountain Dog – Remote control dog – Pennsylvanian Timber Rattlesnake – Radioactive rats – Invasion by mice – Black turkeys- Cow crossing – Paddy spider – Lusty bull
Worst orchestra – Cleaner’s art exhibition – Skeleton chair – Maori firescreen – Tiger head inkwell – Radio Caroline – Giant statue of Christ
Smelly debt collector – Human hare – Nuclear survival kit – Paperless office – Early wifi – Missing tanker – 80,000 tons of coal go missing – Magnetic train – Cloning the carrot – Leisure job for unemployed – Dustbin study – Getting heat from concrete – Jobs for English ladies only
Prisoner forgotten – Lottery claim refused – Piper causing obstruction
– The Weathermen – Praying on M1 – Police haunted – Intent to rob – Clue to murder – Tramps bomb scare
Joyce Grenfell – The Rain Queen
Bee noise to lift coma – Chest expanders – Cure for toothache – Cambridge Hum – Cotton bag device to aid infertility – Lightning strikes – Booze missile
Israeli teacher ordered to have sex – Issa the Swede calls the Government a pimp – Juror had too many prejudices
Irish learner drivers given license – No nude bathing in Lowestoft – Egg throwing – Last of the organ grinders – Information Bureaux – Deadlegs –
Duke of Edinburgh really a Messiah – The Americans translate Margaret Thatcher’s speech – Filipino man crucified – Mormons ban feminist – Plaque for Dracula – Best of British