The 1980s

Margaret Thatcher in 1983, Source: Wikipedia Commons, Author:White House Photographic Office

Britain in the 1980s

Was Britain in the 1980s about more than yuppies and Porsches?

British Telecom Ivory mobile phone: detail

Status symbols

Mobile phones were the ultimate status symbol in the 1980s.

But every aspiring yuppie also needed a leather bound Filofax.

80s fashion


80s fashion went from the aftermath of punk to shoulder pads and power dressing. Upmarket sports labels fuelled a new street fashion, the 'cas' or casual look.


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