This is how Lancashire looked in 2003

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 10:03 am
Children from the Mavis Berry School of Dance ready to perform Tweety Pie
Children from the Mavis Berry School of Dance ready to perform Tweety Pie

This week we are looking at 2003. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 2003

Principal Technician Mike Watson took the University of Central Lancashire’s award-winning Formula Ford racing car to English Martyrs RC Primary School, Preston for their science week. Regan McEntee and the nursery group get a closer look at the car that was designed and built by the university
Chess players Kaya Hall, left, and Gianpiero Malatacca prepare for battle at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, Preston. Learning through play has taken on a new meaning since year six teacher Mike O’Brien set up a chess club. But they added their own special twist - a tournament featuring themselves as life-size pieces

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Antony Dark, 10 and Kirstin Bunce, eight, prepare for the Penwortham Youth Music Festival at St Leonard’s Church in Penwortham, watched by (from left) sponsors Roy Fisher, trustee of the Harris Charity; the Mayor of Penwortham County Coun Tony Pimblett; and festival director Philip Walsh
Sir Tom Finney starts the Comic Relief runners, from left, Keith Gledhill, Ian Pratt, Mark Crook, Matt Caunce and Julia Blackett, from the Sainsbury’s store in Deepdale, Preston
Keeping fit is high on the timetable for energetic youngsters at Preston’s St Matthew’s CE School. For the sporting children happily turn the tables on critics who claim today’s school kids are unfit. Sport is so popular at the school that teachers have enlisted help from the professionals
Junior school pupils swapped their traditional lessons for a lecture with a difference when the Royal Institution hosted a special science day. Pictured is Dr. Mervyn Black with children from Queens Drive Primary School, back row from left, Megan Halewood and Thomas Moulding, front, Caitlin Myers and Zabihullah Khan
Year 8 pupils from Bishop Rawstorne International Language College in Croston, from left, back row, Nicola Marsh, 13 and Joanne Iddon, 14; front row, from left, Emily Weeks, 13 and Amanda Cubbin, 14; who won a gold medal in the national Techo Games event. The success will be shown on the BBC2 Techno Games programme
Blackpool Chess Conference at the Winter Gardens
The Brennan triplets, from left, Simone, Nakita and Rio, aged eight, are overjoyed to be taking part in the Lancashire West Guides and Brownies “Music Explosion”, held at Kirkham Grammar School
Staff member Rachel Thornley (left) with pupils Sylvia Farrar, Adam Llewellyn and George Higgins dress up for Red Nose Day at Marton Primary School
Hockey match between Rossall 2nds and Lancaster 5ths at Rossall School, Fleetwood. Clare Burton (left) can’t believe the goal wasn’t given during a goalmouth incident
‘Springboard’ event at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool, organised by Blackpool and the Fylde College in conjunction with the hotel. Taking part in the bed-making competition are Collegiate High School pupils (from left), Lisa Brownlie, Maddi Smith, Stephanie Triplett and Karley Wallis
Anti-Iraq war protest held on Church Street in Blackpool town centre
Isobel Collier, Blackpool Zoo’s education officer and ‘Sarah the Snake’ open Chaucer Primary reception class’ jungle role play area. With them are Connor Martin, Jennifer Salthouse and Jade Joyce (front)
Stephen Hagan of the Blackpool Operatic Player as Don Lockwood in Singin' In The Rain, being presented at Blackpool Grand Theatre