It was the year that Top Gun hit movie screens (first time around) and The Communards' Don't Leave Me This Way was the biggest selling record.
This selection of 19 pictures features schools and youth groups from around north Northumberland.
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Prizewinners from the Duchess's High School annual awards ceremony in December 1986. Photo: staff
Children from Acklington held a Blue Peter sale in December 1986 to raise money for the annual appeal by the TV programme. Photo: staff