It was the year demolition of the Berlin Wall began, and England reached the semi finals of the World Cup.
Iwan Roberts was signed by Huddersfield Town, then playing at Leeds Road, and UFOs were in the news, after an “elongated spinning top” three times the size of an airship was spotted by a taxi driver in Huddersfield.
And it was also the year a shop in the town decided to have a roller shutter installed.
It was put in at the Co-op, in Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, in 1990 and served them until they moved to a different site nearby, 10 years later.
A charity shop, the Crosland Moor Community Shop, then opened at the site, and used the shutter ever since.
But now, more than a quarter of a century after being installed, it has finally been replaced, having become one of the longest lasting in the country.
Huddersfield-based Excel Industrial Doors and Shutters made company history when they replaced the shutter they originally installed 26 years ago.
The company’s managing director Duane Swift said: “We were absolutely delighted to hear from the Crosland Moor Community Shop.
“The fact that our roller shutter was still standing until just recently showcases how long lasting, effective and secure our products are.
“Hopefully this new roller shutter will last just as long for the Crosland Moor Community Shop. We pride ourselves on high standard customer service, quality products and the compliance of health and safety legislation and that’s why we regularly see repeat custom, even decades down the line.”
Malvern Goodall, a volunteer at the shop, said: “It has lasted 26 years, which is very good. We have been there 15 years and it was there for many years before. It did very well.”