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1981 Collection

"Reflecting on the Vibrant Tapestry of 1981: A Year of Iconic Moments and Unforgettable Memories" As the curtains rose at the 25th London Film Festival in 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taking a picture at the Royal Windsor Horse Trials

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II taking a picture at the Royal Windsor Horse Trials. 17th May 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Cessna 500 Citation I N26498

Cessna 500 Citation I N26498 (msn 500-0398), at London Heathrow Airport. Date: circa 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Wimbledon 1981. John McEnroe in trouble with the Umpire. July 1981 81-3764-005

Wimbledon 1981. John McEnroe in trouble with the Umpire. July 1981 81-3764-005

Background image1981 Collection: Sport: Tennis. John McEnroe gets an tied up in his Centre Court Wining Wimbledon Semi

Sport: Tennis. John McEnroe gets an tied up in his Centre Court Wining Wimbledon Semi Final v Dick Frawley. July 1981 81-03764-33a-001

Background image1981 Collection: 25th London Film Festival - 1981

25th London Film Festival - 1981
Poster from the 25th London Film Festival - 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Reagan Chesterfield Ad

Reagan Chesterfield Ad
RONALD REAGAN 40th American President (1981-89), seen here as a popular actor of the early 1950s in a cigarette advert Date: circa 1951

Background image1981 Collection: 1981 Austin Maxi

1981 Austin Maxi

Background image1981 Collection: Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Background image1981 Collection: Triumph TR7 Britain

Triumph TR7 Britain

Background image1981 Collection: Joe Louis, 1936

Joe Louis, 1936
Photographic portrait of Joe Louis (1914-1981), the American heavyweight boxer, pictured in 1936. Louis was one of the finest ever boxers

Background image1981 Collection: Royal wedding 1981 - India Hicks

Royal wedding 1981 - India Hicks
13 year old India Hicks, maternal grandaughter of Lord Mountbatten, as bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in St Pauls Cathedral on 29 July 1981. Date: 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Kirsty MacColl British pop singer August 1981

Kirsty MacColl British pop singer August 1981

Background image1981 Collection: 1981 Triumph TR8 Convertible. Creator: Unknown

1981 Triumph TR8 Convertible. Creator: Unknown
1981 Triumph TR8 Convertible

Background image1981 Collection: CHICAGO: WRIGLEY FIELD. Wrigley Field baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, 1981

CHICAGO: WRIGLEY FIELD. Wrigley Field baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Royal Victoria Dock

Royal Victoria Dock
The Royal Victoria Dock, (1855 - 1981), at Plaistow Marshes, east London, was well known for its meat trade, especially with South America

Background image1981 Collection: Joe Strummer of 'The Clash'. January 1981

Joe Strummer of "The Clash". January 1981
Joe Strummer of " The Clash". January 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Alex Higgins v Steve Davis Snooker Match November 81 Alex Higgins

Alex Higgins v Steve Davis Snooker Match November 81 Alex Higgins and world champion Steve Davis pictured during a break in play during the Northern Ireland professional snooker classic at the Ulster

Background image1981 Collection: Peter Ambrose Hearne - RAeS President (1980-1981)

Peter Ambrose Hearne - RAeS President (1980-1981)
Peter Ambrose Hearne, CEng, FRAeS, RAeS President 1980-1981. Date: 1980

Background image1981 Collection: The maiden flight of the first BAe146 G-SSSH from Hatfield

The maiden flight of the first BAe146 G-SSSH from Hatfield
The maiden flight of the first BAe146, G-SSSH, from Hatfield on 3 September 1981. A BAe125 acts as chase plane. Date: 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Royal Wedding 1981 - ILN front cover

Royal Wedding 1981 - ILN front cover
Front cover of The Illustrated London News celebrating the marriage of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer at St Pauls Cathedral on 29 July 1981

Background image1981 Collection: De Lorean DMC-12

De Lorean DMC-12

Background image1981 Collection: Football - Stoke City - 1981 - The Victoria Ground. General view of the Victoria Ground home of

Football - Stoke City - 1981 - The Victoria Ground. General view of the Victoria Ground home of Stoke City
Football - Stoke City - 1981 - The Victoria Ground General view of the Victoria Ground home of Stoke City

Background image1981 Collection: Jessie Matthews / Wilding

Jessie Matthews / Wilding
JESSIE MATTHEWS British singer and dancer of stage and screen

Background image1981 Collection: Jim Watt fights Alexis Arguello at Wembley London 1981

Jim Watt fights Alexis Arguello at Wembley London 1981

Background image1981 Collection: CORTAZAR, Julio (1914-1984)

CORTAZAR, Julio (1914-1984). Argentinian writer. Portrait of 1981. Photography

Background image1981 Collection: NYPDs 41st Precinct Station House at 1086 Simpson Street in the Bronx, New York

NYPDs 41st Precinct Station House at 1086 Simpson Street in the Bronx, New York. 13th February 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Wrestlers Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy with fellow British wrestler Martin Ruane

Wrestlers Shirley Crabtree alias Big Daddy with fellow British wrestler Martin Ruane, more commonly known as Giant Haystacks. 15th June 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC G-FIRE / NH904

Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC G-FIRE / NH904
Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC, G-FIRE/NH904, flown by Ray Hanna at Biggin Hill in 1981. James Gilbert photo. Date: 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Jeff Lynne, singer, songwriter and front man with The Electric Light Orchestra

