This week, we are turning back the clock three decades to the year 1991 to catch a glimpse of life in and around Allerdale in an historic year.

In a storied twelve months in world history; this was the year in which South African Parliament repealed apartheid laws.

The Soviet Union also broke up after President Gorbachev’s resignation; constituent republics form Commonwealth of Independent States.

This was also the year that Freddie Mercury the lead singer of the band Queen dies on 24th November from the AIDS Virus.

In the charts that year was Canadian singer Bryan Adams who not only achieved the biggest-selling single of the year with “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”, but also spent a record sixteen consecutive weeks at number-one with the song.

Other hits include The Farm classic ‘Altogether Now’, ‘and Vanilla Ice’s dance track ‘Ice Ice Baby’.

Big movies from the year also included ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day’ and psychological thriller ‘The Silence of the Lambs’

Much closer to home, all 123 pupils at Harrington Infants’ School, Workington held a sponsored name game to raise cash for the NSPCC.

We also see industry in action with dockers at Workington Port lower a new pilot boat into the dock.

The region also enjoyed the carnival spirit with onlookers enjoying the works of Maurice Casson of Frizington with his restored 1954 MG TF at Maryport Rotary Gala in Maryport thirty years ago.

As this gallery shows, life looked very different back at the turn of a momentous decade.

For those featured, amusement and nostalgia will undoubtedly be the overriding feelings, community present.

There are many intriguing shots in today’s collection of Cumbrians going about their daily lives, images to set the scene as we cast our minds back thirty years.

As ever, if you do spot yourself in and amongst things in today’ s gallery, please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know your memories!

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