It was the decade of Thatcher and Reagan, Dallas and Dynasty, Duran Duran and The Smiths.
In terms of York’s long history these photographs weren’t taken that long ago. But the city in the 1980s was significantly different to the one we live in today.
Allan Harris has been chronicling York for decades – and these are from his collection of pictures of York in the Eighties.
You can see them all on Allan’s Flickr feed
A very talented photographer, Allan won the InnTravel Slow Moments competition with an image from Mandalay earlier this year.
So… what do you remember about York in the era of the yuppies and the big shoulder pad?