This is how Lancashire looked in 1996

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

Thursday, 12th September 2019, 1:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th September 2019, 2:09 pm
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 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

Youngsters at a Lancashire primary school can count on their parents helping them with their homework. The mums and dads were invited back to Coupe Green County Primary School at Hoghton, near Preston, to test their maths skills and brush up on the subject. Mum Michelle Fray is pictured with son Kevin
More than 20 youngsters at Coppull CE Primary cycled their way to success and now have a certificate to prove it. Pictured above Clare Farrer, district road safety officer, presents the cycle proficiency certificates to Kelly Cheetham and Karl Edgar and the other cyclists
Scores of art lovers flocked to St Agnes Church in Eccleston to enjoy an exhibition by the area's painters and sketchers. Pictured are Eccleston Artists treasurer Jean Proctor (left) and chairman Edna Carter (centre) with member Judith Herring, who won first prize for her selection of paintings in the annual Autumn exhibition
Formula 1 are on the fast track to success - for how many other bands can boast not one, not two, but three singles due out in the next few months - and on three different labels! The Preston-based group feature sisters Emma and Kerrie Davies and their blokes, Dave Chambers (ex-Cornershop) and Dave Hughes. Friend Lee Nicholson was tricked into being their vocalist
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 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
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