Nothing quite beats the ‘90s.
The 1990s was a heady era, and few years stand out quite as much as 1994. Think the passing of Kurt Cobain, the election of Nelson Mandela, the Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan incident, and the trial of OJ Simpson… as well as Preston North End’s less than glamourous foray into the old Third Division. But still, the ‘90s was an era of amazing style, music, and film, so take a look at a few snapshots of life in Preston back in 1994...
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1. Preston in 1994
Children at a Lancashire school are boldy going where no other school has gone before. Wide-eyed pupils at Inskip Primary School, Inskip, near Preston, watched in amazement as a helicopter circled their school and landed in the playground as part of a project on search and rescue Photo: RETRO
2. Preston in 1994
A constable who carried out motorcycle escorts to royalty during his career saw himself in Retro with an advanced piece of equipment. David Rigby featured in the Guardian in around 1994 following complaints of speeding in Leyland. Photo: Other
3. Preston in 1994
For years, children at a Preston school were crammed into a playground too small to let them enjoy games. Staff at Ingol Pool House County Primary School had asked for extra space as the number of pupils rose. But the education authority had no cash to pay for it. Now the youngsters can enjoy their breaks in a specially-built playground after teachers saved £12,000 to pay for it Photo: RETRO
4. Preston in 1994
Young would-be sports stars joined in a special two-day event to promote athletics for children in Preston. The youngsters took part in the The Athletic Experience at the West View Leisure Centre. The scheme was the result of a link between the Preston Harriers Athletics Club and Preston Leisure. Pictured above Grant Omerod of Longton demonstrates the long jump Photo: RETRO