25 amazing retro pictures to take you back to 1979 Preston, from Caribbean Carnival and the Winter of Discontent to local schools
1979 was quite the year.
By Jack Marshall
Published 13th Jul 2023, 12:00 GMT
Updated 13th Nov 2023, 10:42 GMT
From the election of Margaret Thatcher and the death of Sid Vicious, to widespread strikes and the opening of the first J.D. Wetherspoons, it was an eventful year to say the least. Take a look at some of our best archive pictures of life in Preston in 1979...
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Over 1,000 schoolchildren crowded on to Preston's Avenham Park for an afternoon of singing and dancing. The children came from 28 primary school in Preston, Leyland and district to take part in Preston's 42 annual Children's Festival of English Folk Dancing. Pictured: Boys and girls of St Gerard's Junior School, Lostock Hall, dancing in the festival Photo: RETRO
Jeff Nelson presents the under 19 trophy to Andy Gill of Oldham, watched by under 16 winner Stephen Longworth of Park Hall , under 14 winner David Poole of South Ribble, runners up, and officials, after the finals at Preston Squash Club Photo: RETRO