This is how Lancashire looked in 1976

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 1:49 pm
Fulwood High School's team for the contest in the BBC TV series We Are the Champions, in which they will compete at Fulwood against Tarleton High School and a team from Settle, Yorkshire. Left to right: Helen Chisnall, 12; Mandy Derbyshire, 11; Lesley Fitton, 12; Cathie Almond 11; Gary Blakeman, 12; William Fisher 12; and Andrew Dowthwaite, 12
Fulwood High School's team for the contest in the BBC TV series We Are the Champions, in which they will compete at Fulwood against Tarleton High School and a team from Settle, Yorkshire. Left to right: Helen Chisnall, 12; Mandy Derbyshire, 11; Lesley Fitton, 12; Cathie Almond 11; Gary Blakeman, 12; William Fisher 12; and Andrew Dowthwaite, 12

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Nearly 200 canoeists from the North West took to the water for an exciting race on the River Ribble. They were taking part in the Ribble White Water Race for scouts, sponsored by the Preston and District Scout Council. The scouts battled through nine miles of water from Edisford Bridge in Clitheroe to Ribchester

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Broughton C of E School, winner of B Section North of the Preston Skittleball Rally. Left to right: Sarah Fox, Katie Morris, Amanda Richards, Donna Carroll, Susan Mills, Louise Barrow, and Gillian Birtwistle
From humble beginnings in 1973, Fylde Youth Theatre is now thriving under the theatre's present director Geoffrey Brookes. Rehearsals take place at the modern YMCA building and their plays are performed at Lytham St Annes College. Pictured above are just a few of the members
A coach, specially adapated for patients, has been provided for Wesham Park Hospital by the League of Friends. Picture shows Mr Bill Taylor, administration officer, Fylde sector, inspecting the coach with Mrs G Melling, Mr P Sayle, Mrs LWA Grey and Mrs HK Lawton of the Friends and Mr AT Ellison, Mr B Mitchell and Mr A Dooley, representing the students of Blackpool Technical College who carried out the adaptations
A scene from "Unto Which It Shall Please God" performed by Hutton and Howick Townswomen's Guild on the first night of Preston and District Townswomen's Guild's four-day drama festival. Left to right: Marjorie Ainsworth, Joyce Savory, Joan Pickles, Muriel Corless, Mary Jasper and Doris Thompson
Venezuelan students arrived at colleges in Blackpool, St Annes and Morecambe last September to start six years' of study designed to teach them technological skills of use in the development of their country. So far their studies are going well, but unfortunately they have knitted together in a tight group - instead of developing friendships with English people. Now the group are appealing to local organisations to come to their aid to show them Blackpool social life
St Joseph's primary school netball team which won the Preston Primary Schools Netball Tournament. Natalie Campbell (captain), Debbie Davies, Lisa Dawson, Marianna Blackburn, Jackie Morgan, Julie Mather, Debbie Flynn and Lesley Bennett, and Miss Margaret Melling. The team beat St Wilfrid's, Longridge 8-6 in the final
Athletic ladies aged from 15 to 50 were put through their paces at the North West Keep Fit Association's annual general meeting at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood. Nine groups, including Fylde, Central Lancashire, Furness and Cumbria, and Westmorland gave demonstrations. Pictured the Fylde keep fit team take in the sun
Squash club committee members Martin Mears, Ken Fleuriot, Ken Moore, Jean Roberts and Roger Wilcock toast the opening of new squash courts at Preston Grasshoppers in Fulwood
Fr Thomas Sowerby and some of the children from Sacred Heart RC Church, Preston, after they had taken part in a 10-mile sponsored walk in aid of the New Parish Community Centre. They raised over £500 towards it, including Fr Sowerby's £16.90
A group of Fylde youngsters are learning a cunning - and deadly - art of self defence. The children all belong to Kirkham Karate Club. But despite the deadly capabilities of the sport the boys and girls who are being taught the martial art do it simply for fun. Pictured: Junior members of the club display their skills
Forty-three pupils of Fulwood Kennington CP School with their certificates, badges and T-shirts awarded by the British Amateur Athletic Association for their efforts in a sponsored walk which raised almost £370 to help finance our British team for the Montreal Olympics. The awards were presented by Mr Graham Nash, manager of Fulwood Leisure Centre who himself will be going to Montreal as a hockey referee
Members of the St Annes squash teams
Fleetwood is reaping a rich harvest from its centuries-old links with the sea. And it's not fish providing the bounty but future ship's captains and trainee radio operations at Fleetwood Nautical College. Above a mixed class receives instruction in morse telegraphy from Mr Neville Watson, one of the instructors
Happy birthday Blackpool! That was the message from thousands of sightseers who turned out to watch the opening procession of the resort's centenary celebrations. Carole Glossop, 15, Fylde Stage School Show Queen is helped aboard her float ready to play her part in the bicentenary birthday procession