1981 then and now

Hackney Depot was originally opened in 1981 as part of Ash Grove Bus Depot. While we are currently living in testing times reviewing the 1981 newspapers makes us think the tests are always there and we've got to keep on keeping on!

News in 1981:

Brixton riots - then nationwide riots

Inflation 'falls to 11.9%'

Strikes and 11% unemployment

National Front skinheads 

First UK AID case diagnosed 

Nuclear bombs with Mutually Assured Destruction

As ever testing times produces great art. One of our favourite movies of 1981 was The Shining - when we started our project we were reminded of the Overlook Hotel - see our homage here