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Issue Date:- 10 February 2009

Class of 1988

REMEMBER the days of Slade with their song 'Paradise' and Bobby McFerrin with 'Don't Worry, Be Happy' not forgetting Guns N Roses putting not one hit out, but two in one year!  Also the sound from the analogue vinyl LP of U2's 'In God's Country' playing in rooms across the UK.  And buzzing around the airwaves, 'Tell That Girl to Shut Up' by Transvision Vamp.  In sports, Ben Johnson losing his Olympic gold in Seoul after a positive drugs test...  Wimbledon beating Liverpool in the cup final.  Not forgetting, in international news, George Bush becoming President of the USA...  British Pubs introducing all day opening to the delight of drinkers everywhere...  In no way linked to the success of the Red Dwarf series.  The sad news of the Lockerbie air disaster that killed 281 after a terrorist attack.  On the box was 'Red Dwarf', 'Chelmsford 123', not forgetting the first series of 'London's Burning'.  Also on TV was 'Miami Vice', with its classy team tune...  'Neighbours', back in the days when it was actually some good.  On the big screen....  the Best Film, Oscar winner 'Rain Man', 'Beetlejuice' and 'Scrooge'...  and of course, the very first 'Die Hard'...  Yep, they were the days.  For some, looking back 20 years now, it was more of an amazing year.  It marked their birth as adults as they left school.  On Saturday, 7 February 2009, Christine Carter decided to see what her Meols Cop High School, Southport classmates were now doing and invited the classes of 1988/1989 to a reunion.  The night at Leo's bar, on Neville Street in Southport was a huge success with many fellow classmates attending to catch up on gossip and to relive old memories.  We popped over to take a look and a few shots.  If you could not attend and still want to get in contact with fellow class mates, then please do email our radio studio at and we will forward your information on to Christine.

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