1985 – not quite George Orwell

30 years ago – 1985

Bob Geldof & Midge Ure tried to Feed the World at Live Aid


The Wreck of the Titanic was discovered.

Greenpeace Ship Rainbow Warrior was blown up and sunk in Auckland harbour.

Microsoft Launches Windows 1.0


Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader  of the Soviet union and helps change the world.

Two football stadium disasters. The Bradford Stadium Fire and several weeks later The Heysel Stadium disaster.

Everton win the League – Man Utd. The FA Cup

Huey Lewis & The News, a-Ha, Falco , Madonna and Tears for Fears all feature in the pop charts.

Back to the Future hits the cinema screens – along with Rambo II, Rocky IV,  The Colour Purple & Goonies (along with many other classics)

Moonlighting & The Golden Girls featured on TV as well as a Soap that started that year  set in London – Eastenders

And on Saturday 9th November 1985 eyelines opened its doors for the very first time.

30 years later eyelines is still providing quality eye care for the people of Sevenoaks.


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