THESE pictures from the past furnish us with an opportunity to remember May 1989.

Among them is an image of Prince Edward, a couple of football teams and more.

While the events depicted were taking place locally, this is what was unfolding on a national stage:

May 8

More than 3,000 British Rail workers walked out in protest at the end of their eight-hour shifts as part of a new unofficial overtime ban.

May 18

Unemployment fell below 2 million for the first time since 1980.

May 20

Liverpool lifted the FA Cup after a 3-2 victory over their Merseyside rivals Everton. It was the second all–Merseyside cup final in four seasons.

May 24

Sonia Sutcliffe, wife of Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, was awarded £600,000 in damages by the High Court against satirical magazine Private Eye.