A streaker braved the spring air and stares from crowds as he ran masked down the street.

Former Observer photographer Garth Dawson snapped this photo outside Howard and Bullough textile works in March 1974.

Garth notes that he never did catch the streaker’s name but perhaps someone will recognise themselves.

He added: “They were out from their work at lunchtime so there was a lot of people there.

“I never found out how the Observer knew it was going to happen and I never got his name.”

The streaker was a worker at Howard and Bullough.

Our next picture shows people gathered at All Saints Church in Clayton-le-Moors for a garden party on a glorious sunny day in June 1970.

A garden party at All Saint’s Church in Clayton-le-Moors in 1970
A garden party at All Saint’s Church in Clayton-le-Moors in 1970
 

Garth says the party was in the grounds of the vicarage and pictured are Rev Taylor, Mr and Mrs Pollard, seated, and Mrs Pikington from the church school.

On the back row next to the vicar is Mrs M Bracewell.

Perhaps our readers will be able to identify the others pictured.

Our final photo this week shows the former Dunnyshop Farm which was demolished in the 1950s.

Dunnyshop Farm in the 1950s
Dunnyshop Farm in the 1950s
 

It was situated on a path that led from Richmond Road to Wordsworth Road which is now occupied by a housing estate and Holy Family School.

  • Did you see the Howard and Bullough streaker, did you attend garden parties at All Saints Church or visit Dunnyshop Farm? Why not send us your memories for our letters page?
  • We want to publish your old pictures. They can be from any era right up to the 1990s. Please bring them into our office at Accrington Market Hall or email us at accringtonobserver@menmedia.co.uk and tell us why they are important to you.
  • Contact Garth at garth@dawsong84.freeserve.co.uk