Jeff Lynne, singer, songwriter and front man with The Electric Light Orchestra, pictured enjoying the snow and Christmas at his midlands home

Background image1981 Collection: Brazilian football star Pele in London to introduce his Atari Home Video Championship

Brazilian football star Pele in London to introduce his Atari Home Video Championship Soccer Cartridge May 1981

Background image1981 Collection: United States Air Force - McDonnell F-4C-18-MC Phantom II

United States Air Force - McDonnell F-4C-18-MC Phantom II 63-7478 (msn 471) of the 4453 CCTW, at MacDill Air Force Base near Tampa, Florida

Background image1981 Collection: Street scene in New York, Gucci store. 13th February 1981

Street scene in New York, Gucci store. 13th February 1981

Background image1981 Collection: HRH Princess Diana, The Princess of Wales, meets the well wishers at St David

HRH Princess Diana, The Princess of Wales, meets the well wishers at St Davids Cathedral, St Davids in the County of Pembrokeshire, Wales

Background image1981 Collection: Lotus Esprit S3 Britain

Lotus Esprit S3 Britain

Background image1981 Collection: Pontiac Trans-Am W-87 Bandit

Pontiac Trans-Am W-87 Bandit

Background image1981 Collection: Audi Quattro Germany

Audi Quattro Germany

Background image1981 Collection: Royal wedding 1981

Royal wedding 1981
Aerial view showing Lady Diana Spencer, on the arm of her father, Earl Spencer, enters St Pauls Cathedral on wedding day to Prince Charles on 29 July 1981. Behind her follow her five bridesmaids

Background image1981 Collection: The Eurythmics perform at The General Wolfe, Foleshill, Coventry, Midlands

The Eurythmics perform at The General Wolfe, Foleshill, Coventry, Midlands. December 1981. Eurythmics were a British pop duo consisting of members singer Annie Lennox and guitarist Dave Stewart

Background image1981 Collection: David Bishop, with the ball for Pontypool RFC v Australia

David Bishop, with the ball for Pontypool RFC v Australia. Copyright Western Mail and Echo Ltd. Dated 4th November 1981. *David Bishop, the scrum-half who came back after suffering a broken neck

Background image1981 Collection: DIY mechanic fixing car, Eccles, Manchester

DIY mechanic fixing car, Eccles, Manchester
A DIY mechanic fixing a car in front of his Eccles house. He doesn t appear to have any shoes on, only socks! Date: circa 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Mini Pickup 1981

Mini Pickup 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Lesley-Anne Down on the set of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Pinewood Studios

Lesley-Anne Down on the set of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Pinewood Studios. 16th October 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Barry Manilow in concert at the Bay Front Arena, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

Barry Manilow in concert at the Bay Front Arena, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States. November 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Kirsty MacColl - singer. Pictured at home in 1981. Kirsty Anna MacColl

Kirsty MacColl - singer. Pictured at home in 1981. Kirsty Anna MacColl (10 October 1959 - 18 December 2000) was a British singer and songwriter

Background image1981 Collection: Cargo ship Telamon run aground at Lanzarote

Cargo ship Telamon run aground at Lanzarote
Cargo ship Telamon run aground in Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, 31 October 1981. 1981

Background image1981 Collection: Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC G-FIRE / NH904 at Biggin Hill

Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC G-FIRE / NH904 at Biggin Hill
Supermarine Spitfire FRXIVC, G-FIRE/NH904, at Biggin Hill in 1981. James Gilbert photo. Date: 1981

Background image1981 Collection: 1981 De Lorean

1981 De Lorean

Background image1981 Collection: Cessna 550 Citation II HZ-a1

Cessna 550 Citation II HZ-a1 (msn 550-0116), of the Arabian International Services Company, at London Heathrow Airport. Date: circa 1981



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"Reflecting on the Vibrant Tapestry of 1981: A Year of Iconic Moments and Unforgettable Memories" As the curtains rose at the 25th London Film Festival in 1981, cinephiles eagerly awaited a cinematic feast that would captivate their hearts and minds. Meanwhile, across screens worldwide, a certain Reagan Chesterfield ad sparked conversations and left an indelible mark on popular culture. Amidst the hustle and bustle of city streets, the sleek silhouette of a 1981 Austin Maxi effortlessly weaved through traffic, embodying both style and practicality. And while cars roamed the roads, love took center stage as Prince Charles exchanged vows with Lady Diana Spencer in a fairytale wedding that captured imaginations around the globe. Sports enthusiasts were treated to exhilarating moments like Joe Louis' legendary triumph in 1936 or witnessing Alex Higgins go head-to-head against Steve Davis in an electrifying snooker match come November '81. Innovation soared as De Lorean DMC-12's gull-wing doors opened up new possibilities for automotive design. Similarly, unknown creators crafted timeless beauty with their creation of a stunning Triumph TR8 Convertible in 1981. The world watched with bated breath as India Hicks graced royal nuptials in her own unique way during another unforgettable wedding moment. Simultaneously, aviation history was made when G-SSSH took its maiden flight from Hatfield - marking an exciting chapter for BAe146 aircrafts. Across continents, Wrigley Field stood tall as Chicagoans cheered passionately within its hallowed grounds - etching memories into baseball lore throughout that memorable year. And amidst it all, Royal Victoria Dock served as a bustling hub where dreams set sail towards uncharted horizons. As time carried us forward from this remarkable year filled with cultural milestones and technological breakthroughs alike, let us cherish these fragments of our shared history, forever woven into the fabric of 1981.