Youngsters meet a Dalek on The Moor, Sheffield in October 1985
Youngsters meet a Dalek on The Moor, Sheffield in October 1985

Sheffield history: 14 pictures from 1985 - farewell to the Gaumont and hello to EastEnders and the Sinclair C5

Do you remember Sheffield in 1985? The city said goodbye to the Gaumont Cinema, the Peak 85 International Scout and Guide Camp came to Chatsworth and a rate capping protest was held in Sheffield.

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It was also a year of tragedy. A Boeing 737 burst into flames at Manchester Airport with 55 people losing their lives including Sheffield teenager Sarah Beckett and Chesterfield air stewardess Sharon Ford.

Fifty-six people were killed in a fire at Bradford City’s stadium and 39 were killed with hundreds injured in the Heysel Stadium disaster.

In other news news, EastEnders made its debut on BBC1, the Sinclair C5 was launched and Mohammed Al Fayed bought Harrods.

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In other news news, EastEnders made its debut on BBC1, the Sinclair C5 was launched and Mohammed Al Fayed bought Harrods.

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