Photos show just how much Cambs fashion has changed over the years

Memory Lane is our exciting new local history website, and each week a supplement in the Cambridge News will feature dozens of nostalgic images from the site.

The 16-page edition called The Way We Looked will be printed in the Cambridge News next Tuesday (February 23) and will be packed full of old photos of fashion, trends and youth culture throughout the years.

Some of the images are from a fashion show in the 1980s, featuring jackets with big shoulders and bold prints.

Others are a real blast from the past with people from the 1960s revisiting lacy Edwardian dresses.

Rural styles are embraced too with ‘cowboy fashion’ from 1977.

Behind the Scenes at a fashion show, Cambridge, 24th September 1987.
(Image: Mirrorpix)

We even see a famous face – fashion icon Princess Diana braved a snowstorm to visit Cambridge for a speaking engagement in 1985.

Last week the theme was Where We Lived: Landmarks, buildings, streets.

These images show just how much Cambridgeshire’s streets have changed over the years. We saw photos of terraced houses in central Cambridge from the 1990s and even a double decker bus recreated into a house from the 1970s.

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Pick up a copy of the Cambridge News so you don’t miss your chance every Tuesday to complete your own Memory Lane 96-page souvenir edition that you can look at time and time again.

HRH Princess Diana, The Princess of Wales visits Cambridge to talk to cot death parents. On arrival the Princess walked through a snow storm. Picture taken 8th February 1985
(Image: Mirrorpix)

You can also order the Memory Lane supplements for family and friends from our online shop. And you can make sure you don’t miss out by subscribing to the Cambridge News here.

Don’t forget to check out www.memorylane.co.uk, a new website packed full of amazing pictures and memories from years gone by.

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