Flashback Thursday is taking a summer break.

Until then, please enjoy a look back at some of the pictorial highlights and news from various years of the Gazette archives.

The page will be back in its usual format on Thursday, 5 September when I begin my third year writing for the Basingstoke Gazette.

This week is highlights from the 80’s.

We welcome your contributions for Flashback Thursday.

You can email your memories to flashbackthursday@gmail.com or via The Gazette, Pelton Road Basingstoke RG21 6XD, and also Basingstoke Memories, People, Places, Photos, News on Facebook.