Here we have 23 incredible photos showing life in Newcastle in 1988 and 1989.
They paint a bright picture of the North East almost 40 years ago- the city looks green and vibrant.
There's a particular focus on Grey Street and Grainger Market in this retro so let's see how much the city has changed through the decades.
In 1988, new licensing laws permitted pubs to be open all day in England and Wales.
Closer to home, 1988 was the year a 21-year-old Gazza left Newcastle United and joined Tottenham Hotspur for a British record fee of £2.2m.
1. Castle Stairs
A view of Castle Stairs Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1988. The view shows one of the landings on Castle Stairs which leads to the next flight of stairs. In the foreground to the left is part of the Castle walls. In the background can be seen part of a restored building which backs onto Castle Stairs. Photo: Newcastle Libraries
2. St Thomas' Church
A view of St. Thomas' Church Barras Bridge Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1988. St. Thomas' Church Gardens are in the foreground with the First World War memorial in the centre to the left. St. Thomas' Church is in the background partly hidden by trees.St. Thomas' Church was designed by John Dobson and built between 1825-30 Photo: Newcastle Libraries
3. Blackett Street
A view of Blackett Street taken in 1988. The photograph has been taken from the left-hand side of Blackett Street looking up the street towards Eldon Buildings. Eldon Square Shopping Centre is to the right with Grey's Monument next to it. Photo: Newcastle Libraries
4. Bessie Surtees House
A view of the exterior of Bessie Surtees House Sandhill Newcastle upon Tyne taken in 1988. The photograph shows the ground floor of Bessie Surtees House which is being used as an antique shop. A group of people are looking in the window of the shop.Bessie Surtees House is a 20th century amalgamation of Surtees House and Milbank House Photo: Newcastle Libraries