Peter Bowness


Political Croydon: The Eighties

Posted on October 9th, by David White in Politics & Society. No Comments

In the third instalment of his political journey through the decades, David White remembers the Croydon shaped by Thatcher, Bowness and Livingstone

The 1980s. The era of Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev; the Falklands War and the fall of the Berlin Wall; privatisation and council house sales; “Loadsamoney” and “no such thing as society”; the miners’ strike and the poll tax.

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