Singers were put on film for posterity by a former Observer photographer and his staff.

Garth Dawson took this image of Huncoat Methodists in February 1969:

The Minstrels concert
The Minstrels concert
 

He says the group decided to record their Minstrels concert and enlisted the help of Garth Dawson Studios.

Pictured are Clarence Downing, standing, and Roy Taylor, operating the camera, along with six members of the ladies chorus.

Perhaps our readers will be able to tell us who they are. Garth says it was the first time any of the group’s performances had been recorded.

He added: “They did a Minstrels show with men and ladies in regularly around different churches and they wanted it recording for future generations to look at. My staff put it all on film – they didn’t have video cameras.”

Our next picture shows haberdashery shop owner Jack Wilkinson in January 1975:

Jack Wilkinson in 1975
Jack Wilkinson in 1975
 

Garth says Mr Wilkinson had a shop on Little Blackburn Road dating back to before the Second World War.

He added: “He was very knowledgeable on ribbons and lace and anything connected with sewing crafts.”

Our final photo this week shows the Mayoress’ committee in May 1971:

The Mayoress’ Committee in 1971
The Mayoress’ Committee in 1971
 

Garth says the Mayoress' committee would meet at the end of the mayoral year for a luncheon to help raise money for the mayor’s charity fund.

The picture is believed to be from the end of Alan Benson’s mayoral year.

Do you recognise our Huncoat Methodists, did you visit Jack Wilkinson’s shop or were you on the Mayoress’ committee in 1971? 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. Email Garth at garth@ dawsong84.freeserve.co.uk