Prince Charles married Lady Diana in front of a global TV audience of millions while our county celebrated with street parties to toast the happy couple.
Chesterfield’s inner ring road opened and Derbyshire’s first female deacon was installed.
Political heavyweight Tony Benn became MP of Chesterfield and the nation’s interest in our county was further stoked by the miners’ strike.
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