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Nostalgia: Huddersfield in 1987 - Are you pictured and what are your memories?

THIS week we take you back to quite a momentous year ...

Ten pupils and other disabled people raised £200 for Newsome High School

THIS week we take you back to quite a momentous year ... 1987. It was the year of the great storm which struck that October causing devastation across the UK.

Terry Waite was kidnapped in Beirut while on a special peace mission to the Lebanon on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury and was released in 1991.

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British Airways was privatised and the Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher was elected for the third successive time. On Black Monday, October 19, stock market levels fell sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

In sport Nick Faldo won the British Open golf, Nelson Piquet took the Formula One motor racing title, Steve Davis lifted the World Snooker Championship, Pat Cash and Martina Navratilova won the Wimbledon singles titles and Coventry City beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2 in a thrilling FA Cup Final.

In music Michael Jackson released Bad while Whitney Houston unleashed Whitney and U2 brought out The Joshua Tree. And here in Huddersfield the race was on to buy a £500 performance wheelchair for Newsome High School.

Ten pupils and other disabled people used wheelchairs to raise £200 by completing as many laps of the school sports hall as they could in 30 minutes. The event was organised by games teacher Andrea Uttley (right).

 

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