We have a nostalgia special this week, with four pictures from Hyndburn’s past.
The first photograph was submitted by Bernard Roberts, 89, from Accrington.
It shows Mr Roberts in 1936 when he was a pupil at Benjamin Hargreaves School and is pictured on the bottom row, second from the right.
The picture shows left to right:
Top row - Ron Scriven, Ron Haworth, Alan Heyes, Ron Ford, John Bickerstaff, Alan Guvedie and Eric Evans.
Second row - Derek Day, Gilbert Clunie, Joan Wood, Doreen Pilling, Elsie Bailey, Marjory West, Ann Hoyle, John Todd and Jack Holt.
Third row - Irene Cookdson, Alice Towler, Margaret Riley, Freda Boucher, Ann Wilson, Margaret Glasson, Joan Hargraves and Mary Ellington.
Bottom row - John Sunderland, Joe Hughes, Joe Ormerod, Bernard Roberts and Roland Drake.
The next picture shows a one-off ‘Autumn Revue’ by the Immanuel Church Young Marrieds Group in November, 1965.
The picture was submitted by cast member Jeanette Parker from Accrington and the show included solos, singing, dancing, sketches, a piano solo and two short plays.
A review in the Accrington Observer at the time said so many people packed the into the church hall that ‘several had to be turned away’.
The ‘attractively costumed’ cast also included Joan Aspden, Barbara Beall, Olive Butterowrth, Jean Evans, Lily Hacking, Glenys Hargreaves, Olive Neal, Ann Rawcliffe, Florence Slinger, Irene Sykes, Ann Salmon, Rene Taylor and Irene Whittaker.
One of the highlights was the first appearance of Oswaldtwistle’s very own ‘Gobbins’ - a beat group who mimed to pop records.
The article said: “The cast of 14 was made up entirely of young married women and many who would liked to have taken part were prevented by having to look after young children.
“Mrs Irene Spillane and Mr Tom Young, who gave their services as soloists, were presented with gifts at the curtain fall.
“The Young Marrieds Group so enjoyed the rehearsals and final production that it is now expected that they will go on to produce other shows in the future.
“Their ‘Autumn Revue’ was certainly a bright start to their venture into the world of amateur entertainment.”
Our next two photographs were submitted by Lennie Herbert, from Oswaldtwistle.
The first shows him receiving a leaving present at English Electric B Shop by Colin Cooper from Rishton.
The second picture was taken in 1950 and shows pupils in Form 2B at Accrington Secondary Technical School on Union Road in Oswaldwistle.