This is how Lancashire looked in 1974

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 1:17 pm
Children taking part in the annual Leyland Music Festival
Children taking part in the annual Leyland Music Festival

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.

John Brown, the North End goalkeeper, who presented the Preston Cub Scouts 2nd Division championship cup to Anthony Murphy, captain of the 46th Preston (Sacred Heart) team, pictured here with the boys
The lads of Wyre Jays football team at Garstang were presented with a shield and a replica for each player as a result of being runners-up in the Wyre and Lune Junior League. But they thought someone else deserved a trophy - their manager Doug Milliband, who started the league from scratch last season. Ian Franks, the player of the year presenting a trophy to Mr Douglas Milliband in appreciation of his services as manager
Pupils examine artwork at Longridge High School
Entertainers of all kinds competed for a place in the final of a Freckleton talent contest during five heats held at Freckleton Sports and Social Club
About 2,000 people flocked to Lytham St Annes Civic Society's newly-created nature trail in Witch Wood, Ansdell, as Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened the woodland walk by unveiling a Cumberland greenstone plaque at the Ansdell Skew Bridge entrance to the glade
Donations mounted to enough cash for a new £24,000 theraputic bathing pool for handicapped children at Blackpool. Coun Cyril Lowe, ex-chairman of the former Blackpool Education and Cultural Services committee, opened the pool and building extension at Woodlands School, Whitegate Drive. Pictured are guests and officials at the opening of the swimming pool. Left is Coun Cyril Lowe who opened the pool
A massive Union Jack was the starting signal for a dozen boys from the Fylde as they set off from St Annes to run half-way round England. It was the culmination of six months' hard training by the Lancashire Youth Service's project team for the Fylde, to run more than 1,200 miles and raise money for community services. Pictured: Vice-chairman of the local YMCA Mr Ted Baxter, sets the plimsoles in motion worn by by 18-year-old Paul Barrow (left) and 19-year-old Steve McGarry, both of St Annes
To the superstitious Friday the 13th is unlucky. But on that day way back in May 1949 test pilot Mr Rowland Beamont put the first English Electric Canberra aircraft through its paces from Warton aerodrome. The Canberra went on to become one of the world's most famous post-war aircraft, and to mark the 25th anniversary of that now famous first flight, Mr Beamont again piloted an RAF Canberra T4 from BAC's Warton aerodrome
The pupils of Bamber Bridge Methodist School put the idea across that Ancient Egypt was the cradle of swinging rock music, with pop idol Joseph wowing the fans with his psychedelic gear, as they performed with enthusiasm to a packed congregation. With a chorus of more than 100 as well as the lead singers, pupils and staff, they gave a sterling performance of their version of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Members of the Boys' Brigade from Carey Baptist Church, Preston, justified their position as favourites to carry off the major honours at the Preston, Leyland and district battalion's annual sports at Penwortham Holme. They won the trophies for the best company and junior sections and also came first in the company section's relay race. About 150 boys, aged from eight to 17 took part
Members of the Boys' Brigade from Carey Baptist Church, Preston, justified their position as favourites to carry off the major honours at the Preston, Leyland and district battalion's annual sports at Penwortham Holme. They won the trophies for the best company and junior sections and also came first in the company section's relay race. About 150 boys, aged from eight to 17 took part
The first three stages of the Rediffusion 500, in which stamina, speed and skill are tested, concluded its final three stages in Blackpool. Pictured above are some of the riders
Hesketh Rangers football team, who lost in the final to St Joseph's FC in the Preston Catholic Football League's Subsidiary Competition. The winning goal, an own goal, was scored after eight minutes
A double act with a difference has put drinking mates Ken Robinson and Mick Breen firmly at the head of the "knock-'em-back" brigade. For the tippling twosome were first home in a two-mile sponsored pub crawl organised by the Brunswick hotel in a bird to raise over £50 for the Preston and District Disabled Persons Action Group. The duo are pictured above with the rest of the competitors
The country town of Garstang, with its quaint streets, old town hall and market cross, was full of gaiety - and also made history. For the first time ever, all the fun and frolic of the annual children's festival was visited by the first mayor of Wyre Council, Coun Basil MacGregory, and the first mayor of the new Garstang Town Council, Coun Jonathon Greenhow
The country town of Garstang, with its quaint streets, old town hall and market cross, was full of gaiety - and also made history. For the first time ever, all the fun and frolic of the annual children's festival was visited by the first mayor of Wyre Council, Coun Basil MacGregory, and the first mayor of the new Garstang Town Council, Coun Jonathon Greenhow