School days from 1959, a mannequin parade and a dramatic crash are all among the pictures from this week's gallery of images by former Accrington Observer photographer Garth Dawson.
One of the photos shows a school class in 1959.
Garth said: “The picture shows students in one of the classes at All Saints Primary School in Clayton-le-Moors.
“Also on the picture is teacher Miss Bracewell.”
Another picture shows former MP Denis Healey during a visit to Accrington in 1978.
The Labour MP served as Secretary of State for Defence in the 1960s before later becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1970s and served in Parliament for more than 40 years.
Garth said: “He is pictured in the Mayor’s parlour with various members of Accrington council and the local MP Arthur Davidson.”
Garth also captured a lorry crash on Peel Street in Accrington in December 1960. He said: “It was a rather bad accident due to fog.
“I believe the lorry was coming from the direction of Baxenden and turned into Peel Street and crashed into the grocers shop. This is now the approximate position of the TSB bank.”
Shop models also feature in our gallery.
Garth said: “It was one of the many mannequin parades to be held over the years by local retailers and this one was by Joyce Salts.
“It was taken in 1965 and shows models posing for a picture.”
There is also a nostalgic view of School Street in Accrington from 1970.
Garth said: “It is taken from Blackburn Road looking towards the railway arches.
“The new bus station will be situated at the bottom of this street.
“The building on the right is the Nags Head pub and halfway down on the right was the rear entrance to the Accrington Observer.”
Accrington Cricket Club's under 18s team is also pictured from September 1966.