This is how Lancashire looked in 1980

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 1:52 pm
Young lads met their sporting superstars... and took them on at their own game. Top players from Everton, Preston North End and Bolton joined the boys from Garstang High School for a kick about at the school's gala. Martin Hodge, Alan Gowling, Geoff Nulty and Alex Bruce made the annual gala a day never to be forgotten for the youngers
Young lads met their sporting superstars... and took them on at their own game. Top players from Everton, Preston North End and Bolton joined the boys from Garstang High School for a kick about at the school's gala. Martin Hodge, Alan Gowling, Geoff Nulty and Alex Bruce made the annual gala a day never to be forgotten for the youngers

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These youngsters have wheeled their way to safer cycling - and have got certificates to prove it. The children, from two village primary schools - St Mary's RC and Brabin Endowed at Chipping, near Preston - have all completed a testing course run by the county road safety organisers. The Mayor of Ribble Valley, Coun Miss Agnes Melling, is pictured with some of the children
When Bernard Murphy won a prize for his outstanding religious and moral qualities, he thought it was great. But, when the time came to collect his prizes, the young Christian soldier was absent - confined to his home with flu. Instead, his older sister, Dianne, had to stand in for her brother at Emmanuel CE Primary School. The Mayor of Preston Coun Ted Butcher hands over the Ald. Gray prizes to Jane Atherton (co-winner) and Dianne Murphy
These lads have put the Madonna and Child on a pedestal - literally. They have spent the last few weeks working on a foundation course in... religious and building studies! For the boys, from St Mary's High School at Bamber Bridge, have designed and built the brick pillar and paving to show off the stone carving. The project was part of a construction course scheme for fourth-year pupils
Ugly bugs which have laid low 20 pupils at a Lancashire high school were identified by a leading insect expert. The black and red hairy caterpillars - which brought the children out in severe rashes - were named by Manchester University entomologist Alan Brindle as the larvae of the goldtail moth. Above Graham Widdows and Debbie Halpin with the mystery caterpillars found at Carr Hill School in Kirkham
Crufts may take the cream, but the best go to Blackpool. And the resort's Stanley Park hosted one of Britain's biggest dog shows. More than 8,000 animals, some from overseas, competed for top titles. Pictured are some of the crowds who turned out to watch
Crufts may take the cream, but the best go to Blackpool. And the resort's Stanley Park hosted one of Britain's biggest dog shows. More than 8,000 animals, some from overseas, competed for top titles, including this hot dog and companion
Member of the House of Lords and the former leader of the Methodist Church in this country, Lord Donald Soper defied gale force winds to stand on a platform on the promenade in Blackpool and present passers-by with a very unexpected sermon on God under the sign of Mammon. Lord Soper is used to speaking to crowds and has preached at London's Hyde Park Corner regularly. Pictured are some of the small congregation who came to hear Lord Soper speak
Member of the House of Lords and the former leader of the Methodist Church in this country, Lord Donald Soper defied gale force winds to stand on a platform on the promenade in Blackpool and present passers-by with a very unexpected sermon on God under the sign of Mammon. Lord Soper is used to speaking to crowds and has preached at London's Hyde Park Corner regularly
The sound of brass heralded club day fun at Freckleton, near Preston. Freckleton Prize Band's rousing tunes blew away the storm clouds which threatened to dampen the celebrations early on. The band led the way through the village in the Procession of Witness, followed by members of Freckleton Methodist, Holy Trinity RC and Holy Family churches, and other participants like the 2nd Freckleton Scouts pictured above
Nobby Stiles presents the Stiles-Kelly Trophy to Tony Reid, captain of Ribbleton Rovers, watched by the finalists and winners of the Under 10s and Under 12s teams who took part in a five-a-side football competition held at Preston Grasshopper's summer spectacular
Away from his Lancashire home, Robert Arnott is master of all he surveys. And from his unique vantage point, he takes in a large slice of the world in the course of a year. For "Captain Bob", as this large, welcoming man is affectionately known, is Master of the most famous ship afloat, the Queen Elizabeth 2. It is the culmination of a close relationship with Cunnard's 11-year-old flagship dating back even before Queen Elizabeth sent her namesake off on that first journey down the Cylde
You can't dampen youngster's enthusiasm for sports but the weather had a good try when Preston Primary Schools held their annual athletic finals at Penwortham Holme. They shivered through the showers but managed to give an exciting performance for the host of proud parents who attended. Pictured above are some of the winners
Preston town centre was the scene of a real Indian summer. The town's Hindu community turned out in glorious sunshine for a procession to mark the visit of a famous Indian holy man - His Divine Holiness Shree Pamukh Swami. The mood of the procession was one of celebration, as the 700 marchers set off from near Avenham Park to walk to the Hindu centre in South Meadow Lane. At the rear of the parade came these young Hindu girls carrying coconuts, a sacred fruit to the Hindus, as a sign of greeting to their leader
Cheque presentation at Walton-le-Dale High School
Gala floats, the result of weeks of preparation, where unveiled in a cavalcade of colour at Great Eccleston. Rain clouds only threatened, but downpours at other recent galas were blamed for the reduced number of floats. Hundreds of people packed the village square to watch the crowning of gala queen Anne Cragg, of Little Eccleston. Pictured are some of the participants in the parade
Fortune teller Madam Cantellum knew it would be easy to predict the outcome of Grimsargh Field Day. It was a winner... again. The annual field day - held to raise funds for the local branch of Age Concern, was as always, a big success. The procession took on a topical air with "Boycott the Olympics" and "Keep politics out of sport" contingents, like the one pictured above
The weather finally got into the Club Day spirit as the biggest and brashest of all the Fylde carnival parades got on the road at Lytham. For as more than 15,000 people packed the town centre for the day-long celebrations, the sun decided to raise a glimmer of a smile - at least for the opening procession, watched by these eager folk in the crowd
The weather finally got into the Club Day spirit as the biggest and brashest of all the Fylde carnival parades got on the road at Lytham. For as more than 15,000 people packed the town centre for the day-long celebrations, the sun decided to raise a glimmer of a smile - at least for the opening procession, in which these two young boys took part