LET'S take a step back in time to see some places and people of East Lancashire as they used to be.

These old images from the Telegraph's archives are a history lesson, depicting the life and times in our towns down through the ages.

Bygones' readers often tell us how our photographic look backs stir happy memories of their childhood, teenage and working years and how they spent their leisure time with friends.

They help recollect the old corners of our communities and towns which have long since been swept away in redevelopment.

If you have any old images you would like to share with us, contact gill.johnson@nqnw.co.uk.