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Eighties Collection

Step into the time machine and relive the vibrant spirit of the eighties

Background imageEighties Collection: Best of friends - little boy with elephant

Best of friends - little boy with elephant

Background imageEighties Collection: Two British Airways Concorde aircraft seen here at Liverpool Speke Airport

Two British Airways Concorde aircraft seen here at Liverpool Speke Airport. 9th April 1988

Background imageEighties Collection: Nun on a skateboard

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

Background imageEighties Collection: Hull Rugby League Club 1982

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

Background imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties Collection: Sir David Attenborough with a cockatoo

Sir David Attenborough with a cockatoo, 1980

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

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

Background imageEighties 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 imageEighties Collection: Lamborghini Countach

Lamborghini Countach

Background imageEighties 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 imageEighties Collection: Reliant Robin Only Fools Horses Del Boy

Reliant Robin Only Fools Horses Del Boy

Background imageEighties Collection: Honda VFR750R RC30

Honda VFR750R RC30

Background imageEighties Collection: Honda VFR750R RC30

Honda VFR750R RC30

Background imageEighties Collection: Children pony trekking, Horner, Somerset

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

Background imageEighties Collection: Audi Sport Quattro S2

Audi Sport Quattro S2

Background imageEighties Collection: Audi Sport Quattro S1

Audi Sport Quattro S1

Background imageEighties 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 imageEighties Collection: Roger Millward - Hull KR celebrate their victory over Hull FC in the 1980 Wembley Rugby

Roger Millward - Hull KR celebrate their victory over Hull FC in the 1980 Wembley Rugby League Cup Final

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

VW Volkswagen Classic Beetle (Special Edition) 1984 Yellow

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

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

Background imageEighties Collection: Volvo 240 GL Sweden

Volvo 240 GL Sweden

Background imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties 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 imageEighties Collection: Honda CX 500 Turbo

Honda CX 500 Turbo

Background imageEighties Collection: Triumph TR7 Britain

Triumph TR7 Britain

Background imageEighties Collection: Volkswagen VW Corrado

Volkswagen VW Corrado

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

The Jurassic Coast of Lyme Regis, Dorset

Background imageEighties Collection: Helford River, Cornwall

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

Background imageEighties Collection: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minnelli, Royal Albert Hall, London 1989. Creator

Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minnelli, Royal Albert Hall, London 1989. Creator
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Liza Minnelli, Royal Albert Hall, London 1989. In April 1989, three of the greatest icons of American popular music, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis Jr

Background imageEighties Collection: 1982 Lotus Esprit Turbo. Creator: Unknown

1982 Lotus Esprit Turbo. Creator: Unknown
1982 Lotus Esprit Turbo

Background imageEighties Collection: Eustace Rogers, the last coracle man of Ironbridge, Shropshire

Eustace Rogers, the last coracle man of Ironbridge, Shropshire
He is pictured with a coracle on his back at the bottom of his garden on the banks of the River Severn. Mr Rogers died aged 88 in 2003. First published The Times Date: 1987

Background imageEighties Collection: Horsemen filming Robin of Sherwood, Cornwall

Horsemen filming Robin of Sherwood, Cornwall
Three horsemen in demon costume, filming the TV series Robin of Sherwood near St Michaels Mount, Cornwall. Date: 1980s

Background imageEighties Collection: Couple with red car at Coverack, Cornwall

Couple with red car at Coverack, Cornwall. 1982

Background imageEighties Collection: Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1984 Blue dark

Aston Martin V8 Vantage 1984 Blue dark



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Step into the time machine and relive the vibrant spirit of the eighties. 🌟✨ From heartwarming friendships between a little boy and his elephant, to Sir David Attenborough's enchanting encounter with a cockatoo, this decade was filled with unforgettable moments. Witness the power of innovation as JCB Extradig diggers take center stage in a vast field, showcasing groundbreaking technology. Feel the rhythm and energy of John Martyn's electrifying concert in St Ives, Cornwall, where music transcended boundaries. Explore the depths of Geevor Tin Mine alongside dedicated miners who braved every challenge. Admire the sleek elegance of a Lamborghini Countach roaring down city streets, capturing attention at every turn. But it wasn't just about entertainment; sports icons like John McEnroe brought fiery passion to tennis courts while exclaiming 'You Cannot Be Serious. ' A miner's loyal companion, a canary perched on his shoulder symbolized safety underground amidst adversity. The Audi Sport Quattro S1 raced through treacherous terrains with precision and speed that left spectators breathless. Witness cricket legend Viv Richards in action against England as he showcases his unmatched talent and skill - 'Howzat. ' But even legends fall sometimes; watch Ian Botham clean bowl Richards leaving fans stunned. And let us not forget Volvo 240 GL from Sweden - an epitome of reliability that stood strong throughout this era. They were an incredible mix of joyous moments, technological advancements, sporting triumphs, and timeless classics that continue to captivate our hearts today.