1981-1987 Let's Make Lots of Money
Browse archive audio and memories of the Today Generation of an era that witnessed the Miners Strike, the Falklands War and a Royal wedding.
Charles and Diana marry - 29 July 1981
600, 000 people line the London streets as Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer.
Beverly Tail on the Falklands War
"Living alongside a naval port, I distinctly remember when the Falklands War broke out. My husband and I had friends who were in the Navy and remember them going off to war."
Roger Troughton on a tranquil life in Cumbria
"I don't recall that any of the events of the 1980s or 1990s had a direct effect on me at all. I had a fairly secure job, no-one I knew had to go to the Falklands War or the Gulf War, the miners strike had very little effect on West Cumbria."
The miners strike - May 1984
The police use riot gear to break up a picket of 5,000 miners at Orgreave, west Yorkshire.From the archive: clashes at Orgreave
Steve Morris on his record company
"New Order's relationship with (their record company) Factory and Factory’s relationship with New Order was that they should be allowed to make mistakes."
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