Festive fun – 1980s style

ROCK ON: The young people from Methodist churches who performed the rock opera Songs of Christmas

ROCK ON: The young people from Methodist churches who performed the rock opera Songs of Christmas

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BACK in 1980 Britain was, like now, in the grip of a recession.

However traders were still hoping for bumper last minute takings in the run-up to Christmas.

David Lingard, store manager at Cleckheaton’s Hillards told the Guardian that the last few days before the holidays had been hectic and there appeared to be “as much money around as ever”.

 

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