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Saturday’s kids in the 80s

Casuals There’s a lot to be said for just going out and taking photos of ordinary life around you. Sit back, wait 20 years and you’ll have your very own time capsule of life – and chances are someone will pay you handsomely to display it in some trendy gallery or other.

Take the Tom Wood exhibition at the Approach gallery in London. It’s a snapshot of 80s nightlife in the Chelsea Reach club in New Brighton on Merseyside. White stilettos, perms, casuals and fashions that are sneaking back into vogue – a snapshot of life in the suburbs of Margaret Thatcher’s Britain.

So this Saturday, go down to your local club and snap away – it could be your nest egg for old age. And a reminder of how much life really does change in a relatively short time.

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