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1980s Collection

"Step into a time machine and journey back to the vibrant 1980s, where iconic moments unfolded and legends were made

Background image1980s Collection: Nun on a skateboard

Nun on a skateboard, holding her arms out for balance. Date: circa 1970s

Background image1980s Collection: Hull Rugby League Club 1982

Hull Rugby League Club 1982. Including David Topliss, (centre with ball)

Background image1980s Collection: Summer holidays Seaton, Devon, England

Summer holidays Seaton, Devon, England
A boy shows his grandmother something he has found in a rock pool on the beach at Seaton, Devon, England. She sits in a folding chair with her feet in the water

Background image1980s Collection: Cat in hot street, Almaria, Spain

Cat in hot street, Almaria, Spain
In the heat of the midday sun, a cool cat sits in the shade on an alley corner in Almeria, Andalusia, Spain. Demonstration of the Rule of Thirds Date: 1986

Background image1980s Collection: Swans, Windsor Bridge, Henley

Swans, Windsor Bridge, Henley
Mute swans feed from a pontoon near the Windsor Bridge across the River Thames, Henley, Berkshire, UK. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background image1980s Collection: Mature man wearing cloth cap lights his pipe in an Irish pub

Mature man wearing cloth cap lights his pipe in an Irish pub
A mature man wearing a cloth cap sits in a pub in Cork, Ireland, and lights his pipe. In front of him is a pint of Guinness. He has a large belly and behind him is a dart board Date: 1989

Background image1980s Collection: Salmon fishing with ghillie from a boat on the River Wye

Salmon fishing with ghillie from a boat on the River Wye, Herefordshire. This picture story caused a rumpus when it was published in The Times on Tuesday Jan 27th 1987 - the day that the salmon

Background image1980s Collection: Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall - Sunset

Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall - Sunset
Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall - Dramatic Sunset light. Date: 1980s

Background image1980s Collection: Seaton shingle beach

Seaton shingle beach
People stand and sit on the wooden boat launching pontoon on the shingle beach at Seaton, East Devon, England. The white cliffs in the distance are are at Beer Head

Background image1980s Collection: Sir David Attenborough with a cockatoo

Sir David Attenborough with a cockatoo, 1980

Background image1980s Collection: Bigfoot film, 1967

Bigfoot film, 1967
Bigfoot film. Still photograph from the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film made in North Carolina, USA, on 20 October 1967

Background image1980s Collection: Howzat! Viv Richards is clean bowled by Ian Botham

Howzat! Viv Richards is clean bowled by Ian Botham
West Indies Tour of Great Britain 1980 - England v West Indies at Old Trafford - Viv Richards is clean bowled by Ian Botham

Background image1980s Collection: John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall

John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall
John Martyn (1948-2009), singer, songwriter and guitarist, in concert at the St Ives September Festival, Cornwall. Date: 1980

Background image1980s Collection: View of St Michaels Mount, Cornwall

View of St Michaels Mount, Cornwall
View of St Michaels Mount from the mainland, Cornwall. The Mount is united with nearby Marazion by a manmade causeway which can only be walked on at mid to low tide -- at high tide the sea covers it

Background image1980s Collection: Display of JCB Extradig diggers in a field

Display of JCB Extradig diggers in a field
Display of bright yellow JCB Extradig Sitemaster diggers in a field, with a Turbo 4x4 underneath. Date: circa 1980s

Background image1980s Collection: 1980 Fiat X1-9. Creator: Unknown

1980 Fiat X1-9. Creator: Unknown
1980 Fiat X1-9

Background image1980s Collection: Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart of 10cc

Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart of 10cc
Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart of the rock band 10cc, before an open air rock concert at Penwith, Cornwall. Date: 1983

Background image1980s Collection: Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Background image1980s Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background image1980s Collection: Carl Sagan, US astronomer

Carl Sagan, US astronomer
Carl Edward Sagan (1934-1996), US astronomer and astrochemist. Sagan was a consultant and adviser to NASA, and worked on the Apollo mission, as well as the Mariner, Viking, Voyager

Background image1980s Collection: Reliant Robin Only Fools Horses Del Boy

Reliant Robin Only Fools Horses Del Boy

Background image1980s Collection: Honda VFR750R RC30

Honda VFR750R RC30

Background image1980s Collection: Honda VFR750R RC30

Honda VFR750R RC30

Background image1980s Collection: Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset

Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset
Children pony trekking at Horner, Exmoor, Somerset. Date: circa 1980s

Background image1980s Collection: Audi Sport Quattro S2

Audi Sport Quattro S2

Background image1980s Collection: Audi Sport Quattro S1

Audi Sport Quattro S1

Background image1980s Collection: You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe 1981

You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe 1981
You Cannot Be Serious! John McEnroe at Wimbledon 1981

Background image1980s Collection: Avro 683 Lancaster B-1

Avro 683 Lancaster B-1
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Bbmf Avro 683 Lancaster B-1 City of Lincoln and 617 Squadron Avro Vulcan B-2 flying in formation over Lincoln Cathedral, UK Date: 1980s

