This is how Lancashire looked in 1989

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 12:17 pm
The Lancashire Evening Post is making sure that youngsters will have a chance to meet Father Christmas as the festive season gets under way. He was in the Ingol area of Preston at the United News Shop in Granton Walk. Children turned up in force to welcome Father Christmas, who was leading the party and giving out various gifts
The Lancashire Evening Post is making sure that youngsters will have a chance to meet Father Christmas as the festive season gets under way. He was in the Ingol area of Preston at the United News Shop in Granton Walk. Children turned up in force to welcome Father Christmas, who was leading the party and giving out various gifts

This week we are looking at 1989. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1989

With just a few shopping days to Christmas, the record industry is waiting to see which record will be the Number One on December 25. The new version of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas is odds on favourite. But some pupils at Broughton High School had a listen to some of the others. The Juke Box Jury were Katherine Keane, 15; Barrie-John Williams, 15; Liz Bulman, 15; Sarah Devaney, 15; Chris Swarbrick, 16; and Michael Staniforth, 16
Kind-hearted pub regulars raised their glasses to the spirit of Christmas by throwing a children's party. Locals from the Clayton Brook pub, Great Green Lane, Clayton Brook, near Preston, collected £500 from a series of fund-raising events to pay for the Yuletide treat for 90 excited children. And the day was complete when Father Christmas made a star appearance to hand out toys and goodies to the children

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The spotlight on excellence has fallen on a Lancashire pub and restaurant. The Bell and Bottle, Newton, near Kirkham, won the Berni Inns' mystery diner competition, beating 230 other pubs in the company. The staff (pictured) celebrated with champagne when they received a special trophy and certificate to mark their win
Step to it! Old Boy Richard Cuerden showed members of the Saunders Jones Dance School how it's done. Preston-born Richard, who is currently starring in the musical 42nd Street at Manchester Opera House, was invited back to the school where he learnt his first steps. Richard - and his leading lady Jenna Ward - called in at the St John's Church Hall in Broughton, Preston, and led members of four schools through a few moves
Carol singers braved the wintery weather to mark the beginning of Christmas festivities in a Lancashire village. Residents of Lostock Hall, near Preston, gathered in the shopping precinct for a carol service hosted by the village's four churches. Guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Coun and Mrs George and Dorothy Woods, and music was provided by members of the Lostock Hall Memorial Band
An ambitious multi-million pound sea-faring project in Lancashire is gearing up for the next stage of its development. The Discovery 2 is being built at Fleetwood at a cost of £4.2m and students from Blackpool and Fylde will be displaying their own artist's impression drawings of the 150-foot purpose-built schooner-rigged yacht. Pictured above are students Ian Hargreaves and Carole Nunn, looking at blueprints with project leader Jim Hodgkinson
Kirkham Grammar School handed out a 56-0 thrashing to a touring team from Australia - Wesley College of Perth. Centre David Whittingham scored two of Kirkham's 11 tries. Kirkham's other try scorers were Damian Hatton (2), Jonty Collinson (2), Tom Moore, John Black, Bruce Craven, Tony Rasmussen and Philip Baines, who also kicked six conversions
Fylde mayor Coun Wilfred Callon did not need to pull a switch to light up Kirkham town centre for the festive season. All he had to do was give a signal on a flashlight from high up in a mobile crane and the streets around the Market Square were suddenly lit up in a blaze of colour. Scores of people gathered to see the switch-on as Carr Hill Band performed carols
Children at a Kirkham nursery give the thumbs up to a £500 grant they received as part of the Learn Through Play scheme
Police had to come to the rescue when Father Christmas's sleigh broke down. Santa was making his annual trip to see some North West school children when problems started, and he ended up riding to Morecambe on a police horse. Children at Morecambe Bay Primary were thrilled when the jolly chap appeared on Eros the horse, with the help of Lancashire Constabulary
Youngsters showed off their swimming skills in pursuit of a special award. Students from Preston's Moorfield and Elms Schools and Preston College have been training all term for the Amateur Swimming Association Bronze Challenge. The award demands a number of water skills and a 400-metre swim - all to be achieved without any rest and without touching the side of the pool. The keen swimmers are pictured
Lancashire was set to become a cleaner and tidier place under a new Tidy Up scheme launched by Lancashire County Council. The scheme kicked off at Ribbleton Community Centre on Chatburn Road, Ribbleton, Preston
A major Lancashire nuclear plant was recovering from a full-scale alert when a dramatic toxic disaster incident was staged. A leak in a liquid storage tank caused emergency crews to rush to the scene with workers on stand-by for evacuation. But it was not for real - the assimilation of a deadly toxic leak at British Nuclear Fuels' Springfields site, Salwick, near Preston, was performed as part of an annual exercise to test emergency procedures and worker response. Firemen tackle the chemical 'leak' above