THIS week we delve into the Evening Star archives to learn about a bizarre event which took place in East Lancashire.

The photo, which was taken in June 1974, shows a group of pram-pushers who were preparing to set off on their big "shove" from Nelson to Worsthorne and back.

A 13-stone "baby" was pushed in a pram for more than 12 miles over 35 years ago on June 17.

The big push by 12 members of Marsden Football and Cricket Club, raised nearly £40 for the new kit and insurance for the club.

The courte was covered in two hours, 57 minutes, 51 seconds, and the man who bought the ticket closest to the winning time was Mr Tony Bannister, of Colne.

Second nearest was Mr W. Hartley, of Colne Road, Burnley.

"Bonny-baby" Duncan McNeil Ringstone Crescent, Nelson, was pushed from the Shooters' Arms, Nelson, to the Crooked Billet, Worsthorne and back.

"We got caught in a downpour.

"If it had been as hot as Saturday I think it would have taken us longer," said the club''s secretary and treasure Mr David Woodhead.

Marsden is a township and two chapelries in Whalley parish, Lancashire. It lies on the Leeds and Liverpool canal, and on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway, two-and-a-half and four miles north east of Burnley.