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No one can make Speedos look good, not even him.
Taken somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine.
Photograph of the former Colp Block on the southwest corner of St. George and Edmon Streets in Deseronto, Ontario. The building was torn down in the early 1980s.
Signs on the first floor of the building read "Groceries Pop & Ice Cream", "Family Corner" and "Solid State Colour Servicing".
1980 - Rioting breaks out in St Paul’s following a police raid on the Black and White cafe in Grosvenor Road. It is the first of the inner city riots of the early Eighties.
1982 - The Watershed, Britain’s first ‘media centre’, opens across the water from the Arnolfini.To this day nobody in Bristol is quite sure what makes two cinemas, a bar and a gallery a ‘media centre’.
1982 - Bristol City FC goes bust and is reformed as Bristol City (1982). Eight of the club’s highest earners from the Division One days agree to tear up their contracts so the club can survive. They become known as the Ashton Gate Eight.
1983 - The Wild Bunch, later to become Massive Attack, become resident Wednesday night DJs at the Dug Out club on Park Row.
Making the front pages this August week in 1983 were plans for a £30 million two storey shopping mall beneath the city's historic Castle Park. Conceived by Sir John Hartnell of estate agents Hartnell, Taylor and Cook, and built by Sir Alfred McAlpine, it would run from Broadweir to the River Avon
Any old castle remains, the developer's said, would to carefully preserved. History was not kind to this brave plan - within a few years we had The Galleries instead.
Bristol's - or should I say Avon's - social services were having a big shake up in 1983.
The Post recorded angry scenes at Meadow Sweet Old People's Home in Fishponds as 200 residents and their relatives were told that it's closure was likely.
And the future of the controversial Crescent School for Girls in Downend - the subject of a police investigation into prostitution - was also in doubt.
In the event both closed.
On the industrial front it was looking more and more likely that the long established Avonmouth ship repairers, Jefferies, would go to the wall.
The receivers, who were looking for a new buyer, had been called in following losses of around £1.8 million.
The Post reported that two ship owners had already diverted vessels to other yards.
Out at Winterbourne Richard Pearce was asking permission to turn the village's 13th century tithe barn at Court Farm into a restaurant.
"It has a unique roof and it looks like a church inside and we would want to make the most of that feature" he told the Post.
"There would be a restaurant on the ground floor and a dance floor on a new first floor - the barn could be used for wedding receptions" he added.
The historic barn, now in the hands of trustees, has since been fully renovated for community use.
The future of the Portishead railway line is still under debate but in 1983 it looked very likely that the track line into the town would be lost to industrial development.
But John Crockford-Hawley, a Weston councillor and in those days Woodspring district's planning chairman, appealed for a reprieve.
He said, quite rightly, that all options should be left open and nothing done to prejudice the future use of the line.
With the passing of the years we tend to forget just how good a sportsman Ian Botham was.
In 1983 the cricketer reached yet another peak in his glittering career by taking Somerset to the Nat West Trophy final virtually single handed,
With half of his side out for 52 he then hauled them from defeat to victory over Middlesex at Lords with an undefeated 96 before a crowd of 20,000.
"An important innings like that is one you remember for the rest of your life" he told the Post.
1986 - The Dug Out closes following a campaign by police that culminates with police solicitor Richard Crowley telling the city council’s Public Protection Committee that the club is like a ‘Fagin’s kitchen’.
1986 - On April 26, Bristol Rovers play their last ever game at their spiritual home, Eastville. it’s a 1-1 draw with Chesterfield.
This was the week in September 1986 when the country’s first soap opera queen, Pat Phoenix, pictured, died of lung cancer at the age of 62.
As Elsie Tanner the actress had appeared on Coronation Street for some 22 years.
Locally, Bristol was beginning to feel the backlash from Operation Delivery, in which 600 men from the Avon and Somerset police force had gone into St Paul’s to make a series of arrests for drug offences.
This had led to an outbreak of stone throwing, cars set on fire, a smash and grad raid on a local store and a mugging.
To make matters worse the Assistant Chief Constable Malcolm Popperwell was taken off to hospital after a suspected heart attack.
And Tom Turvey, the police authority chairman, was asked to stand down after objecting to a Labour party statement about the police raid.
He said that there were differences between his view of the events in St Paul’s and those contained in the statement which demanded a full, independent public inquiry into Operation Delivery.
There were angry scenes at a Police Liaison Committee over the fact that the police did not consult community leaders before the raid and that it had been provocative and heavy handed.
And Avon County councillor Roger Berry described the extent and duration of the raid as "totally unacceptable."
