IN this edition of nostalgia, we are looking back at memories from our towns and villages in north Cumbria. Today, we focus on the 1980s.

Across the UK, and Cumbria many industries continued to decline such as mining, steel and shipbuilding which affected employment. Nationally, Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister for much of the 1980s, and her Conservative government's policies had significant effects on north Cumbria.

Farming, however, played a significant role in the economy during this era. The rural location of Cumbria meant it was characterised by farming and agriculture.

The M6 motorway was completed in the region in the early 80s, increasing connectivity and transport links.

The Lake District failed to be listed as a World Heritage site in the 80s, later becoming successful in 2017.