This is how Lancashire looked in 1972

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 2:22 pm
The annual Leyland pram race got off to a good start when the event was kicked off by skipper Graham Hawkins, Alan Kelly and George Ross from Preston North End. The race, held in Worden Park, was to raise money for the Leyland and District Committee of the Cancer Research Campaign
The annual Leyland pram race got off to a good start when the event was kicked off by skipper Graham Hawkins, Alan Kelly and George Ross from Preston North End. The race, held in Worden Park, was to raise money for the Leyland and District Committee of the Cancer Research Campaign

This week we are looking at 1972. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1972.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Last week we published archives pictures from 1971

The gloomy forecasts of the weather men were happily proved wrong, as thousands of holidaymakers poured on to the sunny slopes of Avenham Park for the traditional Easter Monday egg-rolling festival. Though anybody who felt like cooling themselves could paddle in the large pools of rain water - the aftermath of a wet weekend

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The Edwards family likes to go to the theatre - and they don't need to go far because they have a theatre right underneath their home. The Lyndhurst Theatre, named after their house in Liverpool Road, Hutton, is in the cellar and must be one of the smallest theatres in the world. More than that, Mr and Mrs Edwards, both members of the Preston Drama Club, have the convenience of their own resident company. Pictured above the group perform
Anyone know this Blackpool chap with a 1902 Preston Guild souvenir?
Former Lancashire primary school headmaster Mr Harry Allison took over as president of the National Union of Teachers at the union's 100th annual conference at Blackpool. Mr Allison recently retired as headmaster of Prescot Junior School
Hundreds of striking BAC workers formed up three abreast in a column of hundreds of yards long for their protest march through the centre of Preston. The column bedecked with banners proclaiming in a mixture of Lancashire dialect and economic fact moved away slowly from Cheviot Street. The procession, estimated by the organisers at 2,500 to 3,000 strong, snaked slowly towards the town centre flanked by police motor cyclists
The Longton Players in rehearsal at St Andrew's Hall, Longton
Hundreds of scouts and cubs rallied to the bugle call in Preston town centre for the annual St George's Day parade and service. Colourful green and yellow flags along with Union Jacks provided a bright relief under menacing skies as the parade of 1,100 made its way from the Covered Market along Lancaster Road and Fishergate to the Public Hall for an inter-denominational service
At the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants annual dinner are back (from left to right): Sir Frank Pearson; Mr JJ Hallam, president; and Dr JMS Risk, national president. Seated: Lady Pearson, Mrs Hallam and Mrs Risk
Blackpool Operatic Players perform with all the bouncy confidence of TV stars reviving 'The New Moon' at the Winter Gardens Pavilion. This is not surprising considering the group impressed millions of TV viewers on Opportunity Knocks before they performed on stage in Blackpool
Fr Peter Foulkes has a very large "family". For he is responsible for the St Augustine's Youth Club with a membership of 250 teenagers - with ages ranging from 11 to 15 years old. Members of the youth club have a variety of activities arranged each week. Pictured above, Bill Bonass, 17, of Tiber Street, Preston, shows his skill at table tennis
Thirty-eight construction workers on a Blackpool building site are all of a flutter - due to Freda the thrush and her maternal instincts. For she has decided to build her nest and lay four eggs in a most unusual place - 20ft up at the intersection of a network of scaffolding protecting a hoist. Foreman concrete worker Peter Nicholson, 38, pictured above, was working on the site at Clifton Drive junction in South Shore when he first noticed the nest
Pupils and staff at a St Annes school are set to get new buildings, started by April 1974 - 27 years after the present ones were condemned as inadequate. This was the news South Fylde MP Mr Edward Gardner gave to a meeting of 40 staff and parents of pupils at St Albans Road RC primary school
Jill Jackson, of Blackpool, and Christopher Hall, of St Annes, who took part in three of the violin solo classes of Lytham Music Festival
Lancashire teenagers and their families converged on a Southport holiday camp for a day of special events organised by the Lancashire Youth Clubs Association. Members of the Withnell Youth Club, Chorley, discuss tactics for the next race
West Lancashire land agent Tom Bracewell would not be the first man to take home a prize from Blackpool. But it was something a bit special when he left the resort a Sabre jet better off than when he arrived. The jet was one of the items which came up for auction at the sale of exhibits from the Blackpool air museum