27 retro pictures of late 1970s Preston, from North End and Les Dawson to Bing Crosby and Caribbean Carnival

It's incredible to think that these pictures date back 45 years at this stage.

Famous as quite the era in itself, the late 1970s was a time of change and expanding horizons. With that in mind, take a look at some of our best archive pictures to get a feel for what life looked like in Preston during that era.

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