It was the era of shoulder pads, power ballads and big hair, when consumerism ruled.
This retro photo gallery captures some of the biggest events of the time, from the Star Walk to the Lord Mayor's parade, which brought huge crowds to the city centre.
They also capture everyday life in Sheffield's suburbs, from Heeley to Hillsborough, and celebrate three of the things for which the city is best known - steel, snooker and smashing music.
Napoleons Casino on Ecclesall Road, families splashing about in the paddling pool at Millhouses Park and shoppers at the old Setts Market are among the other evocative images from a memorable year in Sheffield's history.
1. Wicker Herbal Stores
Cyril Wall, left, manager, and John Knight at the Wicker Herbal Stores, in Sheffield, on February 10, 1982 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
2. Army & General store
St Paul's Parade, Sheffield, in August 1982, with the Army & General store on the corner Photo: Sheffield Newspaper
3. Wonder Woman
Jan Lesley, Sheffield singer, pictured on Fargate, in Sheffield city centre, in March 1982, dressed as Wonder Woman Photo: Sheffield Newspapers
4. Nurses march during the health workers strike September 1982
Nurses march through Sheffield during the health workers strike in September 1982 Photo: Sheffield Newspapers