This is how Lancashire looked in 1985

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Tuesday, 3rd November 2020, 2:18 pm
Young students donned their wellies to go on an unusual school outing - to a building site. And the guided tour of the development proved as popular as the more traditional days out to the zoo. Pictures are pupils of St Clare's Primary School, Fulwood, who visited the POCO homes site as part of a project on buildings
Young students donned their wellies to go on an unusual school outing - to a building site. And the guided tour of the development proved as popular as the more traditional days out to the zoo. Pictures are pupils of St Clare's Primary School, Fulwood, who visited the POCO homes site as part of a project on buildings

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

A team of 30 brave fireman gathered at the scene of a £500,000 blaze - ten months after it was put out! The firefighters gathered at Blackpool's Boston Hotel to see their chief officer re-open the seafront building after a remarkable refurbishment
A Lancashire school got a visit from the pie man. A tray full of pies and a cheque for £100 were the prizes for pupils at Lea Endowed CE Primary School, Lea Road, Preston, who won the Hollands Pie and Chip Week Competition. Lea Endowed school came top out of schools all over the Preston area in the painting competition

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All 230 pupils at a primary school turned out to present a cheque to the local blind association. Children at Pool House County Primary at Ingol, Preston, have spent the past two weeks selling bookmarks to friends and relatives to raise money for the blind. Mrs Pat Buckley, county co-ordinator for the Royal National Institution for the Blind, received the cheque from pupils
Some of the women at Peter Craigs in Preston get themselves in The Price Is Right mode - but what was it for? Anyone know?
Freckleton Music Festival was right on song for its opening night. The first night of the festival, held at the Methodist Church, was set aside for children's classes with a top age limit of 14. Brownie packs and schools from all over the Fylde were represented
Anyone recognise these likely lads? All keen boxers from Fulwood
A group of young dancers stole the show at an ethnic cultural day. Youngsters from the Hindu and Gujurati centre in South Meadow Lane, Preston, performed three ancient Indian dances at the town's Harris Library. It was part of a special day of events including story-telling in Urdu and Gujurat, a display of books and traditional dress, and an ethnic music recital
An industrious school's amazing charity crusade is rolling on - with almost £5,000 already in the coffers. A 12-month campaign by pupils at Burscough Priory High, near Ormskirk, is to continue raising money for the needy. Some of the students are pictured above with head teacher Roger Leighton (right)
Away from the bright lights and ballyhoo, Princess Anne, arguably the most down-to-earth of the Royal Family, spent six hours in a Blackpool hotel fulfilling one of her many roles as head of a national charity. This one was particularly close to her heart - the Riding For The Disabled Association
Away from the bright lights and ballyhoo, Princess Anne, arguably the most down-to-earth of the Royal Family, spent six hours in a Blackpool hotel fulfilling one of her many roles as head of a national charity. This one was particularly close to her heart - the Riding For The Disabled Association. She also handed out prizes in the design a special Christmas card competition
Local history lessons were top of the agenda for a community group. The Polyaccess Community Programme, based at Lancashire Polytechnic, held a local history day at Plungington Community Centre, in Preston. Speakers talked about the Preston of years gone by, making particular reference to Plungington
Staff gather in the snow at GEC Plastics in Warton - but what was the occasion?
Adam Faith is rising to his latest challenge. The 60s pop star-turned actor is appearing in Down an Alley Filled With Cats at Blackpool's Grand Theatre. He is pictured above with fellow actor Derek De Keyser
The official opening of St Annes fire station