The Burnley heat of the Miss United Kingdom beauty contest was heating up at the Locarno Ballroom, Centenary Way, 1971, as some of our retro pictures from the Burnley Civic Trust archive show here.
We’ve also dug out some evocative school competition snap and Children in Need fundraisers from 1990.
Take a look and see if you recognise anyone.
5. Rosehill Junior School, 1990
A group of eight and nine year old Burnley schoolchildren could be having their work on display at Marks and Spencer in London. Rosehill School second year junior teacher Kim Smith said the school had organised a project investigating materials, particularly those used in making shoes. She contacted Burnley shoe manufacturers Lambert Howarth who kindly sent along a lady to talk to the children. Photo: s
6. St Peter's CE Primary School, 1990
Spectators crowd round at the Jack Robinson Memorial Chess Congress on Saturday.
The Jack Robinson Memorial Chess Congress was held on Saturday at St. Peter’s C of E Primary School, Burnley and the prizes were presented by the late Mr. Robinson’s wife, Mrs. J. Robinson. In the under-9s section the winner was Brendan Newell, of Trafford Junior Knights. The Jack Robinson Memorial Trophy for the best East Lancashire player was won by Mark Middleton of Gisburn Road CP School, Barnoldswick. Photo: s
7. Thompson Centre and Keirby Hotel, 1990
Football fever of a five a side kind came to the Thompson Centre on Sunday to help the Children in Need appeal. Ritzy’s, Burnley Police and the Thompson Centre fielded teams for the Pendle Trophy and with considerable help of teams from Colne Dynamoes, Marsden Office supplies, and Nelson Police, raised more than £3,000 for the national appeal. But it was a team from Moresport sports shop in Standish Street Burnley which beat all the opposition. They faced Burnley Police in the final and won 2-1. Photo: s
8. Thompson Centre and Keirby Hotel, 1990
The team from Ritzy’s which put Colne Dynamoes through their paces, winning their game, 4-3. Photo: s