In 1985 Ronald Raegan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time in Geneva. British Telecom announced that it was to begin phasing out its red telephone boxes. Mixed race marriage in South Africa was made legal.
Football disasters at Bradford and Heysel killed a total of 94 spectators.
The average house price in the UK was £40,000 and a gallon of petrol was £1.88
It was the year of the charity record with USA for Africa, Jagger and Bowie and “The Crowd” all doing their bit.
Other top tunes of the year came from Dead or Alive, The Eurithmics and a young Whitney Houston.
Dumbarton started the year in the Scottish Premier League.
No one had heard of the world wide web and Windows 95 was ten years in the future.
It was a long time ago.
That was when I opened the doors of my pet business for the first time. Twenty eight years later, yesterday, after many an achievement, many a disappointment, many a change and many a laugh, I walked out of the door as owner for the last time. I’m pleased that the business will continue and wish the new owners well in that endeavour.
Onwards and upwards!