The Thatcher Crisis Years

An era of protest and fury

1980s technology

New technology in 1983 involved TVs with text services, washing machines with computer chips and a new generation of microwave ovens

1979 and 1980 were the glory years of the so-called “second wave” of ska music – first wave in Jamaica twenty plus years before and now the 2Tone wave came crashing out of Coventry. The Specials seized the charts by the scruff of the neck with a string of hits. And even WH Smith felt …

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