A LOT has changed in our region since the mid -1980s.
The year 1985 was a tumultuous time in British history, with landmark change and seminal moments that have helped shape the modern day.
It was a year that is best known for a host of disparate events.
In 1985, the Live Aid pop concerts in Philadelphia and London raised over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia.
In April of that year, Coca-Cola introduced “New Coke” in what many observers declared to be the worst marketing blunder in history.
The wreck of the RMS Titanic was also finally located at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Nova Scotia.
In the world of sport, the rookie German player Boris Becker won Wimbledon, achieving the rare feat of being the first unseeded player and the first German to win the Wimbledon singles title, as well as the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles champion at 17 years, 7 months and 15 days.
The music charts were dominated by artists such as Simple Minds with ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’, Phil Collins with ‘One More Night’ and Kate Bush with ‘Running Up That Hill’.
One can see evidence of the same community spirit and good humour in Carlisle as can be found today, proving one thing at least – those things seldom change!
Carlisle, it seems was swept up with sporting fever with charity runs and bike races dominating the social scene.
For the 1984–85 season, Carlisle United FC competed in Football League Division Two under the tutelage of manager Bob Stockoe and finished in 16th position in the table during a time when future Premier League champions Manchester City were plying their trade in the second tier.
One can see the weather hasn’t much changed either!
Many residents will recall this time fondly, with the moments captured in today’s gallery allowing a real insight into how people lived their lives back in the mid-1980s in Carlisle.
As ever, if you do spot yourself and have some anecdotes to share of this period in the history of Cumbria then do make sure to get in touch!