Gazette reporter Robin Duke feeds the sea lions at Blackpool Zoo in November 1974. It was all part of a Gazette series called A Day in the life of...

Fylde in pictures: November 1974

These are some of the pictures that made the news in Blackpool and the Fylde in November 1974... do you recognise anyone?

From feeding the sea lions at Blackpool Zoo to prize crysanthemums at a local horticultural show, here are some memories from this month, 45 years ago.

These firemen from St Annes are all holding a medal, They were presented with the accolades at the station on November 30.  What were the medals for?
These firemen from St Annes are all holding a medal, They were presented with the accolades at the station on November 30. What were the medals for?
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This photo was taken at Foxs in Kirkham to mark the retirement of a staff member who had worked there for 51 years.
This photo was taken at Foxs in Kirkham to mark the retirement of a staff member who had worked there for 51 years.
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It was all smiles for this trio when they were presented with gleaming silverware for their efforts in a public speaking competition at Queen Marys School, Lytham. The team were pictured on  November 29 1974
It was all smiles for this trio when they were presented with gleaming silverware for their efforts in a public speaking competition at Queen Marys School, Lytham. The team were pictured on November 29 1974
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Although this image was captured 45 years ago, the photo is a timeless shot of a traditional Nativity scene replicated in hundreds of schools throughout the years. These pupils were from Freckleton  School and it as their dress rehearsal.
Although this image was captured 45 years ago, the photo is a timeless shot of a traditional Nativity scene replicated in hundreds of schools throughout the years. These pupils were from Freckleton School and it as their dress rehearsal.
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