Wanted: Mansfield’s 80’s dirty stop outs!

The launch of Digbys in 1984
The launch of Digbys in 1984
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Were you a late night reveller in 1980s Mansfield?

Maybe you were a regular on the dance floor of Limited Editions; you frequented the Town Mill or you worked at one of the many renowned hostelries of the era?

Author Neil Anderson, who was a regular on the Mansfield night scene in the 1980s, is working with the Chad to publish the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Mansfield’ in the coming months.

He has already produced popular editions of the title in Chesterfield and Sheffield and raised hundreds of pounds for local charities in the process.

Neil Anderson is keen to hear from anyone that has photos or memories relating to the era.

He said: “People don’t think twice about taking photos on their phones on a night out these days but in the 1980s, taking a camera out with you was quite a rare thing. I’m therefore putting out an urgent call for help.

“I’m keen to include as many pictures of real people as possible and would ask anyone that does have stuff to get in touch.”

The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Mansfield’ will celebrate the town’s lively night scene of the era and will feature local bands like B-Movie and Riot Squad that made a name for themselves.

Neil Anderson added: “It certainly wasn’t all sweetness and light in the 1980s, far from it. The era of Margaret Thatcher was dominated by the Miners’ Strike, the Cold War and youth unemployment. I think we needed a lively night scene to forget the troubles!”

You can contact Neil via neil@neilandersonmedia.com or post photos and memories on the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Mansfield’ Facebook Group