When it comes to fashion, there’s nothing quite like a photo from the 1980s to make you cringe and wonder “what was I thinking!”.
Well, the Observer archive has many a picture from the decade that taste forgot and it is our duty to dig them out from time to time to embarrass the good people of Crawley.
These gems were taken between 1984 and 1988 and show the energetic souls who took part in the town Fun Run.
The two knaves dressed as a jester and what looks like a Cavalier are Paul Guard and James Adair while the Beefeater is Mike Sayward, of TheCrown Pub, Turners Hill.
Following the Fun Run, Mike went straight back to the pub to open up for Sunday lunch.
Both pictures were taken when the run was held at the old leisure centre on Haslett Avenue.
The girl on the roller skates is Sarah Baldwin, who was 13 at the time.
The picture was taken in 1988 and it looks like the run had moved from the leisure centre.
Does any one know the route?
Bernard Hamlett is in the wheelchair, accompanied by “his two pushers”, according to the caption.
The cheeky trio below left are sisters Sarah,Pauline and Sharon Chapman, who were 15, 17 and 20 when the picture was taken in 1985.
As for the rest, it’s anyone’s guess, but the little lad in the pushchair looks less than impressed to be along for the ride!
The determined-looking chap wearing number 110 won the race in 1988.
Were you one of the fun runners from the 1980s? Can you name any of the people in the pictures?
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