Background image1980s Collection: VW Volkswagen Classic Beetle (Special Edition) 1984 Yellow

VW Volkswagen Classic Beetle (Special Edition) 1984 Yellow

Background image1980s Collection: View of Swindon Works, 1982

View of Swindon Works, 1982
A view of Swindon Works in 1982 with an Intercity 125 speeding past on the main London to Bristol line. The building it is passing is now STEAM - Museum of the GWR

Background image1980s Collection: Viv Richards in action against England

Viv Richards in action against England
Viv Richards, West Indian cricketer, in action against England in 1984

Background image1980s Collection: Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (studio), 1987, Grey, metallic

Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (studio), 1987, Grey, metallic
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (studio) 1987 Grey metallic

Background image1980s Collection: Lamborghini Countach 5000QV, 1988, White

Lamborghini Countach 5000QV, 1988, White
Lamborghini Countach 5000QV 1988 White

Background image1980s Collection: Volvo 240 GL Sweden

Volvo 240 GL Sweden

Background image1980s Collection: Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge

Wheelwright makinbg wooden wheels, Blists Hill, Ironbridge
A skilled wheelwright works on a wooden cart wheel in his workshop at Blists Hill Working Museum, Ironbridge, Shropshire. First published The Independent newspaper Date: 1989

Background image1980s Collection: The City Hotel, Freetown, Sierra Leone

The City Hotel, Freetown, Sierra Leone
The City Hotel, Sierra Leone, made famous by author Graham Greene. Now demolished. The hotel was first mentioned in Greenes 1936 book Travel Without Maps

Background image1980s Collection: Miner and canary

Miner and canary
Staffordshire coal miner gently holds the last canary to work down a British coal mine. Canaries were used to detect poisonous and dangerous gas in mines Date: 1986

Background image1980s Collection: Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
Jamaica Inn, a Grade II listed building on Bodmin Moor near Bolventor, Cornwall, built as a coaching inn in 1750. Popular with smugglers

Background image1980s Collection: Two bridges over the River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall

Two bridges over the River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall
Two bridges over the River Tamar, connecting Plymouth, Devon and Saltash, Cornwall. On the left is the Royal Albert Bridge, a railway bridge designed by Brunel and completed in 1859

Background image1980s Collection: John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall

John Martyn in concert, St Ives, Cornwall
John Martyn (1948-2009), singer, songwriter and guitarist, in concert at the St Ives September Festival, Cornwall. Date: 1980

Background image1980s Collection: Ritz Hotel London

Ritz Hotel London
The exterior of the Ritz hotel, Piccadilly, London. Date: 1987

Background image1980s Collection: Honda CX 500 Turbo

Honda CX 500 Turbo

Background image1980s Collection: Triumph TR7 Britain

Triumph TR7 Britain

Background image1980s Collection: Volkswagen VW Corrado

Volkswagen VW Corrado

Background image1980s Collection: The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

Background image1980s Collection: Alex Higgins - Snooker Player

Alex Higgins - Snooker Player Date: 1980s

Background image1980s Collection: Shane Warne - Australian cricketer

Shane Warne - Australian cricketer Date: 1980s - 1990s

Background image1980s Collection: Helford River, Cornwall

Helford River, Cornwall
A view from an open window onto the Helford River with sailing boats, Cornwall. Date: 1980s



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"Step into a time machine and journey back to the vibrant 1980s, where iconic moments unfolded and legends were made. Sir David Attenborough shares a whimsical moment with a cockatoo, showcasing his boundless love for nature. The enigmatic Bigfoot film from 1967 continues to captivate imaginations, leaving us wondering about the mysteries of our world. A field adorned with JCB Extradig diggers reminds us of the era's technological advancements and innovation. Cricket enthusiasts rejoice as Ian Botham clean bowls Viv Richards in an exhilarating match - proving that sportsmanship knows no bounds. The breathtaking view of St Michaels Mount in Cornwall transports us to serene coastal landscapes, while John Martyn's soulful concert in St Ives ignites passion within music lovers' hearts. The resilience and dedication of miners are honored as we witness their unwavering spirit at Geevor Tin Mine in Pendeen, Cornwall - symbolizing the hardworking ethos of the decade. Carl Sagan, the renowned US astronomer, invites us to explore the wonders of space through his captivating teachings. Speed demons revel in the sleek design of Lamborghini Countach and Audi Sport Quattro S1 - symbols of power and luxury on wheels. In a touching image, a miner stands alongside his faithful canary companion - highlighting their unique bond amidst challenging conditions. Lastly, snooker maestro Alex Higgins mesmerizes audiences with his skillful shots and charismatic personality – forever etching himself into sporting history. " Travel back to this extraordinary era where every frame tells a story worth cherishing – welcome to the unforgettable 1980s.