When Miss Marjorie Whittle attended St Andrew's Primary School in Ashton, Preston, 50 years ago, she never dreamt that she would end up as its headmistress. But that's just what she went on to do. And now, after spending almost her entire teaching career at the school, Miss Whittle is to retire. The school gave her a rousing send-off

This is how Lancashire looked in 1974

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

This week we are looking at 1974. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1974

The turbulent love story of a rich young baron and a beautiful gipsy princess unfolded at Penwortham Girls' Grammar School. Nearly 100 girls and their teachers took part in the operetta The Gipsy Baron
The turbulent love story of a rich young baron and a beautiful gipsy princess unfolded at Penwortham Girls' Grammar School. Nearly 100 girls and their teachers took part in the operetta The Gipsy Baron
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Jane and Janet Boyd, of Morecambe, are greeted by an Easter bunny - publicity for a special Easter Revels show being presented at Preston's Charter Theatre
Jane and Janet Boyd, of Morecambe, are greeted by an Easter bunny - publicity for a special Easter Revels show being presented at Preston's Charter Theatre
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Saturday morning groove-ins came to an end for 600 teeny boppers the day the music died at Preston's Top Rank. But there was no teenage rampage - the youngsters protested in grown-up fashion when they handed in a petition calling on the Top Rank management to keep the disco sessions going. Protestors (from left to right) Diana Clark, 13, Jeanette Higham, 13, Rosemary McGarry, 12 and Julie Buck, 12, with DJ Ray Lennon (centre)
Saturday morning groove-ins came to an end for 600 teeny boppers the day the music died at Preston's Top Rank. But there was no teenage rampage - the youngsters protested in grown-up fashion when they handed in a petition calling on the Top Rank management to keep the disco sessions going. Protestors (from left to right) Diana Clark, 13, Jeanette Higham, 13, Rosemary McGarry, 12 and Julie Buck, 12, with DJ Ray Lennon (centre)
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"They're off" on the men's wheelbarrow race at the Happening at Hesketh Bank. Hundreds of villagers flocked to the village hall ground to take part and watch the many games and events organised by the hall committee in the first ever Easter Happening
"They're off" on the men's wheelbarrow race at the Happening at Hesketh Bank. Hundreds of villagers flocked to the village hall ground to take part and watch the many games and events organised by the hall committee in the first ever Easter Happening
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