5. Blackpool in 1998
Leading Lancashire campaigner Christine Noad revealed herself as living proof that art can appear in many forms. The Kirkham-based protestor at the helm of the fight against plans to build motorway services on the M55 has used two old barrels to craft a blue boggart - the campaign's mascot - for her garden
6. Blackpool in 1998
A man who suffered a massive heart attack when he was just 38 is getting on his bike to raise cash for the charity that has helped him back to fitness. Eddie De-Wilde, of Preston Old Road, Clifton, near Preston, is gearing up for a 140 mile cycle from Blackpool to Scarborough to boost the funds of Heartbeat
7. Blackpool in 1998
Memories of Ol' Blue Eyes have been coming thick and fast since Frank Sinatra died, but some rather special recollections of the Chairman of the Board belong to a Lancashire priest. While working as a parish priest in Barbados Fr John Hopkinson, who is at Blackpool's Sacred Heart church, struck up a friendship with the legendary crooner, who regularly visited the island on golfing trips
8. Blackpool in 1998
American roller coaster expert Richard Hoag has helped to design some of the world's best rides and he took some time out with his wife Beth to try out the Big One in Blackpool. He gave it a whopping nine/nine-and-a-half out of 10!