This is how Lancashire looked in 1971

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 2:15 pm
Walton-le-Dale County Secondary School's Under 16 football team have swept aside all before them over the present season, being undefeated in league and cup matches. Members of the side are (seated left to right): D Colton, R Parkinson, P Kay, S Thomas, J Kaylow, A Nixon, D Waterworth. Standing (left to right): K Parkinson, D Marginson, K McKenna, J Baron, R Dickinson, P MacFarlane, T Wilmer, and Mr M Nolan (coach)
Walton-le-Dale County Secondary School's Under 16 football team have swept aside all before them over the present season, being undefeated in league and cup matches. Members of the side are (seated left to right): D Colton, R Parkinson, P Kay, S Thomas, J Kaylow, A Nixon, D Waterworth. Standing (left to right): K Parkinson, D Marginson, K McKenna, J Baron, R Dickinson, P MacFarlane, T Wilmer, and Mr M Nolan (coach)

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.

The staff and students of Tulketh High School, Preston, set sail in HMS Pinafore to the delight of all. Not only was the musical a smash-hit with the audiences of three days but the school followed the success with a day's holiday. Michael Philipson, Eric Forshaw, Jane Harris, Kim Lofthouse, Phillip Elliot and Sandra Harvey (pictured left to right) were among the crew of the gallant ship

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The first of the 2,500 delegates at the annual conference of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland have begun assembling at Blackpool Winter Gardens. Their gathering is the first large-scale conference of the year on the Fylde coast. Above Blackpool Rotarian John Kilburn (left) enrols delegates before the start of the conference
At their headquarters on the wooded slopes of the River Ribble near Church Deeps, Walton-le-Dale, the 1st Scout troop, whose ages range from 11 to 16, began their mammoth task of sawing 3,000 logs from trees which had been previously hacked down by Venture Scouts. Pictured (left to right): Michael Wiggans, Neil Fearnley, Tony Leicester and Chris Leicester
Hundreds of scouts, cubs and rangers took part in a 10-mile walk in aid of the new Preston headquarters. The walkers trekked from the Preston Sea Cadets headquarters in Strand Road along the south bank of the river, past the golf club and along Howick Cross Lane via Penwortham back to Strand Road. Pictured above cub scouts of the 4th Ribbleton troop step out
Anyone recognise these chaps taking a run in Blackpool?
The Mayor of Lytham St Annes, Coun George Bowley, pictured with some of the young people setting off from Lytham Lifeboat station on a sponsored walk in aid of the RNLI. More than 100 took part in the walk which took them through St Annes to the sand yacht centre and back to Lytham Green
Many hands are making light work of the Easter holiday blues for over 200 Freckleton children and their mothers thanks to a special project being run for them by the Church Army. The children, all between the ages of even and 11, are finding that religious education the Church Army way is better than school, and they have been flooding into the Freckleton Church of England School to take part in it
Many hands are making light work of the Easter holiday blues for over 200 Freckleton children and their mothers thanks to a special project being run for them by the Church Army. The children, all between the ages of even and 11, are finding that religious education the Church Army way is better than school, and they have been flooding into the Freckleton Church of England School to take part in it
These youngsters with an "Alpine Air" are not from the Swiss mountains but from Proud Preston. They are the successful recorder group from Moor Nook primary school. They are (back row from left to right): Nadine Thimmaya, Bryan Smith, Ayo Adwais, Nicholas Lockyer, Karen Oates, Janet Bradshaw. Middle row: Wendy Pendlebury, Kathleen Bamford, Diane Jepson, Jean Jackson. Front row: Janet Ward, Deborah Knowles
Anyone know this group of children gathered on a playground in Farington Park?
Comedian Ken Dodd held auditions at the Winter Gardens Pavillion for a dozen "diddy people" to join him on stage in his annual Blackpool summer season show. Girls aged 11 and over with a maximum height of 4ft. 6in. were invited along
Lads from Preston and Leyland will be among the 400 performers showing their skills at the Boys' Brigade display in the Tower Circus. Some 4,000 parents and friends will be there from Lancashire and Cheshire district to support the lads in their 20th annual entertainment. Items will include drill, gymnastics, music from silver, trumpet, bugle and pipe bands, morris dancing, Biblical scenes in modern setting and comedy
Two courageous rescues at Blackpool won official recognition for three men when they were presented with framed certificates from the Society for the Protection of Life from Fire. Pictured at a ceremony in Blackpool town hall, from left to right: The Mayor Coun. JH Hessey, with Mr William Bayne, Supt. G Billingham, Mr J M Kay and Mr Gerald Craven
Young Dermott Gethings and his friends aren't easily "lost in space" thanks to a school that's encouraged their interest in the stars. Fifteen-year-old Dermott and four friends started on astronomy club three years ago at St John Fisher School, Preston, under the watchful eye of Mr Thomas Brammer, a teacher at the school. Recently they attended a Preston lecture given by Walter V. Smith, a scientist and meteorologist