This is how Lancashire looked in 1975

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 2:40 pm
The gang's all there at Longridge Civic Hall for the fund raising drive for local scout and guide groups. More than 80 cubs, guides and scouts will be taking part in a traditional "Gang Show". Organiser Mr Gilbert Pinder, of Severn Street, Longridge, who in the past four decades has handled more than 100 similar shows, promises two-and-a-half hours of continuous, swift moving family entertainment
The gang's all there at Longridge Civic Hall for the fund raising drive for local scout and guide groups. More than 80 cubs, guides and scouts will be taking part in a traditional "Gang Show". Organiser Mr Gilbert Pinder, of Severn Street, Longridge, who in the past four decades has handled more than 100 similar shows, promises two-and-a-half hours of continuous, swift moving family entertainment

This week we are looking at 1975. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1975.

The Mayor of Preston, Coun Ian Hall, taking a dip in Saul Street municipal baths' new £12,000 learner pool, after officially declaring it open. The pool is named after baths superintendent Tom Aldridge who started work with the authority almost 40 years ago

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The seven local musicians who form the Caribbean Steel Band are busy rehearsing for one of the high spots of their year, when they will lead a dancing procession of people through Preston for the Caribbean carnival. The members of the band are Steven Peters, 38; John Doway, 36; Ralph Fontaine, 33; Sammy Daley, 30; Ken Matthews, 41; Joe Irish, 32; and James Harper 33
Evening Post racing editor Andrew Hoyle gets down to the job of presenting the Preston and District Cub Scout football league trophy to St Oswald's captain Ian Barratt. St Oswald's beat St Cuthbert's in the final at Cadley. Both goals were scored by Stuart Thompson
About 40 events made up Kirkham Grammar School sports day, with Preston house coming out top of the overall points total with 114, followed by Ashton house with 93 and Lytham house with 71. Pictured above are some of the competitors involved
Blackpool's Brian Fouldes emerged triumphant from the resort's Imperial Hotel swimming pool after smashing the world underwater endurance record. Brian, a 23-year-old electrician, of Collins Avenue, Bispham, added 16 hours to the record set by an American. And, when he was lifted from the water after 88 hours, a weary Brian just managed a weak cheer for the applauding crowd of about 100 which had gathered around the pool
Children at St Andrew's junior school in Preston watched in awe as a diver leapt into the muddy waters of the Ribble and controlled his journey to the slimy bed 24 feet below. They were taking part in a BBC programme for schools and asked questions on the dockside about conditions in the water
Children at St Andrew's junior school in Preston watched in awe as a diver leapt into the muddy waters of the Ribble and controlled his journey to the slimy bed 24 feet below. They were taking part in a BBC programme for schools and asked questions on the dockside about conditions in the water
Children at St Andrew's junior school in Preston watched in awe as a diver leapt into the muddy waters of the Ribble and controlled his journey to the slimy bed 24 feet below. They were taking part in a BBC programme for schools and asked questions on the dockside about conditions in the water
Children from Chorley are teaming up with members of the Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra for a special concert at St Michael's school in Chorley. The children regularly attend Chorley Music Centre - a special class at St Michael's which brings all the town's schools together to form larger musical groups. Some of the members are pictured with Mr Lormor who is a tutor at the centre
Both teams pictured above won the championships of their respective sections in the Preston and District Netball League. Magpies (pictured in dark shirts) won the Monday league title. The team included: Jean Harrison, Eileen Streatfield, Helen Chanock, Marion Eccles, Ursula Pennington, Carol Lansom and Joan Potter. Marinas (in white shirts) finished winners of the Thursday league. They are: Carol Peacock, Maureen Potter, Paula Sharples, Wendy Williams, Sue Hurley, Ann Baker and Kate Parr
Dogs, cats - and even a monkey - caused a stir when Kirkham and District Art Society held its annual open air exhibition on the town's historic fish stones. The animals were featured in some of the 100 paintings on display during the three-day exhibition
Children at Wesham CofE school raised nearly £100 for the Liverpool branch of the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals. They collected the money by holding a "spell-in" raffling Easter eggs and selling goods from stalls in their classrooms. To thank them for their efforts the area secretary of the PDSA, Mr Anthony Jones, presented them with a special certificate of merit. He is pictured presenting the certificate to Miss ME Darlington
Mayor making ceremony at Marine Hall, Fleetwood
Britain's parole system is of great benefit to the community, said Preston-born Sir Louis Petch, chairman of the Prison Parole Board Panel, during an official visit to his home town. Pictured: Some of the officials at the local review committee's joint conference at Kirkham Prison, with Sir Louis Petch, fifth from right
Lawrence Nicholson (Pressall), John Harrison (Blackpool) and Darryl Richardson (Wesham) admire a Jeep owned by Mr Eric Armistead of Larbreck Hall, Great Eccleston, before a convoy of military vehicles rumbled along the seafront at Blackpool during a seaside day out for members of the US Military and Off the Road Club