A lot can change in forty years!

The 1980s was a landmark decade in British history, with 1981 one of the most tumultuous and seminal years of a unique era.

In the UK, the year was characterised by widespread rioting across the country in major cities including London, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.

The doomed marriage of Lady Diana Spencer to the Prince of Wales began with viewers in their hundreds of millions tuning in across the world to watch the ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral in London in July of that year.

Some of the big pop hits from the year included 'Ghost Town' by the Specials, 'Tainted Love' by Soft Cell and a sad return to the top of the charts of John Lennon's classic 'Imagine' after the former Beatle was killed in December of the previous year.

At the cinema, you might have enjoyed Roger Moore's outing as James Bond in 'For Your Eyes Only' as well as Steven Spielberg's 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones.

And in sport, the first London Marathon was held in 1981 and John McEnroe launched his infamous tirade at the umpire in his first round match at Wimbledon, shouting "You cannot be serious!". He later went on to win the championship.

Closer to home, Carlisle was undergoing ground breaking changes alongside the rest of the country. In today's gallery we find evidence of a year of great fun and community spirit.

Be it fun runs, sledging in the snow, meeting the two-time World's Strongest Man Geoff Capes or entering a spectacularly large cow into a national competition- and winning- it looks as though the year was filled with cheer for many in the region.

For those featured, one imagines looking back at these pictures will represent a true trip down memory lane and fond recollections will already be flooding back of a landmark year in British history.

As ever, if you do spot yourself featured in today's collection, do not hesitate to get in touch with your own memories of this period in Carlisle's history!