It was the year that Dire Straits released ‘Brothers in Arms’, an album which went on to become the first million selling compact disc. The year that Eastenders was broadcasted for the very first time and also the year of Live Aid, the dual-venue concert organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure.
Everton won the league and European Cup Winners’ cup, whilst Newcastle United secured the services of 18-year old Paul Gascoigne as a first team player, after he captained the youth team to victory in the FA Youth Cup – scoring twice in the final.
But what was Newcastle like in 1985? This two part video below has footage from the city centre during this time. Many of you may remember it well – but even if you don’t, it’s still great to watch to get an insight into what this great city was like during the mid-eighties.
We hope you enjoy them!
If you want to see some more old videos of Newcastle, check these links out: ‘Newcastle Street view 1940s and 1950s‘, ‘Building of the Tyne Bridge (1928)‘ and ‘Newcastle Shopping in 1960s and 1970s‘.
and here is part two…