Yesterday (Thursday) on Facebook, Just Seventeen (teen magazine which ran from October 1983 to April 2004), posted a double page spread from 22nd October 1986.
What was so special about that spread? Well it was a fantastic snapshot of young people from the Isle of Wight sharing their likes and dislikes.
A brief moment in time
There are some absolute gems, such as Wayne (14) referring to Norwegian band, A-ha, as “a bunch of wallies”, or Sandy (22) who likes, “Magnum and body-building”, but dislikes, “tight jeans worn with high heels”.
We’re particularly fond of Edward (20) who likes, “interesting girls, ones who’ve got something to say”, but dislikes racism and small-minded people.
Irene (18), said, “I can’t wait to get away. Everyone’s really narrow-minded.” Did she make it off the Island? Pam (20) wasn’t happy about the coaches loaded with “parties of old ladies” and Anita (17) worked in Benetton but didn’t like “poseurs”.
Paula’s (19) boyfriend, David, was probably relieved to see he was in her likes section, rather than dislikes and we wonder whether Donna went on to become a model.
Do you know anyone featured?
The spread has already been making its way around Facebook, but we thought we’d help out by sharing here and seeing whether any OnTheWight readers recognise those featured.
Perhaps you even appear in it yourself. Do let us know by leaving a comment below.
Spotted by Ian Winter – partner of former Just Seventeen features editor, Wendy Varley.