It was an unhappy day for the police who were, this very week, staging a parade on College Green to celebrate 150 years of city policing.
Some 45 retired police officers joined 140 police officers for the event which was attended by Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Joan Jones and the Lord Lieutenant of Avon, Sir John Wills.
In other news it was announced that the 100 year old Bristol Club, one of the country’s most prestigious men’s clubs, was to be sold for £300,000.
The last chairman of the club - and the man who ended up buying it - was well known businessman Ian Stevens.
In the 1960s the club had 750 members - and a waiting list - but by 1986 this had dwindled to a mere 80.
In Weston the first patient’s were moved into the town’s new 37 acre hospital at Uphill from the Victorian General Hospital in The Boulevard and the Royal Hospital.
On the sports front 27 year old Rovers centre back trialist Geoff Twentyman was on the verge of being offered a two year contract with the team after three impressive performances.
"The offer in on the table and Geoff is considering it" manager Bobby Gould told the Post.
" He’s done well on the field and is the type of character that I want in the squad."
A late recruit to League football Twentyman had been released by Preston North End after three seasons at Deepdale.
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Magazine illustration by Emanuel Schongut for article on families. 1980s
Taken somewhere in Europe, possibly the Adriatic or the Rhine. Snezana was my dad's first wife and my sister Luisa's mother.
At Disneyland in California.
This picture is special to me as it is one of only a few in which Luisa looks genuinely happy.
One of Greater Manchester Police’s mobile incident units of the late 1980s.
From the collection of the Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives.
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Looked reasonable for one of these, but sadly abandoned in what looked like a local garage dumping ground.
Card that I bought and sent in the 1980s that features the astrological sun sign of Pisces (February 20 - March 20). I found this card while I was going through some of my Mother's old things.
I just had to pull up behind this pair of 80s Japanese classics. The Accord has been in Edinburgh for a few years now, but I was most surprised to see the Mazda for the first time. The owner of the Accord saw me stop, and we had a brief chat about the cars. The Mazda was recently bought in Sussex for his girlfriend.
Sweet Stuff is another G1 Twinkle Eye pony. I love her minty colour and her pretty mane/tail.
Also, apologies to my dolly friends who don't care much for ponies - I've gone pony crazy ;)
Fortunately or unfortunately, I have these Atari games left over as vestiges from the 1980s.
Presumably one of the earliest facelifted models that I saw, quite a few styling cues from other cars of the same era, especially around the front end. I particularly like the bare steel wheels and beige paint this one has.
No newer than approx 1988ish, when the last noticeable facelift took place. I have grown fond of the 5, it's iconic design is definitely one of the best in the past few decades.
Despite the mismatched indicator lenses, this looked seriously good, the straight valance being especially of note. I caught a glimpse of this whilst exploring the ruins of a gymnasium, I did like the way the historical stuff was left open to the public.
With the indicators on the front wings, this must be around 1986/87. Looked incredibly well used, but as with most stuff, solid. I love the string holding the boot shut, that was once a very common thing to see over here but seeing as most of the decent bangers are long dead it's quite the opposite. Oddly, I saw another in Bodrum a few days later, photos to come.
Designed by Ernõ Rubik in 1974 in Hungary, it was released worldwide in 1980, made of ABS plastic by many makers. The original ones had colored stickers, but this later version has injected colors. A real classic. I presume everybody knows what it is for.
Not coming up on the registration database for road tax I found through Alpus recent spots, could it be exempt due to disabled owners or something? Regardless, a solid one and another sighting which was around once and once only, seems to be a wide variety of Opels about but not so many older ones, more to come.
Bowtie is my favourite. I love pink and blue together. And I also really love bows. <3__<3
50018 Resolution has just arrived with the 15.20 from Plymouth, which had been delayed by poor railhead conditions during the climb of Hemerdon bank. This wasn't helped by the fact that the train consisted of 13 air-conditioned Mk 2s. I remember that every effort was made to make up time, and we recorded speeds in excess of 100 mph in the Newbury area.
Another fairly surprising spot as I had (perhaps wrongly) assumed older Japanese vehicles were hard to come across. Civics (and Honda as a whole) seem to have sold well over in France, this was the oldest one I came across. Not my best Japanese find though... that comes a bit later on in the uploads.
Great to find this, I kind of wish I bit the bullet and looked at the back for the reg. Looks to be undergoing some work so it suggests it will be back on the road soon. Lets hope so!
Not many Nissans about over the channel, but there was a lot of Hondas and in particular, late 80s Civics seem to have sold really well. This was again, looking really good for its age apart from the dented bumper. Old cars actually never seem that worn out over there....