27 mind blowing retro pictures of Preston in 1991, including the Gulf War, local schools, sports clubs, and ‘90s fashion
1991 was a heady time indeed.
By Jack Marshall
Published 19th Jul 2023, 14:01 GMT
Updated 16th Nov 2023, 11:45 GMT
From the start of the Gulf War and the freeing of the Birmingham Six to Helen Sharman becoming the first British woman to go to space, 1991 was a year of countless notable events. Take a look at a few of our best archive pictures depicting what life was like in Preston back in 1991...
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Dancers young and old from the Christine Clarkson studio in Leyland are putting their best feet forward for a dance extranganza to be presented at Preston's Charter Theatre. The show - a mix of dance styles from ballet to tap and modern - is the result of six months of hard work for the 200-strong cast Photo: RETRO
Old Chinatown came to Preston when the Hall Players' in Broughton brought traditional pantomine Aladdin to the stage. The cast (pictured above) includes Aladdin, played by Lorraine Ratcliffe, the Genie by Paul Armitt, Princess Say Wen by Jane Dalton, and Wishee Washee by Dominic Swarbrick Photo: RETRO
A crack girls team have the Lancashire netball world in their hands after winning a top district tournament. The year 11 squad from Walton-le-Dale High School, near Preston, trounced the opposition to take the South Ribble Schools Netball Championship for the fifth year running. The winning team, from left, Debra Marginson, Nicki Butterworth, Kate Priest, Zena Jewell, Emma Parkins, Lesley McColl, Shirley Saumtelly and Louise Walmsley Photo: RETRO
Bus driver David Bellingham achieved 22 years safe driving and his record was recognised at a recent awards ceremony. Pictured, from left, managing director of Preston Bus Tom Haldon, David Bellingham, Coun Mary Rawcliffe, mayoress Coun Jackie Nagy and chief administrative assistant Ken Seed Photo: RETRO