This is how Lancashire looked in 1999

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 11:32 am
Atletico could find themselves facing Real in a Stateside soccer final with a distinct Preston flavour. For the teams in question aren't, in fact, the giants of Madrid, but two teams from Preston College who are heading to Phoenix, Arizona, for the annual President's Day Tournament, which they have dominated over the last few years. The two squads - Real Preston and Atletico Preston - are pictured
Atletico could find themselves facing Real in a Stateside soccer final with a distinct Preston flavour. For the teams in question aren't, in fact, the giants of Madrid, but two teams from Preston College who are heading to Phoenix, Arizona, for the annual President's Day Tournament, which they have dominated over the last few years. The two squads - Real Preston and Atletico Preston - are pictured

This week we are looking at 1999. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1999

Green-fingered school children helped launch a new environmental award scheme. Pupils from Lea County Primary School in Preston planted a hedge to mark the start of the initiative which is the first of its kind in Preston. The green award scheme is a result of a partnership between Lancashire County Council, North West Water and Preston Council
Arachnophobics beware! Bleasdale CE Primary School is not the place to be if you are afraid of creepy crawlies. For youngsters at the tiny village school stopped bugging their teachers for the day as some very special visitors crawled into class. The 26-pupil school played host to a range of multi-legged creatures as well as some slimy visitors from the Creepy Crawlie Roadshow, from the Blackpool-based Wild Animal Project

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The battle of sexes has spilled out over a Lancashire bar. Things turned bitter at the Cartford Hotel in Little Eccleston, near Garstang, because local brewer John Smith has installed a new beer pump featuring a topless woman. John, who owns the Hart Brewery next door to the pub, fell out with barmaid Fiona McCulloch after she drew a bra on the female, who was advertising the beer called Temptress
There were smiles all round when three apprentice builders gave St Peter's CE Primary School in Fulwood, Preston, a welcome facelift by building a new wall at the front of the building. Pictured: Ten-year-old David Callaghan and Emma Newton from St Peter's CE School, with Brian Margerison, Andrew Eastham and Peter Williamson - from Preston College Construction Department
Staff and pupils from Howick CE School in Penwortham, near Preston, left their usual clothes at home and donned fancy dress to help raise money for schools in Mozambique. Among the characters wandering around the Liverpool Road school were the Worst Witch, Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, Superman and Batman, as well as a host of other fairytale characters and other fictitious and novel characters
The chance to escape to another world is being offered by a Chorley drama group. The pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk opens at St George's Church Hall in Halliwell Street , and is being staged by members of St George's Dramatic and Musical Society, with ages ranging from six to 60
Pupils from Lever House CP School in Leyland, working with their grandparents
Oh what a lovely war... at least, for this team of crack troops. Paintballing is now an established sport which sees two teams take each other on in a variety of landscapes, trying to wipe out the enemy with powerful paint-pellet firing guns. John Jones, Stuart Rimmer, Michelle Jones and Stuart Crichton make up Lancashire's The Dye Hard squad who won the No Battlepack Winter Series national competition
The art of glass-blowing in Blackpool
Nursery school children were all fired up by a visit from a team of firefighters. Crews from Garstang took their fire engine to The Robins Private Day Nursery and Pre-School in Cock Robin Lane, Catterall. All the youngsters were shown around the fire engine and were given a talk from station commander Jim Bunting
These two friends will become inseparable as the attempt to travel from Land's End to John O'Groats. For their chosen mode of transport for the mammoth slog is a 70-year-old tandem tricycle - which does not have any gears! The zany pair are Phil Stevenson and Dave Goodenough, both from Garstang
A group taking part in a spinning class in Fulwood, Preston