My World

My Year - 1985

1985 saw Ernie Wise make Britain’s first network mobile call, Sir Clive Sinclair launch his electric car and scientists discover a hole in the Ozone Layer. It was the year of Live Aid, the start of a new beginning for Russia under Mikhail Gorbachev and a new flavour for Coca-Cola with New Coke. Tragedy struck the world of football at Bradford and Brussels, Eastenders was launched on BBC1 and Harrods was bought for £615 by Mohammed Al-Fayed.