mick ward

Members of my family, still rejoice at how great the 70s and early 80s were.

@funny The early 80s? What were they doing? Who were they coming into contact with?

I remember the early 80s as the most terrible time imaginable. You’d go to Peak crags mid-week and they’d be full of people – not having fun per se, just there because there was nothing else in their lives. No work. No money. No hope. Then the ugliness of Orgreave. A country with a civil war of values.

The 70s – great if you were young and could close your eyes to all that was going wrong. Not so great if you saw post-war progress wither… and then the hopeless slide towards the evil of neo-liberalism which has blighted us for the last 40 years.