Accrington's old covered market, winning first-aiders, and volunteers planting trees on the Coppice all feature in this week's photo gallery, using archive photos taken by former Accrington Observer photographer Garth Dawson.
School pupils and staff are shown enjoying a day out in 1974. Garth said: “The picture shows pupils at Woodnook St Mary’s School who were excited with the prospect of a day off school.
“On the right of the picture is the headmaster, Eric Barton.”
Members of the winning first aid team at Altham Coke Works in 1961 are also pictured. Garth said: “The captain is being held high by other members.
“The Coke Works appear in the background which is now demolished. These works were plainly visible from the main road between Clayton-le-Moors and Padiham.”
Another picture shows the Steiner Printworks in Church. Garth said: “The factory chimney was felled in 1966 and the site was taken over and rebuilt to form the headquarters of a mail order store.”
Also pictured are volunteers planting trees on the Coppice in 1973.
Garth said: “They were tree planting on the side of the Coppice. It was possibly organised by the Accrington Rotary Club and they were helped out by some schoolchildren.”
Another photo shows a group of ladies at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in 1965.
Garth said: “Accrington Mayoress Dorothy Taylor is in the photograph with her committee at her annual dinner.”
Our final photograph shows the former covered market on the corner of Infant Street and Peel Street in Accrington.
Garth said: “It was put up for sale in 1965 and is now demolished, with shops built on it.
“The small units inside sold sweets and clothing and there was also Catlows Greengrocers.”