Today we travel back to 3rd February 1983, E.T. and The Man from Snowy River were on at the movies, a fire gutted Broad Small department store and one side of J T Sharp & Sons building that morning. Flames soared into the air and smoke billowed over the city centre.
The Fire Brigade were called at 2:30am and an hour later the fire was still raging fiercely.
Invercargill City Library now sits on the old Broad Small site.
Check out those meat prices!
Who remembers mens velour tops?