The Thatcher Crisis Years

1980s politics blog from TV historian Tony McMahon

A brand name that left little to the imagination. Remember my Dad had a pair of Reactolite Rapide glasses and when we were in the car as a family, my sister and I would watch to see the lenses in his glasses turn darker as we emerged from a road tunnel into the sunshine. 70s science was amazing!

Advert from a 1980 magazine

Another very 1970s brand of tinted lens glasses was Foster Grant. They still sell but forty years back, they were marketed as the ultimate in cool.

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