This is how Lancashire looked in 1979

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 1:40 pm
The annual parish church walking day at Eccleston, near Chorley, is a tradition which stretches back for hundreds of years. Pictured: Melanie Weaver (10), left, and Catherine Platt (nine) - two of the Eccleston Morris Dancers - warm up before the Eccleston Walk
The annual parish church walking day at Eccleston, near Chorley, is a tradition which stretches back for hundreds of years. Pictured: Melanie Weaver (10), left, and Catherine Platt (nine) - two of the Eccleston Morris Dancers - warm up before the Eccleston Walk

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They all went to the zoo... and saw lions and elephants, and sea lions too. They ate lots of sandwiches and crisps and sweets - and lined up for a photograph on their summer treat. Three infant classes from Whitefield County Primary School in Penwortham visited Blackpool Zoo and made a thorough survey of all the animals before taking a ride on the zoo's miniature railway
The strangest over set of wheelchair "patients" took to the roads to raise money for an old folk's holiday. Occupants included a witch, a skeleton, Little Bo Peep, and a six-foot baby. And the "nurses" weren't much better either - they included two American Indian squaws, an au pair girl, and a bedraggled cat. The sponsored fancy dress wheelchair push was set up by the managers of two old people's homes - Kipling House and Cherry Tree House in Blackpool - to raise money to take ten of them on a week's holiday
Four 'clowns' in a battered old Triumph Herald stole the show with their stop-go antics at Longridge Field Day. For the comical quartet not only held up the procession with their mock break-downs and backfirings, they had onlookers in stitches by taking time out to soak selected spectators en route
Seven somersaulting Lancashire lasses leapt to national gymnastic success. The group from Lytham St Annes High School proved too good for hundreds of schools all over Britain, to take the prestige of junior gym title. Pictured with their trophies, which were presented to them at Lancashire County Hall, are: Back: Nicola Travoni (12), Belinda Shorrock (13), Donna Gregory (12), Rosemarie Willder (12). Front: Anita Rigby (13), Sharon Morgan (13), and Julie-Anne Phillips (13)
Dancing days are here again as crowds of office girls in Preston town centre get off their desk-bound chairs once a week determined to get some exercise. For the disco beat doesn't just attract dancers, it also attracts the keep-fit brigade. Pictured: Mrs Carol Atack (right) leads pupils at the Dancers Studio in a lunchtime disco session
There was plenty of grunting and groaning at the annual festival of sport at Brinscall, near Chorley, but it had nothing to with complaints about the cool and cloudy weather. For one of the new attractions at the village's seventh sports festival was a wrestling demonstration by members of Blackpool amateur wrestling club, including several internationals
Over 1,000 schoolchildren crowded on to Preston's Avenham Park for an afternoon of singing and dancing. The children came from 28 primary school in Preston, Leyland and district to take part in Preston's 42 annual Children's Festival of English Folk Dancing. Pictured: Boys and girls of St Gerard's Junior School, Lostock Hall, dancing in the festival
Over 1,000 schoolchildren crowded on to Preston's Avenham Park for an afternoon of singing and dancing. The children came from 28 primary school in Preston, Leyland and district to take part in Preston's 42 annual Children's Festival of English Folk Dancing
Church and Chapel joined hands at Much Hoole near Preston when over 200 people took part in the annual Procession of Witness. Three teams of Morris Dancers from St Michael's Church provided entertainment as the walkers slowly wound their way through the village, and back again for tea and sports
The shock appearance of the sun sent youngsters of all ages on to the beach at Blackpool, scratching their heads and trying to remember how to tackle a real summer. Swim suits came out, buckets and spades were dusted down and, for the first time this year, sandcastles proliferated along the shore, with the occasional father buried beneath them
The shock appearance of the sun sent youngsters of all ages on to the beach at Blackpool, scratching their heads and trying to remember how to tackle a real summer. Swim suits came out, buckets and spades were dusted down and, for the first time this year, sandcastles proliferated along the shore, with the occasional father buried beneath them. Pictured: Sandra Betteridge of Blackpool takes her young customers for a donkey ride
More than 7,500 dogs - from rough collies to the most rare Oriental breeds - waddled and wagged into Blackpool for the "Crufts of the North" contest. Owners from all over the country again took the lead in ensuring the resort's Championship Dog Show was the best outside London. Pictured: Rough collies took the pride of place for the first time
More than 7,500 dogs - from rough collies to the most rare Oriental breeds - waddled and wagged into Blackpool for the "Crufts of the North" contest. Owners from all over the country again took the lead in ensuring the resort's Championship Dog Show was the best outside London. Pictured: Two-year-old Angela Spence with her giant six-month-old Great Dance Mindy
Lytham Club Day prides itself on being the biggest ad brashest of all the Fylde Coast carnivals - and 15,000 people who packed the town's street were not arguing with that. Everybody joined forces to give Lytham the most colourful day of the year - including the Blood and Willacy families of Fylde Road, Ansdell, who combined their efforts to make a float called The Magical World of Toys
Lytham Club Day prides itself on being the biggest ad brashest of all the Fylde Coast carnivals - and 15,000 people who packed the town's street were not arguing with that. Everybody joined forces to give Lytham the most colourful day of the year - including this bunch of swashbuckling pirates
Participants taking part in Fylde rugby sports day
Cast members of Showtime on Ice line up during rehearsals at Blackpool Ice Dome
These dancers put their best feet forward when they took part in St Annes Carnival, held in Ashton Gardens