All ready for the off, hats and all, for the Ribbleton Hall High School's anniversary trip to Blackpool - around 700 children set off for the seaside resort to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the school. Funny headgear was the order of the day as they kicked off their trip with a fancy hats competition

This is how Lancashire looked in 1983

A selection of your photographs from days gone by.

This week we are looking at 1983. Do you recognise yourself or anyone else in these pictures? Let us know. READ MORE: Stories that hit the headlines back in 1983

A team from Preston's emergency accident squad hit the charity trail pushing a hospital bed. The bed, decked with balloons and a bevy of nurses, was sent around town to raise cash to help buy a new ambulance
A team from Preston's emergency accident squad hit the charity trail pushing a hospital bed. The bed, decked with balloons and a bevy of nurses, was sent around town to raise cash to help buy a new ambulance
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Community spirit got a boost when New Town village Tanterton held its second annual fete. Entertainment was provided by the Blue Avengers Band, pictured above
Community spirit got a boost when New Town village Tanterton held its second annual fete. Entertainment was provided by the Blue Avengers Band, pictured above
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Hundreds of people turned out to ensure the first of the Fylde's summer club days was a winner. The streets of Warton were lined with onlookers to watch the popular Club Day parade pass by
Hundreds of people turned out to ensure the first of the Fylde's summer club days was a winner. The streets of Warton were lined with onlookers to watch the popular Club Day parade pass by
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More than 300 young swimmers gave a sparkling performance at Preston and District Primary School gala. The event, staged at Preston's Saul Street Baths, proved a huge success and it was standing room only for proud parents and spectators
More than 300 young swimmers gave a sparkling performance at Preston and District Primary School gala. The event, staged at Preston's Saul Street Baths, proved a huge success and it was standing room only for proud parents and spectators
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