This is how Lancashire looked in 1997

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 28th January 2021, 9:42 am
Lancashire youngsters have been putting their best feet forward to produce a spectacular toe-tapping dance show. More than 100 showstoppers aged between three and 50 from the Margaret Bagshaw School of Dance have been rehearsing since September for the Let's Dance show, to be presented at Preston's Guild Hall
Lancashire youngsters have been putting their best feet forward to produce a spectacular toe-tapping dance show. More than 100 showstoppers aged between three and 50 from the Margaret Bagshaw School of Dance have been rehearsing since September for the Let's Dance show, to be presented at Preston's Guild Hall

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Classmates at a village primary school cooked up a few tasty treats to help the needy. Four youngsters from Coupe Green County Primary School in Hoghton, near Preston, organised their own bring and buy sale to boost funds for the Blue Peter Appeal. From left Katie Watson, Joanne White, Hayley Fletcher, all aged 10, and Hollie Damarell, 11, all baked cakes for the sale
Plans to spend thousands of pounds of lottery cash building a new sports facility in a Lancashire village are being opposed by locals. A fierce row has erupted in Newton, near Kirkham, over the proposals for a £55,000 floodlit six-a-side football pitch and tennis court on a picturesque parkland. Pictured: Coun Geoff Dark and Coun Dave Sayer with local residents at Newton Hall Park, Newton with Scales, where to facility would be built

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Leading sports writers are predicting Alex Sanderson could well be the next great rugby union talent to emerge from Lancashire. Rugby World magazine rates the 17-year-old as the best back row forward for his age in England. It is the latest in a long line of accolades for the Kirkham Grammar sixth-former, who has every chance of following in the footsteps of Red Rose greats such as Bill Beaumont, Steve Smith and Wade Dooley
French after school club at Anderton County Primary School in Adlington, near Chorley
Village thespians are back in action with a cast of new faces helping to tell the popular children's take of Babes in the Wood. The lively show, set to run at St Andrew's Church Hall in Longton, has provided more than 70 local children with parts and is sure to be a crowd-puller. Pictured above are just some of the cast members
A sense of history has always been important to law firms who build their reputations on years of successful practice that can be traced back into the mists of time. And one Lancashire firm, Dickson Haslam, reaching its 200-year mark, can trace its connections with Kirkham back to 1797 when one of the founders, John Nickson, appeared in the Law Society lists as an attorney. Ray Green, pictured, is one of the partners at Dickson Haslam Solicitors in Station Road, Kirkham
Born performer Yuri can teach children a thing or two about clowning around. He grew up in the circus and is now passing on the tricks of the trade to youngsters through a series of skills workshops - like this one at St Peter's CE School in Fulwood, Preston. Yuri is pictured with pupils (from left) Dean Sumner, 10; Dean Ash, 11; Tim Bowerman, 11l and Martin Speariett, 11
To some it's an eerie feeling walking into Gwen Price's living room. Hundreds of pairs of shining eyes gaze down on visitors. But Gwen, who says she is 72 years young, loves sharing her home in Lytham with her extended family. For her house is filled to the rafters with more than 150 dolls, each lovingly named after family and friends, which Gwen has either made herself or collected down the years
The Blackpool Gazette being checked over after being printed at Broughton Printers in Preston
The magical world of Disney came to Preston and brought stars to the eyes of a happy band of youngsters. Fifteen pupils from Sherwood County Primary School in Fulwood were invited along to our Lancashire Evening Post headquarters on Eastway as filming took place for the action-packed Disney Club. The top children's TV show, screened on Sunday mornings, features cartoons, jokes, games and more
When the temperature drops below zero Yvonne Burgess goes to bed. She does not want to, but the 70-year-old has no central heating and it is the only way she can keep warm when the weather turns cold. Yvonne lives alone in a small bungalow in Freckleton and has just over £60 a week to pay her bills, feed and clothe herself. If a Cold Weather Bill by Preston MP Audrey Wise to change the way benefits top-up is calculated had become law she would perhaps be able to afford extra heating
Pupils at a rural Lancashire school are waving the green flag for the environment after winning a national energy saving competition. Great Eccleston Copp CE School, near Preston, took top science honours in the Powersavers competition and picked up a trophy and £750 cash prize for the school. Pictured (from left): Stephanie Ball, Rebecca Holder, Emma Lowe and Thomas Bamber
Globetrotting youngsters have just completed a round-the-world trek, without leaving their scout hut. The 2nd Longton Maclean pack have celebrated the completion of their 'around the world in 80 days' project, which has seen them study the lifestyles of different nations. Pictured are scouts Adam Holborn, Robert Jackson, Andrew Stelling, Martin Little and Kit Burdin
Kirkham Grammar School swept past Lancaster Royal Grammar School to reach the last eight of rugby union's Daily Mail Under 18 School Cup on their first venture into the competition. Pictured above - Lancaster win the ball from the scrum, in the match with Kirkham Grammar School
Kirkham Grammar School swept past Lancaster Royal Grammar School to reach the last eight of rugby union's Daily Mail Under 18 School Cup on their first venture into the competition. Pictured above - both teams enter the scrum
The Vikings are back! This colourful band invaded a Lancashire school a thousand years after they first landed on these shores. Pupils at Withnell Fold County Primary School in Chorley received a visit from four "Norsemen" who came in peace to help with their education. Pictured: Withnell pupils Hannah Unsworth and Ben Nicholas join Viking Olaf and Snorri during their visit to the school