This is how Lancashire looked in 1971

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 3:45 pm
A happy ending and return for 30 Preston school children from Ribbleton Hall Comprehensive School, who were very nearly victims of the familiar Spanish holiday heartache story - a tale of overbooked hotels and spartan room conditions
A happy ending and return for 30 Preston school children from Ribbleton Hall Comprehensive School, who were very nearly victims of the familiar Spanish holiday heartache story - a tale of overbooked hotels and spartan room conditions

This week we are looking at 1971. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1971

A dull and cloudy start to Garstang and District Agricultural Society's 158th annual show meant attendances were well down. Despite this the crowds were still entertained, like this young chap enjoying a turn on the trampoline
Pictured at the Lytham and District Horticultural Society are memnbers of the committee looking at one of the displays. Left to right, Mrs E Bell, treasurer, Mr GM Taylor, show secretary, Mr W Sedgewick, chairman and Mr W Middleton, secretary
Blackpool's noisy Golden Mile and show business circuit are not the beginning or end of the escape route to holiday making enjoyment. At the opposite end of the scale to the din of the Pleasure Beach and bustle on the promenade there was the tranquility and silence of Palatine School while the British Chess Federation national championships congress was being held
Competitors taking part in It's a Knockout at Blackpool's open air baths
The Fox children and their friends the Parkinson twins were faced with a six-foot problem when collecting for their charity jumble sale at Longridge. How to get a wardrobe to the Fox home in Severn Street? Uncle Joe to the rescue! The kind-hearted children, who organised the jumble sale to raise money for disabled children, are pictured above, from left to right: Susan Parkinson, Edward Fox, Judith Parkinson, Helen Fox, Elizabeth Fox and Kathleen Fox
More than 100 pupils, with ages ranging from nine to 18, gathered for the first fully residential summer music school, organised by the Lancashire County Council. It was held at Whiteacre Girls Secondary School in Whalley
David Gaukroger organised a highly successful Vacation Bible School "Holiday Special" at Carey Baptist Church in Preston. Pictured above are some of the youngsters taking part in a crafting session
Andrew Middleton of Ribbleton Avenue, Preston, makes friends with Jamie the six-weeks-old baby donkey at the Blackpool Horse Show
Lancashire Artillery Band performing at St George's Shopping Centre in Preston
Crowds in Fleetwood watch the resumption of the Isle of Man Steam Packet sailings
Gilbert and Sullivan fans enthusiastically received "Patience", the latest production of the Preston Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Picture shows the cast members
To mum and dad it's the return of a holiday treat they knew in their youth. To the crowds of happy, excited youngsters it's all a brand new adventure. And to thousands of people in Lancashire it's the sailing event of the decade - the return of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's sailings from Fleetwood to Douglas. Pictured above: Three-year-old Debbie Dugdale does her own thing with the Mona's Isle bell, watched by parents Frank and Marleine, from Blackpool
Top beauty star Wendy Ann George, a 21-year-old landlord's daughter from Littleover, Derbyshire, was elected "Miss Fleetwood". She is pictured above holding her trophy, alongside runners-up Eileen Ashburn, from Fleetwood and Diane Thomas, of Birmingham
The traditional annual procession of witness by St Ambrose's Church, Farington, although slightly hampered by the weather, made more than the usual spectacle in the village streets. The reason was a newly renovated banner, refurbished by the women of the church and preceded by the tiny tots of the Sunday school pictured here