This week’s trip down Memory Lane takes us into the first half of the 1980s.
The pictures, from our archives, were taken in Harrogate Ripon, Harewood, Wetherby, Boroughbridge, parts of Knaresborough and Tadcaster between 1980 and 1984.
This era saw Prince Charles and Diana get married at St Paul’s Cathedral in London on July 29, 1981 - can you spot yourself in any of the street parties celebrating the Royal Wedding?
Or do you recognise any of the other events in these images?
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Bettys, 1 Parliament Street, Harrogate, in the 1980s
2. Royal Wedding
Tadcaster. 29th July 1981 Youngsters and adults at the West Mount, Tadcaster, street party. Street party to celebrate Royal Wedding - Prince and Princess of Wales.
3. WEATHER: FLOODS
Boroughbridge, 4th January 1982 Soldiers and policemen turned to paddle power to ferry stranded people from their homes in Fishergate, Boroughbridge.
4. YORKSHIRE POST PICTURES FROM THE PAST
Church Fenton, 18th November 1981 Sparks are flying again in a 17th century Yorkahire forge. Horses are not being shod there. Instead everything from miniature soldiers to rustic furniture and bird tables is being produced. The old forge at Church Fenton was last used in 1908 but since then has gradually fallen into disrepair. Help was near at hand in the shape of a businessman, Mr. Keith Ellis who could remember watching the smithy at work in the forge when he was a boy. Mr. Ellis bought the forge and has spent every spare moment restoring the building. He is pictured with Mr. Dennis McDonald, a former RAF flight sergeant and now the blacksmith.