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Life in Sheffield in the 1980's

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Have a look at these photos of Sheffield from the 1980's - what do you remember about life in the city back then?

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That black and white picture was not taken in the 80's. That truck and the car look 60's to me. Perhaps 1970 at the most.

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Miners strike and demonstrations...steelworkers  strike and demonstrations...police brutality at Orgreave and the last cavalry charge ...Mrs T...mass unemployment... the decimation of Sheffield's staple industries and Beer at a reasonable price to be enjoyed with a Benson and Hedges whilst stood at the crowded bar at lunchtime...That's what I remember of life 30+ years ago.

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On ‎15‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 18:26, lysander said:

Miners strike and demonstrations...steelworkers  strike and demonstrations...police brutality at Orgreave and the last cavalry charge ...Mrs T...mass unemployment... the decimation of Sheffield's staple industries and Beer at a reasonable price to be enjoyed with a Benson and Hedges whilst stood at the crowded bar at lunchtime...That's what I remember of life 30+ years ago.

Could not have summarised a better description myself, other than to say that when town centre pubs were still proper pubs, with proper names, proper seating, and still, with a range of Sheffield Brewery Beers on offer.

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On 10/15/2017 at 18:26, lysander said:

Miners strike and demonstrations...steelworkers  strike and demonstrations...police brutality at Orgreave and the last cavalry charge ...Mrs T...mass unemployment... the decimation of Sheffield's staple industries and Beer at a reasonable price to be enjoyed with a Benson and Hedges whilst stood at the crowded bar at lunchtime...That's what I remember of life 30+ years ago.

All of the above but in the midst of all the doom and gloom, having a great time. The pubs, clubs, bars, music, bands, shops etc.

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On 15/10/2017 at 10:29, Sheffield History said:

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Have a look at these photos of Sheffield from the 1980's - what do you remember about life in the city back then?

Brilliant! thanks for those. Wazzie Worrall

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On 15/10/2017 at 18:19, History dude said:

That black and white picture was not taken in the 80's. That truck and the car look 60's to me. Perhaps 1970 at the most.

Looks like the prices are in decimal which would make it 70's at least

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