Well it was the 1980s so a certain Margaret Thatcher still ruled and became the longest-serving UK Prime Minister of the century, having been in power for eight years and 244 days.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders revealed that new car sales in Britain exceeded 2,000,000 for the first time.
The Ford Escort was Britain’s best-selling car for the sixth year running.
However it was not a good time for the country.
Nurses throughout the UK went on strike for higher pay and more funding for the National Health Service while nearly 7,000 ferry workers went on strike, paralysing the nation’s seaports.
Meanwhile more than 50 per cent of men and 80 per cent of women working full-time in London were earning less than the lowest sum needed to buy the cheapest houses in the capital.
Golfer Sandy Lyle became the first British winner of the US Masters while Wimbledon won the FA Cup with a 1–0 win over league champions Liverpool at Wembley.
Ian Rush became the most expensive player to join a British club when he returns to Liverpool for £2,700,000 after a year at Juventus in Italy.
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A fashion show at The Pedigree in Oswestry in 1988.
Oswestry Mayor J.J. Pritchard enjoys at tea party at the Memorial Hall in Oswestry, in 1988.
Oswestry Ladies football team in 1988.
Drunken Donkeys Motorcycle Club from Oswestry in 1988.
The cast of an Oswestry Operatic performance in 1988.
Chirk Cricket Club in 1988.
Chirk Drama Group party in 1988.
Children from Chirk Infants School in 1988.
The cast of Bugsy Malone from a production by Lakelands School, Ellesmere in 1988.