There was plenty of clowning around going on in Southport... but no-one was complaining.The seaside resort has had a big smile on its face as it played host to scores of top funny men and women from all over the world

This is how Lancashire looked in 1996

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

This week we are looking at 1996. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1996

Young rugby players are celebrating the competion of a 150,000 improvement scheme at their home ground at Moss Side Recreation Area. Pictured: Coun Betty Greenland starts the ball rolling for the Leyland Warriors
Young rugby players are celebrating the competion of a 150,000 improvement scheme at their home ground at Moss Side Recreation Area. Pictured: Coun Betty Greenland starts the ball rolling for the Leyland Warriors
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Young Madeline Rose Robinson (pictured above) found a friend at the font of St Michael's and All Angels Church in Croston, near Chorley, during celebrations for its annual flower festival
Young Madeline Rose Robinson (pictured above) found a friend at the font of St Michael's and All Angels Church in Croston, near Chorley, during celebrations for its annual flower festival
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This sporting team is aiming to put Preston on the map after taking part in a nationwide outdoor adventure competition. Keep Fit fanatics from Fulwood Leisure Centre took on teams from across the country in the Top Town Challenge. Pictured: Fulwood Leisure Centre staff Steve Whitman, Simon Porter and Ellis Wilkinson lift team leader John Camm in preparation for the challenge
This sporting team is aiming to put Preston on the map after taking part in a nationwide outdoor adventure competition. Keep Fit fanatics from Fulwood Leisure Centre took on teams from across the country in the Top Town Challenge. Pictured: Fulwood Leisure Centre staff Steve Whitman, Simon Porter and Ellis Wilkinson lift team leader John Camm in preparation for the challenge
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