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1980s, blog, Cambridge Street, Cheesy chips, Chubbys, Def Leppard, Human League, Josephines, Mehran Behizad, Sexy burger, The Limit -

Sheffield's legendary Chubbys takeaway is closing its Cambridge Street operation after 40 years of exemplery service. We're launching two special T-shirts in honour of this great Sheffield institution. Here's their story.

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Billy Butlin, Blackpool, blog, Filey, Firth Park Boating Pond, Holiday camp, Michael Glover, Sheffield United Tours, Skegness, SUT -

The highlight of the year for families, whatever their incomes, was undoubtedly the annual summer holiday.
It was the brief window in the year when everyone seemed to live like a king and had the apparent capacity to spend with seemingly reckless abandon (due largely to the thrift-like saving that had gone on for the 12 months prior).

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1970s, All-night Wimpy, Black & White Minstrel Show, blog, David Bowie, Jaws, Love Thy Neighbour, Margaret Thatcher, Sony Walkman, Star Wars, The Beatles, The Exorcist, Ziggy Stardust -

It’s an era that has long been dismissed as a car crash of bad fashion and industrial strife. But do the 1970s get a raw deal? Do we conveniently forget there were seismic differences in social norms five decades ago as the era dawned? Are we maybe a bit hasty consigning great swathes of the era’s light entertainment industry to the bin marked ‘un-PC’ – shows and comedies that transfixed much of the nation back then and pulled in audiences of fifteen million-plus each time? Is it more a case we’ve chosen to remove the rose-tinted spectacles that turn the...

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