This is how Lancashire looked in 1985

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 2:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th January 2020, 2:04 pm
Kirkham Grammar School's first XV rugby team played a team from Buenos Aires and won 24-10
Kirkham Grammar School's first XV rugby team played a team from Buenos Aires and won 24-10

This week we are looking at 1985. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1985

These eight table tennis players are hoping to put the North West on the map in a national competition. The pupils of Bishop Rawstorne C of E School, Croston, near Chorley, are through to the last dozen in the country. They are, from left to right, Louise Singleton, Caroline Moss, Jayne Green, Rebecca Davies, Andrew Eden, Terry Hoghton, Richard Singleton and Nicholas Golding
Youngsters taking part in a dance event at Kirkham Grammar School

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Chocs away... for a stage show with the sweet taste of success. Hundreds of Lancashire schoolchildren will be thrilled by a new production of the classic fantasy Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The English Touring Company has brought Roald Dahl's delightful play to the Grand Theatre in Blackpool as part of a nationwide tour. The cast is pictured above, led by Malcolm Ward who plays Willy Wonka
Teenager Fiona Haworth often finds herself the centre of attraction with the lads... especially when it comes to making a splash in the swimming world. Fiona, 13, is the only girl in Lancashire playing competitive water polo. Fiona, of Factory Lane, Penwortham, stepped into the Preston Piranha under-16 side in an emergency, but is now a regular
It's not everyone that gets an audience with the Pope, let alone perform a clog dance for him. But Sally Ann Lawless, from Poulton, did just that, as part of her Duke of Edinburgh gold award. She was one of several dancers who went to the Pope's summer residence - Castel Gandolfo - to present a programme of traditional dances
Play scheme organisers got more than they bargained for in an effort to help parents during school holidays. Nearly 100 excited youngsters turned up on the first day of the week-long, free venture at Lancashire Polytechnic. The children, aged between five and 14, were kept busy at the huge "creche" with a variety of activities
Staff from The Tickled Trout Hotel at Samlesbury, where Mrs Betty Fletcher has worked as a cleaner for more than 12 years, paid a toast to her as she prepared for her first-ever flight. The jet-set pensioner flew from Blackpool Airport in an all-expenses paid trip to the Isle of Man, paid for by her employers
Eager beavers are proving right on the ball as far as top handicapped table tennis stars are concerned. For youngsters - aged from six to eight - from the 1st Broughton Beavers colony have taken on the back breaking job of picking up mis-hit table tennis balls during a fortnightly training session at Fulwood Leisure Centre. They are pictured with leisure centre administrative officer Barry Travis
Tigers and teabags joined forces to raise money for the Ethiopia appeal fund. They were just some of the amazing outfits worn by regulars in a fancy dress sponsored pub crawl. The fund raising soccer team from the Queen Adelaide in New Hall Lane, in Preston, toured 10 watering holes
Preston-born magician Johnny Hart (left), who has performed at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, came down to earth with a bump at the magicians convention in Blackpool. Pictured above Johnny compares notes with Tom Owen from Blackpool
Badminton players who competed in a Water Board competition
After the Ball is Over, presented at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool
Post reporter Gill Brindle (centre) joined the female bell-ringers of St John's Church in Lytham. For at this church the bell-ringers are all strictly ladies - that's the rule
Pupils are in the throes of a late late Christmas show. More than 25 youngsters at Broughton High School, near Preston, are staging Charles Dickens' famous Christmas Carol. Pictured above is Cathy Waller (centre) as Scrooge with other pupils - from left: Susan Payne, Sarah Wignall, Nicola Seed, Vicky Park and Leanne Callaghan. Other members of the cast are gathered behind
A taste of the exotic when students at Tuson college organised a speciality week. The catering students prepared and served a spicy feast for a series of Caribbean evenings