This is how Lancashire looked in 1980

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 1st October 2020, 1:35 pm
Twenty keen footballers from Carr Hill High school, Kirkham, are looking forward to away matches with a difference next year. For the squad fly to America in July for a three-week tour that will include a brief visit to Mexico, when they will be only the second British school to play matches in the country. The team will be accompanied by three members of staff
Twenty keen footballers from Carr Hill High school, Kirkham, are looking forward to away matches with a difference next year. For the squad fly to America in July for a three-week tour that will include a brief visit to Mexico, when they will be only the second British school to play matches in the country. The team will be accompanied by three members of staff

This week we are looking at 1980. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1980

Star Wars hero Luke Skywalker has got nothing on a Preston artist when it comes to being quick on the draw... For in the art of designing and modelling, 21-year-old Philip Harrison is in a galaxy of his own. And his latest effort - taken from the sci-fi film The Empire Strikes Back - is currently on exhibition at Preston's Odeon Cinema. It's a scale model of Yoda. Philip is pictured above holding the model, along with Miss Preston and a stormtrooper
Swimmers took to dry land... and raised £100 for Dr Barnardo's homes. Eleven youngsters from Chorley firm Onslow Textiles' swimming club went on a 10-mile sponsored walk in aid of the charity. And the cheque was handed over to Barnardo's representative, Mr Gordon Jones, at Brinscall baths
Members of the 8th Penwortham St Teresa's Scout troop who won the West Lancs Scouts County Camping Competition. Left to right: Andrew Lawler, Peter Stapley, Andrew Blundell, Paul Sargeant, Gerard Short and Christopher Cherry
Elephants never forget, so they say. And more than 30 animal lovers have put their best feet forward to prove they haven't forgotten the elephants. The enthusiasts gathered for a sponsored walk around Preston's Moor Park. Preston South MP Mr Stan Thorne was one of the first to arrive. Picture shows Mr Thorne, with dogs Jason and Duffy, among the walkers
Pedal power was the order of the day at Euxton, near Chorley, when the village's annual road safety week got under way. Youngsters lined up for a written bike examination before coming under the eye of the judges on a skill course at Washington Hall. But there was some fun too as these road safety fancy dress competitors lined up at Euxton Primary School
Some 450 high school pupils were given the bird during a special eve of half-term lesson - and they were delighted. For a distinguished visitor to Leyland St Mary's High School was Pegasus, an eagle with a six-foot wing span. At the age of 26, Pegasus - from Leighton Hall, Carnforth - is a veteran of the schools circuit, having helped his owner Allan Oswald lecture on the history and conservation of birds of prey all over the country
Civic heads occasionally blow their own trumpets. But the Mayor of Preston, Coun Ted Butcher, has blown his in a good cause. He sounded the opening of a jumble sale at Roper Hall, Preston, in aid of the Preston Trumpet and Drum Corps. The Mayor and Mayoress are pictured (centre) with members of the "Green Rebels" at the official opening
Whiles the witches prepare their broomsticks, these youngsters have got themselves ready for Halloween with a turnip lamp competition. The contest was organised by the owner of Hutton Village Stores, Preston, Parish Coun Alan Balier. And the winners were Catherine Gallagher, five; Michael Jones, seven; Jackie Walmsley, 12; Samantha Kilpatrick, 10; and Michael Gallagher, 10
Lancashire's canals version of the QE II was given a civic launching ceremony by Chorley mayor Coun John Lucas. Watched by owner Ray Smith (left) he cut the ribbon to send the £30,000 Royal Sovereign on her way down a stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal with a part of special guests on board
Tiny Eleanor Snow became a militant for the day... at the tender age of nine months. She and several older people - ranging from toddlers to fully grown adults - travelled the length of the county to lobby MPs at the Labour Conference at Blackpool. Members of the National Childcare Campaign were in Blackpool handing out leaflets urging Labour members to press for money to be spent on child care services
Prizewinners from the Preston and District Squash League who received their trophies at Salwick Squash Club. Dunlop donated £250 worth of prizes and the league was sponsored by New City Travel
Candice Tassall, 24; Ray Cornell, 29; and Vivien Lewis, 22 - better known as The Dream Machine. Ray has lived at Blackpool's South Shore for five years - ever since he came to the town to choreograph the Little and Large Summer Show at the North Pier in 1975. The trio have been working together for several months and will appear in the December 7 edition of Rising Stars
History buffs from Kirkham and District Historical Society put on a Memory Lane exhibition in the town's Market Square, and shoppers flocked to see the demonstrations of local crafts and historical items. Pictured: Girls from St Michael's School, Kirkham, had a busy day at their medieval market stall
Lynda Greene won a beauty contest at her first attempt... but she plans to quit while she is ahead. Lynda, 17, beat 20 girls from local stores in the contest for the title Miss USDAW, organised by the Preston-based area of the shop workers' union. Lynda, from Blackpool, works in the personnel department of Lewis's in the resort
Businessman Brian Black's passion for hoarding things came up trumps when the 59-year-old company director discovered a relic of his Blackpool holiday in 1937. A lucky dip when Brian was 16 gave details of a sports contest prize of one week's holiday at the resort's Norbreck Hydro. The trouble was the prize could not be claimed until 1980 - and the Norbreck Hydro ceased to exist years ago. But when Brian contact the present owners they decided to honour the prize
Garage cashier John Rawcliffe, 39, of Hornby Road, Blackpool, is convinced that watching Candlewick Green adds up to a super night out. And he likes them so much that he reckons he's spent more than £200 on seeing the lads at South Pier, Blackpool, this season - attending their concerts more than 50 times. John and his friend Lois Clarke are pictured with the group