Thatcher's Britain revealed in Mass Observation Archive

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It was a decade of drama - miner's strikes, the Falklands war, IRA terrorism and the discovery of Aids.

But life on a more domestic level in the 1980s will be opened up for further study this summer.

First hand accounts, written by volunteers, of their daily lives and views were collected throughout the decade as part of the Mass Observation Archive.

The ambitious project, which ran from the 1930s to 1950s and then from the 1980s onwards, recorded personal details about life in Britain, through diaries and observations....

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