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Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures

Posted on - 14th February, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, History, Locations, Nostalgia, Photos, Preston City Centre, Preston History

 

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Church Street south side, Preston July 1987

Church Street south side, Preston July 1987

Recently acquired and digitised photos of 1980’s Preston have now been released which is sure to invoke great nostalgia to the people who recall those bygone happy times, when bands like Duran Duran, Queen, Bon Jovi, U2, The Police, The Smiths and Depeche Mode among many others were constantly in the top ten music charts. When Margaret Thatcher ruled in Downing Street and programmes such as Knight Rider, A-Team, Hill Street Blues, Dynasty and Grange Hill were all favourites on your TV screen.

This series of Preston scenes, streets and buildings which most of you of a certain age will no doubt recognise and is bound to be a trip down memory lane for all you eighties children and New Romantics.

Tea Bar Lancaster Road, Preston May 1989

Tea Bar Lancaster Road, Preston May 1989

Market Street, Preston September 1988

Market Street, Preston September 1988

Joplins 2 Stanley Street, Preston August 1988

Joplins 2 Stanley Street, Preston August 1988

Interior of the Grey Horse Hotel Church Street south side, Preston January 1988

Interior of the Grey Horse Hotel Church Street south side, Preston January 1988

Harry Welch Ltd, Church Street south side, Preston October 1989

Harry Welch Ltd, Church Street south side, Preston October 1989

Friargate, Preston May 1989

Friargate, Preston May 1989

Former Mounted Constabulary Stables, Church Street south side, Preston May 1988

Former Mounted Constabulary Stables, Church Street south side, Preston May 1988

Former Hollywood Bar, East View, Preston September 1987

Former Hollywood Bar, East View, Preston September 1987

EH Booths General Store Corner of Fishergate and Glovers Court, Preston June 1988

EH Booths General Store Corner of Fishergate and Glovers Court, Preston June 1988

Corner of Fleet Street and Fox Street, Preston March 1988

Corner of Fleet Street and Fox Street, Preston March 1988

Church Street south side, Preston March 1987

Church Street south side, Preston March 1987

Church Street south side, Preston June 1988

Church Street south side, Preston June 1988

Corner of Friargate and Chapel Yard, Preston September 1988

Corner of Friargate and Chapel Yard, Preston September 1988

We hope that you have enjoyed looking back twenty-five to thirty years ago. Yes! That is what it has been, surprising isn’t it?

Nostalgic 1980’s Preston revealed in pictures series: Part 2 can be viewed here

Also see our Preston in the 60’s and 70’s series starting here.

Our grateful thanks go to the Preston Historical Society for kindly providing these images.

Did you recall any or all of the scenes in these images? Let us know in the comments below.

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