This is how Lancashire looked in 1973

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:31 pm
New Longton's night life took on a continental air when the village's arts society organised an "Evening in Montmartre". Cheese and wine was served in the Institute, which was decorated with Toulouse Lautrec style posters
New Longton's night life took on a continental air when the village's arts society organised an "Evening in Montmartre". Cheese and wine was served in the Institute, which was decorated with Toulouse Lautrec style posters

This week we are looking at 1973. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1973.

A secret formula which has been guarded jealously by a Leyland family for over 50 years has finally been leaked. The Robinsons, of Old Crook Farm, Leyland Lane, whose buttery, home-made ice cream has been licked by discerning locals for half a century, have sold their business and with it, the family recipe which has been handed down over the generations. Pictured: Len and Mary Robinson (centre) with Bill and Eileen Clegg (left) and Linda and Ken Clegg - who have taken over from the Robinsons

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Blackpool is playing host to 21 bartenders from 13 different countries and it is all thanks to the enterprise of 61-year-old Mr John Whyte (pictured right), deputy head of the College of Technology's hotel management and catering department
Village affairs took a back seat for once for Freckleton Parish Council Chairman Mrs Elizabeth Whiteside when she was married at the local Methodist Church to retired poultry farmer Mr Herbert Cooke. The happy couple are pictured above with the rest of their wedding party
Jane Davies and Alison Barlow, both of Cleveleys, share a drink and check over their music before taking to the stage at Lytham Music Festival
Water babes Sally, Gillian and Neil Relph, who spend much of their spare time in a swimming pool, have scored a triple triumph. They have each won personal survival medals and are now well on their way to representing their house in school swimming galas. Sally, eight (pictured left), and Neil, who is 10, have just won their gold level survival medals. Younger sister Gillian, aged seven, is set to take the silver medal
Fanciers from many parts of the North West attended the homing pigeon auction sale held at Frenchwood Social Club in Bence Road, Preston, in aid of the local Samaritans branch. Pictured Gerry Hothersall (left) secretary of the North West Lancs Federation, and auctioneer Brian Whittle discuss one of the birds with Mrs Forshaw, chairman of the Preston Samaritans
A Preston girls' team showed some Lancashire lads what shooting was all about when they fought their way into the final of the annual .22 shooting competition held at Preston's Fulwood Barracks. Unfortunately for the girls of the Guttridge Rangers, they could only manage fourth place in the final
The 28 boys of the Catholic College's Choir, all aged between 12 and 18, expect a warm welcome during their 18-day tour of North East America. The choir will be giving concerts in Boston, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Philadelphia as well as being featured on American TV on Palm Sunday
The successful training scheme run by Preston Corporation for motor-cyclists, which closed down three years ago, is to start up again. Pictured: Mr Chapman, Preston's road safety officer, takes delivery of two of the new motor-cycles for the training school from dealer Mr Bill Head, watched by assistant road safety officer Mr Neil Cunliffe and road safety committee chairman Coun Mrs Doris Scowcroft
The Ice Drome on Blackpool's Pleasure Beach has seen more conventional entertainment than the religious pageant "Yesterday Today and Forever" - which was a distinctly new look at an old topic, bringing the Bible right up to date. Mark Lydall, of Wesham, and Diane Walker, of Kirkham, were a youthful Adam and Eve, and 480 more youngsters from the Fylde area were also involved in the ambitious production, as well as 150 singers and musicians from secular and church choirs
The men of the 14th/20th King's Hussars parked one of their latest amphibious Scorpion lightweight tanks in Blackpool Winter Gardens. Among the first to get a close look at the super tank - never been seen in public before - were cousins Mark (left) and Paul Rogers, pictured being briefed by Major Seed (standing)
Stepping out in front of the biggest stick of mint rock ever rolled and lettered - Blackpool (of course) - former England and Blackpool footballer Stanley Mortensen is "walking" to London. Morty set off from the town hall conveying the good wishes of the Mayor, Coun Edmund Wynne, with a £1,000 cheque in his pocket. He will then march with other walkers from Buckingham Palace to Grosvenor House where many gifts will be presented to the Duke of Edinburgh as a contribution to the Variety Club
One of the RAF's aerobatic Red Arrows came down to earth in Blackpool - and nearly got a parking ticket. The men who sent the two-seater Gnat fighter from the Red Arrow base in Oxfordshire knew they faced a tricky problem getting the aircraft into the Winter Gardens, but the extra worry of double yellow lines never entered their heads. The Gnat forms part of Blackpool's outdoor leisure show
Guides Ruth Battersby, Christine Broughton and Carol Thorne admire some of the exhibits in the Freckleton 'Past, Present and Future' exhibition in the CofE School, Freckleton
This group of visitors marvel at some of the weird machinery of the Emmett Show at the Unicentre, Preston