This is how Lancashire looked in 1981

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 17th June 2021, 1:55 pm
Ashton High School's football team won the Dawson Cup. Front, from left: Neil Houlding, Andrew Ridley, Brian Tennant, Gary Parkinson, Jimmy Bradley, Scott Taylor. Back: Brian Clark, Mick Slater, Paresh Patel, John Sheliker, Arum Patel, Phil Gardner, Stephen Reynolds
Ashton High School's football team won the Dawson Cup. Front, from left: Neil Houlding, Andrew Ridley, Brian Tennant, Gary Parkinson, Jimmy Bradley, Scott Taylor. Back: Brian Clark, Mick Slater, Paresh Patel, John Sheliker, Arum Patel, Phil Gardner, Stephen Reynolds

This week we are looking at 1981. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1981.

Pupils from Ingol County Primary School dressed up for the procession during Ingol Field Day. The event turned into a big success as more than 1,500 people joined in the bumper community gathering. Churches, youth organisations and clubs - in fact, the whole of Ingol - helped to bring the area alive with carnival atmosphere

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When Mary Smith, of Weeton, loosens her vocal chords for a song, even tone deaf folk run for cover. For the 73-year-old plucky pensioner knows she's at her best when she's feeling off-key. Mary has a most incredible lack of singing talent... quite simply she's best at being worst. And she's hoping to keep it that way when she defends her title... Worst Singer in the World. Mary is pictured, launching an attack on eardrums, watched by her brother, Tom Fenton, neighbour Mrs Nuttall, daughters Helen, 10, and Heather, five, and Mary's husband, Gilbert
The wind blew and it blew - but there was no way it was going to blow Warton's annual club day away. Weather hardened villagers turned out in their hundreds to make the day Warton's biggest and best ever - a burst of colour in the middle of the Fylde to banish the very worst the elements could hurl at them
With hoteliers reporting bookings down on even last year's poor season the Blackpool business community is far from happy. Everywhere the story is the same - empty beaches, empty hotels, empty amusement arcades and even empty pubs. And for three elderly chaps - Walter Brown, Charlie Barrow and Dick Unsworth - from Hindley Veterans Bowling Club, near Wigan, the rain had spoiled their day out
It was an early start for 1,000 Fylde children taking part in the annual Club Day procession through Kirkham and Wesham. The streets were lined with hundreds of people as representatives of six churches from the area joined the parade.. Bands from all over Lancashire provided music for the march
Rain forced stall holders at a charity fete at Elswick under cover. But, even so, business was brisk for the 20 charities who took part in the fete organised by the Elswick branch of the Fylde Voluntary Care Association. Soccer legend Tom Finney opened the fete, and he is pictured above scoring yet another goal
A tiny Preston school has won a reprieve in its fight to survive. Christ Church Infants School, on Fitzroy Street, due to close under the old Tory county administration, has had the threat lifted - for the time being. Pictured: Mrs Heather Blunt headmistress of Christ Church Infants School watches as the children jump for joy after the news of the school's survival
There's no stopping the "Post" Classified staff in their good works this year. Having already organised several events for charity in their spare time, they have now volunteered to take to the road in the "Post" Family Fun Bike Ride, in aid of the British Heart Foundation. The Classified team (left to right) Karen Smith, Austin Tanham and Jean Mansley are pictured at Sutcliffe Cycles who will provide a van patrol by a cycle mechanic in case of breakdowns
These guides and brownies may not be record breakers. but Roy Castle thinks they are "champion". They took part in a sponsored walk which raised £250 for the entertainer's Church Army Centenary Appeal. And Roy, host of children's television show Record Breakers, travelled to St Cuthbert's Church, Preston, to accept the cheque
Freckleton was buzzing with excitement as hundreds converged on the village centre for the annual Club Day. The procession wound its way along Kirkham Road, converging on Holy Trinity School for the Rose Queen crowning. Activities in the afternoon were centred on the Bush Lane playing field. Pictured: Boys of Holy Trinity Church carry the Rosary through the streets of Freckleton
Members of the Model Car Club at Charnock Richard
Rubik Cube fever is raging in Lancashire schools. All over the county brainy youngsters are switching off the box and turning on to the cube. At Lostock Hall High School it has reached such proportions that a Rubik's Cube club has been formed with about 23 members. Some of the members of the club with their completed puzzles - (from left) Stephen Cox, Vanessa Wood, Steven Galland, Nigel Wood and Derek Sherlicker
Stick 'em up, mayor! Blackpool councillor "Jessie" James Blake faces hot-shot sheriff Danny Arnold on the Wild West coast. High noon on the famous Prom, and the 63-year-old mayor reaches for the sky as quick-draw Danny gets the drop on him. But the two old-timers called a cease fire to open a £150,000 Wild West Show on the resort's Golden Mile
Sabana Khan is 13-year-old and lives in Saudabad Colony, Karachi, Pakistan. She is one of the lucky ones for she is sponsored by nursery nursing students at the WR Tuson College, Preston. And those students got together for a sponsored swim to raise money for Save the Children - to help more children like Sabana
Hundreds of people turned out in fine weather at Great Eccleston Gala. And they were rewarded with a special show of colour pageantry from the dozens of fancy dress and float competitors who took part, like the fearsome bunch of pirates pictured above