Nice to nose you.....Wigan mayor Councillor Jimmy Jones comes face to face with five-year-old Gary Edwards at Wood Fold Primary School, Standish, for Red Nose Day in aid of Comic Relief on Friday 5th of February 1988.
From the retro archives: Wiganers enjoy events in the 1970s and 1980s
Wiganers have fun at community events in the 70s and 80s
A family from Skelmersdale with one the best decorated boat prizes for their craft, the Tudor Rose, at the Appley Bridge Boat Rally on Saturday 5th of April 1980.
The boat rally was a popular event for many years and organised by the Douglas Valley Cruising Club over the Easter weekend.
Heading for splash down during a tug-o-war contest between the Stork Hotel, Marsh Green, and the Victoria Hotel, Up Holland, over the canal on Woodhouse Lane, Springfield, on Sunday 3rd of February 1980. The teams raised 200 for Wrightington Hospital Children's Ward.
It was the long hot summer of 1976 and these Ince children made the most of the North West Water Authority testing a new water main at the junction of Ince Green Lane and Warrington Road to have some cool splashing fun on Wednesday 28th of July.