Our columnist recalls one seaside town’s beachside amusement park – once a must-visit destination.
It was a moment "which centuries and generations had awaited" when the Pope came to Kent in 1982.
Can you spot yourself or someone you know in these amazing photographs taken across the county during the 1980s?
It was a time of riots and unrest but the wedding of Charles and Diana in the summer of 1981 offered a rare moment of national unity.
It was one of the saddest events in a town's past but the impact of a 1986 tragic crash which killed three schoolgirls would not just be felt locally.
Remember the 'Second Summer of Love' of 1989? We take a look back at how the acid house craze spilt into the county's countryside.
Advances in technology mean our lives have changed dramatically over the last four decades - here we take a look at some of the biggest differences.
Every picture tells a story as we look back through our archive at the storm that devastated Kent in October 1987.
Prices may be going up as fast as they were in 1982 - but life in Kent was very different, as these classic pictures show.
The Herald of Free Enterprise disaster claimed 193 lives in 1987. This is the story of what happened after the ferry was refloated.
From Frankie Say T-shirts to TV, games and music, the county's influence on the Eighties was significant.
Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands exactly 40 years ago as a former Royal Marine looks back on his time helping liberate them.
Watch the moment a necrophiliac is arrested for murder after 33 years, with police then discovering he filmed himself having sex with 98 bodies.
A former soldier has a permanent reminder every working day of his part in the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Our reporter - and big Beatles fan - recalls the shocking day John Lennon was murdered in 1980.
A PE teacher from Kent remembers the day he won the London Marathon in an impressive time of two hours, nine minutes and 42 seconds.
Just how much has the county changed in the last 40 to 50 years? Take a trip down memory lane with 101 pictures of Kent's towns.
A man who survived the blast due to a late start recalls the devastating IRA bombing at Deal in 1989.
Remarkable photographs reveal what days were like at a Kent arcade in the 1980s.
Confidential documents released from 1982 reveal the government considered an option to flood parts of Kent to save London.
Julie Rose and six others died when the plane they were travelling in crashed in Iowa - but the legacy of her cross-country team lives on.
We take a look back at a Kent gunman's plan to become 'the most famous teenager in the world' by shooting the Queen.
More than 35 years of mourning the victims of the Herald of Free Enterprise have not mended the tear in Dover's heart that the tragedy created.
TV star Jill Gascoine put Kent on the map in the 1980s with TV detective series Cats Eyes, Britain's answer to Charlie's Angels.
From swimming in your pyjamas, BBC Micro computers and Panini football stickers - we take a look back at life in Kent's schools in the 1970s and 80s.
Before smart phones, the playground was a simpler place – we take a look back at the fads which drained pocket money during the 80s and 90s.
We take a look back at legendary 1980s quiz show Blockbusters, presented by former Kent schoolboy Bob Holness.
What's for dinner? Plan meals, try new foods and explore cuisines with tested recipes from the country's top chefs.
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